Los Angeles, California
Ciao Amici and Bambini family! My name is Tabatha, and I am excited to return as the Movement Specialist this year. My son and I joined the Bambini family in 2018. I have so much gratitude for Bambini and the teachers and community. They welcomed us with open arms and open hearts. I knew this place was a yes for my son and for me! We put our first roots down in a new city here, and I felt grounded and so supported. Fast forward five years, growing and continuing our learning and life experiences through a pandemic; my heart led us back to this special place!
Here is a little about me and my experience in teaching and caring for children. Mama is my favorite and most important job! I have an eight-year-old son, Cove. He will be joining the Cercativi class this year as a third grader. I am so grateful for Cove's first two years of preschool and that I had the opportunity to teach movement at Bambini. I learned how to communicate with positive intent and using the skills and tools taught in Conscious Discipline. These tools were my saving grace while attempting to homeschool for the last couple of years.
My second love is yoga! I am a certified yoga teacher and have studied mindfulness and meditation in places all over the world. Movement and music are my passion! I love creating classes and experiences for people to heal and feel better. To move, breathe and connect mind and body is one of the best ways that I have found to maintain a sense of peace and overall well-being. The most important thing I have learned so far is that I must fill up my own cup first! So, if you need to hear this, parents, know that I am here to support you in that as well. I realize I can only give to others what I have given to and accepted in myself! Movement has been a tool to deeper understand and empower me and others. From facing fears, taking risks, and having the courage to be seen and heard, leaning into grace when we fall or fail, and embracing challenges, we are allowed to grow both physically and mentally!
I look forward to supporting students in these ways and having a lot of fun while building connections!
It is my absolute pleasure to witness the spirit and open-mindedness of children. While it is an honor to call myself a teacher, I believe I am also a forever student. So, here's to a year of learning, growing, and moving together, one breath, one step, and one day at a time.