We have bought together a group of incredible humans that have helped to make us the creative community we call Children Inspired by Yoga. They include artists, musicians, designers, specialists in play, educationists, yogis, paediatric physiotherapists, board-level business people, entrepreneurs, ethical toy makers and the list continues to grow.
“Together we can make a huge difference to the health and happiness of the children of our country. So in the end CIbY makes me happier too.”
SAM PETTER - CREATOR & FOUNDER
Sam is an artist, designer, yoga teacher and passionate advocate of a creative process. Sam started Tatty Bumpkin back in 2004 as a way to inspire children to move, explore and be creatively inspired to move. Alongside her dedication to the bendy, giggly world of Children Inspired by Yoga, Sam is a masters swimmer and has competed in the World and European Championships. In 2019 she won Kent Business Woman of the Year (Maidstone).
SUE HERON - HEAD OF TRAINING & PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT
Sue passed away suddenly in 2020.
Her passion for CIbY lives on in the 200 lesson plans & associated materials she gifted to the programme. Her ethos & love for children's development lives on through our trainings which she developed. We miss her every day, but we carry her work forward & her playfulness is evident in all we do.
A Paediatric Physiotherapist with a passion for working with children with additional needs, Sue previously worked for the NHS for over 20 years. Working with the Children Inspired by Yoga curriculum allows Sue to explore and evolve the aspects of child development and movement that she is passionate about while having the freedom to integrate the rigidity of the curriculum with Sam’s creative direction.
PHILIP DAVIS - ARTIST CIbY SONGS
Philip is a teacher with more than 20 years of experience. He is also an acknowledged expert in the creative application of music, movement, images and words, to enrich the curriculum. Philip has worked closely with QCA, as an associate consultant, on enhancing the curriculum using music. He is the creator of the Beat It CD series, Move It: the music and the Write Inspired programme.
KEVIN DAVIDSON - TEACHER, MUSICIAN AND WORKSHOP LEADER
Kevin has a broad base of experience in music, literacy and movement. After graduating from Oxford University where he read law, Kevin co-founded Oxford Elite English Camps, a business set up to organise and run English tuition summer camps in China for up to 450 students aged 4-16. With both live and studio credits at a professional level, Kevin plays the guitar, piano, drum kit, vocals and percussion, as well as being a proficient studio engineer.
OUR COMMUNITY OF FRANCHISEES
Engineers, ice dancers, captains of industry, music execs, prison wardens, teachers, doctors of biology, headteachers to name just a few of the experiences that our franchisees bring to our community and are connected by the spirit of CIbY.
Together we are stronger.