Danielle Rae
Danielle Rae

Studio teachers

Lorraine Hayden Bennardo Ma,Sp.Ed., RYT, Kids Yoga, Special Needs Yoga, & Reiki Master


For many years as an Educator & Professional Developer, Lorraine worked in public schools and private non-profit agencies serving children, and adults of all needs. All the while, Lorraine had had her own personal practice of Yoga. A regular Yoga practice brought healing benefits to her own physical, mental, and spiritual health. Lorraine's commitment to Yoga practice soon became a commitment to Yoga teaching.  Following her heart, and her passion for teaching, as well as for Yoga, Lorraine completed 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Soon after she was able to bring her knowledge as a special educator into her work as a special needs yoga teacher. Her study of Special Needs Yoga with Danielle Rae, brought her expertise, and experience to fruition. Lorraine is now teaching special needs Yoga in private schools, and at the studio of "Yoga with Danielle Rae." She is eager to share her passion for Yoga practice with all.  




Carlee Babb BA & MA Special Education, RYT, Kids Yoga & Special Needs Yoga


Carlee has been teaching special education in the public school system for over 11 years from grades first through fifth grade. She teaches in inclusive and self-contained settings which further developed her love for working with students with special needs. The relationships she has developed with her students have lasted well beyond the annual school year. Carlee achieved a dual bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education from Saint Joseph’s College. She went on to fulfill her master’s degree in Literacy Education from CW Post. Carlee decided to further her skill in assisting children by bringing her passion for yoga into her classroom. She incorporates mindfulness techniques and yoga into her daily routines and curriculum. Carlee is certified as a 200 hour RYT and has attended several workshops and trainings to deepen her yogi skills. She completed an intensive special needs training with Danielle Rae to further her ability to bring mindfulness, yoga, and meditation to children and adults with disabilities. This is a true passion of Carlee’s that she hopes to spread throughout her entire career. 



Jessica Lee Feldman Early Childhood Educator, RYT, Certified Kids Yoga Teacher,

Special Needs Yoga 


Yoga Jessica has been teaching Kids Yoga since 2012. She followed in her mother’s footsteps, Katie Feldman who is a Kids Yoga Instructor and founded Spiraling Hearts Kids Yoga Games and Activities in 2006. Jessica has become a partner in Spiraling Hearts Kids Yoga helping bring Kids Yoga games and tools to kids, families and teachers world wide. Kids Yoga has multiple benefits for children and teens. Jessica benefited from Yoga herself as a teen taking her first Yoga class at 12 which inspires her dedication to Yoga for kids and teens. Jessica continues to educate herself in the field of children’s Yoga, Yoga for special needs and trauma informed Yoga and brings her knowledge to hundreds of individuals a year. You can find out more about Jessica and her Yoga journey at her website www.spiralingheartskidsyoga.com 


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