Our Mission

Global Family Yoga's mission is to enhance the wellness of children and families through awareness.  We provide services and products focused on the development of children, their families and communities. The ancient scientific techniques and practices of Yoga are the backbone of our approach.

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Our Practice

The science of Yoga is a system for living. Its practices include expanding the breath, expanding awareness, and learning to relax deeply and completely.

With family as the central focus, Global Family Yoga supports communities throughout the world in fostering responsible, engaged global citizens who experience optimum health, expanded awareness, deep peace and a true sense of interconnectedness.  We offer a wide variety of trainings, workshops, and classes to meet the needs of families, yogis, teachers, nannies, healthcare professionals, social workers and anyone else involved in the wellbeing of children.

The Global Family Yoga Method

The practice of Yoga for children has erupted like fireworks. You have many choices these days when it comes to learning about Yoga for children. Global Family Yoga is unique in its value and teachings. Read Our Full List of Values

Our Team

Global Family Yoga was founded as a way for our family to reach out and support the global family. It is the fulfillment of a vision that has been evolving among us for many years.

Mira Binzen graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1991 with a degree in child psychology.  She received her teacher’s training certificate from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in India in 1999.  She is certified to teach both children and adults, and is registered at the 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance.  Before moving to Chicago, Mira was a Yoga therapist with the Integrative Medicine Program at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital and has been teaching classes to children, families and adults for many years.  For her, the heart of Yoga is discovering the self through joy and laughter. Her education, experience, and deep commitment to improving the lives of children and families are combined to create a training program of the highest quality. 

Her partners are her mother and sister.  Besides being The Mom (you know the description - family pillar, source of unending strength and support, provider of unconditional love and encouragement - every business should have one), Cheryl Binzen has an impressive background in business management.  For the last several years she has committed her time to various not-for-profit peace initiatives.  Her warm heart and giving spirit are a privilege to share. 

Sister Stephanie’s background is in new business development.  Over the years she has been involved in numerous product developments, business expansions and start-up companies.  She couldn't be more thrilled to now be nurturing a business that in turn nurtures children, their families and the global community. Stephanie’s genuine friendliness and quick wit will immediately make you feel like one of the family.

Our Director of Training - Mira Binzen

As a developmental therapist traveling through India in the mid-nineties, Mira was exploring Yoga for her own interest when an ‘aha’ moment changed the course of her professional work.

She discovered the practice to be an exquisite way for both children and adults to integrate their sensory experiences while cultivating awareness, balance and openness in both body and mind. This initial insight sparked a passion that continues to burn brightly as she shares the timeless teachings of Yoga with students of all ages and abilities.

She continues to pursue the path through a dedicated personal practice and continuing study with Yoga luminaries Richard Miller, PhD, Yogarupa Rod Stryker and the spiritual leaders of the Sivananda centers and ashrams worldwide.

Her blend of playfulness and professionalism provides an engaging, safe and joyful experience for all. Her education, experience, and deep commitment to improving the lives of children and families are combined to create a training program of the highest quality.