HARIS “HARINI” LENDER IS A CERTIFIED INTEGRAL YOGA TEACHER AT THE 500 LEVEL. SHE HAS ALSO BEEN CERTIFIED IN PRENATAL, RAJA, CHILDRENS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT.
Haris has traveled throughout the world, including a 3 month N.O.L.S. (National Outdoor Leadership School) program where she climbed Mt. Kenya and lived with the Masai Warriors. She also completed a month long Outward Bound program in North Carolina. She was the president of the Outing Club at her University, owned a Laundromat-Pub after college and has had two Yoga studios of her own! Haris lives in St. Pete with her husband and four kids. Haris spends much of her hard earned vacation time in her lovely yurt in Yogaville. Although she didn’t know it at the time, she has spent her lifetime preparing to create this imaginative style of Yoga for kids. Growing up in the Lender family it was a common occurance to be thrown into a skit for the family business that might have any of the kids dressed up as a penguin, sporting a plastic tushy, or singing along at a huge convention or family reunion to a silly song written by either of her creative parents.
During her 11 years of running Camp Yogaville and for the last 5 years at her own summer sleepover Yoga camp in Florida there are many opportunities to show off the skills learned along the way. Haris writes songs and skits, manages her counselors, teachers and kitchen staff, and has developed many more skills that have helped to create Kidding Around Yoga. Haris is extremely grateful to her teacher Swami Satchidananda, and to all of the Swamis, friends and teachers at Yogaville that have helped guide her over the years. She is also thankful for her parents who gave her the insanely creative ability to write songs and invent lots of fun activities for the kids, and her husband Evan who is right there by her side writing great Yoga stories and songs.