Hello! My name is Miriam Picó Younce.
I created Mindful and Musical in 2015, as a way to design my dream classes for families with small children! 500+ families have now joined the fun and what began as one class called "Little Bird" has grown to become many different offerings for people of all ages! From the tiniest of newborn babies in our Baby Bird class, to toddlers in our Mini Bird class .... all the way to people in their late 90's during Intergenerational Singalongs, Mindful and Musical has something for every age. (Updated class descriptions and offerings coming soon!)
Through music, yoga and story time I get to shine a spotlight on topics I am most passionate about: Love, Kindness, Self-Care, the Interconnectedness of ALL beings....and of course Mindfulness and Music! As a bilingual Puerto Rican, I am always thrilled to sing and teach in Spanish as well.
In addition to teaching, I am a proud mother to three fantastic children and I have worked as a singer/songwriter since I released my first CD in 2005. I love learning, traveling, drawing, connecting with people and being in nature. My days begin very early with coffee, yoga and meditation before the rest of my family wakes up. I am super lucky to be married to one of the MOST kind-hearted, thoughtful people I have ever known, my husband Ryan Younce. (He encouraged me to follow my heart and create Mindful and Musical, so if you love what I do, thank him for believing in me!!)
My Mindful and Musical Mission Statement expresses the goal that I am aiming for in everything I do:
"Let's love our whole selves
from our heads to our toes.
Let's look for the good
wherever we go.
Let's stand against hate
with the peace in me and you.
Let's radiate love
in all we think and say and do."
Thank you for visiting this site and I hope you will join me for a class, a concert or a meditation sometime!
Certifications and Experience:
200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher (YogaRenew)
30 Hour Certified Children's Yoga Teacher (Karma Kids Yoga)
Certified Baby Yoga and Developmental Movement Teacher (Karma Kids Yoga)
100 Hour Healing Sound Therapy Education
30 Hour Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training
18 Hour Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness training
Certified Mindfulness Coach (Transformation Academy)
24 Hour Darkness To Light Facilitator Training (Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center)
Assistant Pre-school Teacher (Firm Footings in Lake Ann)
CPR certified Nanny and Babysitter to many beloved families for over 20 years.
Certified Nurse Assistant (State of Michigan)