Photo by Megan Bowen 2021
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!
Through music, yoga, story time and mindfulness, I get to shine a spotlight on topics I am most passionate about: Love, Kindness, Social/Emotional Learning, Self-Care, Peace and the Interconnectedness of ALL beings. Together with the little ones, we sing, we move & groove, we play with instruments, we learn, we laugh!!
Spanish, ABC's, colors and sign language are sprinkled into each class, as well as many many opportunities for family bonding.
In addition to teaching, I have worked as a singer/songwriter since I released my first CD in 2005. From weekly singalongs with nursing home residents to concerts and patio gigs in the summertime, I am very fortunate to get to support my family with my music. I also love learning, traveling, drawing, connecting with people and being in nature. I recently fell in love with officiating weddings too! I am grateful for the many opportunities I have had to try new things and meet new people.
On a personal note, my biggest dreams came true when I became a mother. I have three fantastic children who I am deeply proud of and grateful for. I am also lucky to be married to the MOST kind-hearted, thoughtful person 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."
Certifications and Experience:
Professional singer/songwriter since 2005
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)
Integral Sound Healing Facilitator (Sound Healing Academy)
30 Hour Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training
Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness training
Certified in Mindful Parenting (Kidding Around Yoga)
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)
Wedding Officiant (State of Michigan)