I’m Colleen Wisor Patterson…mama, educator, yoga + mindfulness instructor, and Founder of Wise Star Wellness. My life’s work is dedicated to empowering children and families with the tools necessary to live the happiest and healthiest life possible.
I’ve spent my entire professional career working with children and families: as a program coordinator for a children’s non-profit, an early childhood classroom teacher, and, for the better part of the last decade, as a yoga and mindfulness instructor. I hold yoga certifications from Three Sisters Yoga and Karma Kids yoga in New York City and earned my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbia University.
I believe the foundation of a healthy life is emotional wellness, skills that are often missing in our increasingly fast-paced, technology-rich and oft high-pressure society. Over the course of my career, I’ve supported hundreds of children, teaching them tools for self-regulation, stress relief, and self esteem.
Wise Star Wellness was born of a desire to create a safe, inviting space to cultivate deeper connections with families, teachers, and caregivers in order to foster social-emotional health and wellness and enhance communication skills in children and the important adults in their lives. To take time out of their day to do less, not more—and reap all of the incredible benefits. I’m honored to be partnering with various schools and community organizations to bring these teachings to even more children, teachers, and parents.
Image by Marc Bovino.