About 1000 Petals LLC
1000 Petals LLC is a well-being training and consulting company on the science and practice of mindfulness and movement. We provide integrative mindfulness and movement solutions in workshops, events, retreats and self-care classes.
To inspire, train and support youth, educators, mental health professionals, therapists, and families. Our purpose is to develop the physical, mental, social and emotional skills and wisdom to navigate through life’s challenges and joys in a way that fully engages heart, mind and body.
Creating healthy schools and therapeutic environments by rooting mindfulness and movement into the heart of our families and communities.
What We Do
1000 Petals LLC offers lectures, workshops, consultation and products for educators, social workers, health care providers and families.
President and Founder of 1000 Petals LLC
This chapter of my story began 12 years ago, when I was working as a social worker in the public schools and teaching fitness and yoga classes in the community. I was extremely passionate about my work but felt that I never was reaching my students in a way that was truly meaningful and sustainable.
I’ll never forget the defining moment. In total exasperation, I looked at the group of 5th grade girls I was leading and stated quite assertively “We are done talking. We are going to do Yoga!” Giggles of excitement filled the room as the girls got fully engaged in sharing all the poses they wanted to learn. I in turn, got to expand their experience and share the poses and breathing that could help them when feeling stressed, worried and sad. At the same time I began integrating the mind-body connection into my fitness classes. From that day forward my two careers merged.
Five years later, my colleague and I were granted a full year sabbatical to research how yoga was being integrated into the school system. During that year, we met Jim and Lynea Gillen, founders of Yoga Calm® and I became their National Director of Training Development. The “Mind-Body” connection was what was missing from the variety of social skills curriculum, therapy and fitness classes.
The body is now the access point to my work. Nervous system regulation is the foundation, for when the body is regulated, heart rate lowered and the mind brought to the present moment, the brain is at its optimal learning state. This is where my work begins.
Kathy Flaminio is the founder of 1000 Petals, LLC. and the National Director of Training Development for Yoga Calm®. Kathy has trained over 4,000 individuals on how to integrate yoga-based movement, breathing techniques, and social/emotional skills into classroom and therapeutic settings. She holds a master’s degree in social work with more than twenty years of experience in regular and special education settings. Kathy is adjunct faculty for St. Mary’s University and is ACE (American Council on Exercise), Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200), and Yoga Calm® certified.