After noticing the need for fidget spinners, brain breaks, and flexible seating to encourage self-regulation, Hayley sought to understand a better way. A combination of mindfulness in the elementary classroom and education in the yoga studio created a playground for Hayley to answer the big question: “What is the correlation between emotional awareness and one’s ability to learn?” While teaching and observing children over time, Hayley encouraged them to observe all the tools they already had within themselves to overcome challenges both big and small. Hayley currently lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she completed her Master’s in Business with a special focus in social responsibility. She teaches mindfulness to all ages, and is inspired by children as they open their highest potential by developing a relationship within their inner environment. With her first book, Brain Awakes, now published, she will continue a devotion towards lifelong learning that’s rooted in self inquiry.