Lindsay M.

Education

Hofstra University, B.F.A. in Theatre Arts and Dance

The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Board Certified Holistic Health Coach

Childcare Experience

Full-time Babysitter
Brooklyn NY, 09/11 - 07/13
Girl, age 5.5 months - 2.5 years; boy, age 5-7

Full-time Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 07/13 - 08/13
Girl, age 2.5

Full-time Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 4/10 - 07/11
Boy, age 6 months - 1 year

Full-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 10/09 - 4/10
Boy, age 6 months - 1 year; girl, age 3 - 3.5

Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 10/08 - 10/09
Boy, age 9 months - almost 2 years

Professional Experience

Holistic Health Coach
Brooklyn and New York, NY, 07/12 - Present

Tea Guide/Barista
New York, NY, 01/12 - 03/13

About Me

From a background in theatre and dance to a certification in holistic health, it has always been an exciting honor to be able to parlay my skills and passions into interactions and relationships with young learners.

I have a B.F.A in Theatre Arts and Dance, and was a company member and resident actor/dancer for a theatre company in NYC for 4 years. I am now the co-owner and co-founder of Sophrosune Wellness in Manhattan, where my partner and I coach women, men and children on re-regulating the nervous system through yoga and health coaching. I have written articles on mindfulness, anxiety and holistic lifestyle that have been published on several major online publications.

Beyond all that, I have been a joyful and grateful babysitter for 5.5 years for children of all different ages and families of varying backgrounds. Beyond loving the kids and the work itself, I find childcare to be the perfect outlet for my set of gifts and talents. My work as an experimental artist and mover has allowed me to really encourage children to create, move and speak in an empowered, free, safe way. I sing, and play the ukulele and drums, and love to jam with musical children I’ve worked for. My background as a holistic health coach, healthy food expert and mindfulness instructor has taken my relationship to childcare to a whole new level. I practice really deep listening with children, respond to difficult moments in peaceful, non-reactive ways, and of course, I adore cooking and baking with them. I am deeply caring, comforting, nurturing, but super high energy and fun. I am never short of ideas for activities and outings!

When I’m not babysitting, I am lecturing, teaching, cooking, baking, writing, reading, taking modern dance at Mark Morris, and/or making music on my uke!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Expanding my holistic health coaching business, and getting back into modern dance/making dances.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A world renowned motivational speaker and a champion for women and children who are struggling with anxiety, disordered eating and ADD.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

Crafting, painting, cooking, baking, singing/making music, clay/sculpting!