Who is Team Anakkara?
Led by Philippa Woolley, (Director and Founder of Anakkara Summer Camp), and Isabelle Létourneau, (Director and Founder of Academie de Musique NDG), Team Anakkara is a group of dedicated young people who are excited to spend the day, the whole summer in fact, with young campers. They want to connect in an authentic way with the children and enjoy their days together. Whether it is doing yoga, creating visual art, making music, dancing together, being outdoors or having free time, Team Anakkara is there to support your child/children in a fun, relaxed environment.
Safety is very important at Anakkara Summer Camp and our team is vigilant about the campers’ security.
Philippa Woolley (Director and Founder)
Philippa loves sharing a summer day with Anakkara Campers! She started and ran summer camps for children in Brooklyn NY from 1998-2004 at The Stable Dance and Yoga Studio of which she was a founder and
director. After a hiatus to raise her family, she started Anakkara Summer Camp in Montreal in 2010. Her specialties are: yoga and meditation, singing games, dance and choreography, and nature activities. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor, trained Children’s Yoga teacher with Shakta Kaur Khalsa’s program Radiant Child and trained in theatre and dance in NYC for 11 years. She was acting and dancing in the dance theatre scene in NYC also. Philippa grew up in Northern B.C. and did many canoe camping trips. Eager to share her love of nature and help children connect more to nature, Philippa has completed one of the Nature Connection Mentoring Training (NcMT) with Coyote Programs.
http://www.programmescoyote.com/nature-mentor-training.html The nature connection program will be an integral part of Anakkara Summer Camp when we spend one day a week at outside in the park.
A parent since 2005 at Ecole Rudolf Steiner de Montreal (ERSM), the NDG Waldorf school, Philippa is an Assistant kindergarten teacher in the morning and teaches English to first, second and seventh grade.
Isabelle Létourneau (Director and Founder of Académie Musique NDG)
La musique pour tous ! Mon voeu le plus cher est de rendre accessible la musique classique , tout particulièrement, au plus grand nombre possible de personne. Je crois profondément au bienfaits cette musique et de la nécessité de celle-ci dans le développement et la vie des gens.
With Isabelle, summer camp will truly be bilingual!