As former public school teachers, be well. teach well. co-founders Christine Galib and Kelly Seibert understand first-hand the important benefits that are created through yoga and mindfulness in the classroom.
After working on Wall Street, Christine Galib taught Introduction to BioChemistry I and II Honors, Health and Wellness, Stress Management, and Yoga in Philadelphia, PA. A nationally certified integrative health coach, Christine founded Plan My Plate, a lifestyle management consulting firm, and holds her M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she continues to work with Teach For America Corps Members pursuing graduate studies in education. She never would have found her place on her yoga mat if a thunder (and lightning!) storm in the mountains of Middlebury, VT hadn’t forced her to forgo her run and take her first yoga class. Realizing yoga was different from every other sport she had played, Christine quickly became an RYT 200 power yoga certified teacher. Yoga brought her to mindfulness, including participating in Penn Medicine’s 8-Week MBSR Program. Since then, Christine has taught mindfulness workshops and professional development sessions. She lives in Houston, TX, where, as a Northeastern transplant to the Lone Star State, she is getting a kick out of walking around in shorts and a t-shirt (and a scarf and a light jacket) in the middle of winter.
Kelly Seibert is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she took her first yoga class at the University of New Mexico in 2006. She immediately fell in love with the sense of calm, balance, and empowerment she got from the practice. After some time working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Kelly moved to Houston to become an 8th Grade ELA/Reading teacher as a Corps Member with Teach For America, and rediscovered the amazing physical and emotional benefits that yoga has to offer. She has been growing her practice ever since, and became an RYT 200 certified yoga teacher. Kelly taught in Southeast Houston for three years, where she decided to bring yoga and meditation into her Core Subject classroom and saw amazing results. Since leaving the classroom, Kelly has taught yoga, meditation, and mindfulness workshops in the Houston community and in Houston schools. Her goal is to share the benefits of these practices to create a more sustainable and supportive educational environment for students, teachers, and administrators.