April Merrilee received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of
New Mexico in Albuquerque in 1997 and has remained in the southwest ever since.
April has been working as a pediatric O.T. for seven years, serving children of all
ages and abilities from infancy through adolescence in school settings and home
environments. She has been practicing yoga for 17 years, and has earned four
separate teaching certifications including Yoga Therapy and Yoga for the Special
Child. April teaches the SMILY program at preschools, elementary schools, day
care settings and yoga studios several times a week throughout the year with
children ranging in age from 18 months to 9 years. She is available to teach
therapists, teachers, parents and caregivers how to lead the SMILY program with
children in your area. Feel free to call her toll free number to set up a workshop
at your convenience. April currently lives in beautiful Pagosa Springs, Colorado
where she enjoys resting in her hammock looking out at the Continental Divide.