The Team

Jess Gruber | Founder + Director

Jess has been teaching children’s yoga since 2011. After traveling the world teaching both yoga and English as a Second Language, she settled in Washington, DC in 2014 to teach pre-school and kindergarten. Jess founded Little Moon Yoga as a means to synchronize her passions of yoga and education. Her mission is to guide children to cultivate tools of body awareness and mindfulness that they can take with them as they grow and navigate the world. She has trained with Mindful Schools and is a certified yoga therapist with a master of science in yoga therapy.

Sarah Legros | Creative Director + Educator

Sarah is a writer and avid reader. She is one of Little Moon’s lead teachers as well as our Creative Director. She teaches yoga and meditation to children with the intention of cultivating a strong awareness of themselves and inviting them to trust their own instincts. Sarah creates each class to be a safe space of compassion, laughter, and playfulness.

Torey Doverspike | Program Director

Torey has her 200 hour yoga teacher certification and helps keep Little Moon running smoothly. Torey is passionate about children’s health and wellbeing and is using her skills of grant writing, community partnerships, and fundraising to keep Little Moon Yoga thriving and growing.

Sara Valcourt | Educator

Sara also began as an educator, she taught preschool and ESL to children here in the US and overseas. She has been teaching for ten years and when she was a lead preschool teacher she taught yoga and mindfulness in her daily circle-times. She brings a playful spin to kids yoga and encourages the children to explore their awareness of their bodily movements as well as their internal landscapes.