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Shona Baldoni

President and Community Outreach Coordinator

Shona's passion for bringing mindful movement to all children is what helped create Twist Kids Foundation.  She brings over a decade of teaching experience. Her compassion, kindness and dedication to this work are the driving force behind our vision.

Mary Beth Bender

Vice President and Director of Social Media

Mary Beth’s passion for yoga began in 1997. She’s been dedicated to teaching since the early 2000’s and founded Twist Kids Yoga in 2014. She brings creativity, an abundance of real life experiences and empathy to her classes.


ML Stewart

Board Member - Communications

ML believes that all children, regardless of situation or circumstance, should have access to yoga and mindfulness tools to help them become strong, confident and resilient in the face of life’s stressors and adversity.  She is excited to utilize her business, volunteer, and kids yoga experience expand access to kids yoga throughout Charlotte.

Crista Bateman

Board Member - Fundraising

Crista left her career in the pharmaceutical industry when her youngest child was born, and since then has been teaching preschool and designing handbags. She has a strong love for all things family, creativity and expression. Fitness, and overall wellness and balance have always been a passion of hers.


Leah Daly


Bio coming soon!

Radha Shah


Radha brings over 20 years of experience in finance/banking sector. During these years, she has been an active member in the Charlotte community and has built several key long term relationships. An avid sportswoman and a former national level basketball player, Radha is passionate about mental health and fitness awareness , with a focus on spreading this knowledge to the youngsters in Charlotte.

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