Kathy Babula (“Babu”) is a veteran classroom educator, having taught Spanish to middle through high school students for 30+ years in the Charlotte area. The pressures of a fast-paced educational workplace and a busy life as wife and mother led Kathy to begin her mindfulness studies with Ranjit Deora in 2008. As a long-time observer of the stress that adolescence can bring, she has a special interest in sharing her practice of mindfulness meditation with students, parents and teachers.
As Director of Education for Youth Meditation, Kathy promotes the unique experiential method of teaching that Ranjit Deora’s lessons ensure. Through purposeful self-exploration, students of all ages discover how to manage their emotions with confidence. As an instructor, Kathy has experienced the power of YM’s Mindfulness Meditation course in several K-8 settings that include A Child’s Place, Michelle in the Middle and Freedom Schools programs. She also teaches meditation as part of Charlotte Country Day School’s 7th grade health curriculum.
Babu, originally from Michigan, has lived coast-to-coast from Florida to Oregon, finally settling in Charlotte in 1982. She has a very fit husband, an artistic daughter and one incredibly lazy cat. She is absolutely bonkers about collecting antique beads.