Dr. Maloney holds masters and doctoral degrees in Human Development, Learning, and Culture from the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, ranked 10th in the world. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia.
Her research focuses on promoting mental health and resilience across the lifespan through positive psychology and social and emotional learning. Positive mental health begins in infancy. Jacqueline is passionate about preventing mental illness by providing supportive home, educational, and community experiences.
Jacqueline has two decades of experience as an an English teacher and yoga instructor in school settings, working with young people of all ages. Jacqueline has been offering professional development for preservice and in-service teachers since 2012.
Jacqueline is a mama to an exuberant and curious four-year old and two equally curious cats. Jacqueline and her partner, Brice, are grateful to live in the beautiful Pacific Spirit rainforest on Musqueam territory in the Pacific Northwest.
Post Doctoral Fellow at the Human Early Learning Partnership in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
PhD in Human Development, Learning, and Culture in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia
MA in Human Development, Learning, and Culture in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from Semperviva Yoga
Yoga Outreach Core Training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (23 hours, in-classroom training)
Children’s Yoga Teacher Training and Teaching Apprenticeship with Maalaa Rosalie Lazaar of Kid’s Yoga Now (100 hours)
Levels 1 and 2 Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training with Shakta Kaur Khalsa (18 hours)
Baby and Me Teacher Training with Teresa Campbell at Semperviva Yoga (20 hours)
75-Hour Ayurveda Teacher Training with Madhuri Philips (in-person training)
“Jacqueline is not only a wonderful person, that truly lives her yoga, but also most resourceful. Her teaching is foundational, backed up with lots of science and even more experience, and I love her sense of humor.” ~ Melanie Lackner
"Jacqueline is a great teacher! Her spark and enthusiasm for teaching Kids Yoga is so inspiring. I love that she has opened the communication channels to her students for the future and not just for the class time. It is so nice to know we have support from an experienced resource!!” ~ Darla Ridlon, Yoga Teacher
"Yoga teacher trainer Jacqueline Maloney is an incredibly knowledgeable, skilled woman in this field.” ~ Claire Baker, Educational Support Worker
"Jacqueline is an amazing positive teacher whose experiences, education, passion, knowledge and thoughtfulness make her the perfect person to teach this training.” ~ Akemi Eddy, Classroom Teacher
Jacqueline was the first author of this peer-reviewed article which summarizes research conducted by Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl-Reichl's Social and Emotional Learning Lab on the MindUP program.
Jacqueline was contributor to the Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning Companion for the SEE Learning Program created by Emory University. She also consulted on the program materials.