Academia De Mi Abuela  2162 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94611

Spanish Immersion Preschool

Cultivating Culture * Celebrating Tradition* Connecting Community

I have been studying and practicing yoga for over 10 years.  I have a love of movement

and a passion for finding the time and space to get to know ourselves better through

yoga.  I am trained in alignment-based yoga, which emphasizes proper body

alignment, with a focus on anatomy, as well as the traditional practices of breath

(prana) and meditation.  I hope to one day bring my teaching to at-risk youth and trauma survivors, and I especially have an interest in women and mothers. I’m

currently in the pre-nursing program at Mills College (here in Oakland!), with the goal

of transferring to Samuel Merritt University afterwards.  I hope to get my master’s

degree as a women’s health practitioner/CNM.

Erika Gonzalez is AMA’s New Family Liaison and Fundraising Coordinator.  She is from the border of Texas and Mexico and has lived in Oakland for the past 5 years.  Erika is the mother of two AMA children, one who just graduated AMA last year.  Erika is currently a Kindergarten Teacher at Roses in Concrete Community School and a former community organizer for an environmental justice organization.  Her passions include helping create communities for social justice and empowering youth through culture and the arts.  


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​Our daughter entered AMA when she was 2 years old and over the course of two years, we saw her blossom into a confident and bilingual child who developed a love for school.  Academically, she learned how to write her name, recognize letters of the alphabet, develop fine motor skills, recognize shapes and colors and develop good concepts of print.  Socially, she learned how to share, take turns, ask for help, and be a good friend.  Our son has also been attending AMA for the past year and he has grown to be a more assertive and playful young boy.  The teachers at AMA are all very caring and go out of their way to ensure that each child is happy and successful.  We also love that AMA focuses much of the programming on culture and the arts with an emphasis on social justice.  Some of the things offered are added bonuses that make AMA a valuable place for children's development such as soccer, ballet folklorico, capoeira, mural painting, and yoga.  Overall, we could not be happier at AMA because we have seen our children grow to love school, develop their vocabularies in Spanish, and have been able to see them showcase their learning through public dance and singing performances.  We highly recommend AMA to any family interested in a preschool that is like no other.


​​​​​​Parent's Corner: Upcoming Events at AMA:

October Announcements:

October 13-16:  Dia De Los Muertos Alters will be presented in the lobby

​October 27-29:  Celeste Teacher & Parent Conferences

                          (times TBA/posted in lobby)​

​October 30: Halloween Parade at 4:00pm School wide event,

parent chaperones needed (see sign-up sheet in lobby)


Erika Gonzalez

Parent Committee Coordinator


      Alison Exner

(AMA's Yoga Instructor)



 "School tours (for parents only) are scheduled twice a month, Tuesday @ 10am and Wednesday @ 4:00pm. Parents must RSVP prior to attending and meetings must be confirmed via e-mail and the school administration.
*See Admissions for detailed information about the school enrollment/tour booking process. Please send your RSVP & school information inquiry to:...

ATTENTION: Cynthia Mendez Reimann​​