Wintery Chai: A teen approved recipe

I love preparing and sharing healthy foods and snacks with my teen yoga students. While I do not believe external rewards, like stickers and candy, are effective learning tools, a consciously created food or drink item provides both a “treat” and a chance to learn about healthy eating. In this new series, Teen Approved Recipes, […]

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Louis CK donates to pablove

Abby recently wrote about a very moving experience that she had teaching yoga to a young boy named Pablo.  The article was titled “Practicing Dying” and was published on ElephantJournal.com.  Pablo was a student of Abby’s who passed away from cancer. Pablo’s family started a non profit organization, named The Pablove Foundation in Pablo’s honor, to […]

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WINTER SOLSTICE PRAYER

by Mary Saracino Deep night, Dark night Night of the longest sigh Soulful night, Sacred night Night of the longest dreams Cold night, Holy night Night of unfurling desires Womb of the world, Birther of hope Bringer of peace and good will Pray, pray for all good things That suffering for all will end That […]

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A mother speaks about Shanti Generation, yoga and autism

People often email and call us asking about yoga for kids and teens with special needs, including autism. My view is that whenever possible, it is effective to include special needs youth with “neuro-typical” youth. The nature of yoga practice allows and encourages the embracing of diversity, be it neurological, physical, socio-economic or otherwise. Along […]

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Enter the Shanti Generation Holiday Giveaway!

Happy Holidays friends!  We’re always working to bring more yoga to more youth and we appreciate every bit of support you’ve given us throughout the years.  So, we’re having some fun here on the SG blog and we’d like you to join in!  By helping us spread the word about yoga for kids and teens, […]

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Heart Centered Visualization: Yoga practice for kids and teens dealing with depression

One of the hallmarks of resilience is the ability to “see” a bright future; a vision for one’s life. Kids and teens dealing with depression often can’t see past the emotional turmoil they feel in the moment. Yoga practice offers many powerful tools to aid youth in coping with depression, none more powerful, I believe, […]

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