Get Teens Talking About Mindfulness

Get Teens Talking About Mindfulness

Teens hear their peers’ voices and words in very different ways than they hear their parents and teachers. This is why getting teens to talk about their mindfulness experiences is a pivotal component of effective teen yoga classes. I encourage teen yoga teachers to “get good” at facilitating  potent group discussions. The benefits of the practices […]

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Social-Emotional Benefits of Yoga for Children with Special Needs

Social-Emotional Benefits of Yoga for Children with Special Needs

In my last blog post, Physical Benefits of Yoga for Children with Special Needs, I noted that the benefits of yoga extend far beyond muscle conditioning, flexibility, and physical fitness. As children learn about their bodies through yoga postures, they learn about their minds through meditation. Meditation exercises alter the physical structure of our brains. […]

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Yoga Resources for Parents and Young Children

Yoga Resources for Parents and Young Children

Parents who love our teen yoga resources often ask for suggestions on titles for yoga with younger children, specifically seven and under. Here are a few of my favorites. Let us know what you would add to this list in the comments section.  BOOKS Yawning Yoga by Laurie Jordan Yawning Yoga helps quiet the noise and shifts children’s […]

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Shanti Generation DVDs on Sale in August!

Shanti Generation DVDs on Sale in August!

Teachers, parents, and kids are preparing to return to school in a few weeks. In honor of back to school, Shanti Generation is offering its DVDs for the special price of $14.95 for the month of August. Start your school year balanced and grounded from the very first day with our mindfulness education tools.

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Physical Benefits of Yoga for Children with Special Needs

Physical Benefits of Yoga for Children with Special Needs

Special needs is a broad term used to describe children (and adults) with mild to profound medical, physical-motor, social-emotional, and/or cognitive issues. Children with special needs may be receiving care from a team of physicians and therapists. Their days may be quite busy with much time and energy spent between school, medical appointments, and therapy […]

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Advice for Adding a Visualization Exercise to Your Teen Yoga Class

Advice for Adding a Visualization Exercise to Your Teen Yoga Class

Do you have a question about youth-focused mindfulness education? We can help you find an answer. Send us your questions and we’ll reach out to our community of teachers, yogis and health professionals standing by to help. Sharon asks: Tomorrow I am teaching our first Teen Yoga For Girls class (ages 11-16) and I would […]

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