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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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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Introducing Eversees and the Magic Tree

Introducing Eversees and the Magic Tree

Six years ago, a beautiful, rhyming, poetic story came through me onto the page of my notebook. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it at the time, so I tucked it away. Through a series of events that I didn’t plan–but that couldn’t have been coincidence either–those words have become the vehicle to […]

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