Crafting Intro Youth Yoga Classes

Crafting Intro Youth Yoga Classes

Working with a new group of students presents a host of opportunities and challenges for teachers creating intro youth yoga classes. For long time teachers, new groups can enliven and invigorate our teaching practices. New classes offer us a chance to be reflective on our teaching repertoire. What has worked in the past? What do we […]

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Frozen Yogurt and GUNS?

Frozen Yogurt and GUNS?

I was horrified. My husband came home from dropping our 5 year old son off at kindergarten yesterday with a bewildered look on his face. Our son’s teacher had a message for us this morning. Evidently, he is “obsessed with guns.” What? How can that be? We don’t allow toy guns or gun play. He […]

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Top Mindfulness in Schools Resources

It’s a new school year and I’m excited about all of the momentum building to support mindfulness in schools at all ages. Here is a shortlist of favorite resources and programs available now to foster social-emotional intelligence, resilience and overall wellness in school communities. Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the […]

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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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