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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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Why You Should Try Service Learning

Why You Should Try Service Learning

Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection. Adding service learning to mindfulness curriculum can be a key towards opening the heart of youth participants to the world. To serve others is an act of love when it is based on reciprocity. My most recent journey […]

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A Few of our Favorite Training Programs for Teaching Teen Yoga

A Few of our Favorite Training Programs for Teaching Teen Yoga

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. This week, Alexandra in California asks: “I currently teach yoga to pre-teens at an inner city school in San Diego. […]

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4 Essentials of Effective Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Teaching Part One: PURPOSE

4 Essentials of Effective Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Teaching   Part One: PURPOSE

In this series, we will unpack the essential elements of effectively teaching youth yoga; Purpose, Pedagogy, Relationship and Appropriate Practices.   Purpose: Why We Teach What am I here to hear? Being an effective facilitator begins with listening to the needs of the students. Listening from the heart, free of judgment, is an art and […]

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