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Our favorite Marshall Rosenberg quotes

The work of Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Non Violent Communication has had a significant impact on Shanti Generation.  It is from Marshall’s work that some of the techniques within our youth yoga teacher training programs have evolved. Last March NVC trainers came to visit Shanti Generation and taught a workshop at YogaGlo. After the NVC workshop […]

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Yoga for Bullies & What Parents Can Learn from Lady Gaga #MakeALawForJamey

A colleague shared with me the story of Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14 year old teen boy from Buffalo who recently took his own life, evidently due to continuous bullying. Having dealt with bullies as a child, I empathize whole heartedly with Jamey, his family and the countless other youth facing the same stress and abuse […]

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3 Tips for Helping Tiny Yogis Learn to Breathe Well

Yoga for Breathing Breathing exercises for young children focus on building awareness rather than actually manipulating or regulating the breath to the degree adult yoga may teach. Here a few ideas and pointers to make yoga breathing safe, fun and calming for little yogi’s. Little Lungs: Remember that little folk have a much shorter lung […]

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Three “No-No’s.” The Fine Art of Teaching Yogic Breathing to Young People: Part One

This four part series of posts will address the in and outs of teaching pranayam (yogic breathing) to young children, teens and their teachers. In a workshop at Yoga Works nearly 12 years ago, the brilliant professor of Indian Studies from Loyola Marymount University, Dr. Chris Chapple, said, “Yoga starts with the negative, with what […]

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3 Yogic States of America

Apple pie, baseball, yoga? The foundations and core values of Yoga are about as American as you can get. Let’s look at 3 states Yoga and the  roots of American ideology  have in common. 1. Unity- The commonly accepted translation of the word “yoga” (Sanskrit) is “union.” More precisely, but not exact, is that “yoga” […]

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Use Your Library Voice

Across the nation, yoga teachers are harnessing kids quiet associations with the library as a catalyst for yoga programs. I subscribe to several news alerts that feed my inbox daily good news about all things youth yoga. It’s becoming normal to see several new library yoga classes cropping up every week. Librarians from cities large […]

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