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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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5 “What If” Questions for Engaged Education

5 “What If” Questions for Engaged Education

What if….  teachers asked students: “What would you like to learn today?” What if….  administrators asked teachers: “What values are your students learning?’ What if…. parents were asked to express what they want their children to learn? What if…. overall well being were the first outcome we assessed? What if….schools set out to discover the unique […]

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4 Essentials of Effective Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Teaching Part Two: Pedagogy

4 Essentials of Effective Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Teaching Part Two: Pedagogy

In this series, we unpack the essential elements of effectively teaching youth yoga; Purpose, Pedagogy, Relationship and Appropriate Practices. Pedagogy: Our Approach to the Art of Teaching Teaching yoga to youth requires us to have a clear understanding of both the method of our practice and our approach to the science of teaching.  The way of teaching an […]

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5 Reasons Teens Love Partner Yoga

5 Reasons Teens Love Partner Yoga

One of the most effective methods I have found for engaging adolescents in mindful yoga is partnership. Developmentally, teens have a strong need for interaction. Unfulfilled, the need for positive social experience can drive young people to lives of loneliness, depression and long-lived anxiety. Adolescence is the perfect time and yoga is a perfect method […]

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The Mindful Educator’s Bookshelf: The Mindful Brain by Daniel J. Siegel (Entry #1)

Sharing resources I’ve collected and created over my teaching and learning career is one of my passions. This blog series offers insights into books covering a broad range of topics contributing to mindful education, including yoga, meditation, democratic education, pedagogy, diversity, culture and more. Choosing the first book of this series was both difficult and a […]

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The Problem with Themes in Kids and Teen Yoga Lesson Planning

Themes in and of themselves are not necessarily problematic. When themes are derived from the real-time lives and experiences of our students, they can serve well. Even mythical story themes involving archetypes and morals have a place in the scheme of a curriculum. However, when themes are random and disconnected from our students experiences, they […]

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