Yoga for Kids & Teens Coming Soon to a School Near You: 5 Reasons Why This Is Awesome!

    While yoga has been practiced in schools across the country for several decades, lately the movement has sky rocketed. Organizations coast to coast are successfully implementing yoga in thousands of classrooms via live teachers, digital video technology and even apps. Why has this ancient practice taken root in our schools? Perhaps because yoga offers practical […]

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Tea Time with Teens: A teen approved recipe

I love preparing and sharing healthy foods and snacks with my teen yoga students. While I do not believe external rewards, like stickers and candy, are effective learning tools, a consciously created food or drink item provides both a “treat” and a chance to learn about healthy eating. Sharing here a recipe have that’s been […]

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A mother speaks about Shanti Generation, yoga and autism

People often email and call us asking about yoga for kids and teens with special needs, including autism. My view is that whenever possible, it is effective to include special needs youth with “neuro-typical” youth. The nature of yoga practice allows and encourages the embracing of diversity, be it neurological, physical, socio-economic or otherwise. Along […]

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Heart Centered Visualization: Yoga practice for kids and teens dealing with depression

One of the hallmarks of resilience is the ability to “see” a bright future; a vision for one’s life. Kids and teens dealing with depression often can’t see past the emotional turmoil they feel in the moment. Yoga practice offers many powerful tools to aid youth in coping with depression, none more powerful, I believe, […]

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Imagination Yoga: 3 tips for using imagery to harness attention

    The ability to visualize has been cited as a contributing factor to resilience. Being able to see  our desired future  gives us an upper hand in succeeding. For kids and teens, visualization begins by harnessing their natural capacity to imagine. Here are a few examples of how to use rich imagery to help young children […]

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