Monthly archive for January 2009

Yoga Certification – Who Can Teach Kids Yoga?

Continuing on the questions that came in around getting certified as a kids yoga teacher. When it comes to getting certified to teach kids yoga the ideal would be to have Yoga Teacher certification. I could write pages on what this means and there are many commentaries on what this means so I’ll keep my opinions about it as brief, well – as brief as possible. We’re in a new era. The thousand year old tradition of Yoga used to

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Questions from Readers – Kids Yoga Certification

These two questions came in from readers about certification for teaching kids yoga: Hello, I am wanting to know the best yoga courses to do to learn to teach Children and adolescents. I have already done over 300 hours of a fulltime advanced diploma in yoga teaching here in Australia, but would love to bring yoga into schools in the future. I would appreciate your advice. I like the idea of combing yoga with art, music, story telling and thinks

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Obama’s Kids will Make their Own Beds

My Fellow Citizens, Those were the first words of President Obama to the public. It gives a feeling of unity with all of us as he becomes president. What will this mean to children? What a great story to share – a boy who overcame his circumstances to become president. What a great story to inspire children – all children. I’m glad kids were watching it at school. It is an exciting and inspiring time. I think one of my

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Can Kids Handle the News?

An Emergency Landing in New York’s Hudson River – NY Times I can barely handle the news – so why talk about the news with kids? But last Friday everyone was talking about the miracle landing of the Plane in the Hudson River. At the daycare the teacher had the newspaper pictures spread across the table talking to a parent. We were all amazed by the story. Maybe because it was so nice to see a story with a happy

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider Freaked Out the Yoga Class

I could spend days answering this question from Jennifer in my last post. In fact this question gets to the root of one of the biggest skills of teaching kids yoga – classroom management. The Group MindsetThere must be a technical term for the group mindset that develops with people of any age. In kids classes, usually a few kids will test the limits to see what is allowed. The rest of the kids watch and see and what’s allowed

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