Yoga, Obesity, and Weight Loss

Promoting Yoga as a Lifestyle Yoga has many role models from fat happy Buddha’s to skinny contortionists, although one of my pet peeves is that everyone in the yoga magazines leans towards the later.  As someone who thought about weight a lot, especially as a teen, I found this info on Obesity from the Vitality and Stress course very interesting. A person’s weight can affect their stress and their stress affects their body weight.  We know childhood obesity is a

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Medical study – Yoga Helps Some Kids with ADHD

This week I’m taking a sixty hour Yoga Teacher Training called Vitality and Stress, learning all different aspects and qualities of stress. My favorite so far has been examining our “stress monster” personality. Sounds like something that could work in kids yoga – don’t you think? Here’s an intersting article and video on how yoga helps relieve stress, balance cortisol levels, and create a better state of mental health. About half way through you’ll find this: “A German study found that yoga was

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Announcing: Kid Yoga Teacher Training Dates

Avoid the common mistakes of teaching kids’ yoga: Young Yoga Masters Certificate Program:  Kids Yoga Teacher Training Announcing the next Kids Yoga Teacher Training Dates This Kids Yoga Teaching Training course gets you ready to teach kids yoga and avoid the problems that new teachers experience.  With a tested six week kids yoga curriculum filled with yoga and activities that kids love. You will also discover additional poses, games, meditations, and songs to build the skills and confidence to design

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Character Development Theme: Responsibility

Kids Learn about Character in School and at Home ( In my city, school teachers have been given a monthly theme to teach in the classroom. The Toronto District School Board calls it Character Development. So I went to the Yoga In My School specialist – Donna Freeman for some insight into the monthly themes. Thanks to Donna for this guest post.) Teaching Responsibility Vital to Living Well in the World A Guest Post by Donna Freeman from Yogainmyschool.com One

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Teaching Kids Yoga – New and Improved

New! My new Website (click image to see it) Teaching Kids Yoga is moving from Blogger to a new website: www.YoungYogaMasters.com For several weeks I’ll be posting on both blogs while I figure out what I can do to keep some of the ranking I’ve build up for two years blogging on Blogger. Then I’ll switch over all posting to the new site. I invite you to check it out and continue to read and comment on my new site.

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Top 10 Kids Yoga Animal Poses

two boys are at the petting zoo with the baby pigs. Kids love animals so animal yoga is a natural fit.

Top 10 Kids Yoga Animal Poses There’s a question that every new kids yoga teacher asks when doing kids yoga: How do I teach kids yoga animal poses? Yoga animal poses are part of the basic tools for teaching kids. You’ll find them in many kids yoga books like: The Yoga Zoo Adventure for Little Kids by Helen Purperhart Fly Like A Butterfly: Yoga for Children by Shakta Kaur Khalsa (I’ve bought this book twice, my first one I used

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Get Started Teaching Yoga for Kids

Let the Games Begin! Practice Teaching in the Teacher Training Course One great thing about teaching the teacher training course is there is time for questions and answers. And I’m not the only one answering! I have ten plus years experience, but you’re also tapping into a the group’s experience. For instance this course had lots of yoga teachers from different styles (Moksha, Hatha, Anusara, Flow, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Hot) plus other teachers, therapists for kids, parents and grandparents. The

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How to Teach Kids Yoga

Kids Yoga Teacher Trainers September 2009 A lot of people find my blog because they’re asking “How to teach Kids Yoga.” It’s what most of the people in my teacher training courses want to know and it is an important query. The query reminds me of a saying about teaching that was emphasized when I became a yoga teacher, If you want to learn something, read it. If you want to know something, write it. If you want to MASTER

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