Get Kids Active with Donkey Kicks

Donkey Kicks are a Kid’s Favorite Thanks to everyone who has been sending in questions! Here’s part one of a question that came in from a yogi in Toronto who’s just starting teaching kids: I was teaching an age 7 – 12 age group at a daycare and I had this one boy (who will never engage with me — have taught him 3 times now), who ended up sitting on his mat the whole time through the entire class.

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Teaching Yoga Your Way

“Leadership begins in Toddler-hood!” – Tulshi Sen, author of Ancient Secrets of Success for Today’s World I have a confession to make. In my first attempt to teach other adults about kids yoga, about seven years ago, I basically compiled a bunch of kids yoga ideas that I learned from other people’s books, DVD’s, and workshops. I took things from the daycare that I worked in too. These things definitely worked with kids. The classes were fun and the training

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Kids Pick their Favorite Yoga Poses

Mountain Pose a Surprising Favorite for Boys One of my favorite activities for the last class of a kids’ yoga series is to have a “Yoga Party.” It’s a great way to review all the fun yoga we’ve done through the session. Children like to show you what they know. I often hear, “look at me,” “look at this,” “Can I show you something.” Kid’s want to be recognized just like we all do. A Yoga Party is a great

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President Obama on Kid’s Education and Setting Goals

“I’m calling on each of you to set goals for yourselves.” US President Obama to students on the first day of school. photo from CNN How did you think the President of the United States did today in his speech to school children? Obama used a lot of great techniques that can be useful to teachers. He gave concrete examples of kids who over came obstacles, he told a personal story about his own upbringing so we trusted him a

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One Creative Way to Stir the Imagination

Join the Fun: Adults with Tickets are Welcome to Ride After 10 years running my own yoga business and teaching kids yoga, I have discovered a powerful way of keeping creativity flowing. I use it when I develop a new curriculum or write a blog post. Without stirring my imagination I can’t get excited about my business. Creativity and Imagination are essential for a successful business and also for my own happiness and satisfaction with life. Yet, sometimes we feel

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Do You Believe in Yourself Enough?

Confidence For Kids Yoga Teachers Confidence is crucial for us as teachers, don’t you agree? On my blog, most of the questions I get from kids yoga teachers are from those not sure how to manage a class or certain situations in a kids yoga class. Often teachers resort to blaming the child and writing them off as “Un-teachable.” It’s not me, no one can teach them. For instance, this summer in one of my daycare classes, I had a

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Study Results: Top 10 Children’s Health Concerns 2009

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital through the University of Michigan, released the results of a study this month that listed the top ten concerns that US adults have for children – in order: Top 10 US Children’s Health Concerns 2009 Child Health Concern percent rated as “big problem” in 2009 Childhood Obesity 42% Drug Abuse 36% Smoking and Tobacco Use 32% Bullying 31% Internet Safety 31% Child Abuse and Neglect 29% Alcohol Abuse 26% Stress 26% Not enough opportunities for

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Songs for Teaching Kids Yoga

Hello all, Many of my summer kids yoga classes are coming to an end now. The summer program is a great time to try out new material to see how it works, like this song that took a couple classes for the kids to get to know, but they liked it. Since I started teaching yoga, I feel like a teenager again when it comes to music. I often download a new album every month or so, especially when I

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Does Every Teacher Need a Teacher?

Complimentary Tele-Seminar Tonight – Call In to Hear My Mentor This post if for anyone reading out there, always hearing me talk about the courses happening in Toronto, wanting something you can do from your country or city. I’m excited to tell you about the tele-class tonight with my Mentor Tulshi Sen. The great thing is you can just call in and listen to see if you like it, no travelling, you can even wear your pyjamas if you want!

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