You’ve Got to Stretch for Success

Stretching for Body, Mind, and Spirit Summer Workshop Special Price: I’ve missed letting everyone know about this Saturday’s workshop till now (is anyone else not working this week?). So all you spontaneous, success-lovers out there – take advantage of this Last Minute Deal. This yoga and meditation workshop for adults who want to get a clear Vision of their success – is now only $40. Open to everyone who registers in the next 48 hours (by Thursday night) and can

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5 Yoga Tools for Healthy, Happy School Kids (and Adults)

  Yoga for Boys at Georgian Bay, Canada     Hello Dear Friends,   I’m back from glorious week in Northern Ontario, yes sometimes known as the Great White North, but this time it was all blues skies and purple sunsets! Summer at it’s best.   Get ready for a few new pictures of the kids doing yoga in the pristine setting of Georgian Bay. I’ve got a couple projects that I want to introduce in the fall to come

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Overheard in the Hallway

T.G.I.F. Today is Tuesday, so I think it may be a good day to tell this story – Friday’s far enough away so hopefully we won’t get influenced by it. I’ve been holding it in for a while trying to decide if it is worth writing about. One Friday morning I was walking by the open door of a daycare class and I heard the teacher saying, in her daycare teacher voice, this little snippet of conversation, “and ‘F’ stands

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Kids and Relaxation – a Trouble Shooting Guide

Kids Yoga Encourages Children to Discover the Art of Relaxation Here’s the second part of the a letter I received asking about the sometimes difficult part of a kids yoga class: relaxation with kids. Dear Aruna, After completing my yoga therapy course I stayed in Bangalore for a couple of days and I went to teach kids yoga at my friends daughters kindergarten. 4-5 year olds, we did a “yoga safari” letting the kids imagine what animals we ran into.

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Times for Kids Yoga Classes

Build a Pyramid: One Yoga Activity for a Long Class Aruna Teaching a School-age Class The times for yoga classes is one of the most common questions I get asked about kids yoga. Recently asked by Anna, another yogini in Singapore: Dear Aruna, After completing my yoga therapy course I stayed in Bangalore for a couple of days and I went to teach kids yoga at my friends daughters kindergarten. 4-5 year olds, we did a “yoga safari” letting the

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The Brainwashed Children

Sometimes people talk about not wanting to brainwash kids with yoga ideas. Is it fair to tell kids all this “yoga philosophy” while they are young – before they can think for themselves – they wonder.   May I suggest you watch the video below and you’ll see that THE BRAINWASHING HAS ALREADY BEGUN.     If your kids are plugged in, in any way – whether it is TV, Internet, games, movies, even their clothing and lunchboxes – there

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Mother, Are We Poor?

Kids know joy is the true wealth. I wrote this post about success earlier this week, and then this story appeared in my in-box in a newsletter from Touchstone Seminars. It’s a very short story from Tulshi Sen about understanding success: There was a poor boy who went to his mother. She was a widow. He said, “Mother are we poor?” His mother said to him, “No son, we are very rich and someday we will have money.” That is

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Do You Want to Be Famous?

It’s Summer Yoga Time! Hello all, Today, I want to start off with some questions for you: Do you want to be famous? What is your idea of Success? What do we teach kids about success? How do we inspire kids to challenge themselves but not get fanatical. How do we teach children and teens about moderation but also keep them from getting lazy? How can kids be self sufficient and also be able to love others? These are the

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How to Start to Teach Kids Yoga – Part 2

Keeping Kids Attention in Yoga Class CONFESSIONS OF A NEWBIE KIDS’ YOGA TEACHERIn my last post, Ling from Singapore asked about how to get started teaching kids yoga. This account of her first class really gives a clear picture of what it can be like to teach real kids, as opposed to adults pretending to be kids in a training course. Here are the ups and downs of her very first yoga class. Thanks to Ling for her honesty and

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