How to Start to Teach Kids Yoga – Part 1

Teaching One of My First Yoga Birthday Parties This question came to the Teaching Kids Yoga blog from a yoga teacher in Singapore who is new to teaching kids yoga . In this post I answer her question with advice for a “newbie to teaching kids yoga.” In the next post you’ll hear Ling’s account of her first yoga class. Thanks to Ling for her honesty and courage in her desire to be a powerful teacher of yoga for kids.

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One of the Biggest Dangers of Kids Yoga

Can You Spot the Dangers? I was reminded once again of one of the biggest dangers in kids yoga classes, and maybe even one of the biggest dangers of being around kids. No, its not loving them too much. Nor is it trying to protect them from getting hurt, thereby never letting them grow. Sure these are important, but there’s one thing I’ve found to be even more dangerous than these. The problem is we forget about it until it

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Good-bye Sophia, We’ll Always have Pre-School

For a Teacher, Each Kid Eventually Moves On The last week had a lot of goodbye’s. It started with moving and saying a joyful goodbye to a phase of my life stuffed into a tiny apartment with my husband and our two home businesses. For a while that little apartment was kinda romantic. His desk took up the dining room and mine was wedged into the hallway. The sound of our computer keys tinkled like a love song. Discovering the

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Kids and Anxiety: What is Thought? (Part Two)

Hello everyone – well I’m in the middle of a pile of cardboard boxes, dollies, and carts. Yes, I’m moving and it’s been exciting to be going to a bigger place but also takes focus. So rather than delay – here’s a short post to follow up on Part One about my bullied student who was becoming a bully. This little boy in my yoga class was feeling bullied and doesn’t know what to do about the bully except to

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Kids and Anxiety: What is Thought? (Part One)

Picture by GangaSunshine As all of us who work with children know – stress and anxiety are not only for those with bills to pay and families to feed. Anxiety and Acting Out in Class Last week in my kids’ yoga class one of the boys was acting unusually defiant. He was acting out and not following the rules to the point where he ended up crashing into one of the other kids in the class. No one was permanently

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Child Development Resources for Kids (Contest)

Hello All, I’m getting ready for this weekend’s Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course. There are places available if you’d like to join us and I’ve extended the early registration deal. Plus, spring is one of the best times to visit Toronto, Canada, and the weather will be great. Here’s the info. So this week rather than an article I’ll point out a resource that I’ve found very helpful called: E-Beanstalk – Planting the Seeds that Help Children Grow Every Kids’

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Did the Hare Bully the Tortoise?

Unwitting Wisdom: An Anthology Of Aesop’s Fables (click on this link to look inside the book) Last week in my kids yoga class, I read the story Steady and Slow from this book of Aesop’s Fables. The story has been told many ways, but a few things remain consistent no matter where you hear it: The hare is chock full of confidence to the point of bragging all the time and annoying not only the tortoise, for being slow, but

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DVD Giveaway Contest – Yoga For Everyone with Hemalayaa

Win a Free DVD Contest Yoga for Everyone – with Hemalayaa Dear Friends and Readers, We’ve been taking on some tough Kids Yoga Teaching questions so why not lighten the mood a bit! One of the best ways to teach kids or anyone else is by keeping up with your own yoga and meditation practice. Whether it’s taking a course to upgrade your skills or joining your community for an event – we’ve got to help ourselves if we want

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Develop Your Teaching Style and Enjoy the Consequences

Aruna with her kids yoga class in 2003 This post about the noise level in a kids yoga class has really touched on an important topic. As we develop our style as a teacher we will also develop our own guidelines for what is acceptable and what is not in our classes. When we go out and teach, not everyone will like those guidelines!  We also decide which of our guidelines we are willing to change and when to move

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