My family would recount this true Christmas Story about me for years. I was teased about it to the point where I never wanted to hear it again. So I laughed to myself when I decided to use it as a theme in yoga class with the kids this week. True stories can help you connect with kids and give you a theme for your yoga class. like this one where kids learn to calm themselves when they are over-excited.Read more →
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A quick message of Thanks Giving for those celebrating today and those who posses an attitude of gratitude everyday. May you be blessed with a quiet moment to reflect on the things that you are thankful for. Here are five things I’m thankful for: The enthusiastic three year old who answered my question, “What is Bliss?” by pointing to her foot and saying….Read more →
If you’re a registered yoga teacher you’re probably required to take continuing education courses. Today I let you in on my experience of a training that is like no other I have taken. One I recommend for continuing education in yoga for youth.Read more →
Have you ever noticed how every problem is also an opportunity?
In this blog post I look at the problem of getting yoga into schools and getting ready to talk to 2,000 School Principals at the International Principals Convention in Toronto this month.
Tell Me What You Think! I’d love to get your feedback if you’ve ever talked to a school principal. Please share your experience by filling out this quick 4 question survey. You could help get more yoga into schools by sharing what you know. Thanks to everyone for your support.Read more →
Here in Toronto, Canada there is an “Extreme Heat Advisory” today. The kids were tired after each exercise, a bunch of chilren kept saying they didn’t want to do yoga. When I asked them why, they said, “We’re tired.” in that monotone drawn out way that kids do.
This calls for a change of plans. Here are 5 Ways to Beat the Heat in Kids Yoga Class.Read more →