Halloween Scares: Social and Emotional Learning in Yoga for Children

a boy doing yoga on a pumpkin orange yoga mat

Watch this Video on Kids Yoga Teacher Training for Halloween Yoga Ideas Halloween is full of spooks and scares and gives kids yoga teachers a great opportunity for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Here’s a short video where I show you how you can play with SEL in your kids yoga classes.   Social and Emotional Learning for Preschool Children One of my favourite activities in preschool yoga is play-acting emotions.  It’s so much fun to act out fear, sadness,

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Important Child Development Lessons from a Canadian Teenage Grand Slam Tennis Champion

child holding tennis racket

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Last Saturday, for the first time in the hundred plus years of professional tennis, a Canadian won a Grand Slam Singles Championship. It was an event celebrated by Canadians across the world and also by us at Young Yoga Masters. Nineteen year old Bianca Andreescu credited yoga and meditation as a big reason why she succeeded in achieving her goal of becoming a tennis champion. Even in the heat of competition, meditation helped her

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Social Emotional Learning from Inside an Ashram

This photo from Guru Ram Das Ashram around 2001 (I'm 2nd from the right)

If you’ve read my bio, you saw that I once lived in an Ashram for six years. The Guru Ram Das Ashram in Toronto to be exact.  It had 16-18 seekers living in one very large house/yoga centre, with more seekers visiting for classes and events every day. The Ashram was an environment where social and emotional learning opportunities were everywhere, some very beautiful and some not easy. Living with that many people in a spiritual setting, you aspire to

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Meet Your Trainers – Kids Yoga Teacher Summer Certification 2019

Marcia with her son are dressed as superheroes to put the Super Hero into Kids Yoga.

Benefits of Live Training: Experienced Mentors! Yoga Alliance requires in-person training for certification. The Young Yoga Masters 95 Hour Kids Yoga training is coming up to its 7th year now.  This year we have arranged for a variety of experienced kids yoga teachers to mentor you, expose you to various teaching methodologies, and answer your questions. That’s why I’m so very happy and proud to introduce the Trainers for the 2019 Summer Certification July 14-26 in Burlington, Ontario. Best of

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New Webinar: What Happens at the Kids Yoga Teacher Summer Certification?

You’re about 45 days away from the 12 Day Summer Certification with Young Yoga Masters.  Questions have been coming in about how the program works, which prompted our next free webinar: What Happens at the Summer Certification During this FREE Webinar you’ll get an inside look into the upcoming Kids Yoga Teacher 12 Day Summer Certification. Our goal is to help you find out if this is the right training for you now and for your future as a kids

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A Mindful Mother’s Day with ideas for Children and Parents

a free printable of a Mothers day acrostic poem with yoga poses beside each letter of the word Mother.

With Mother’s Day nearing, here are 3 quick tools to make your day special. 1. Free Printable Mothers Day Kids Yoga Tool It made me so very happy to see this post on Instagram of our Free Mother’s Day Acrostic Poem Printable.  You can get it here as well as a lesson plan for a Mother/Child yoga class! Thanks to theHappyLotus for tagging me.  It is well worth it to follow theHappyLotus for kids yoga inspiration.  And while you are

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Lesson Plan for Kids Yoga at a Festival

Our 30 Minute Kids Yoga Lesson Plan Last weekend was the 6th year I’ve rented a booth at the Toronto Yoga Show. This is one of the few trade shows I participate in each year. It’s a good one for our business because it is busy and it is geared to Yoga. We promote our Kids Yoga Teacher Training, the 12 Day Immersion and sell a few kids yoga products that are easy to use and explain. Plus we get

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How to Become A Kids Yoga Teacher Free Video Training Webinar

A kids yoga teacher and kids around the paper sekleton they are creating, the teacher is engaged with the kids and ready to adjust her plan when needed.

We had wonderful participation in the free webinar video training over the weekend. I want to thank everyone for your great questions and feedback. We met, we talked, we learned a lot about becoming a kids yoga teacher. I appreciate all the questions sent in to make the webinar so informative and interesting. Here are just a few questions that were answered: What does it take to become a kids yoga teacher? What is different about the 95 Hour Training

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Getting Clear on Your Kids Yoga Niche

a group sits in a circle in yoga class making a wheel with their legs and arms pointing inwards and exploring the Chakras as wheels of energy through group yoga poses.

Life is known for its surprises and December was no exception. That month I treated myself to the Kundalini Yoga Winter Solstice Sadhana in Florida for lots of yoga, meditation, and healthy eating before the cookie trays and gravy boats of Christmas. Florida started with lots of sunshine and good yoga then turned into a tornado zone.  Mid way through the week I abandoned my flooded tent for a cozy warm hotel room, hot bath, movies on TV,  and take-out

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