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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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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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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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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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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