New Start, New Courses, & New York City

Did you ever notice how the word “news” has “new” in it? I guess its obvious but  I noticed it when I started planning the summer. Mostly I think of news as doom and gloom. But when I realize it probably started a long time ago with someone saying, “Hey, what’s NEW?”  News is way better from the NEW perspective. I’ve got NEWs. New York City Get Ready! First, I’m very excited to be taking a girls-only trip to New

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Classroom Management: Do you ask kids questions like these?

kids yoga camp picture of Aruna and Charlotte

When teachers or parents start getting frustrated with children they often resort to asking questions to get back control of the situation.  The problem is when these questions aren’t really questions but are criticisms disguised as questions. Questions like these don’t help with classroom management and don’t help the child correct their behavior either. For example: A pre-school teacher assisting in yoga class who pulls an overactive 3 year old out of the room, stands over her asking:  “Are you

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Not an Ordinary Month

From April 16 – May 16 I’ve had three extraordinary weekends.  It was a great escape from the ordinary.  The three pictures below are from three Young Yoga Masters trainings held on three different weekends at three different studios.  It was a powerful month with many sincere and wonderful people, the kind of people who really care about kids! And I don’t want my adventure to end!  I love seeing everyone come in a little quiet, wondering about this new

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3 Simple Health Tips for Kids Yoga Teachers

Recently I’ve been feeling the excitement, perhaps the over-excitement, of life.  With so many things on the go  I got run down and decided to stop everything for awhile to get back to a healthy state.  My Mentor, Tulshi Sen, always said that when things get overwhelming it’s time to stop everything and re-connect with your hearts desire. These wise words have guided me through some intense times although when I first heard them I didn’t believe I could stop

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Yoga for Boys Preview and Upcoming Events

Here’s the inside scoop on some upcoming Young Yoga Masters events including a sneak peak of the new pictures for Yoga for Boys:  Yoga Man vs. The Stressor project.   The April Kids Yoga Teacher Training is almost half full, so if you’ve been thinking of registering – do it soon.  Plus, I’ll be at a booth at the Yoga Show and Conference in Toronto at the end of March. Here’s what’s happening: Yoga for Boys: Yoga Man vs.  The Stressor

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Kids Yoga Teacher Training

This photo was from my last kids yoga teacher training course – can you believe it was 4 months ago!  That was a fun class – each group is a different mix, but I don’t think I’ve ever taught a training with so many yoga teachers in it.  In this class we went deeply into what to do when you get in front of the kids. Some of the trainings have more daycare teachers or school teachers and parents.  These

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Medical study – Yoga Helps Some Kids with ADHD

This week I’m taking a sixty hour Yoga Teacher Training called Vitality and Stress, learning all different aspects and qualities of stress. My favorite so far has been examining our “stress monster” personality. Sounds like something that could work in kids yoga – don’t you think? Here’s an intersting article and video on how yoga helps relieve stress, balance cortisol levels, and create a better state of mental health. About half way through you’ll find this: “A German study found that yoga was

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Announcing: Kid Yoga Teacher Training Dates

Avoid the common mistakes of teaching kids’ yoga: Young Yoga Masters Certificate Program:  Kids Yoga Teacher Training Announcing the next Kids Yoga Teacher Training Dates This Kids Yoga Teaching Training course gets you ready to teach kids yoga and avoid the problems that new teachers experience.  With a tested six week kids yoga curriculum filled with yoga and activities that kids love. You will also discover additional poses, games, meditations, and songs to build the skills and confidence to design

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Get Started Teaching Yoga for Kids

Let the Games Begin! Practice Teaching in the Teacher Training Course One great thing about teaching the teacher training course is there is time for questions and answers. And I’m not the only one answering! I have ten plus years experience, but you’re also tapping into a the group’s experience. For instance this course had lots of yoga teachers from different styles (Moksha, Hatha, Anusara, Flow, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Hot) plus other teachers, therapists for kids, parents and grandparents. The

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