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 place of spiritual setting, you

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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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