What happens when an eleven year old gets a chance to teach the kids yoga class. How planning the warm-ups, yoga, and games, and the problems that follow build leadership skills in youth.
Yoga Freeze Dance You are probably familiar with the classic freeze dance game where the music plays and everyone dances, then when the music stops everyone freezes in a yoga pose. This game can be played with all ages, as long as you choose age appropriate music for the dancing. There are also many variations […]
Do You Know First Aid? Yesterday I finished my First Aid and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) training so I feel like shocking everyone – because now I can handle it. The course was taught by Jim Beck of EMS and he did a great job of keeping the information relevant and fresh. That’s […]
I chant this in yoga class to: – Get kids attention – Help kids stay focused when holding a pose – Have fun! If the class is getting loud, I start to say the poem with one child who is sitting quietly. I draw it on the child’s back (and head – for the egg). […]
Transform Your Mood with Yoga- We all have times when we are not quite feeling ourselves, a little unfocused, grumpy, or just plain feeling off. Maybe we start snapping at people. Or we just can’t seem to follow along with the crowd or do what we’re “supposed” to be doing. Try this yoga pose whenever […]
To Get Kids Attention In the year 2003 I found a valuable treasure while teaching kids yoga. It was a few minutes before ten a.m. when I came into the daycare and the energy was high. The kids were sitting in their little chairs finishing snack, crumbs spread over floors and faces. Seeing me, the […]