What to Get a Kids Yoga Teacher for the Holidays?

colourful christmas image of bells and santa with words what to get a kids yoga teacher for christmas

Christmas present shopping can be hard when you are not quite sure what a person needs.  So today’s blog is a gift list with a twist.  It’s filled with cool things I think anyone bringing yoga to children would want.  Since most of the people reading this newsletter teach children yoga in one way or another, hopefully someone will Google “what to get a kids yoga teacher for the holidays,” or see this article shared on a Facebook page and

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6 Strategies to Protect Children From Troubling Times

Protect Children Through Troubling Times Children are like sponges, absorbing the energy around them. Once they’ve internalized their environment they begin to reflect it back outward. They may not know why they feel afraid or even that what they are feeling is fear. It’s up to us adults to protect kids by creating a healthy emotional environment for them. In times of emotional distress, how can we make ourselves and the children around us feel safe and grounded? The key

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Olympic-Themed Kids Yoga

Olympic Themed Kids Yoga

Olympics as a Theme for Kids Yoga Lessons With the Rio Summer Olympics well underway, we’ve updated old blog posts to help you incorporate the games as a theme in your classes. We hope you find these resources helpful when considering lesson plans, poses, and intentions for kids yoga.   One World, One Dream: Olympic Yoga While yoga is not (yet) an Olympic sport, there are ways to tap into the excitement of the Olympics to enhance your kids yoga classes.

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Information Interviews: A Helpful Tool for Kids Yoga Teachers To Get New Classes

Want to teach kids yoga classes but not sure where to start? Every country, state, city and neighborhood is unique, so a great way to find out what will work where you live is through information interviews. What are Information Interviews? “Information interviews” or “informational interviews” are conversations in which an entrepreneur or aspiring employee contact an expert in the field they intend to enter to ask questions and gain valuable insight into their potential career path. While this type

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Levels of Certification for Kids Yoga Teachers – Who Gets What?

Different levels of certification for kids yoga teachers

What factors are important to you in choosing a yoga teacher training? With news of the ongoing advocacy work of Yoga Alliance to prevent Yoga Teaching from becoming legislated, it is not unreasonable to feel a little confused about what is actually required to teach yoga. At this year’s Yoga Show and Conference in Toronto, the most common question we were asked was: “What training do I need to become a Kids Yoga Teacher?”

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Free Earth Day Kids Yoga Lesson Plan and Coloring Page

Earth Day Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Earth Day Lesson Plan for Kids Yoga Earth Day provides a great theme for kids yoga to show our love of the planet, yoga style. Here’s an Earth Day lesson plan and free coloring page for your consideration: Starting Your Lesson With an Opening Reflection Circle To begin your class set an intention and reflect on Earth Day.  Use the breathing ball (as shown in photo) as an analogy to teach awareness.  The breathing ball starts out small, but expands

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Collaboration Over Competition: Strategic Partnerships for Kids Yoga Businesses

Young Yoga Masters at the Toronto Yoga Show Promoting Kids Yoga Teacher Training and Resources

The reality of entrepreneurship for yoga teachers is often more complicated than one may assume, and it is easy to feel discouraged when you look around at others who appear to be making it look easy. It is difficult to get your footing, and supplementing your income can be a good way to get started. This motivation, combined with a positive and open attitude can allow you to focus on what you love without worrying as much about …

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Easy Breathing Activities for Kids Yoga

Picture a classroom full of young students, some eager to move and learn while others remain nervous or disinterested. A kids yoga teacher asks the kids to sit still and close their eyes, and when they are ready, the teacher reveals a bubble wand and soap. While this simple prop introduction may sound insignificant, it promotes a safe and engaging environment while teaching incredibly relevant lessons.

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