Insights from a Kids Yoga Teacher in India

Christmas Day with the entire wedding party of 30 people posing with Santa Hats in Pune Indian

I have a new love in my life.  I found her far away on a trip-of-a-lifetime during 8 weeks of travel. Her name is India and Wow! I’m head over heels! Going to India was easier than I ever imagined. Everything, even the public washrooms, were not the scary mess I was warned about. India has shifted into modern times with all the deliciousness of a great thali meal. My husband and I planned our trip for 3 years. Now

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Transforming the Life of “That One Child”

Kids Yoga makes a difference for this one teacher who brings yoga to kids with special needs to help deal with lonliness and isolation.

There is always “that one child.” All the children run exuberantly across the field, all but one. Alone in the field, perhaps just standing there, looking at the sky, the clouds, or perhaps even running the opposite way from the others. All of us teachers of children, many of us parents, have most likely had that child in our…

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Happy 300th! Announcing My Next Exciting Scary Steps

kids yoga teacher training India

300 Blog Posts About Kids Yoga! Welcome to the 300th blog post of Young Yoga Masters. I can’t believe I’ve made it! I started this blog in 2007, with an aim to put kids yoga on the map and legitimize what I was trying to promote.  Yoga for children is everywhere now, but there was a time when people didn’t know kids yoga was a real thing! I also wanted to create a place to connect with others.  You may

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Yoga Helps Kids Become Better Athletes

Kids Yoga skills grows with experience not age

Yoga classes filled with stories and games with balancing, lunging, squatting and core strength, they all help kids in other sports too. Yoga games that involve tag, throwing, or kicking also build Physical Literacy.

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What You Need to Know About Physical Literacy for Kids Yoga

The world has achieved a lot when it comes to Literacy. According to UNESCO, the 2015 global literacy rate was around 86% among adults and 90% among youth. It’s impressive that the vast majority of people on earth can read. We value literacy. It’s considered a basic human right. But around the world there’s another troubling trend in physical health and obesity rates. Globally 13% of adults are obese. According to the World Health Organization the worldwide prevalence of obesity

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