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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Lesson Plan for Kids Yoga at a Festival

Our 30 Minute Kids Yoga Lesson Plan Last weekend was the 6th year I’ve rented a booth at the Toronto Yoga Show. This is one of the few trade shows I participate in each year. It’s a good one for our business because it is busy and it is geared to Yoga. We promote our Kids Yoga Teacher Training, the 12 Day Immersion and sell a few kids yoga products that are easy to use and explain. Plus we get

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4 Keys to Teaching Literacy and Language with the Yoga Alphabet

Yog Literacy graphic Young Yoga Masters

When I introduce the Frog Yoga Alphabet resources to participants in the Yoga Literacy Certificate Kids Yoga Teacher Training, I emphasize that this can do so much more than help kids learn the alphabet. Why? Because letters make words, words make sentences, and sentences make stories. The foundation is letter learning but the yoga alphabet can take kids through all the stages of literacy. That’s why the Yoga Literacy Certificate is a cornerstone of the Kids Yoga Teacher Training. To

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