A Mother Pours Out Her Heart

A Mother Pours Out Her Heart

There are many parts of this beautiful poem by mother and author of  Samahria Ramsen, that I relate to as a Kids Yoga Teacher. Here’s one in particular: “To feel the joy of being a teacher without teaching.” This inspires me as a teacher to be a role model more than a teacher for the kids in my classes. Sometimes I read the affirmations from Ms. Ramsen’s book in my moms and kids classes. I think the moms really need the

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Imagine An Easy Class with Books You Have

Imagine a Class Using books you have

Do You Already Own this Book? Lately I’ve been posting a lot about the tween yoga classes I have. I don’t want the little kids to get left out so this one is for them. Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers are a fun age to teach and a popular age group to teach in daycares. Once you have their attention they participate whole heartedly and are a lot of fun to teach. How to Get Their Attention? If you are not sure

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A Mother’s Wish

  12 Visions of a Mother for Success In a mom’s and tots yoga class I teach, there is a wide range of parenting styles. Some parents are firm and others are flexible, some are like a mentor and others are like a friend. But I see one thing in common with all parents that is best expressed in this beautiful book, A Mother’s Wish by Samahria Ramsen: “It is a wish of every mother to see her child as

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Leadership for Children

How to Speak to Children in Yoga When teaching children yoga one of the best tools you can use is to speak to the soul of the student. I found this out in a class of older children, around 9 – 12 years old, the senior group in the daycare. Many of them were just a few months from being able to be on their own at home. It was a challenge to engage this age group in yoga. They

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The Reality of Classroom Management

Finding the Light When I first started teaching over 10 years ago, I was surprised to realize that one of the most challenging things about children’s classes is managing the group. Now I know that this is a key skill required to work with kids. My teacher always quotes a great Roman, Cicero, “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” To teach children takes vigilance. Power Struggles In one class is a little boy who I often find sitting in

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