Kids Yoga For Special Needs and the Story of the Special Olympics

Kids Yoga for Special Needs

My large experience in traveling the world and working is that we’re a lot much more alike than different at the heart. And sport is a great common denominator. – Dr. Frank Hayden A Revolution in Play Skills for Kids with Special Needs We become a wiser and kinder society when we try to understand each child in their uniqueness, with unique needs and unique capabilities. Yet there was a time when children with special needs were thought to be

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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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5 Ways to Use Themed Lesson Plans in Kids Yoga

As kids yoga teachers get to know the children and they get to know you, you can build on themes each yoga class

Who doesn’t love themes? It’s fun to dress in green for St. Patrick’s Day, put out spooky decorations for Halloween, and let kids pick heart shaped affirmations on Valentine’s Day. Here are some benefits you may not have thought of when you plan a lesson around a theme.  The pictures in this article are all from our Kids Yoga Teacher Training practicum, the part of the training with real kids. 1.  Avoid Boredom and Get Inspiration for Yoga Class Plans

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Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Looking for the benefits of Yoga for Kids for a proposal, advertisement, or even to convince your own children?  These benefits just might convince someone that yoga for kids is a great choice. Benefits of Yoga for Kids   All Kids Can Do Yoga: One of the major benefits of yoga for kids is that you don’t have to be an athlete to do it.  In yoga, kids won’t stand in line waiting to be picked for a team,  and

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Kids Yoga Teachers of the World – Unite

When I was a kid I loved watching the Justice League, the caped crusaders who banded together to fight evil.  It was exciting to see all that power in one room. Many years later, one of my first yoga students owned a very popular restaurant in downtown Toronto.  She came in one day talking about a new restaurant opening down the street from her. You might think she would be upset about the competition, but she was actually happy. Over

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5 Benefits of Kids Yoga

Yoga is Playful and Helps Kids in So Many Ways Guest Post by Susan White (Note from Aruna:  This week I’ve been attending to some family matters as well as my yoga classes and Teacher Training so I hope you enjoy this guest post, which may be especially useful for those marketing their kids yoga classes. I’ll be back next week with some new stories and games.) This post is written by Susan White, she welcomes your comments at her

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Does Your Class Have the Right Atmosphere?

How to Make the Most of Your Space This week it rained in Toronto so I really appreciated the indoor spaces for yoga and also for kids to play in. It was a great chance to try my classes in a different room and see the difference the space can make. In one pre-school class there are about 10 kids doing yoga in a small space. This is very tricky because kids this age are very physical and like to

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