Conscious Intention Setting for Teaching Yoga – Free Workbook

Yoga teachers look at time management to help follow through on their goals for 2017

Welcome to the first newsletter of the new year.  Today I have a free downloadable workbook that I’ll explain more about here. Tools to Consciously Set Your Course New Years’ Eve marks the beginning of a new year and the passing away of an old one. Appreciating the fact that all things are temporary, they are born, they grow, and they pass away is an integral part of the yogic life. It helps us truly appreciate them while they exist

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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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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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How the Olympics and Yoga Can Inspire Children to Believe

How the olympics and yoga can insprie Children to believe

“I Don’t Want to Play If I Get Out!” At the end of a kids’ yoga class I announced, “Now it’s time for a game.” To which one child responded, “Is it a game where people get out?  I don’t want to play if I get out.” Today’s blog post is about olympic spirit and the joy of playing. It includes important yoga philosophy that can help children, especially kids who have trouble with losing, understand why it really isn’t

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Kids Yoga Lesson Plan: Responsibilty

Responsibility is the Character Development theme for the month of October in our School Board. Do your homework.  Look after your sister.  Be Responsible!  Kids can be so irresponsible when it comes to taking care of their stuff or taking the initiative to get something done.  This month’s theme of responsibility is a topic kids are familiar with. To some, responsibility feels like a burden and being irresponsible is a kind of guilty pleasure.  Others love taking on responsibility and

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Kids Yoga Lesson Plans: Respect

A teacher and student play together in a parnter yoga pose doing cobra pose and Cat Cow

Respect is the Character Development theme for the month of September in our School Board. Respect means thoughtfulness, consideration, honor, admiration, regard, esteem.  All these words show what happens when there is respect.  But with kids you need to give them more than words, you need to give them an experience of Respect for them to understand it. The Roots of Respect: Start a class about respect discussing the roots of the word: “Re:” when “re” is in a word

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