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 spiritual setting, you aspire to

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How to Become A Kids Yoga Teacher Free Video Training Webinar

A kids yoga teacher and kids around the paper sekleton they are creating, the teacher is engaged with the kids and ready to adjust her plan when needed.

We had wonderful participation in the free webinar video training over the weekend. I want to thank everyone for your great questions and feedback. We met, we talked, we learned a lot about becoming a kids yoga teacher. I appreciate all the questions sent in to make the webinar so informative and interesting. Here are just a few questions that were answered: What does it take to become a kids yoga teacher? What is different about the 95 Hour Training

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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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What to Get a Kids Yoga Teacher for the Holidays?

colourful christmas image of bells and santa with words what to get a kids yoga teacher for christmas

Christmas present shopping can be hard when you are not quite sure what a person needs.  So today’s blog is a gift list with a twist.  It’s filled with cool things I think anyone bringing yoga to children would want.  Since most of the people reading this newsletter teach children yoga in one way or another, hopefully someone will Google “what to get a kids yoga teacher for the holidays,” or see this article shared on a Facebook page and

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Levels of Certification for Kids Yoga Teachers – Who Gets What?

Different levels of certification for kids yoga teachers

What factors are important to you in choosing a yoga teacher training? With news of the ongoing advocacy work of Yoga Alliance to prevent Yoga Teaching from becoming legislated, it is not unreasonable to feel a little confused about what is actually required to teach yoga. At this year’s Yoga Show and Conference in Toronto, the most common question we were asked was: “What training do I need to become a Kids Yoga Teacher?”

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When to Set Up Info Interviews for Market Research in Daycares

Scheduling Information Interviews

Teaching Kids Yoga in a Daycare One of my favourite places to teach kids yoga is in a daycare because: you can go in weekly for the whole school year – it’s a regular gig you get paid by the daycare so you don’t have to do registration or advertise there are a lot of kids there, so you get to teach a lot of kids! For those who are considering teaching yoga in a daycare setting – let’s start

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Olympic Yoga – Archer pose

Archer Pose

  Watch Where You Aim That Arrow! Archery is said date back to the stone age (around 20,000 BC), and while most people don’t go out and hunt their food with a bow and arrow, it is alive today in sport. This year you can see it in the Olympics. The Archer Reveals the Secrets of Life Archer pose requires steadiness, focus, and strength. When you step forward on one foot, hold up your bow and pull back on your

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