Teaching Yoga to Boys

What happens when you are used to teaching one age group, then get a class with a whole new demographic? I got a letter about this from Jeri Cresson, a Graduate of our 95 Hour Training. In it, she shares what happened when she taught her first group of boys. Dear Young Yoga Masters, Over the past few years, since my training at Young Yoga Masters, I have been working exclusively with the preschool age group. I’ve used your methods,

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Important Child Development Lessons from a Canadian Teenage Grand Slam Tennis Champion

child holding tennis racket

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Last Saturday, for the first time in the hundred plus years of professional tennis, a Canadian won a Grand Slam Singles Championship. It was an event celebrated by Canadians across the world and also by us at Young Yoga Masters. Nineteen year old Bianca Andreescu credited yoga and meditation as a big reason why she succeeded in achieving her goal of becoming a tennis champion. Even in the heat of competition, meditation helped her

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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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Meet Your Trainers – Kids Yoga Teacher Summer Certification 2019

Marcia with her son are dressed as superheroes to put the Super Hero into Kids Yoga.

Benefits of Live Training: Experienced Mentors! Yoga Alliance requires in-person training for certification. The Young Yoga Masters 95 Hour Kids Yoga training is coming up to its 7th year now.  This year we have arranged for a variety of experienced kids yoga teachers to mentor you, expose you to various teaching methodologies, and answer your questions. That’s why I’m so very happy and proud to introduce the Trainers for the 2019 Summer Certification July 14-26 in Burlington, Ontario. Best of

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New Webinar: What Happens at the Kids Yoga Teacher Summer Certification?

You’re about 45 days away from the 12 Day Summer Certification with Young Yoga Masters.  Questions have been coming in about how the program works, which prompted our next free webinar: What Happens at the Summer Certification During this FREE Webinar you’ll get an inside look into the upcoming Kids Yoga Teacher 12 Day Summer Certification. Our goal is to help you find out if this is the right training for you now and for your future as a kids

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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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Getting Clear on Your Kids Yoga Niche

a group sits in a circle in yoga class making a wheel with their legs and arms pointing inwards and exploring the Chakras as wheels of energy through group yoga poses.

Life is known for its surprises and December was no exception. That month I treated myself to the Kundalini Yoga Winter Solstice Sadhana in Florida for lots of yoga, meditation, and healthy eating before the cookie trays and gravy boats of Christmas. Florida started with lots of sunshine and good yoga then turned into a tornado zone.  Mid way through the week I abandoned my flooded tent for a cozy warm hotel room, hot bath, movies on TV,  and take-out

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The Harsh Truth of Running Your Own Yoga Business

yoga teacher Aruna in the hospital and thinking about how to plan for emergencies in her yoga business

Everyone knows unplanned time away due to medical emergencies or family responsibilities is difficult, but for the self-employed, it shines a light on the harsh realities of running your own business.

In this update you’ll understand some of the things you need to think about as a self-employed person, especially for yoga teachers, and avoid the mistakes I made this summer when I spent much of the month of August in hospitals:

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