What to Get a Kids Yoga Teacher for the Holidays?

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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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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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Teachable Moments: The Story of the Teacher and The Student

A Kids Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Story A student once asked a teacher, “How do I learn best?” Without hesitation, the teacher said to the student, “Teach!” So the student became a teacher.   The teacher then asked a student, “How do I teach you best?” Without hesitation, the student said to the teacher, “Learn!” To be an effective yoga teacher, learn as a student leans! Imagine you’re a parent wanting to teach your child about obstacles in life and

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What is Meditation? How to Explain it to Kids?

Why Meditation with Children? Do you meditate?  If you have a regular practice of meditation or if you have tried it a few times you may know how good you feel afterwards. Or you may find it excruciating!  You may find every second feels like five, and you want to open your eyes and check the clock or make sure the teacher hasn’t fallen asleep. Well the same is true for teaching children about meditation, some kids love it and

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Out Of The Workshop And On To The Mat

Today’s guest post is from Genera O’Reilly who attended my Kids Yoga Teacher Training last February 2011. Genera’s been teaching adult yoga for years, but found she’s “a novice in the world of teaching yoga to children.” Find out what happens after the training, when she takes kids yoga out of the workshop and on to the mat. That’s her beautiful daughter Soleil in the pictures.

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Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

Make a Difference in the Life of a Child Let’s also remember that after parents, the biggest impact on a child’s success comes from the man or woman at the front of the classroom. In South Korea, teachers are known as “nation builders.” Here in America, it’s time we treated the people who educate our children with the same level of respect. We want to reward good teachers and stop making excuses for bad ones. And over the next ten

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