Teach Yoga Kids Love

A teacher is like a forklift, Yogi Bhajan said, you have to meet the students where they are at, and only then can you lift them up. “Meet Kids Where They’re At” is the first point of three in these videos to Teach Yoga Kids Love. Watch Janet Williams of Children’sYogaBooks.com and Aruna Kathy Humphrys of YoungYogaMasters.com give three tips, highlights from their presentation at the Yoga Show.

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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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Character Development: Cooperation

( In my city, Toronto (Canada), school teachers guide kids on themes of Character Development. I went to the Yoga In My School specialist, Donna Freeman, for some yogic insight about them. Thank you to Donna for this monthly series.) Cooperation is Necessary in Partner Yoga Cooperation:  The Essence of Yoga by Donna Freeman www.YogaInMySchool.com The essence of yoga is cooperation. Yoga, coming from the Sanskrit root yuj, means union, or joining, a coming together of the body, mind and

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Olympic Kids Yoga and Valentine’s Day

Olympic Kids Yoga and Valentines Day

A Gold Medal Week for Kids Yoga Lesson Plan Themes Those who work with kids know it can be a challenge coming up with themes for kids yoga classes.  Often we turn to current events for ideas and this week we’ve hit the jackpot! Not only are the Olympics happening, but it is Valentine’s Day too. The Olympics are pretty easy to connect with yoga poses.  You can ask the kids about their favorite Olympic sports and how yoga could

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