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 […]
Happy Family Yoga in Pictures and the Free Online Healthy Kids Summit
Family yoga is an antidote to the rushing and organizing that goes on in family life. If you’re a busy mom looking for ways to integrate healthy living into your family consider the Healthy Kids Virtual Summit, March 30th – April 20th 2015. To register for this FREE event, CLICK HERE
Dirty Secrets: Preventing Burnout for Yoga Teachers
Over the years I’ve seen many yoga teachers get burnt out, and I’ve come close to throwing in the towel myself. All the reasons that motivate you to become a teacher get consumed by all the hours it takes to run a business and a life. But it doesn’t have to be that way because…
Pajama Day Yoga – 3 Tips to Help Children Sleep
Pajama Day is a great way to break out of your routine and use the silliness to incorporate teaching moments into your lesson plan. It is a perfect tie in for bedtime yoga. Here are three of my favorites bedtime yoga activities:
True Story Connects With Kids In Yoga
My family would recount this true Christmas Story about me for years. I was teased about it to the point where I never wanted to hear it again. So I laughed to myself when I decided to use it as a theme in yoga class with the kids this week. True stories can help you connect with kids and give you a theme for your yoga class. like this one where kids learn to calm themselves when they are over-excited.
What Kids Silently Worry About
I found this drawing by a student who was probably about eight when she drew it. She’s well into high school by now. It’s a picture of her “Worry Tree.” During relaxation we imagined a big tree where we put all our worries before we enter into our relaxation garden. She’s got a long list of worries. It may surprise you to see the kind of things that worry this kid.