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?”Read more →
This is Part Two of the Series on Creative Ways to Get Kids Yoga into Schools. How can kids yoga teachers bring yoga into schools? Let’s talk! Check out why its not my favorite location and what these teachers do to bring yoga into schools. Leave a comment to give your opinion, advice, or experience on teaching yoga in schools. For school teachers, take a look at Part One for ideas to bring yoga into the classroom. School is NotRead more →
Back to School isn’t just for kids! Come get trained as a kids yoga teacher – check out our upcoming courses here. You’ll get so many wonderful ideas to bring yoga into your classroom. In 2010, I wrote about How to Start a Kids Yoga Program at a School. Well, things have changed in schools and in Yoga in the past few years and it’s time to give this article an update with new information that may be helpful forRead more →
Young Yoga Masters interviews Janet Williams, a certified primary/junior teacher and registered yoga instructor about yoga in the classroom. These 5 Tips give you the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of kids yoga. Janet joins the Young Yoga Masters Registered Children’s Yoga School faculty and will share more great tools for yoga in classrooms, studios, and beyond in the What I See, I Can Be ModuleRead more →
Have you ever noticed how every problem is also an opportunity?
In this blog post I look at the problem of getting yoga into schools and getting ready to talk to 2,000 School Principals at the International Principals Convention in Toronto this month.
Tell Me What You Think! I’d love to get your feedback if you’ve ever talked to a school principal. Please share your experience by filling out this quick 4 question survey. You could help get more yoga into schools by sharing what you know. Thanks to everyone for your support.Read more →
Insightful yoga teachings about attachment help us let go and move on. The good news is they work equally well for children and teachers who are already missing each other. Here are 5 Ideas for end of the school year yoga classes, including yoga pose flows, activities, and lesson plan ideas.Read more →
Are the schools losing the boys? In her TED talk Ali Carr-Chellman presents statistics indicating schools are encouraging girl culture with the result being boys don’t feel school is for them. This points to an opportunity for kids yoga teachers to bring boy friendly postures and activities to their classes.Read more →
Here are three effective resources to fuel anyone’s passion for bringing yoga into the classroom, lunchroom, or gymnasium. Know who to approach at the school: Depending on the atmosphere at your school you may want to approach from a few directions to get yoga into a school. This article, based on an interview I did with a school Vice Principal (soon to be Principal) will give you tons of ideas for approaching department heads, parent advisory boards, and principals: HowRead more →