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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3 Quick Attention-Getters

a boy smiling after doing a downward dog tunner

It’s handy to have a few quick attention-getters for those moments when your yoga class is getting excited, maybe even too excited. I have used many different tricks over the years, I like to change it up to keep it interesting for the kids and myself. So here are 3 of my current favorites. Please share your favorite attention grabber, and for any bloggers reading, share your favorite blog post about getting attention. What do you do to help kids

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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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How the Olympics and Yoga Can Inspire Children to Believe

How the olympics and yoga can insprie Children to believe

“I Don’t Want to Play If I Get Out!” At the end of a kids’ yoga class I announced, “Now it’s time for a game.” To which one child responded, “Is it a game where people get out?  I don’t want to play if I get out.” Today’s blog post is about olympic spirit and the joy of playing. It includes important yoga philosophy that can help children, especially kids who have trouble with losing, understand why it really isn’t

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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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