The swan is one of the most important symbolic creatures in all of yoga. It represents the breath and the connection of the finite to the Infinite. The symbolic swan can take us from our tiny individual self to our expansive higher Self.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 →
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 →
That Sweet Child Said What? Imagine a sunny weekday morning at 9:15 am. You’re in a school teaching a thirty minute yoga class to 23 children ages 2 – 6 years old. You’ve also got two other teachers in the room to assist during the class. About 15 minutes into the class everyone is doing a forward bend when a three and a half year old calls out, “Miss Yoga! Look at Mary, she’s not doing the yoga pose.” ItRead 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 →
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 →