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.
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?”
Who doesn’t love themes? It’s fun to dress in green for St. Patrick’s Day, put out spooky decorations for Halloween, and let kids pick heart shaped affirmations on Valentine’s Day. Here are some benefits you may not have thought of when you plan a lesson around a theme. The pictures in this article are all… Read More →
We don’t usually picture a yogi carrying a briefcase and using a calculator. The business of yoga is a whole new skill for most yoga teachers. It was for me, there are still times I have to remind myself to think like a business person as well as a yogi. So it is not surprising… Read More →
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!”… Read More →
I’m working on a new quick reference chart (below) for teaching yoga to children of different age groups. I’m making the chart because so many new kids yoga teachers wonder about teaching specific ages, things like: “What age range should I choose for my studio classes or summer camps?” “Are games too juvenile for teens?”… Read More →
The Future of Kids Yoga – So many children start yoga at a young age. What does that mean for the future of kids yoga? We see it as good news for children and you, if you’re a kids yoga teacher. Since the tidal wave of yoga began over 40 years ago in… Read More →