Show You Care on Valentine’s Day. Last week I got a nice surprise from one of the kids at the end of yoga class that would be a great surprise for your kids for Valentine’s Day to truly show you care. First, a bit about last week’s surprise, which came on a day that should [...]
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A quick message of Thanks Giving for those celebrating today and those who posses an attitude of gratitude everyday. May you be blessed with a quiet moment to reflect on the things that you are thankful for. Here are five things I’m thankful for: The enthusiastic three year old who answered my question, “What is Bliss?” by pointing to her foot and saying….
For me, being a teacher is a lot like climbing the Himalayas. There are many peaks and valleys on the path. I had a choice to make, either go forward or go back, but I couldn’t live in the valley.
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.
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.
Got summer vacation plans? Before you finalize your plans take a look at this opportunity from the Fresh Air Fund. See how you can teach kids about Seva, selfless service, and make a difference in the life of a child this summer. Plus 20% of proceeds from Yoga for Boys on-line training manual sales this week supports the Fresh Air Fund!
Let me tell you a story. Instead of my usual posts about kids yoga lets mark the 100th anniversary of International Womens Day (IWD), by getting to know the women behind the yoga. Today’s story is personal.
Make a Difference in the Life of a Child Let’s also remember that after parents, the biggest impact on a child’s success comes from the man or woman at the front of the classroom. In South Korea, teachers are known as “nation builders.” Here in America, it’s time we treated the people who educate our [...]
Spend your time with people who uplift and inspire you. This yoga song spontaneously grew during the practice classes at the kids yoga teacher training last weekend.
To Diana – for 14 Years of Yoga. For playing yoga games, listening to yoga music, and doing kids meditations on so many four hour drives to Ottawa. For having a yoga birthday party – because you love yoga (picture link)! For posing for countless yoga pictures. See how yoga can become a part of a child’s life with these remarkable results.