Here are 3 lessons learned through the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference continuing education for my business that are great for yoga teachers.
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 [...]
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….
By: Sir Dr. Siegfried L. Explosion esq. the 9th of Blackburn (age 16)
*name withheld so I can make up a cool pseudonym* Earlier this evening, I tried something different. For the first time in my life, I attended a yoga class. Why might I try to exert myself physically, you might ask,
Worry is imagining all the things that can go wrong. Its like creating a personalized haunted house in your head. Worry is illusions, smoke and mirrors, things that haven’t actually happened for real. This game helps us learn to laugh at the tricks of the mind and put the mind in it’s rightful place.
First off, take a look at this fun video of two Canadians, Rick Mercer (comedian/host) and Rick Hanson (Man in Motion hero/educator) blowing away all ideas of what one can and cannot do when one has a disability: Pretty Amazing, Eh! This Friday marks the beginning of the Paralympic Games in Vancouver. It’s another event [...]
A couple years ago I wrote about how I accidentally swore in a Kids Yoga Class. In my defense, it wasn’t a swear word when I was a kid! But this post about Yoga Music got me thinking about another word that has become TABOO in many kids yoga classes. The word? The word is: [...]
A Yoga Game: What Do You Want Under the Tree? I’m extending Christmas just a little longer to play a game with you. Imagine if for Christmas we could ask for presents, but we could also ask for other things, things that are less tangible. What if we could ask for a virtue or a [...]
Sand Sculptures at the Canadian National Exhibition, 2009 One day a bunch of us, adults and kids, were hanging out for a bit after yoga class. As the kids played I divulged that soon I’ll be lying on the beach for a week’s holidays. I mimed building sand castles and swimming in the ocean and [...]
T.G.I.F. Today is Tuesday, so I think it may be a good day to tell this story – Friday’s far enough away so hopefully we won’t get influenced by it. I’ve been holding it in for a while trying to decide if it is worth writing about. One Friday morning I was walking by the [...]