My family would recount this true Christmas Story about me for years. I was teased about it to the point where I never wanted to hear it again. So I laughed to myself when I decided to use it as a theme in yoga class with the kids this week. True stories can help you connect with kids and give you a theme for your yoga class. like this one where kids learn to calm themselves when they are over-excited.
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.
Respect is the Character Development theme for the month of September in our School Board. Respect means thoughtfulness, consideration, honor, admiration, regard, esteem. All these words show what happens when there is respect. But with kids you need to give them more than words, you need to give them an experience of Respect for them [...]
Young Yoga Masters is having a contest and you’ll have a chance to win by answering the survey. Answer quickly, with your first response, and you’ll be done in a minute or two.
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 Valentine’s Yoga Mismatch Mmmmmm, Chocolate! Oh so euphoric, bittersweet goodness that melts on the tongue. Swiss Chard, my tender green friend. Proudly named the Valedictorian of Vegetables. Valentine’s Day is the time of Romance and sometimes surprising coupling. Let’s follow up on my last post about the Romance between the head and the heart [...]
Getting to the Podium: Try a little Partner Yoga for Valentine’s Day A Gold Medal Week for Kids Yoga Themes Those who work with kids know it can be a challenge coming up with themes for kids yoga classes. Often we turn to current events for ideas and this week we’ve hit the jackpot! Not [...]