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Family on Road Trip Together

Car Yoga

My husband likes to take family rides in the car, as a way to spend time together and get out of the house. But, the minute I think of our three young kids cooped up in our mini-van, I immediately see into the future and hear “Stop kicking my seat,” ...
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Girl in Swinging Pretzel Pose

Celebrate the Season with Edible Poses

If you're planning a kids yoga class about Thanksgiving, you might want to include a few fun facts about the holiday. You may also want to include poses that are inspired by food! Here are some facts to share and some of our favorite YogaKids' "edible" poses! In addition, you ...
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YogaKids class in Circle of Friendship Flowers Pose

The Importance of Connection

YogaKids creator Marsha Wenig knew the importance of connection when she created the YogaKids program over twenty years ago. Marsha created 14 original Elements that YogaKids teachers weave into their classes to create fun, educational, creative lesson plans that are designed to help children thrive. Several of these Elements along ...
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Gratitude Jars

Count Your Blessings Craft

It's so important to count your blessings! Our Blessings Jar began several years back on November 1s. We would nightly write what we were thankful for on a slip of paper and place it in the "Blessings Jar" that rested on the kitchen table. We would watch our blessings grow ...
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Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

It's that special time of year again! It's time to celebrate Thanksgiving -- and encourage the greatness of gratitude in our lives. Teach your YogaKids the story of this special holiday through movement with this FREE Thanksgiving Lesson Plan from YogaKids! It's the perfect teaching tool for the home, studio ...
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Silver Outline of Person in Prayer

Gratitude and the Highest Happiness

Santosha or contentment is part of yoga’s eightfold path. These eight steps help to guide us to a meaningful and purposeful life. As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving during the month of November, this is the perfect time of year to pause and observe Santosha and explore how practicing contentment ...
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cats on halloween night

Halloween Yoga Poses!

We LOVE Halloween! We love getting dressed up. We love eating candy. And we love adding a little bit of holiday fun to our YogaKids poses! Enjoy a few of our favorite Halloween Yoga Poses! Scarecrow/Ghost Coat Swing Imagine you are a scarecrow hanging in a field. Your spine is ...
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losing daylight - child playing in fall leaves

Losing Daylight: Help Children Stay Positive During this Season of Change

It’s finally fall! While the season brings with it exciting things like pumpkin patches, cider, candy apples and Halloween, it also means it’s beginning to get darker outside earlier. Losing daylight has the potential to impact kids and their mental well-being. The term that accompanies the sadness which corresponds to ...
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Halloween Lesson Plan

Halloween Lesson Plan: Celebrate the Spooky Season!

We love Halloween! And kids do too! Don't let the holiday slip by without celebrating the season! And if you need a Halloween-themed lesson plan  for your kids yoga class to celebrate the spooky season? Look no further! Enjoy a witches' brew of festive fun in this Halloween Lesson Plan ...
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black cat with pumpkin

Rock Your Chakras Halloween Style!

Need a Halloween-themed class for your older students? This is a Halloween twist on a chakra lesson plan. Having knowledge about your chakras gives you a guide on how to interpret the experiences in your body. Listening to your body and directing your energy within in a conscience way so you ...
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Scenes from a YogaKids Training!

Scenes from a YogaKids Training!

A YogaKids training is a totally unique and immersive experience. Because we believe that children learn better by doing -- we ALSO apply this same philosophy to our training of adults! You -- just like your YogaKids students -- learn by engaging in activities and connections to art, music, literacy, ...
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Kids in Roller Coaster Pose

Scenes from a YogaKids Class!

A YogaKids class is not just a kids yoga class. A YogaKids class is a totally immersive educational experience -- that is super-fun for kids of all ages! We include art, music, games, science, math, literacy, and much more into every class. Here's a peak inside a recent YogaKids class ...
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