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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: 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 ...
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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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 ...
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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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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International Day of Peace Class Plan

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is a global holiday celebrated annually on September 21. Established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution, Peace Day asks us to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. Here's a wonderful class plan for ...
Yoga & Me Come Be a Tree book

Yoga & Me Come Be a Tree – A YogaKids Book Review

Yoga & Me Come Be a Tree by Certified YogaKids Teacher and Occupational Therapist Tere Bowen-Irish is a lovely book that showcases various yoga poses in a very special light. Each pose is illustrated by two children performing a pose -- one of whom is in a wheelchair. With this ...
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Wet Poses!

In traditional yoga, poses are categorized by the position of the spine. In the YogaKids program, poses are categorized by subject. This helps with planning engaging themed YogaKids classes! There are 20 categories of YogaKids poses -- and one of our favorites is WET poses -- a category for celebrating ...
Dino Does Yoga - A YogaKids Book Review

Dino Does Yoga – A YogaKids Book Review

Dino Does Yoga by Sofie Engstrom von Alten is a delightful book with a sweet story and beautiful illustrations. There are many ways to incorporate yoga poses into the reading of this sweet book.  A lonely egg who has lost its way, soon hatches Dino.  Dino does many yoga poses ...
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A Classroom Management Success Story

Classroom management can make or break an educator. This is why, during our Level 3 Transformations Training, we talk a lot about classroom management. We teach what we know works -- and we ask our students to share their own success stories. From YK Apprentice Beth Clemenger came this awesome ...
Sock Eye Pillow Craft

Sock Eye Pillows

Created as eye pillow pals for Savasana -- but can double as Breathing Buddies -- this Visual Vignette idea from Certified YogaKids Teacher Sue Beres is super-cute and easy to make. Fill newly purchased socks with lavender scented rice * and tie with a ribbon. Add the eyes with a ...