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Child in child's pose, children in tree pose and child in bridge pose

We All Win: Rock, Tree, Bridge!

This is a great cooperative game to play with friends! Get into a wide circle and have everyone get into alternating poses of Child's Pose (rock), Tree, and Bridge. Then, one person gets up and goes around the circle stepping over the rock, walking around the tree ,and through or ...
Jua Sandra Nnafie - van Dijk

Courage in Heartbreak: Healing After a Pregnancy Loss

"You don't realize how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have." Adapted from a quote by Bob Marley If you are reading this, that means that I found the courage to share the story of my pregnancy loss. If you are reading this, that ...
president's day cookies

Presidents’ Day Cookies

President's Day is a national holiday celebrated on the third Monday of every February. What better way to honor some of our founding fathers on President's Day than with a sweet treat in the likenesses of George Washington and Honest Abe? Here's the super-simple recipe for these creative cookies! You ...
girl meditating

YogaKids Poses to the Rescue

Is your child feeling angry? We have a pose for that  Is your child feeling anxious, we have poses, breathing exercises and techniques for that! Are you kids fighting with each other, we have a pose for that! YogaKids has tools for all of life’s challenges, and when used regularly, ...
Kids playing Spinning Senses game

Spinning Senses Game

At YogaKids, we LOVE games where WE ALL WIN! These are sometimes called "cooperative" games -- because they strengthen our cooperation skills. Here's an example created by one of our Certified YogaKids Teachers called Spinning Senses. She created while going through our program and we love it so much! Here's ...
coffee filter flower craft

Coffee Filter Flowers

Coffee Filter Flowers are easy to make and very pretty! Coffee filters are made of a very porous type of paper -- porous is an adjective used to describe things that have many tiny holes that allow water and air to pass through them. Rocks, fabric, and papers are a ...
girl smiling on yoga mat

Yoga for Kids with Anxiety

During a 900-hour yoga therapy training, I learned many techniques to help adults and kids with anxiety. Over and over again, I would realize that specific yoga tools presented were actually YogaKids poses or techniques. YogaKids founder Marsha Wenig had incredible vision and insight into how to help children, and ...
balloon squeeze craft

Balloon Squeeze Balls

About Stress The word "stress" has many meanings. It can be a noun -- emotional and physical pressure you experience. ("Homework is such a major stress!") It can also be a verb -- emotional and physical reactions in your body as a result of the pressure. ("Homework is totally stressing me out!") Stress ...
basket of apples

“Sugar-free” Crustless Apple Pie

No sugar, no crust...is this even pie? I guess it's not technically pie, but it has all the right flavors and it's delicious! Apples have lots and lots of natural sugars, like most fruits. Along with bananas, apples have some of the highest natural sugar content of any fruit. Sometimes apples ...
Animal Hand-tlers Craft

Animal Hand-tlers

An easy craft for the season! Create Animal Hand-tlers to wear while you celebrate the holidays! Supplies:
  • Two pieces of card stock or construction paper per pair
  • Scissors
  • Writing utensil
  • Stapler and/or glue
  • Optional: coloring tools, paints, sequins, and other “flair” for decorating
Instructions:
Pita Trees

Pita Holiday Trees

The holidays are filled with sugary-sweet snacks... from Christmas cookies to candy canes to delicious homemade pies. That's one reason we LOVE this healthy kid-friendly snack... that's simple enough for kids to put together without help! Total time: 30m or less Ingredients:
  • Package of pita bread
  • Green Garden Dip* ...
Woman with Head in Hands

Holiday Stress Busters for Parents

The holidays are upon us and as rich, wonderful and filled with love as the holidays might be we sometimes find ourselves surrounded by stress. But why choose that when you can choose something much more fun instead? Use The Energy of Asking to make your YogaKids holidays the most ...