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Planting Seeds

By Karen Martin, Certified YogaKid Teacher I became a YogaKids instructor a number of years ago. And being the enthusiastic mom I am, I attempted to share it with my then teenage daughter. It was not overwhelmingly received. The word that comes to mind is “tolerated”. She went along with ...
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Kids Yoga Training

Hula-Hoop Hoopla!

By Kristine Cardamone, Certified YogaKid Teacher YogaKids classes promote fun, fitness, and feeling good in a non-competitive setting. As a YogaKids teacher, I am always looking for new ways to keep all my students active and engaged. I love adding hula hoops to class! Hula-hooping is a great way to ...
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Cultivating a Community

by Julie Pate, Certified YogaKids Teacher Teaching yoga has many rewards, but it can be lonely at times if you haven't yet cultivated a supportive community. Many YogaKids Teachers travel from studio to studio. We're usually the only adult in the room and, while teaching in schools, we are usually ...
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Celebrate the Spooky Season!

Looking for a Halloween-themed lesson plan for your kids yoga class? Look no further! Enjoy a witches' brew of festive fun in our Halloween Celebration Lesson Plan! (Includes pose instructions!) And download a coloring page to go with your lesson! ...
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Bedtime Breeze

By Alicia Chapman Mauldin, Certified YogaKids Teacher Homework is done, bellies are full, the kitchen is clean and my daily mom duties are coming to a close. But for some reason, every night, when it is time for my three kids to get ready for bed, they get a second ...
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The Needs of a Bully

by Ann Huber, YogaKids Chief Operating Officer So my daughter is being bullied. She’s 9 years old and in the third grade. It’s gotten bad enough that her miserable social experience has morphed into a physical ailment — a chronic morning tummy ache every day before school. I met today ...
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A Certification in Happiness

by Julie Pate, Certified YogaKids Teacher I started the YogaKids training back in 2007 because I wanted to gain the skills and tools I needed to successfully teach yoga to kids. What I found over the course of the one year program, and the years that followed, was that it ...
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My YogaKids Journey

by Julie Pate, Certified YogaKids Teacher When I started the YogaKids training, my two sons were two and four; I was knee-deep in diapers, temper tantrums, and playgroups. I would often sit, buried in piles of brightly colored plastic toys and wonder if I would survive the toddler years. Days ...
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It’s All Fun and Games with Yoga

by Kristine Cardamone, Certified YogaKids Teacher A great way to get kids moving and enjoying yoga is by turning the poses into a game. Gather up the kids and incorporate a yoga aspect to games that you already play. Check your game closet and re-sales for inspiration. Here are some ...
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Re-Defining”Yoga” for Schools: The Rise of Mindfulness and Movement

by Ann Huber, YogaKids Chief Operating Officer At YogaKids, we speak to a lot of folks who teach children’s yoga. We also speak to lots of folks who WANT to teach children’s yoga. Some folks have self-doubt about their abilities to get up in front of a class. (To those beautiful ...
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I am Part of All I See (a spiritual story and meditation)

by Julie Pate, Certified YogaKids Teacher YogaKids Momma Marsha has a quote: “I am you, you are me, I am part of all I see." This concept is such an important one to teach to today’s children because we are getting more and more disconnected due to social media, devices ...
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Out of the Head, Into the Heart

by Don Wenig, YogaKids Co-Founder and CEO Early onset Alzheimers is proving to be a very different way of going through life. For Marsha and I this ever changing experience is the new normal. Everyday is a roller coaster ride. I watch Marsha going up and down, careening from side ...
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