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Family Yoga Theme Night: Spring is in the Air

by Julie Pate, Certified YogaKids Teacher Spring is officially here (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere) and we're so happy to welcome warmer weather! It's a great time to plan a Family Yoga Theme Night -- and we can help! This awesome lesson plan features a Planting Seeds ...
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Bringing Laughing Language Home

by April Hicks, Certified YogaKids Teacher What do you do if you come home and find your kids playing soccer/football in the house? Well, I came home and my girls were playing football in the house with a (don't laugh) bag of onions. The skins were EVERYWHERE! My kids are not ...
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The Opposite of Mindfulness

by Ann Huber, COO of YogaKids Intertational When the Sandy Hook tragedy happened, I was more than a little distraught. At the time, my kids were 4 and 7 years old. My friend -- having seen all my Facebook posts on the matter -- called to ask if I really ...
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Acceptance and Letting Go

by Anna Ranish, Certified YogaKids Teacher "Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on." - Eckhart Tolle Life with bipolar disorder combined with ADHD is an interesting adventure—but teaching kids yoga has made it a much more bearable one. I realized that ...
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The Art of Sequencing

by Karen Martin, Certified YogaKids Teacher My 5K cross-country outing began with the intention to mostly run, not walk the distance. But it didn’t start that way. (I’m slow -- and my walk is even slower.)The first 2 miles found me walking up the hills followed by a sluggish jog ...
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What Makes Us Different

by Anne Harsch, YogaKids Event Director We often get the question, "What makes YogaKids different?" After all, there are a lot of kids yoga training programs out there -- so it makes sense to ask the question. One of the tenets of our YogaKids philosophy is We All Win. As ...
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The Gift that Keeps Giving

by Karen Martin, Certified YogaKids Teacher With ten minutes to go, I take a final glance at the soft blanket and pillow lying on the yoga mat in the uncluttered, “walkable” part of the room. This peaceful preparation is in each of my kids’ bedrooms, ready for their arrival off ...
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Bringing Meditation into Education

by Ann Huber, Chief Operating Officer of YogaKids International “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” – Ram Dass Preparing fertile ground for learning can often get overlooked due to time constraints in reaching curriculum standards. But this preparation is a vital part of the process that can ...
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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 ...
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Family Yoga Theme Night

For a PDF of this Family Yoga Theme Night Guide, click here to download! The Winter Solstice is a time of renewal. Bring in new light, joy and peace. Enjoy a Family Yoga Theme Night by celebrating Winter Solstice around the World! MATERIALS Suggested Music: Reach for the Sun (YogaKids  ...
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‘Tis the Season of Patience

by Karen Martin, Certified YogaKids Teacher Sitting in a circle, legs stretched straight out in L-Sitting Pose, we raise our arms to sit up even taller. We then reach for our toes in Peanut Butter and Jelly Pose. Some of the kids groan or sigh as they discover the furthest ...
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YogaKids for Speech and Language

by Amy Cohen, Certified YogaKids Teacher It all started with a wink... During the  summer before  11th grade, over 30 years ago, I volunteered at a special needs summer camp. I worked with a non-verbal boy with Cerebral Palsy, with long, beautiful eyelashes.  By the end of the summer, I ...
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