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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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Gratitude and the Highest Happiness

by Julie Pate, Certified YogaKids Teacher 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 ...
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Count Your Blessings Craft

by Jackie Morrison, Certified YogaKids Teacher 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 as ...
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YogaKids Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

Looking for Thanksgiving-themed yoga fun for your kids or students? Look no further! Click here for a Thanksgiving-themed YogaKids Lesson Plan! (Includes pose instructions.) ...
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Helping Kids Choose Happiness

by Kristine Cardamone, Certified YogaKids Teacher I recently saw an interview on TV of a new mom with her baby. The reporter asked her what she wanted for her child.  “I just want her to be happy,” replied the mom, an answer that probably most of us would give. As ...
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Road Trip Yoga

by Alicia Mauldin, Certified YogaKids Teacher 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 ...
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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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