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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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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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