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Dec 01 2022

The Magic of Mindfulness During the Holiday Season

Ep. 40 | The Magic of Mindfulness During the Holiday Season Show Notes It's the most wonderful time of the year... or at least it can be, with a sprinkle of mindfulness...

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Dec 01 2022

The Magic of Mindfulness During the Holiday Season

Ep. 40 | The Magic of Mindfulness During the Holiday Season Show Notes It's the most wonderful time of the year... or at least it can be, with a sprinkle of mindfulness...

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Yoga + Math = Fun!

According to Dr. Roger Sperry, 1981 Nobel prize winner for brain research, “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” If this is the case, why in the world are we making kids sit still to learn? To that end, I’ve...

Teaching Ahimsa

The first time your child rolls out her mat in a yoga class, she is exposed to many new words, which shouldn’t be surprising, really. The practice of yoga is from ancient times, for many of us it is from a foreign culture, and utilizes an unfamiliar language...

Mom! I Can’t Sleep!

We've all been there. Lying in the dark, desperately trying to go to sleep, but growing more agitated and alert instead. It's bad enough when adults suffer from insomnia, but when kids do? Then the whole family suffers the consequences. Avoid that with a few bedtime...

Springtime in the Peaceful Garden

  You can begin a Spring-themed class with a guided visual during meditation: kids sit in BUTTERFLY or CRISS-CROSS APPLESAUCE. Tell them to close their eyes and imagine a beautiful flower with lots of petals in their favorite color. Next, tell them to reach out and...

Spring Cleaning with Yoga

When my two children were little, they loved nothing more than to “help” me do chores around the house. Of course, to them, chores included pulling all the books off the shelves, banging pots and hiding under the laundry basket. As the saying goes, "If you can’t beat...

Growing Up as a Yogi’s Kid

*Today's blog article was written by Whitney, a third year student at Elon University and lifelong yogi's kid* My mom has practiced yoga for as long as I can remember. When my brother and I were very young, my parents would sneak off to yoga class, leaving us in the...

Yoga and Occupational Therapy

As a former special education teacher in Florida for over sixteen years, I worked side by side with many occupational therapists (OT). When a student receives occupational therapy as part of their Individual Education Plan (IEP) the OT will work with them on improving...

Meditation in the High School Classroom

On the first day of my second year teaching high school French, I knew that my sixth period was going to need some serious magic to get them to calm down. The bell rang for class to begin, and I looked around at 35 boys (yes, 35 BOYS) who were bigger than me, all...

Open Your Heart for Happiness and Health

February is full of hearts; heart candy, heart arts & crafts, heart decorations and hearts all over greeting cards. They say Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark created holiday. Meh…I say who cares and celebrate the heart-ones in your life. While you are at it, open...

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2021 is on Friday, February 12. It is the Year of the Ox this year. Traditionally, the celebration honors deities and ancestors. But in a Kids Yoga class, we can celebrate the Chinese New Year with a story! One day 12 animals were having an argument....

Groundhog Day Games

February 2nd is not only Groundhog Day, it has also historically been, and continues to be, celebrated as the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox. It has been called Imbolc, Candlemas, and Oimelc, and is a time of celebrating the lengthening of days...

Give Your Kids a Break: Yoga Stretches for the Classroom

Imagine this job description: Large institution looking for workers able to stay focused and still for long periods of time. Proper penmanship, reading skills and math knowledge are required, as are excellent listening skills and the ability to work well in a group of...

Teens Need a Technology Time-Out

Let’s start with the bad news. Teens spend an average of 30 hours per week in front of screens. Television, computers, smart phones, and video games are changing teenagers’ bodies, their visions, and their minds. All this time being sedentary with a screen glowing...

4 Animal Yoga Books You’ve GOT To Have

It seems like most young kids love making animal sounds; in fact, before my daughter could even talk, she was barking like a dog and mooing like a cow. She also loves to imitate me while I do yoga in the living room, so for her sake I repeated a Cat-Cow-Downward Dog...

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