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Feb 06 2023

Yoga Builds Self-Esteem

You’ve probably heard that yoga is beneficial for a growing kid’s body, but did you know that it’s more than just a great physical exercise? It’s got a whole host of...

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Feb 02 2023

Karma Yoga

EP. 42 | Karma Yoga: teaching children about selfless service and taking action Show Notes In a yoga-based context, Karma means selfless service and taking action....

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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...

A Babysitter’s Guide to Yoga

*Today's blog was written by Whitney James, a former KAY kid and current Elon University student* About twice a month I babysit two little girls whose parents are some of our family friends. The girls are 7 and 5 so getting them to calm down and stop running around...

Yoga in a Winter Wonderland

It doesn’t get very cold here in the South, so we often have to play pretend or make believe when it comes to the winter season.  Our imaginations are so vivid that I easily came up with a winter wonderland themed yoga class. Kids and parents love it! I tend to get a...

Teaching Yoga to Kids with Autism & ADHD

I work with children between the ages of four and six. All of them have Autism diagnoses, and some also have ADHD. Any time I think I’m having a stressful day, I am quickly humbled when I think of the kids I work with who are in an almost constant state of stress or...

What Teaching Kids Yoga Has Taught Me

I’ve been practicing yoga for nearly 15 years. I’ve been a yoga instructor for 12 years now. I’ve read about chakras and nadis. Patanjali and Iyengar populate my bookshelves. I’ve lost track of how many mats I’ve used (and lost). But nothing, no teacher, no book, no...

Poses to Ease Children’s Emotional Pain

While we might look back at our childhoods wistfully, conjuring up images of ice cream cones, fireworks, and sleepovers, the truth is that growing up is hard. Family situations, peer interactions, physical challenges, and societal pressures all weigh on children no...

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