25 Jul2012July 25, 2012
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Taking Kids Outside for Yoga

We all know for our self that practicing yoga outside adds a new dimension to our practice. Being in nature (or even a park) connects us more deeply with the outer world. We get energy from the elements: vitamin D from the sun, fresh cooling oxygen from the wind, plus a grounding effect created from...

09 Jul2012July 9, 2012
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How Does Yoga Foster Cooperative Learning in Schools?

As a substitute teacher in Hawaii, one of the main aims of focus in our schools is about transforming the traditional methods of competitive learning into more cooperative styles.  It’s very exciting to me, that administrators and even departmental leaders are seeing that the traditional method is no longer working with our kids.  They now...

02 Jul2012July 2, 2012
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Happy Independence day! 4th of July Kids Yoga Sequence shared again

Last year around the Fourth of July, I found a great blog post by Alicia Watins with additions from Yogainmyschool.com Here is a bit, then click below to see the original post… Fun Children’s Yoga Poses for 4th of July Star: start as a baby star and grow big, reaching arms and legs wide. Twinkle...

25 Jun2012June 25, 2012
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Kids Yoga and Tactile Learning: Sensing Our World

Our sense of touch is greatly involved in the way we learn.  In fact, touch is the first sense we develop as a human being.  Occurring in the 8th gestational week, as a young fetus’s organs are just beginning to be controlled by the brain, our sense of touch begins several weeks before any other...

12 Jun2012June 12, 2012
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Happy Father’s Day: M&M Kids Yoga Game

My Dad’s favorite candy is M&M’s. Growing up we always had a jar of them sitting on the kitchen counter. But that jar was not to be touched by us children. That jar was saved for my Dad and my Dad only. Some nights after we finished eating dinner my two brothers and I would...

07 Jun2012June 7, 2012
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School Is Out For Summer ~ Time for Kids Yoga

  With Summer officially here the kids couldn’t be more excited! Fun in the sun, running in the sprinklers, picnics in the park, and all the outdoor activities you can think of that we never seem to get around to during the school year. Take the time this summer to encourage your children to truly...

28 May2012May 28, 2012
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Kids Yoga Guide shares Peace, Love & Happiness this Memorial Day!

Kids Yoga Guide Peace, Love & Happiness this Memorial Day On this Memorial Day our suggestion is to draw our awareness to the aspect of peace, rather than focusing on any negative effects of war. Let us share with our children the hope that there will be no need for war in our future. By...

23 May2012May 23, 2012
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Why Implement Kids Yoga at Your School?

As the school day wears on, even the most creative teachers lose students to boredom and disinterest. Many schools are learning that yoga is an invigorating and effective break. In just 15 to 20 minutes, children gain benefits from yogic wiggling and self-reflection. Giving students the opportunity to free their bodies, giggle in and out...

21 May2012May 21, 2012
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Max Shares his love for Kids Yoga (Video)

httpv://youtu.be/ZTmhF3rUbss I just stumbled across this video over the weekend as was happy to see a couple of familiar faces. I taught private yoga sessions to Max a few years ago and also trained Miranda to teach Kids Yoga back in 2010. 😉 To find more about Julie, visit her web site http://juliehammerstein.com and Miranda...

14 May2012May 14, 2012
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Imaginative Kids Yoga: Active Story Time

Once in a blue moon children gathered together to hear stories, create images in their mind of wonder and beauty, learn ethics about being human and caring for our plants and animals.  Today the story continues and in a yoga room you can find more than children gathering to listen and imagine (although sometimes we...