12 Feb2011February 12, 2011

Chinese New Year Kids Yoga Class

By Donna Freeman I love creating holiday inspired children’s yoga classes. Chinese New Year is an ideal holiday to help young yogis explore the world, celebrate their individual strengths and increase inter-cultural awareness and understanding. First tell the legend of how the Chinese Zodiac came to be. (Listen to Cora Wen explain this in greater detail in...

04 Feb2011February 4, 2011

Camp Gratitude- Yoga Camp for Kids

Spring Break March 28th – April 1st, 9am-1pm daily.  Only $189  Ages 4-10 Self-discovery through creative activities and play Confidence & creativity through theatrical games & singing Peace through yoga, meditation & yogic breathing Self-expression through dance, music & drum circle World awareness through stories, mandalas & play Growing gratitude awareness in our children’s lives...

01 Feb2011February 1, 2011

BYOBaby Yoga ~ Mommy & Me Yoga ~ New Class ~ Thursdays at 2pm at Belly Bliss

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCfyxX3OTMQ My daughter Grace is showing up on of our exercises, where moms strengthen legs and arms while interacting with their little ones. ! So much fun! 😉 The demand is high for Baby Yoga Classes, so we have added another class.  Moms just had a baby? This class is great for you if you...

31 Jan2011January 31, 2011

Kids Yoga Games

Yoga practice requires a balance of focus and playfulness. Many teachers (myself included) can get bogged down in the “seriousness” of yoga practice, and lose sight of the joy inherent in moving the body, expressing one’s intention to experience happiness, and simply being in a room full of other yogis. When I find myself getting...

20 Jan2011January 20, 2011

The Mommy Lobby

A karma yogi flexes her substantial political muscle in favor of family time. By Diane Anderson Joan Blades is one busy woman. She and her husband sold Berkeley Systems, the software company that created the once ubiquitous flying toasters screensavers, for millions in 1997. In 1998, she cofounded MoveOn.org, which has since grown into a...

10 Jan2011January 10, 2011

Making it Personal – Helping Kids Understand the Power of Yoga is Key to Commitment

Helping children to understand why they are learning yoga is critical to gaining their buy-in and long-term commitment to the practice.  Yes, it is fun.  But, it’s also very beneficial for over all health and well-being. Knowing a little bit about your students will help you provide the appropriate answer to the question, “Why should...

09 Jan2011January 9, 2011

An A+ for School Yoga for Kids

By now, most of us in the green-minded community (and beyond!) are well-versed in the mental and physical health benefits of yoga: A regular practice increases flexibility, strength, posture, and even lung capacity (thanks to the emphasis on deep breathing), and decreases feelings of stress, irritability, anxiety, and depression. When done mindfully and with the...

04 Jan2011January 4, 2011

Cold outside? Indoor Activities for Kids- Yoga!

He’s trained NFL stars and top Hollywood celebrities, but at today’s Child photo shoot, Boston-based yoga guru Baron Baptiste faces a different type of tough customer: rows of 4- to 8-year-olds from local public schools, all ready to twist themselves into poses with names like Warrior and Downward Dog. And this is no group of...

21 Dec2010December 21, 2010

Yoga in School part 3 of 3

By Jodi Mardesich Modifying Your Methodology The introduction of yoga into schools has not come without some controversy, however. When Yoga Ed. founder Tara Guber introduced the program to a school in Aspen, Colorado, school officials and fundamentalist parents opposed having yoga in their children’s school, claiming it to be a religion. As a solution...

07 Dec2010December 7, 2010

Kids’ TV time linked to bad habits part 1

By Amanda Gardner (Health.com) — Young children who watch a lot of TV aren’t just missing out on more stimulating activities. They may also be destined for problems at school and unhealthier habits later in life, new research suggests. Each additional hour of TV that toddlers watch per week translates into poorer classroom behavior, lower...