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How to Calm a Class (or a Child) Using Mindfulness

We've all seen and heard kids having a tantrum. The heart-stopping, blood vessel constricting panic it sends me into is unforgettable.   Kids that are yelling, shouting at each other, throwing things, and running around all in the same place is equally, if not more,...

Why You Shouldn’t Believe these 5 Myths of Teaching Yoga to Kids

I hear this all the time: oh you teach kid’s yoga? How fun! They must love it and be so calm and flexible! You must be really good at the splits by now, huh? Yeah, no. I go to yoga for myself every morning and I teach 5 kids yoga classes every day and I still can’t do...

Kid’s Yoga Story Lesson Plan based on the book Not a Box

Kid’s yoga lessons can be hard to plan. I know because I used to spend hours every week planning and rewriting lesson plans for my students aged 5-10. I teach five 40 min lessons a day, 5 days a week. That was a lot of planning! Now I write up outlines of lesson plans...

Kids Yoga Sequences that Keep Kids Engaged

When teaching kids yoga, most of the time you want to get the kids moving and keep them active. You also want to give them time to relax, breathe, and feel calm.  Finding a balance between the two can be tricky when you are teaching little kids or very active and...

Enticing Partner Games that Teach Mindfulness for Kids

Teaching mindfulness to kids doesn’t have to be to just boring sitting still and breathing. In fact, mindfulness should be engaging and fun for kids to get excited about it. It should feel like it’s something they can relate to. I have taught mindfulness to kids at my...