Please welcome K’Cee, a therapist and educator who is sharing an important article on the history of Black History Month and how important the ancient yoga practice is to the African American people. She will also share eight yoga poses with matching affirmations to honor the … [Read more...] about Black History Month for Kids: Affirmations and Yoga Poses to Honor Black Historical Figures
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Transitions can be hard for children. Starting a fresh new year can be one of those times that are challenging for some kids. Some children have been away visiting family, some have had very active or very lazy holidays, and even others have traveled to faraway places over the … [Read more...] about 5 Positive Affirmations + 5 Yoga Poses for the New Year
Please welcome our guest writer today, Deirdre Drombolis, who works in Northern Canada in several First Nations schools. I had the pleasure of meeting Deirdre in our School Yoga Bootcamp this past summer. Together, we have been working on creating some Seven Grandfather Teachings … [Read more...] about Embrace the Teachings of Indigenous Peoples through Movement and Affirmations
We are excited to introduce Angie, a first-grade teacher, to share Black History, Culture, and Heritage affirmations that her students came up with to honor Black History Month here in the United States for the month of February. She also shares a list of books to honor the … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Black History Month: Books and Affirmations for Your Classroom
How to adapt yoga for diverse students? We’ve heard from our Kids Yoga Stories community about the challenges of adapting yoga and mindfulness practices when working with children of diverse needs. We hope that by sharing each other’s tips and strategies, we can find … [Read more...] about How to Adapt Yoga for Diverse Students
Yoga and mindfulness for teens is a topic many of you have asked us to write about. We thought it would be great to bring in someone who has recently worked with teens herself. Introducing our Community Coordinator and Educational Assistant, Cassandra Troughton. Cassandra shares … [Read more...] about How to Get Teens Engaged in Yoga and Mindfulness (and Off Their Phones)
Are you a kids yoga teacher or instructor looking to teach yoga in schools (and get paid for it)? You offer amazing services that make a difference in the lives of children. You understand the value of bringing yoga to kids. Yoga can help kids with: Anxiety management … [Read more...] about How to Teach Yoga in Schools (And Get Paid for It!)
Today’s article has been written by our in-house guest writer, Cassandra Troughton, who is a teacher’s assistant working in a special education classroom in Canada. Educators are focusing more on Social-Emotional Learning right now to combat the negative effects of the pandemic, … [Read more...] about 7 PRACTICAL and EASY Tips for Incorporating SEL in the Classroom!
“Valentine’s Day is not about what you love,” Foxy explained. “It’s about who you love.”(Foxy in Love, by Emma Dodd) This post contains Amazon affiliate links. My daughter and I used this book, Foxy in Love, to talk about the meaning of Valentine’s Day. We talked about all … [Read more...] about I LOVE YOU Yoga
Valentine's Day is almost here. Even though every day is "love day" for those around us, this special day makes us stop and think about what love means to each of us. It's also a great opportunity to talk to our children about love and happiness. As a teacher, I always … [Read more...] about 5 Heart-Opening Valentine’s Day Yoga Poses for Kids (+ Printable Poster)
Have you wanted to practice mudras with your students? You probably have and didn’t even realize it! Mudras can be translated as “seal” or “gesture” in Sanskrit. These hand gestures are commonly used in many yoga practices, including breathing techniques, mindfulness … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Hand Mudras for Kids
Today’s article has been graciously shared by Cassandra Troughton, a teacher’s assistant working in a special education classroom in Canada. Hello, everybody! My name is Cassandra. I am an educational assistant for a special needs class at Edmonton Public Schools, and I am … [Read more...] about What is Heart Coherence? The Science Behind Mindfulness.
Below is an excerpt from a post titled “Growth Mindset Yoga Free Printable” that I wrote for Moments A Day, a popular parenting resource created by Chelsea Lee Smith, a mother and certified parent educator. Follow the link below to read the whole growth mindset yoga article and … [Read more...] about How to Build a Growth Mindset through Yoga Poses for Kids
This month's focus at Kids Yoga Stories is on Self-Esteem. I believe that feeling confident is linked with having love and meaningful friendships in our lives. A great way to talk to children about these topics is through reading a book together, and using the story as a … [Read more...] about 10 Children’s Books about Love and Friendship
Don’t you wish that you could just push a magic button and be transported to a gorgeous beach to relax under the sun and listen to the ocean waves? Maybe your “happy place” is somewhere different, but I’m sure you can empathize with the desire to just escape somewhere to reboot … [Read more...] about 5 Restorative Yoga Poses for Kids, Teens, and Grownups to Reduce Stress