Baby animals are so incredibly cute, right! We just recently bought a digital photo frame, and looking back over the years, there is one thing in common with the photos of my daughter. She is often holding baby animals—whether it’s a piglet, chick, kitten, or puppy. She loves … [Read more...] about Baby Animals Yoga for Animal Lovers!
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Back to School in the northern hemisphere means welcoming the signs of fall. The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing colors, and we all get ready for colder weather. Yoga poses were first created thousands of years ago by modeling the natural … [Read more...] about 10 Autumn Yoga Poses for Kids (+ Printable Poster)
As we settle into months of home learning, I thought it would be fun to share a few DIY yoga games that you could make at home or with your students via video. Parents often ask how to add physical activities that are creative and get the wiggles out, especially during … [Read more...] about DIY Yoga Games for Transition Times
I am absolutely terrified of horses! After being bucked off a horse when I was young, that was it! Since then, I have had an irrational fear of these huge, majestic animals. It has certainly caused my angst during my travels over the years! Luckily, my daughter does not … [Read more...] about Horse Yoga Poses for Kids – Giddyup!
Back to School also means a day off with family to honor the economic and social contributions of workers in our communities for Labor Day. The United States Department of Labor defines this special day as: "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor … [Read more...] about Labor Day Yoga Poses for Kids: Inspired by Occupations
How do we successfully integrate yoga in schools? Teachers are hearing about the benefits of yoga in the classroom. Documentaries are being filmed showing the before-and-after transformation of classrooms since they have added yoga and mindfulness to their daily … [Read more...] about 16 Keys to a Successful School Yoga Program
Below is a list of basic chair yoga poses, which are ancient yoga poses that have been adapted to practice using a chair. These chair yoga poses could be used in your classroom, homeschool, or in a small space for transitions, movement breaks, or for introducing a new topic. The … [Read more...] about 40 Kid-Friendly Chair Yoga Poses
When I asked a group of kindergarten teachers which challenges in the classroom kept them up at night, here’s what they said: Their bodies need to move, and they have a hard time sitting still.Their engines are running high, and they have a hard time settling down.They are … [Read more...] about How to Get Started with Yoga in the Classroom (+Printable Poster)
Last week, my daughter and I were watching the gymnastics at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. I was explaining to her why Simone Biles, one of the greatest athletes in the world, decided to pull out of the US team finals. She realized that her mental health was at risk. She … [Read more...] about What I Learned from the School Yoga Bootcamp (And Simone Biles)
Dogs are people’s best friends, right! My daughter was attacked by a dog when she was two, so she was terrified of dogs for years. If a dog was anywhere in sight, she would scream and jump up into my arms. It was heart-breaking for her to go through so much fear, especially … [Read more...] about Calling All Dog-Lovers: Try Dog Yoga!
Bring the fun of camping to your home, studio, or classroom through imagination and movement - try these camping yoga poses for kids and read these recommended camping books for kids! We love camping! My family did loads of camping when we were kids, so it’s super exciting … [Read more...] about 25 Camping Yoga Pose Ideas for Kids (+ Printable Poster)
Being from Vancouver, Sydney, and Boston, we are definitely an ocean-loving family (and that includes ocean yoga poses too). I grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia, in a beachside town, and we spent our summers camping down the Northwest Coast. Some of my favorite childhood … [Read more...] about 5 Ocean Yoga Poses for Kids (Printable Poster)
Can you imagine a large group of four-year-olds all focused and engaged in yoga poses with their teacher? Yes, Jodi is one of those teachers who is making this happen. Jodi is a PE teacher and provides 15-minute yoga games for four different Kindergarten to 2nd Grade … [Read more...] about How to Do Yoga Games with Large Groups of Kids (Printable Poster)
Happy Independence Day! We have been living in our adopted country of United States for over eleven years now and finally getting into the groove of the July 4th cookout. Given that my hubby is Australian, we love the idea of an all-day barbecue. I'd love to share … [Read more...] about Independence Day for Kids Yoga
Oh, Canada! Though I left my birthplace of Canada over twenty years ago, the country is still my home. I miss the British Columbian forests, animals, camping, culture, and hiking. To ensure that our daughter grows up knowing about her heritage, we have lots of … [Read more...] about Celebrate Canada Day with Kids Yoga