This month, I focused on Gratitude. In his book, The Yoga Sutras, Patanjali describes five Yamas as personal disciplines to becoming a responsible, productive, and happy person. One of the Yamas is Aparigraha, which is translated as "greedlessness" or only possessing what is … [Read more...] about 12 Practices of Gratitude
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Last month at Kids Yoga Stories, I focused on Ahimsa (~Kindness). Ahimsa is one of the behavioral disciplines (Yamas) along the path of yoga. Ahimsa can be translated as "Non-Violence", or Kindness to ourselves, others, and the environment. Practice Ahimsa - 15 ways that you … [Read more...] about The Practice of Ahimsa: 15 Acts of Kindness
I was thrilled to contribute to Becky's Kid World Citizen blog! Here is the article that I wrote, reflecting on what I learned from Yoga Teacher Training: 10 Things that I Learned from Yoga Teacher Training When I signed up for Yoga Teacher Training in 2005, I wanted to deepen … [Read more...] about 10 Things that I Learned from Yoga Teacher Training
Over the years I have collected a number of children's books about Australia from being a Kindergarten teacher in Sydney and gifts from relatives. The list includes a mix of new and classic books from Australia. Do you have any other recommendations for books about Australia? We … [Read more...] about 12 Children’s Books About Australia
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This month at Kids Yoga Stories, I focused on Tapas. Tapas is one of the personal disciplines (Niyamas) along the path of yoga. It could be translated as being self disciplined and courageous to follow one's true Passion. In the Spirit of Yoga by Cat de Rham & Michelle … [Read more...] about 15 ways to Live the Life you Want
Sophia’s Jungle Adventure was based on my own travels to Costa Rica. I spent a day hiking to the waterfalls near Volcano Arenal. In the jungle yoga story, Sophia and her family act out what they see and hear on their own hike. As they follow along with Sophia, readers fly like a … [Read more...] about Jungle Yoga Book Ideas
In July, my focus at Kids Yoga Stories was on Latin America. I lived in Guatemala for five years as a Primary School Teacher and still feel a special connection to the culture and language. Recommended places to visit in Latin America: Tulum, Mexico is a laid back town on the … [Read more...] about 6 Recommended Places to Visit in Latin America
This month's focus at Kids Yoga Stories is on Latin America. I've been posting volcano pictures, books ideas, travel blogs, recommended guidebooks, and the like on my Kids Yoga Stories Facebook Page. Of course, I had to make a list of cool rainforest books - with fond memories … [Read more...] about 6 Rainforest Books for Children
This month I focused on Santosha (translated as contentment), one of the five personal disciplines in the Yoga philosophy. I thought a lot about how we can be happy within the pressures and stresses of our modern day world. 10 practices you can do to make Happiness a … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Make Happiness a Daily Practice
I was flattered to be interviewed by Lane Kennedy, the co-leader of the San Francisco Mompreneurs group and featured as the June Mompreneur. Check out the interview below and see how I started the creative process to bring the Kids Yoga Stories alive. I can't emphasize … [Read more...] about How did Kids Yoga Stories get started?
I'm super excited to announce the release of ANNA AND HER RAINBOW-COLORED YOGA MATS - a yogi-inspired story of Anna who finds happiness on her yoga mat at recess time. Check it out to see if her friends accept her and join the fun! Great gift for a 4 to 8 year old if you are … [Read more...] about What is One Way to Teach Children about Happiness?
I am excited to announce my first published book Sophia's Jungle Adventure, a story about Sophia and her family as they journey through a Costa Rican jungle. It is a kids yoga sequence (for ages four to eight) woven around a story and includes a List of Kids Yoga Poses and a … [Read more...] about What is One Way to get Children into Action?
Come check out our Kids Yoga Stories Facebook page and get tidbits of fun, yoga, reading, and adventure. Share your "I am Yoga" pictures with snaps of you and your children 'out and about' doing yoga poses. Above is my teacher, Katie Manitsas, from Jivamukti Yoga Sydney with … [Read more...] about How can I get regular tips on reading, movement, and fun?
I am a Tree Swaying in the Wind, Javonna Rose. Please send us pictures of you or children doing yoga poses while on on your journeys 'out and about' - on a hike, going to the zoo, in the playground, on a plane, sailing on a boat, riding a horse, at gymnastics class or wherever … [Read more...] about “I am Yoga” Project