Hola, Are you a teacher with Spanish speakers in your class? Are you on a mission to celebrate diversity with your students or children? Are you interested in yoga and mindfulness resources in foreign languages? We have compiled below a list of yoga and mindfulness resources … [Read more...] about Yoga and Mindfulness Activities in Spanish (for Hispanic Heritage Month)
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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)
Today, we would love to introduce you to one of our Kids Yoga Stories Ambassadors, May Murray, who explains how she used surveys to prove the benefits of mindfulness for her students. She is a school counselor in a public school in Aurora, Colorado. In this video below, May … [Read more...] about How a School Counselor Proved the Benefits of Mindfulness for Students through Data Collection
Do you feel something is holding you back from introducing mindfulness practices to your children? Are you not sure what mindfulness really is? Cassandra Troughton, our Community Coordinator, helps us bust 7 mindfulness myths. Sometimes, we wait and wait and wait… We … [Read more...] about 7 Mindfulness Myths to Bust!
Today’s story has been graciously written by Cassandra Troughton, a teacher’s assistant working in a special education classroom in Canada. Mindfulness came into my life as I was deep into my own self-education. I began practicing mindfulness, along with the techniques and … [Read more...] about Mindfulness Club: The Story of How a Teacher Took Her Mindfulness Club Online
Today, we would love to introduce you to our newest Kids Yoga Stories Ambassador, Angie Morton-Locke. She is the founder of Believe In and a yoga instructor from Canada. She currently offers yoga, wellness, and mindfulness classes to schools via video. She shared a super-easy … [Read more...] about Easy Yoga Game to Combine Movement, Mindfulness, and Math for Students
Maybe you’re indoors on a rainy summer day, or maybe you’re looking for something different to do in the backyard. In any case, why not try acting out these popular summer activities for kids through yoga poses! Start by making a list of your favorite summertime … [Read more...] about 5 Summer Activities for Kids Yoga
As my daughter’s school year comes to a close, I find myself thinking of ways to integrate yoga into our summer days together. I aim to create yoga as a lifestyle for our family. Embracing all the facets of the yoga philosophy is important to me: including sitting silently, … [Read more...] about Summer Yoga Ideas for Kids (+ Printable Poster)
My daughter is terrified of spiders! My husband has taught her to be afraid of spiders from his upbringing in Australia. With all the poisonous spiders in his homeland, the children are taught to stay away from spiders and to always check dark places before putting their hands … [Read more...] about Insect and Bug Yoga for Kids
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 written by Cassandra Troughton, a teacher’s assistant working in a special education classroom in Canada. As we approach Thanksgiving here in the United States, we use this as a reminder of the importance of gratitude. But of course, gratitude … [Read more...] about That Gratitude Attitude: 5 Fun and Easy Daily Gratitude Activities for Kids
We often hear from our Kids Yoga Stories community that they need help with securing funding for school yoga programs. There are in fact several ways to get funding, including local donors, community groups, grants, or professional development funds. Today, I would love you to … [Read more...] about Success Story: Grant for a School Yoga and Mindfulness Program
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.
Please welcome our guest writer today, Denise Shields, who is a preschool teacher from Virginia. When she had to close her preschool last year due to COVID restrictions, Denise brought her preschool program online to offer a virtual experience to young children. Today, she shares … [Read more...] about Mindfulness in Preschool: Tips for Teaching Yoga to Children Virtually
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