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Summer yoga ideas for kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Summer Yoga Ideas for Kids

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, breathing together, teaching my daughter how […]

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Celebrate Canada Day through Easy Yoga Postures for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Celebrate Canada Day with Kids Yoga

Oh, Canada! Though I left my birthplace of Canada fifteen 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 Canadian-themed books, stuffed animals, figurines, and puzzles. With Canada Day coming […]

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SMART Goals: August & September, 2014

Is summer really over? But it’s still warm here in New England! We had a fabulous August, with all of our family visiting from Canada. They even humored me with a photo shoot on the beach in various yoga poses (see picture below). So cute! Now for September, when it’s time to concentrate on back-to-school […]

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Benefits of Yoga

Best of 2013: Benefits of Yoga

As you know, yoga is more than practicing a Downward-Facing Dog Pose at your local yoga studio.  It is an ancient philosophy that includes breathing techniques, relaxation, character education, mindfulness, and physical postures. The most popular question that readers ask is why they should practice yoga with their  children and how do they get started […]

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Family Yoga and Travel Books Giveaway

Introducing the Family Yoga and Travel Contest Giveaway by Family on the Loose and Kids Yoga Stories Enter contest at bottom of the post via the Rafflecopter online giveaway tool. I’m excited to introduce you to Bill Richards and Ashley Steel, authors of Family on the Loose: The art of traveling with kids. We were avid […]

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Visit Mexico City through Kids Yoga

I have been dreaming of traveling to Mexico since we went to the Mexican Riviera a couple of years ago.  We love the warm weather, friendly people, interesting history, beautiful beaches, intriguing wildlife, and quaint towns.  It’s a place to visit time and time again. We hope to take our daughter to Mexico one day, […]

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14 Screen-Free Summer Fun Kids Activities

I’ve been noticing a lot of primary school aged children hanging out looking bored and playing on their iPhones, as my 2-year-old daughter and I have been playing at our local playgrounds this past week.  It got me thinking about ways to get children having fun and being active this summer. Fourteen ways to have […]

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Introducing Papua New Guinea to Children

It is a pleasure to introduce you to Chelsea from Multicultural Kid Blogs, who is running a series of posts introducing the country of Papua New Guinea to children in celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Introducing Papua New Guinea to Children Papua New Guinea is a country perhaps few people have heard about or […]

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A trip to Bali, “Island of the Gods”

This post is part of our “Bali” focus of the month at Kids Yoga Stories.  Each month, we alternate between a country and a yoga principle (yama/niyama).  I’m honored to introduce you to Katy Paterson, who is a travel and lifestyle writer currently living in Singapore with her Australian husband.  Read about her travels on her […]

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Why Do You Love Teaching Yoga to Children?

This “passion” post is part of our monthly theme at Kids Yoga Stories.  I have been reflecting on the love of teaching yoga to children. Our family is creating a yoga practice together, making it up as we go along.  At home.  In the park.  At the airport.  Wherever we go, there’s our yoga practice.  […]

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Farm Kids Yoga ideas | Kids Yoga Stories

Farm Kids Yoga

“Moo, moo.  Bow, wow.” Our daughter loves animals. Who knows if it started with our family’s love of Sandra Boynton’s Moo, Baa, La, La, La.  But she’s hooked.  She also loves yoga. So, when it’s time to play, it seems only natural that we would bring the farm into our living room through movement. If […]

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Zoo Yoga

Kim and Amanda, two teachers/moms,  from The Educators’ Spin On It asked me to write an article about how to incorporate yoga into our daily lives.  As busy parents, we look to spend quality time with our children that involves something fun, active, and meaningful.  Creating a Family Yoga experience together does just that. Here […]

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20 ways to jazz up your kids yoga jungle journey | Kids Yoga Stories

Jungle Yoga Book Ideas

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 toucan, slither […]

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