In this period of social distancing, we hope that you and your families are well and thriving.
With so much of what we do on hold — self care and community consciousness hold unprecedented priority, and the principles and practices of yoga are more … [Read More...]
Repost below, from the New York Times, an article from OM Schooled founder Sarah Herrington on the importance of ethics, with codes and consequences, in the field of teaching yoga. Of course we have the yamas and niyamas, but we should consider more as a … [Read More...]
Early last month I taught a 4th/5th grade yoga class for the first time. For some reason, I left feeling that it was the worst class I had ever taught. The children were acting silly and wouldn't listen to me at all. I kept getting louder but nothing was … [Read More...]
It is possible for you and your children to take yoga breaks on the go, without looking or feeling ridiculous. Here are three tips to get you started!
(1) Parks and Playgrounds
Use the space to stretch in an appropriate environment, either with your … [Read More...]
Why is family yoga so powerful? Everything works better with alignment and integration, including families. Yoga provides a space for family members to re-pattern energy flow to feel more grounded, centered and elevated as individuals and more connected … [Read More...]
By Craig Hanauer E-RYT 500 CYT
Over the past 15 years of teaching yoga to children I have come to appreciate what an amazing activity yoga is for supporting speech, language and literacy development. As children many of us were told to sit still and … [Read More...]
Participants at a YEAS training in LA - Learning about sensory integration
Sensory Integration (aka "Sensory Processing") refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral … [Read More...]
This week on the YEAS blog we are talking to Craig Hanauer, a fellow yogi and childrens' yoga instructor at Every Kid's Yoga. Take a moment to read about the ways in which he agrees that yoga has a huge, positive impact on the special needs … [Read More...]
For all of you still having to “fight” for more active play/yoga/mindfulness/nature time with early learners, check out this must-read-and-share article in the Washington Post: The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues.
It … [Read More...]
1) Breathing encourages mindfulness
Mindfulness means slowing down and paying attention to the most basic elements of life. What can you hear in silence? What is your brain really focusing on? Break it down into bite-size chunks and you'll begin to … [Read More...]