Category Archives : Children


Handbook of Mindfulness in Education

I’m please to announce that the Handbook of Mindfulness in Education has been published! This important resource includes chapters by leaders, movers, and shakers in the Mindfulness Education movement, including well-known authors such as Dan Siegel, Patricia Jennings, and Susan Kaiser-Greenland. The Handbook of Mindfulness Education was edited by Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Rob Roeser, experts on […]

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Yoga and Mindfulness Professional Development Workshops for Educators and Schools

Best Practices for Yoga in Schools

A wonderful new resource for people wanting to share yoga in schools has been published: Best Practices for Yoga in Schools edited by Traci Childress and Jennifer Cohen Harper of Little Flower Yoga.  27 leaders in field of Yoga in School (both practice and research) came together to offer best practices on: Curriculum Staffing and Training Safety, […]


Q & A Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training

With my next Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training right around the corner, I thought I would take the opportunity to share my answers to some of the common questions I get about the training. Next training starts on March 19 at Semperviva Sea Studio. Click here to register.   What is your background and how does it prepare […]

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Yoga for Early Childhood Education

5 Simple Ways to Bring Yoga to School

As my upcoming Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for School workshop rapidly approaches, I’ve been contemplating my Top 5 ways to simply and effectively bring yoga into the classroom. 1. Start with Yourself! In my humble opinion, having your own practice is the number one way to positively influence your students and your colleagues. Be the […]


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The Children’s Studio: A New Space for Yoga and Art in Vancouver

I am so excited about Josephine Chan’s new studio space opening in October in Vancouver, BC: The Children’s Studio. Josephine’s vision is for a space for kids to explore music, stories, games, breathwork and art to build body- and self-awareness. She understands that everything can be yoga when infused with values of exploration, patience, kindness, and compassion. I met Josephine […]


Kids’ Yoga for Adults – A Profound Practice for Healing and Growth

The next 95-hour Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training is right around the corner (June 25 – July 9, 2015) and I am SO excited. I told a friend of mine the other day that this training is like my Disneyland – two solid weeks of joy-filled inspirational play, stories, songs, artwork, dance, and yoga adventures in […]

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Workshop: Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for Special Education & Counselling

I’m excited to announce that Maggie Denison and I will be co-hosting a workshop on July 11, 2015 on applying yoga and mindfulness practices to promote the well-being of young people with special needs and their caregivers. Maggie is coming all the way from Ontario – so don’t miss it! She is a skilled and experienced yoga […]


Contemplative Education Programs: New Tools for School

There is a recent growing movement to bring yoga and mindfulness practices into school settings with the goal of promoting healthy, happy students and teachers, and a positive classroom climate: the contemplative education movement. Contemplative education programs integrate secular contemplative practices, such as meditation or yoga poses, into existing school curricula.   Although research on […]

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Yoga for Kids

Are Yoga and Mindfulness Practices Really Beneficial for Youth?

I have had the amazing fortune to bring yoga and mindfulness practices to hundreds of young people; to witness the joy and peace that they experience when practicing children’s yoga; to hear their feedback that yoga helps them feel in control, calm, and relaxed; to hear countless stories from teachers how yoga has helped their students become […]