Category Archives : Yoga


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, […]

Yoga and Mindfulness Professional Development Workshops for Educators and Schools

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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 […]


What Makes Asana Unique to Other Forms of Exercise?

Recently I had a great question asking: How does asana practice differ from other types of exercise? Couldn’t any type of physical movement count as asana? As with most yoga-related questions, my response is: It depends. From a completely anatomical/physical standpoint, asana sequences have been created to move the body in all three axes: the […]

Kids' Yoga Teacher Training

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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 […]


Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for School Workshop: November 14

Join me for my upcoming workshop for educators that offers insights on integrating yoga and mindfulness practices into school settings (preschool, elementary school, and high school). You’ll also learn some self-care practices to allow you to be the best you can be and avoid burnout. Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for School Workshop with Jacqueline Maloney […]

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At What Age Can Kids Start Yoga?

People often ask me to suggest ways they can introduce their infants and toddlers to yoga. I think the best way parents and caregivers can bring yoga into the lives of their children is by committing to their own practice – especially the yamas and niyamas – and working on being really present with their children with a […]


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 […]

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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 […]