Category Archives : Yoga for Kids


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 […]

Teen Meditating

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 […]


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 […]

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The ABCs of Teaching Yoga

The ABCs of Teaching Yoga: Autonomy, Belonging, and Competence* Research based on Ryan and Deci’s self-determination theory indicates that when people experience a sense of autonomy, belonging (relatedness), and competence, they feel self-motivated. Incorporating the ABCs into classes may help students become more engaged in what they are doing, foster their psychological well-being, and increase […]