Category Archives : Teaching Tips


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: Educators questions about sharing yoga and mindfulness with young people

At my last Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for School workshop, there were so many wonderful questions. Alas, with just 5 hours together, we only began to scratch the surface of this important topic. I thought I would address some of the questions here because many educators are likely to have similar questions.   What are a […]


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 […]

Yoga for Early Childhood Education

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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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

ABCs of Yoga