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Yoga and Mindfulness Tools for School Workshop Oct. 1, 2016

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. When: Oct. 1, 2016 10 am – 6pm Where: Sacred Space Community […]

Yoga for Youth

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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Yoga In Action: The Yamas

Man – have you ever had a week in which thing after thing seems to go wrong? Well, I’m having one of those weeks! Today all I could do is laugh and marvel at the consistency of one challenge after another and think, “Thank goodness for yoga!” For me, yoga isn’t what happens while I’m […]


Yoga Books by Sandy Stream

Check out these wonderful books by Sandy Stream at River-Speaks. They combine asana with yogic-wisdom in her beautiful stories. I especially love the book “Feathers” that offers insight to people of all ages on how to address turbulent emotions, such as loss and grief from the perspective of mindfulness and social-emotional learning. 

Sandy Stream Yoga Books

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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 […]