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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 […]

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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 […]


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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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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 […]

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Why I Love Teaching Kids’ Yoga

In my opinion, I have the best job in the world. I’m a kids’ yoga teacher, and I have the wonderful fortune to look forward to going to “work” everyday. When was the last time you got to race around gleefully playing freeze tag (with yoga poses, of course)? The last time you danced with […]