Tag Archives : kids’ 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 […]


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 […]

Jo, Jacquie, & Kids Hobermansphere

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 […]


Kids’ Yoga for Adults – A Profound Practice for Healing and Growth

The next 95-hour Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training is right around the corner (June 25 – July 9, 2015) and I am SO excited. I told a friend of mine the other day that this training is like my Disneyland – two solid weeks of joy-filled inspirational play, stories, songs, artwork, dance, and yoga adventures in […]

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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