Children’s Yoga

Six Intriguing Yoga Definitions You Probably Didn’t Know


Become a Yoga Teacher for Kids
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If you’re not a yoga expert, some of the terms we use might be unfamiliar to you. At The Yoga Kids, we always explain to our students the meaning of any non-English words used in our classes, so I thought it would be helpful to offer this short “yoga dictionary” […]

Helping Your Child through Stressful Times


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This week has been, to say the least, a very difficult one for everyone in Canada, the U.S., and the world. The tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut shook us all to the core. Many children were exposed to this unspeakable horror as it happened, and as it has […]

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Holiday Vacation Screen Time


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If you’re over 25, you may recall an astonishing era in history when children spent their vacations quite happily with no electronic screens at all. No iPods, ePads, iPhones, eScreens, VTechs, Leapsters, Kindles, Xboxes, Playstations, PS3s, or Wiis.

No texting, Netflix, computer games, 24/7 mind-numbing cartoon channels, or unlimited DVD libraries either.
And somehow, […]

A Boy and His Journal


Kids Yoga Teacher Training
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Children are more giving, and more forgiving, when they write in a journal. Journaling allows kids to more readily accept themselves for who they are, which in turn allows them to understand and accept others in the same way.

If you’ve ever journaled, then you already know what a wonderfully cleansing practice it […]

“When I look at a child, I see a big soul in a small body.”


Become a Yoga Teacher for Kids
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“When I look at a child, I see a big soul in a small body.”
– Shakta Khalsa

The title of this week’s blog is a quote from Shakta Khalsa, my mentor and friend, and one of the world’s leading experts in children’s yoga. She is truly a giant in her field […]

Yoga and Games


Children´s Yoga Teacher Trainig
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Even little ones can receive benefits from yoga practice. Yoga for kids is a sound way to improve concentration, boost immunity and add strength and flexibility to your child’s health. Yoga can also help teach children invaluable tools for coping with stress throughout their lives. For now maybe they only have to […]

“But Mom, it’s too cold outside!”


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“But Mom, it’s too cold outside!”
If any month signals the grand entrance of winter in Ontario, it’s November. There’s no denying the chill any more. Fleeces, woolens, and footed PJs are out in regular rotation now, along with sniffling noses, dry coughs, and dry skin.

Many Toronto-area homes also see an increased use […]

Autumn Present


Children´s Yoga Teacher Trainig
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A child stops to examine a red leaf on the driveway, even while we rush to get him into the car. Then, at the first red light, we realize that taking that minute to examine this leaf would not have made us any earlier or later in our rushed, over scheduled day.
It […]

The Positive Effects of Yoga in Children With ADHD


Children´s Yoga Teacher Trainig
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Yoga is not necessarily considered a children’s activity. However, over recent years more and more studios have begun to offer yoga classes specially tailored to younger students. The main reason for this is that yoga is being found to have a very positive influence on children. A number of studies regarding yoga […]

As I Live and Breathe!


Kids Yoga Teacher Training
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When I was a child in India, my father and I practiced yoga together almost every day. Some days were short sessions to start a busy day of school and appointments. Other days we had long sessions with advanced poses and meditations. But controlled, deep breathing – Pranayama — was central to […]