Kids Yoga Teacher Training

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you know that I don’t promote products or events very often.  But today I am making an exception because I believe that Yoga-Recess in Schools is something everyone can easily get behind – no matter where you live, whether you practice yoga or not, whether you have children or not.  You don’t even have to contribute a dime if you don’t want to – and you can still make a huge difference.

Yoga-Recess in Schools is a national campaign by the Yoga Health Foundation based in Los Angeles, California, which provides free instructional videos and lesson plans for teachers to easily integrate yoga into their classroom schedules, in a fun and encouraging way.

This coming Friday, January 25 will be the culmination of this year’s campaign to get yoga into more schools, with hundreds of participating school teachers and organizations involved.  It’s particularly important these days for many reasons, not least of which is the gradual but continual reduction in school physical education programs.  Many children only have physical education class once per week, so schools are seeking alternative ways to get their students moving.

Become a Yoga Teacher for Kids

Classroom teachers love integrating yoga into their daily routine because their students can get their energy out while at the same time improving their focus on studies.  Teachers see less hyperactivity, less emotional outbursts, and less oppositional behavior in children when yoga becomes a part of the day.

I probably don’t have to tell you that yoga balances our minds and bodies, that effective, deep breathing improves your health and mental being, and that yoga’s movement and stretches improve your physical health and ability.  And I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that it does the same for children, who are under more stress now than they have ever been, with busy extracurricular schedules, increased testing, and possibly a great deal of daily exposure to electronics.  Kids often don’t get the amount of daily exercise they need, and this could explain why childhood obesity is becoming epidemic.

So supporting Yoga-Recess in Schools really is a support for everyone’s future – really, the world’s future.    I truly believe this, and I hope that you do too.  Each one of us can make a difference, a positive change – one yoga supporter at a time.

The best part is that it’s free and easy to support this campaign.  All you have to do is mention it to your friends, share this post, tweet, and/or send this blog or the Yoga-Recess in Schools website to your friends and family.  And yes, if you can contribute financially to your local school or to the fund in general, please do.

But if you can’t, remember that awareness and positive thoughts and words go a long way to promoting an idea, and I hope that you will do at least that.

Become a Yoga Teacher for Kids

Believe it or not, there are campaigns these days around our continent against yoga in schools.  If you’ve been reading about these protests and shaking your head as I have, this is a good way to put some positive in the face of that fearful negative.

Become a Yoga Teacher for Kids

Thanks for letting me “promote” Yoga-Recess in Schools Day, and thanks for your support of yoga in schools.