Monday, June 28, 2010

My Kids Yoga Article on TONIC

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Teaching little girls to stand on their heads...Viva Le Revolution!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Kids Yoga Article! "5 Great Yoga Poses For Kids"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Workshops at the NYYoga Expo: How to Teach Kids Yoga & Vinyasa Practice

Last weekend I had the honor of leading 2 workshops at the NYYoga Expo.... one fun-packed class on How To Teach Kids Yoga and one adult "Power" Vinyasa practice.

How to Teach Kids Yoga: A group of yogis, parents and teachers got to embody their 8 year old selves as I led them through a kid yoga practice class (with Tune In/ Warm Up/ Learn and Try/ and Relaxation). We were floating boats (sail boats, row boats, paddle boats, partner boats) and strong trees (despite some strong winds and heavy rains we made ourselves into a forest.) We got to play the intuition/yogi-go-fish game and practiced listening to our hearts and guts to find the yogi fish (which lives in my singing bowl, by the way). We practiced Starfish Savasana, where we imagined suction cups on the bottom of our legs and arms keeping us stuck and still on the ocean floor. I was psyched that a real-live kid showed up, along with her mother. She was totally cool with belting out the Yogi Pokey as a way to learn Surya Namsakar A (thanks to MiniYogis in LA for that tip!) and made a fabulous volunteer. It was really fun to answer questions and offer all the resources in my brain, heart and experience to others interested in bringing yoga and meditation to little ones.

Vinyasa Practice: As a nice change-of-pace from kid yoga, I led an enthusiastic group of beginner and experienced yogis in a power vinyasa practice. We breathed, moved, sweat, meditated somewhere high above 34th street.

Namaste, NYYoga!~

Thanks for the shout-out, Elena Brower!

I'm honored that my NYYoga article on Kids Yoga helped inspire her practice with her son, Jonah.

To see a super-cute "out-takes" video, and her article, click below.....

I'm, in turn, inspired by her "filling the heart with love" move. (at the end of the video she and her son demonstrate how they fill up each other's hearts with love before they part. He gets to say when he's "full"....cute, and important. ;)

Mindful Mama Article

ABCs of Yoga

from my friend, Teresa Power!
great book and poster for teaching kids yoga....