Oh, West Coast...how I love thee...your lush greenery, your soaring mountains, your clever urban planning, your...ugh...stuffy nose...glands like golf balls...again???Read more
There is no need to discuss this, really. Greta says that action is what matters.
This is when people usually start talking about hope-solar panels, wind power, circular economy and so on. But I’m not going to do that. We’ve had 30 years of pep-talking and selling positive ideas. And I’m sorry, but it doesn’t work. Because if it would have, the emissions would have gone down by now. They haven’t. And yes, we do need hope. Of course we do. But the one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope, look for action. Then, and only then, hope will come.Read more
Here are some pro tips that we would like to share with you about kids’ yoga classes. We hope these instructions help you to feel as supported as you help us to feel.Read more
Sumi Loundon Kim is a pioneer in the field of teaching mindfulness to kids. Originally brought up in a Zen community in the 70s, Sumi has been a lifelong student of meditation.Read more
When it comes to Kids' Yoga, a question parents and school administrators have is whether Yoga is religion. Since many of these exercises were originally inspired by the wisdom traditions of India and Asia, one might wonder if kids take part in chanting or rituals that conflict with family beliefs or school policies.Read more
I liked getting sat on when I was a kid. True story! The pressure felt safe and...relieving somehow. Although my son hasn't asked to be sat on, he does like hugging contests, which can get pretty smooshy too.Read more
What are the three rules of Yoga? The teacher asks her wiggly students at the beginning of the yoga class. The teacher feels pretty aversive to rules, really. Freedom is the best, right?Read more
Little people have a lot to learn. How to read, how to count, the difficult task of putting on socks…. The biggest challenge we all face as we grow up, though, may be how to run this whole “body and mind” thing we find ourselves in.Read more
The Yoga Buggy kids have been so excited to make up new poses lately. When I say excited, I mean, nearly jumping out of their skin to demo a new version of Flamingo, Elephant, or Rat pose. It’s a special yoga teacher challenge to keep the class a balance of calm and engaged.Read more
Inspired by a couple of my own students, I’ve decided to set some time aside to explore the benefits of yoga for children with autism.Read more
That looks yucky Mummy, says Z., scrutinizing the unfamiliar noodle dish before him.
Queue the teacherly speech. Flex that ‘trying’ muscle! I say for the five thousandth time in his young life. You won’t know until you try- it might be your new favourite thing.Read more
Tulane University recently published a study that explores using yoga as a way for students to cope with managing stress and anxiety.Read more