Tuesday, August 30, 2011

September is National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month and it's all about creating awareness around the proven health benefits of Yoga. http://www.yogamonth.org/

Monday, August 29, 2011

Free Kids Yoga Monthly Newsletter

Sign up for my free monthly newsletter at abcyogaforkids.com. Each month I focus on a different letter of the alphabet and the corresponding pose from my book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids.

September is Children's Good Manners Month

September is the ideal time to teach the basics of good manners to kids as it is the start of the academic year for many schools.

Children not only feel good about themselves when they learn these valuable life skills, but they are also able to get along better with their peers, teachers, and family.

Applying the fundamentals of respect, kindness, courtesy and thoughtfulness enable children to become more considerate of others and less self absorbed.

Lastly, kids are more apt to be able to handle life in general when they know what to do in different situations that might arise.

Check out A Quest for Good Manners by Karin Lefranc, which is a fun adventure for kids to find good manners.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Winner of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Blog Contest

I wanted to announce that Kia has won a free copy of The ABCs of Yoga for Kids as part of my blog give-away contest for subscribers.

Please continue to subscribe and follow my blog for more chances to win!

love and peace,

Teaching Yoga to Kids: Accepting them the way that they are without expectations

I have not been keeping up with my blog on a regular basis lately as I have just sent my oldest child off to college.  Now that I am back, I wanted to share some tips for teaching yoga to young children.

The ultimate way to guide children is to accept them the way that they are, and to teach them to approach yoga without expectations. 

Practicing as a beginner is just like experiencing anything new in life; everything unfolds with time and practice. Making yoga fun for kids in a non-competitive and nurturing environment will sow the seeds for a life-long interest in the mind-body connection which yoga provides. 

Love & Peace, Teresa

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kids doing yoga

Here is a cute picture of some girls doing the airplane pose from The ABCs of Yoga for Kids!