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October 30, 2018

Yesterday during art time in my after-school yoga class here in NYC a boy sat next to me and drew a picture. “This is me, and this is lots of blood” he said as he swirled a red marker around on his paper. I told him I could see that and I wondered why he might be drawi...

January 16, 2018

The start of the new year is the perfect time to begin new adventures. And with the cold weather consuming us it's probably best to keep those adventures indoors! So, how about giving your child the gift of yoga in your home?  

Here are a few reasons why yoga...

September 6, 2017

Why start bringing your baby to a yoga class when they're so young that they don't seem to "get it?" Because you are planting a seed.

Tonight Em grabbed her little yoga mat and rolled it out. Then she walked over to my mat saying, "mama yoga mama yoga." We sat down and...

August 3, 2017

My love of working with children began when I was myself a child. At the age of 12 I began babysitting. In high school I worked in a preschool. In college I took about a dozen Human Development classes focusing mainly on Child Development. For years I taught dance to c...

July 14, 2017

If there is one thing I've learned in my seven years of teaching yoga to children it is to expect the unexpected. 

I am reminded of Forrest Gump's famous line, "Life is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get." Leading kid's yoga classes is much th...

June 29, 2017

Savasana (pronounced shah-VAHS-anna) is a pose usually done at the end of yoga classes. Practitioners lay flat on their backs with eyes closed, palms up, and heels spread. Savasana is translated as "Corpse Pose" and as the name tells us, the goal is total surrender....

June 21, 2017

In 2014 the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st at the International Day of Yoga. According to International Day of Yoga official website, “175 nations, including USA, Canada and China co-sponsored the resolution.” In a time when our world feels so divid...

June 18, 2017

There's a very simple lesson that I wish I had learned as a child:

"If you change how you breathe, you can change how you feel."

When you're in a frenzied state of mind the breath is often shallow, short and quick. You may even hold your breath for moments without realiz...

June 12, 2017

I've been teaching Story Time Yoga for caregivers and children ages 6-24 months for a few weeks now. It's been so much fun and I love leading the class. Here are 5 reasons why I think you should bring your little one!

1) It is never too early to start yoga.

I totally und...

June 8, 2017

After years of teaching yoga to children, I have found that the most valuable thing I can offer in my parent/child yoga classes is to set realistic expectations for the parents.

As parents we want only the best for our children. So when it seems like our...

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