Archive for 2013

We Won! 2013 Moksha Festival Yoga Activist Award

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We Won! 2013 Moksha Festival Yoga Activist Award

What an honor! Moksha Festival 2013 is a high profile event in Southern California that celebrates yoga, music and healing arts for the well-being of our communities.

A member of the SCHOOL, Inc Board of Directors, Irene Lara, nominated me for the Yoga Activist Award. I was and remain so elated to receive this award. When Arvind Chittumalla, CEO of Moksha Festival, announced the winner and gave me an opportunity to speak, I shared how going into public ...

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Kids Yoga – The Skill of Listening

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Kids Yoga – The Skill of Listening

SCHOOL classes emphasize calm and concentration, both essential qualities for learning. Additional elements of SCHOOL classes include storytelling, positive affirmations and knowing how to turn a destructive reaction into a moment of pause.

Kids are taught the importance of a calm body, calm brain and calm heart. In addition to learning to concentrate on the task at hand, they also learn how to pay more attention to the hearts of other. Thus, they learn how everyone feels better ...

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Habits: Learned, Reworked, and Refined

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Habits: Learned, Reworked, and Refined

Teaching yoga to adults and to children is very rewarding. The art of yoga helps me refine the art of living. My motivation to help others learn how to center and calm themselves continues to grow as my own practice grows. We adults have many habits that have been reinforced over the years. So many of us who find yoga in our adult years, begin to see the knots physically, mentally and emotionally we carry. The practice ...

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Welcome to the SCHOOL Blog

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I have been teaching Kids Yoga and Kids Meditation in public schools since 2002.  In Los Angeles, we have a great range of cultures and ethnicities.  Each week, I teach in 9 public schools, 3 twenty-minute classes within each school with classrooms exceeding 25 students.  With such density and diversity in student population, each week I experience how favorably kids respond to yoga and meditation.

When teaching children, as one might expect, elements of fun are included in ...

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