A skilled teacher knows how to relate the practice to children in a manner that makes sense to them on the ground, in daily living. Because I have taught in upwards of nine schools every week during an academic year, I have extensive experience observing how children respond to yoga and mediation. Over the years and still now, I constantly reflect on how to clarify for children why we do yoga. To teach kids, one needs to get to the ...Continue Reading →
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 schools and teaching ...Continue Reading →
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 helping or being ...Continue Reading →
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 assists us in ...Continue Reading →
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 order to engage ...Continue Reading →