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Halloween Yoga

It’s been a while since my last post, I come back now as a ghost.

Just in time for Halloween, in different costumes you have seen.

For a time I pondered why, I drew poses for kids to try.

Julia gave me the answer one day, yoga is just a great way to play.

Breathing, moving, and, having fun, It feels better than going for a run.

It can be done by any child, to center and calm the side that’s wild.

Differently abled, short or tall, we all win in yoga, big and small.

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December 2013 Full Moon Yoga Coloring Sheets: Holiday Calming

StarThis December, I leave you with just a few, because during this time of year, there is so very much to do.

During the Winter solstice, and the holiday craze, life can often leave you feeling like you are in a haze.

Just take 5 simple minutes to practice these easy poses, use your heart, try your best, and, breathe in and out through your noses.

Start off in child’s pose or mouse, take a few breaths calmly, then move on for hero angels sweeping arms up, and, reaching as high as can be.

Leave your lower legs on the ground, feel the stretch as you reach high. You are like a snow angel,  only sweeping your arms to the sky.

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Snow Yoga – 15 Minutes Animated Kids Yoga Sequence

Here’s the latest and greatest, Snow Yoga, a 15 minute short video for kids who love to ski and snowboard, like my son Charlie. I’m having so much fun putting everything together in these videos.

Thank you for doing yoga, If you like this and feel like supporting this website, please purchase the Kids Yoga 100 on Amazon

Yoga for Snow Sports Preview

Snow Board KickbacksHere’s a preview slide show  for “Snow Yoga”, a soon to be released, short and sweet, 15 minutes animated sequence to help kids prepare for a winter of safe, and, fun snow play. The video/slide show, with sounds and voiceover, will be released in about a week.  I am making this because my son Charlie LOVES skiing. Charlie really digs yoga too, but sometimes it’s tough when your parent is your yoga teacher, he enjoys the cartoons more than mom telling him what to do! As his parent, I am naturally concerned for his safety on the slopes, lets face it, skiing is dangerous.  I’m realizing more and more that  I can’t stop him doing things that he loves in life,  because i’m afraid, what I can do is prepare him to do the activities he chooses safely and consciously. So here goes…. Continue reading

Halloween Yoga: A Cartoon Yoga Sequence

This is the first cartoon yoga sequence, Halloween Yoga. We go through various possible Halloween costumes, yoga style, using imagination, breath and movement. In this fun, 15 minute sequence, we work on flexibility, coordination and relaxation. We go from grunting gorillas to howling dogs, and, moaning zombies, we move into different Halloween yoga costumes, finishing relaxed, as balls and chains, corpse’s, and, hero’s.

Be safe, breathe and have fun. Thank You for watching!

October 2013 Full Moon Sequence is: Halloween Yoga!

CatIt’s Halloween Yoga!!

This moon there will be many tricks, and, the treat is the great feeling you leave with once you are done this halloween themed kids yoga sequence. For the uninterrupted slide show, please visit the “color” tab. We will be trying on all the different yoga costumes, parading the streets as a zombies, and flying like bats to a graveyard where we will finish as corpse’s! Make space, be safe, and, breathe.

First, start off in hairy gorilla costumes, breathing, Have a seat with your kids and take a moment to say hello, see how everyone is feeling, and, center. Once you have chimed in, ask them  to bring the feet into criss cross, or, soles together, and, take hold of the ankles. You are a pack of hairy gorillas, breathing in, making a grunting sound, and, bringing the chest up and forward, rolling the shoulders back. On the out breath, the opposite movement. Releasing the breath through a long neck, and, hiding the chest behind shoulders rolled forward. Repeating this movement and breathe mindfully until hips are loose, everyone is energized, you can also wave the arms in the air, tap the chest with hands, and, a screech, for added gorilla fun. Gorilla

After some quality time breathing in gorilla suits, start prowling the streets as cats and cows. Ask the children to come to hands and knees (& lower legs) for this great torso and spine loosening mini sequence. Cat and cow are also great for breathing, moving and making noise, getting kids interested in the sequence. Set the scene, you are on your hands and knees,  as cats and cows, looking for treats!  Continue reading

Classroom Yoga is the September 2013 fullmoonyoga Coloring Sequence

TreeThis moon’s sequence, September 19th 2013, at 4am, is for back to schoolers. Going back to school is exciting, fun, and sometimes produces anxiety in children. Adjusting from being outside, under the long, summer sun, to being inside more, during fall’s diminishing light, is a challenging change for everyone, and, yoga can help.

This sequence is short and sweet, it works on countering the effects of sitting, and can also be calming and focusing.  This moon, we have 15 poses to color, with 2 minis and 1 partner pose. I would suggest it as a 20 to 25 minute yoga recess to re center your class and “reboot” the students energy. Check back in early October for the color, smartboard version of this sequence.Down Dog

Again this moon, I am using, The Kids Yoga 100, quotes on how to for each slide (where applicable), which can be found on amazon and at my publishers shop.

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