Shari Vilchez-Blatt loves kids! This is the first thing you notice when you walk into her yoga studio, Karma Kids Yoga in New York City, a studio which caters to young yogis.
Shari’s enthusiasm and fun, creative approach to life infuses everything from the colorful wall paintings and bright green floor to the kids birthday parties, special events (such as Downward Doll Yoga and Pajama Glow in the Dark Yoga) and award winning music CD “Come Play Yoga!”
Shari joins Donna Freeman to talk all things kids yoga and share the impact she’s seen in the lives of families who participate. We’ll also delve into how partner poses influence children, youth and families creating connections, building trust and improving balance along with adding laughter and excitement to yoga class.
Original Air Date: June 4, 2013
Enjoy and benefit from Shari’s enthusiasm and expertise in the comfort of your own home. Access her 1 hour webinar Partner Poses for Kids of All Ages. For only $29 you’ll learn:
7 tips on how to partner kids
25 unique partner poses with multiple variations for everyone from toddlers to grandparents
Bullying and violence are a major problem in schools and among youth. This special episode will focus on how yoga-based techniques are proving effective in bully proofing our children and classrooms.
Dee Marie, of Calming Kids, will share her ground-breaking program that teaches yoga and conflict management skills to youth giving them the skills needed to be calm and compassionate, strong and resilient. We’ll also discuss the recent Harvard study results of the program. Also joining us will is Cheryl Crawford (Grounded), with the program Quest for Elevation which is used in schools to teach yoga based techniques to combat bullying.
Find out how yoga can empower your children and stop bullying.
Original Air Date: May 22, 2012
Enjoy this Shanti Generation video of teens talking about how yoga helps counter bullying
One of the most often asked question for school-based yoga programs is “Does it really work?” The International Association for School Yoga and Mindfulness (IASYM) responds with a resounding “YES!”
Our distinguished panel of quests will discuss some of the current research being conducted and how that research is translated into powerful school-based programs, bringing calm, focus and learning readiness into today’s classrooms. Karma Carpenter, Director of IASYM, Lynda Meeder, Director of YogaKids, Anne Buckley-Reen, OT & founder of Get Ready to Learn, and Cheryl Crawford, founder of Grounded, join us to share their experiences in researching the effects of yoga and mindfulness in schools. Discover how yoga is impacting kids, teachers and administrators through innovative programs proven effective by University research.
Shakta Khalsa has been a leading expert in yoga for children for the past 35 years. Founder of Radiant Child Yoga and author of Fly Like a Butterfly, Shakta strives to empower children to harness their natural wisdom and radiance and carry it with them to adulthood. Her teacher training courses have inspired thousands to share the benefits of yoga with young yogis. A veritable “Mother of Kids Yoga” Shakta is compassionate, understanding, genuine and lives with her heart wide open. Spending time with her will enlighten your day as she shares insights gained over her years of touching the hearts and lives of children around the world.
Kira Willey shares her experiences in sharing music, practicing and teaching yoga and living with a heart full of color.Through Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids and her award winning CD Dance for the Sun Kira brings the love of yoga to young and old. Going from being a music teacher and Mom to receiving a phone call from Dell Computer to use her song “Colors” in a major ad campaign, Kira’s life has taken some interesting turns. Unique and whimsical, Kira’s music includes a variety of genres and has touched lives around the globe. Get the inside story from Kira herself and maybe even a preview of her next CD – yeah!
Donna Freeman, founder of Yoga In My School, is interviewed by Stacey Shanks of Yoga and Life. We discuss building a kids yoga community of sharing, where to get inspiration for kids yoga classes, benefits of yoga for children, the impact of yoga on kids minds & bodies, the wealth of information found on Yoga In My School and in Once Upon a Pose, and the power behind thematic yoga adventure stories.
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