Mindfulness Moments for Kids with Kira Willey

Mindfulness Moments for Kids with Kira Willey

Mindfulness in schools is a hot topic. Studies prove its effectiveness at helping children reduce stress, self regulate and focus.

Now available is a series of Mindfulness Moments board books to enable even the youngest child to cultivate skills to feel calm wherever they are. Musician, kids yoga expert and author, Kira Willey, joins us to talk about her latest endeavor to help children manage body, breathe and emotions.

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Some topics we cover:

  • the importance of music, movement and mindfulness
  • the evolution of Kira’s career from musician to author
  • how to teach the littlest yogis mindfulness
  • ways to incorporate mindful moments into your day

Enter to win the giveaway

Enter below to win a signed copy of Mindfulness Moments for Kids: Breathe Like a Bear OR Mindfulness Moments for Kids: Listen Like an Elephant.  Kira has one of each book. Two winners will be chosen. Multiple entries allowed. Contest open to resident of USA and Canada. Contest ends Oct 26 at 12:00 am.

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Mindful Bea Brings Calm to Kids with Anxiety

Mindful Bea Brings Calm to Kids with Anxiety

Do kids you know suffer from anxiety and overactive thought patterns? Do you wonder how to help them?

Join Donna Freeman, founder of Yoga In My School, as she chats with award winning author Gail Silver about her newest publication Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree. 

Bea is anxiously waiting for her friends to show up for her birthday party. Discover how Bea’s thoughts take over and what she does to find calm so she can enjoy her party.

We’ll discuss the rise in anxiety issues in youth, how mindful breathing and visualization can help manage anxiety, and the importance of mindfulness in schools to promote physical and emotional well-being.

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Enter to win a copy of Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree

Contest runs midnight April 12 to April 19 and is open to participants in the USA and Canada. Multiple entries allowed including daily tweeting. Enjoy and share!

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Wynne Kinder Calm Mindfulness for Kids

Wynne Kinder Calm Mindfulness for Kids

Are you looking for ways to help kids be calm, overcome anxiety, and live happy, healthy lives?

Wynne Kinder shares her extensive knowledge on mindfulness for kids in her new book Calm. For years Wynne has been involved with developing amazing resources for schools and families to use to invite more mindful moments into their day. It’s a delight to reconnect with her and highlight the amazing work being done.

Join us as we talk all things mindfulness, ways to get buy in from reluctant participants, and goats. Let’s not forget the goats.

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Enter to win a copy of Wynne’s new book Calm: Mindfulness for Kids

This contest runs Feb 20 to Feb 26 midnight. Multiple entries allowed.

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Fostering Positive Self Talk and Emotional Awareness w Gabi Garcia

Fostering Positive Self Talk and Emotional Awareness w Gabi Garcia

Gabi Garcia is passionate about helping kids to be kind to themselves, to listen to their bodies and to their hearts.

Join Yoga In My School founder, Donna Freeman, as she chats with counsellor, teacher, author Gabi Garcia about how we can foster positive self talk and emotional awareness in children.

Gabi’s beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written books, Listening to My Body and Listening with My Heart, are for parents, teachers and practitioners who are helping children learn mindfulness and calming practices. Discover tools that you can use today with the children in your life. You may even find yourself employing self-regulation and self-compassion skills more often in your own life.

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Gabi Garcia Books Giveaway

Enter to win copies of Gabi’s books in either English or Spanish below.

Contest runs June 7-14 and is open to participants in USA and Canada. No purchase necessary. Winner randomly chosen will be contacted via email or Instragram messaging and have 24 hr to claim their prize.

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Yoga and Mindfulness for Children with Hearing Loss

Yoga and Mindfulness for Children with Hearing Loss

Recently I came across a blog post about how to teach yoga and mindfulness to children with hearing loss. Since I’ve worked at a school for the deaf for a number of years I was interested to discover what insights the author might add.

Miss Megan of Learning Lotuses joins us for this episode to chat about yoga for children with hearing loss. She’ll share insights on what to expect as an instructor and how to navigate some potential hurdles. We’ll discuss sensory processing and sensory fatigue, the effective use of FM systems, tips for savasana, and so much more.

 

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I Am Peace with Author Susan Verde

I Am Peace with Author Susan Verde

We are thrilled to share with you the new I Am Peace by Susan Verde. Susan recently found time to chat with us about the book.

I Am Peace invites all to calm our busy minds by focusing on the here and now. With touching illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds I Am Peace shows a variety of ways to connect with self, nature and others through compassionate awareness.This empowering book provides children numerous mindfulness tools they can use to calm down and the peace that comes from enjoying simple pleasures.

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Book Giveaway:

Win a copy of the NEW I Am Peace and I Am Yoga board book signed by both 
author Susan Verde and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. 
You will love the beautiful message and touching illustrations.
Contest runs until 12:00 midnight Sept 19th. Enter daily via Twitter.
 

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Once you have visited Yoga In My School on Facebook, click I VISITED, then Tweet the giveaway for additional entries. You can Tweet daily. Enter often for your best chance to win.

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100th Episode Celebration plus Massive Kids Yoga Giveaway

100th Episode Celebration plus Massive Kids Yoga Giveaway

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for the 100th Episode of the Yoga In My School podcast on iTunes.

I started the podcast as a way of adding interesting content on my then blog back in 2009. The first few episodes were a steep learning curve as I dove into a unfamiliar format and technology. My first live guest was Abby Wills of Shanti Generation. Since then I’ve had the privilege of interviewing over 100 leaders in the yoga and mindfulness community with a distinct bent toward kids yoga and school yoga programs.

A couple years ago I nearly gave up on this labor of love as I didn’t know if anyone was listening. Well they are….and in droves with over 200,000 listens. While attending the National Kids Yoga conference and through contact with the world wide youth yoga community I’ve come to learn that many, many kids yoga enthusiasts listen to these podcasts and love them. If you are one of our dear listeners please rate the podcast on iTunes.

I invite the world wide kids yoga community to celebrate this milestone. Join a number of guests of past episodes, who are now cherished friends and colleagues, chime in live on Jan 5th, 12:00 noon Eastern/9:00 am Pacific. You can listen in live (or after the event).

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Massive Kids Yoga Giveaway

In conjunction with the 100th Episode we are giving away a plethora of kids yoga swag. Enter via Rafflecopter below. Contest runs midnight Dec 26th to Jan 4th, 2017. Multiple entries allowed including daily sharing via Twitter. Winners of all prizes will be announced during the live broadcast.

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Fostering Relaxation and Calm in Children with Carolyn Clarke

Fostering Relaxation and Calm in Children with Carolyn Clarke

Having just released her third volumn of guided relaxations for children, Imaginations 3, Carolyn Clarke shares tips of fostering relaxation and calm in children. Her Imagination series of beautifully crafted, child friendly scripts offer parents, teachers, kids yoga instructors and more a wealth of resources to use with children.

We’ll get the background on the inspiration for the visualizations, how the art is created and tips to create a conducive environment for inviting calm.

In our hurried and over programmed world relaxation is a gift which we all need. Share it this holiday season with those you love.

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The Journey to Publishing a Kids Yoga Book

The Journey to Publishing a Kids Yoga Book

Donna Freeman shares her personal journey over the past 2 years as she has undertaken writing and publishing a guide to teaching yoga to kids. Written specifically with teachers, parents, yoga instructors and most importantly children in mind, Once Upon a Pose: A Guide to Yoga Adventure for Children is a “unique triumph.” Donna talks about the challenges, struggles, triumphs and heartbreaks of becoming an author. Tune in to learn about her passion and how she is living it one chapter at a time.

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Yoga in Schools Symposium Live from Kripalu

Yoga in Schools Symposium Live from Kripalu

Want to bring calm & focus to your classroom?

Get the low-down on all the happenings at the Yoga in the Schools Symposium. Join host Donna Freeman, founder Yoga In My School & Kids Yoga Academy and guest co-host Karma Carpenter, founder K-12 Yoga (IASYM), as we chat live with delegates at Kripalu during the 1st ever Yoga in the Schools Symposium.

Anne Buckley-Reen of Get Ready to Learn and Lousie Goldberg of Relaxation Now share their insights on the Yoga in Schools movement, the energy of gathering with leaders in the field of Yoga and Mindfulness for Youth, and what’s next for yoga in schools.

 

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Confronting Doubt, Shame and Fear

Confronting Doubt, Shame and Fear

Host Donna Freeman discusses how to work with kids darker sides with guest Cheryl Crawford, founder of Grounded.

Discover how addressing kids darker states of mind can relieve their perceived expectations of always having to be happy. This awareness leads to lighter and brighter clarity.

Learn how allowing and recognizing shame, doubt and fear in the lives of youth, helps them to feel whole, to recognize themselves and to know they are perfect just the way they are today.

Cheryl will provide specific examples from her work with at-risk and under-served populations in Atlanta.

 

 

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