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.
Yoga & Mindfulness for Hearing Loss podcast – LISTEN HERE
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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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).
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.
100th Episode PRIZES:
- One Year Yoga In My School Teacher’s Lounge membership
- The Biz of Kids Yoga 101 Online Course from Jodi Komitor of Next Generation Yoga
- Yoga Man v The Stressor online teacher training from Aruna Humphrys of Young Yoga Masters
- Yoga 4 Classroms Online Course from Lisa Flynn of Yoga 4 Classrooms
- Yoga 4 Classrooms card deck from Lisa Flynn of Yoga 4 Classrooms
- Yoga for Children book from Lisa Flynn of Childlight Yoga
- 2 Wisdom Within books from Allison Morgan of Zensational Kids
- Move Mindfully Poster Strips from Kathy Flaminio of 1000 Petals
- Butterfly Bundle from Shakta Khalsa of Radiant Child Yoga
- Little Flower Yoga for Kids book from Jennifer Cohen-Harper of Little Flower Yoga
- Yoga and Mindfulness card deck from Jennifer Cohen-Harper of Little Flower Yoga
- Yoga and Mindfulness Coloring & Activity book (new release Jan 2017) from Jennifer Cohen-Harper of Little Flower Yoga
- Mindful Moments for Kids CD from Kira Willey of Fireflies Yoga (US Recipient)
- Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers DVD from Abby Wills of Shanti Generation
- Come Play Yoga CD from Shari Vilchez-Blatt of Karma Kids Yoga
To the show’s listeners, guests and generous sponsors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.