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Kids Yoga comes to the Aventura Community Center

Tueday mornings from 10:00-10:45 am join us at the Aventura Community Center for kids yoga! This preschool aged class will use games, songs and storytelling to introduce yoga postures and breathwork and it’s FUN FUN FUN! Plus you just can’t beat the rates here. Come check it out!

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Kids Yoga – Training for Life

Another great piece!

 

Read on here http://bewellworld.com/article.cgi?id=Yoga_1744&pagenum=1

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New Class Offering North Miami Beach

Friday at Aventura Dance in North Miami Beach is Kids Yoga Day! Join us at 4pm for kids under 10 and 5pm for 10 and up!

Aventura Dance Studio is located at 3773 NE 163rd St in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center. Come play yoga with us. See you there!

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Yoga for Epileptic Seizure Control

This is the article that lead me to children’s yoga. My daughter was 6 when diagnosed with epilepsy and this idea that yoga practice could help her was inspiring. It was then that I discovered the practice of children’s yoga and found that it was beneficial in SO many ways at the same time as being FUN. It was perfect for her… and for me!

Read on here http://hinduism.about.com/od/meditationyoga/a/Yoga-For-Epileptic-Seizure-Control.htm

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Why Yoga For Kids?

Very simply put, this covers my answers to parents who ask what a preschooler has to gain from yoga practice. And then I add “It’s FUN!”

 

Read on at PBS Parents http://www.pbs.org/parents/food-and-fitness/sport-and-fitness/why-yoga-and-kids-go-together/

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More on Yoga in the Classroom From the Perspective of Teachers and Students

I would add to this, it’s not just exercise. Yoga practice in schools can even integrate the current curriculum. Yoga for kids uses storytelling and visualization that can support the reading/language arts, science, even math curriculum already being taught!

Read on at http://www.dl-online.com/event/article/id/65244/

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Educators and School Officials, This One’s for You!

This is a comprehensive article from LA Yoga covering the benefits of yoga in schools, the obstacles we as instructors face in bringing yoga to schools, the obstacles schools face in implementing programs, how to overcome those and again WHY it’s worth it to try!

 

Read on at http://layogamagazine.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=651

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More Benefits of Yoga for Kids

I LOVE the opening to this blog post from Adoptions Together. It sums the “WHY” yoga for kids so well”

“Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are. The bustling pace of our children’s lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better. Yoga, a simple and safe series of gentle poses, postures, stretches, breathing and physical exercises can help counter these pressures. ”

Read on at http://www.adoptionstogether.org/Blog/tabid/333/EntryId/53/The-Benefits-of-Yoga-for-Children.aspx

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7 Benefits of Yoga for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

When my daughter started experiencing seizures at 6 years old, I was in search of every way possible to help her. The thought of developing her mind-body awareness and teaching her breath work to calm herself through the rapid fire of neurons causing the seizures was an intriguing idea to me… and so my path to children’s yoga began. (Fast forward ahead a bit and she can now recognize the “aura” or onset of a seizure and use breath work to shorten the duration and bring it under control. It’s AMAZING.)

Here is a wonderful article from Mind Body Green about how yoga can benefit kids (and parents!) with ASD’s. Yoga for special needs is my next up certification! I’m so excited to share it with parents who are looking for another way to improve the lives of their wonderful children! http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-3817/7-Benefits-of-Yoga-for-Kids-with-Autism.html

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Yoga for Kids & Teens Coming Soon to a School Near You: 5 Reasons Why This Is Awesome!

While yoga has been practiced in schools across the country for several decades, lately the movement has sky rocketed. Organizations coast to coast are successfully implementing yoga in thousands of classrooms via live teachers, digital video technology and even apps. Why has this ancient practice taken root in our schools? Perhaps because yoga offers practical solutions to some of our schools biggest problems.

 

Follow the rest of this article here on Mind Body Green http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-3786/Yoga-for-Kids-Teens-Coming-Soon-to-a-School-Near-You-5-Reasons-Why-This-Is-Awesome.html

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