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Over the past year or so, the family yoga programing I've been building on Capitol HIll has grown beyond just me. (As far as I know, Amalie, Cindy, Kate and Rebecca don't answer to the name Jen.) The mission of Breathing Space Family Yoga is to help all family members to experience the benefits of yoga. Breathing ... [Read more]

Are you a teacher, adminstrator, school counselor, therapist or other education professional interested how simple yoga and mindfulness techniques could help you create a more peaceful, productive classroom day? Yoga 4 Classrooms® is an evidence-based, low-cost, simple, effective and sustainable tool designed for classrooms, which facilitates students’ physical, mental, emotional and social personal growth. Y4C is anchored in well-validated ... [Read more]

Blog originally posted on YogaActivist.org I've taught extra-curricular and enrichment yoga classes in a variety of settings: public and private schools, for children just turning 2 to 12 years, and as part of the school day and within after-school care. In nearly all cases, the teachers I've worked with are huge advocates of yoga for their ... [Read more]

I am so excited to begin sharing the Yoga 4 Classrooms program in the Washington, DC area this fall.  The Yoga 4 Classrooms mission is to transform educational environments through yoga-based wellness training and support, empowering students and educators to create positive, peaceful, productive classrooms that support exceptional learning and a lifetime of health and wellness.  Y4C is low-cost, simple, ... [Read more]

Source: mindbodygreen.com via Jennifer on Pinterest   While I love them, I don't read as many Dr. Suess books in my kids yoga classes as you might think. Unless you've regularly read bedtime stories to a skilled bedtime avoider (so they always start a little later than you'd like), you might not realize that Dr. ... [Read more]

Growth of yoga for children being offered in school has paralleled the explosive growth of yoga for adults being practiced in studios, gyms, and community centers around the country. Even elementary school kids deal with a lot of stress these days. As I let my 3rd-5th grade after-school yoga class into the room this past ... [Read more]

If you’ve never taken your 2-year-old to an Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Tykes or preschool yoga class, you might have trouble imagining what we do there. If you just don’t think your active toddler will stay on a yoga mat for 45 minutes, you are totally right and it’s totally ok! In Tykes yoga, we ... [Read more]

Last Wednesday morning, ten three-year-olds and I went on a trip. We packed our bags, took an airplane ride, went swimming on the beach, and went dancing in New York City, all without leaving their colorfully decorated classroom in Northwest DC. Partial class plan for Planes, Trains and other Mobiles: pack our bags wash our ... [Read more]

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