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Join Go Go Yoga for Kids at the Health & Fitness Expo

Start your new year off right at the Health & Fitness Expo January 6-7, 2018 at the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa.

Join us for a FREE family fun event filled with interactive exhibits, group fitness classes, educational sessions, demonstrations, and a Kids Zone with Go Go Yoga for Kids plus much much more.

See you there!

Winter Holiday Kids Yoga Pose Video and Lesson Plan

Get your free complete Winter Holiday Kids Yoga Lesson Plan here.

Free Winter Holiday Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Get Your Free Winter Holiday Kids Yoga Lesson Plan below. 

 

Winter Break Fun: Join us for a Kids Yoga Class

Looking for winter break fun for your kids? Let them burn off some energy, learn new yoga poses, play yoga games, practice mindfulness, partner poses, and breathing exercises all to the theme of SNOW! Join us for a fun filled Kids Yoga class Uplift Fitness Studio Dec. 27th 2017  from 9:30-11 AM.

Winter Kids Yoga Class With Snowballs, Poses, and More

What could be more fun than yoga and snowballs? Our winter Snowga for Kids class was a huge hit! Checkout our Snowflake Salutations, sledding, gingerbread making and more. See more winter yoga ideas here.

Want more yoga for kids? Get your free monthly lesson plans delivered here.

Get Ready for the Biggest Early Childhood Event of the Year

Opening Minds USA: Early Education, Childcare and School Age

Conference and Exp0

I am honored to be selected as a presenter at the Opening Minds: Early Education, Childcare, and School Age Conference in Chicago, IL February 7-10, 2018.

This is the biggest early childhood event of the year and I can’t wait to be a part of it.

I will be presenting on How to Easily Incorporate Yoga in Your Preschool Classroom with Poses, Games, and Mindfulness Within Your Existing Curriculum.

Get ready to learn how to effectively use yoga with young children through a variety of methods in an early childhood session. This engaging and interactive session is designed for teachers, child care providers, counselors, and those who want to learn the best strategies to get young children involved with yoga in kid-friendly ways.

You will learn characteristics of this 2-6 year old age group and why now is the best time to introduce them to yoga. This session will include breathing and calming exercises that really work with these young children to help them focus and ease anxiety, stress or nervousness. These exercises can be used at school or home.

Discover which yoga poses work best for this young age group. Learn how to easily incorporate these poses into your regular classroom schedule. Get proven classroom transition tips to help children move easily and quietly from one activity to another.

Learn cooperative games that allow children to practice yoga poses, build strength, flexibility, and practice self-control while having fun. These games are perfect to play with any size space and require few props or materials.

Handouts will be given including an illustrated yoga pose guide, lesson plans, and resources.


I can’t wait. It promises to be an amazing event. I would love to see you there.

Find out more information or  see ticket prices see here. Take advantage of a discount by ordering 5 or more.

Empowering Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Have you ever met someone and within minutes could completely recognize a true heart of gold? Last month while attending the National Kids Yoga Conference, I got the pleasure of meeting Erin Hurley, an elementary school guidance counselor from Virginia.

She is the kind of counselor that any of you would love to have your children work with and learn from. Erin has a kind and creative spirit and truly cares about children.

Erin shared with  how she has been using the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards when she works with students in the classroom. She has loved using the pose cards with her classes as they are visual and age appropriate.

Each pose card has a corresponding empowering mantra such as “I am strong” or “I am fair and equal.” This ensures that the students are not only receiving the health benefits of each pose, but also the mental and mindfulness benefits as well.

Erin shared with me one incredible activity and lesson plan that she did with her students that I wanted to pass along. This lesson could be done anytime throughout the school year, but would tie in nicely with the beginning of the school year, Thanksgiving or a kindness theme.

This lesson would work well with children ages 5-11.

First, Mrs. Hurley, brainstormed with the students positive qualities that they see in themselves. For example being kind, honest, hardworking, caring, strong, etc.

Next the students took the hand printable and were able to write qualities that described them. They did this by writing around the hand template. 

Finally, the students were able to put the yoga poses and mantras together to practice and perform. This absolutely made the lesson even more memorable as it ties together so many different types of student learning such as visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. 

Interested in more kids yoga lesson plans? Sign up for our free newsletter and receive a lesson plan each month.

Black Friday Fun With Go Go Yoga for Kids

I have always enjoyed the anticipation of the Black Friday frenzy . I am not one of those people that is up all night or out all day, but I enjoy the thrill of seeing what is out there and possibly snagging a good deal.

I wanted to pass along some fun Go Go Yoga for Kids early Black Friday Savings for you. A bonus for you is do not having to leave your cozy home to take advantage of these limited offers.

Black Friday Fun

Have you thought about about teaching yoga to children? Maybe you already do, but want some fresh and fun resources and ideas. Join over 2,000 students in our Bestselling

Two Online Courses about how to teach yoga to children.

Jump start your learning and feel confident with introducing children to yoga.

We have a limited seating for only $10 through November 27th.

Each online course includes how to put together a yoga class complete with games, props, lesson plans, and resources specific for teaching yoga to children at home or school.

Learn more here. Use coupon code TEACHER to enroll for only $10.

Course 1: Kids Yoga 101: How to Teach Yoga to Kids 

Course 2: How to Teach Yoga to Kids at School and Home


Black Friday Savings

Receive FREE SHIPPING through November 27th. 

Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards

Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Using with Kids

To sweeten the deal and receive the best value, receive our book and yoga cards Bundle for only $21.99 and still receive FREE SHIPPING.

You will be set for all of your kids yoga needs!

Book and Card Bundle

These offers are good for US residents only.

Visit our Store for more information and offers.

We welcome you into our Go Go Yoga for Kids community. Connect with us here.

Yoga and Mindfulness Tips for Your Family

We are honored to be featured in Yoga Iowa’s latest issue. Get Your Yoga and Mindfulness Tips for the Whole Family here.

The fall season means getting back into a schedule and creating new routines for you and your family. No matter where you are in your day, these yoga hints will help parents and kids feel calmer and better able to handle whatever comes your way.

Begin the Day with Calm

Starting a brand new day at a frenzied pace is not an ideal way for anyone, adults or children, to begin the morning. Instead, spend a few moments doing some Sun Salutations and mindful breathing.

Begin by standing tall with your arms at your side. On your inhale, reach your arms up to the sky. On the exhale, relax and bring your arms back down to your sides. This simple movement along with deep, cleansing breaths gently awakens your body and calms your mind. Notice how you feel calmer and more prepared to embrace the day.

Take a Mindful Break

By the end of a school or work day, your mind can reach information overload. Instead of rushing immediately into the next thing you have to do, recognize this transition time between your day’s activities and home by taking a mindful break. This will help you set a more mindful tone before you begin your after-school activities, dinner preparations or other endeavors.

Continue reading the full article here.

What a Weekend! An Inside Peek at the National Kids Yoga Conference

Go Go Yoga for Kids was thrilled to be a part of of the 4th annual National Kids Yoga Conference (NKYC) which is held in the Washington DC area each Fall. This year the conference was held in Alexandria, VA, which is a quick 15-minute metro ride or car ride from Reagan National Airport.

This conference is designed for adults to bring yoga and mindfulness to our next generation. This is done through sponsors, keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and vendors.

This year was a bit different for me for a couple of reasons compared to last year’s  NKYC conference. First I was a sponsor and vendor which allowed me to have a different experience and perspective.

 

I also traveled completely on my own from Des Moines, Iowa, by plane, train (metro), and automobile (Uber). This truly allowed me to have an appreciation for different opportunities to try new things.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to meet and connect with so many different people from all over the US, Canada, and beyond. It made my weekend to hear the positive comments from others who have used our resources with the Go Go Yoga for Kids Guide, the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards or had taken one of our Kids Yoga 101 online courses.

It was an incredible feeling to be able to put real faces with names and hear about how they were using it with children. Hearing their stories really made all of the time, effort, and energy all worthwhile.

Teresa Power, the brain and energy behind International Kids Yoga Day is just as amazing and kind in person.

I loved meeting with the founder of International Kids Yoga Day, Teresa Power. I have been a yoga ambassador with this incredible event for the past two years. She amazes me with how much she has done to introduce yoga to children all over the year. She has also been a big supporter of Go Go Yoga for Kids so it was wonderful to actually meet in person.

 

Susan Verde and I agreed that we are definitely fans of one another’s work.

Susan Verde, bestselling author of I am Yoga, was also there with her beautiful new book, I am Peace. She is the true example of bringing yoga and mindfulness to children in kid-friendly ways. Susan has also so kind to appreciate Go Go Yoga for Kids from our very beginning.

The people at NKYC are the real deal as they are kind, caring and inspiring. The breakout sessions are amazing, but it is truly about connecting with one another.

It made my heart happy to be surrounded by so many individuals that truly care about children and strive to give them the tools and techniques to be calm, mindful, and healthy leaders for our future.

My friend, Kerry Wekelo, founder of Zendoway and her amazing daughter, Aubrey showing off some partner poses.

You might also like: Quick Takeaways from the National Kids Yoga Conference.

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