Anger Management for Kids

YogaBuddies helps kids learn to calm themselves ~

Visit the YogaBuddies website for a ‘Pose of the Week”.  Yoga helps kids learn to recognize signs of stress in themselves and then gives them the tools to help them relax.  Perhaps there is a child with whom you can share some yoga!

Helping Kids Relax Like a Sea Turtle…

There’s a lovely site with ideas on how to help kids relax called Kids’ Relaxation.   A recent post talks about the importance of allowing and helping kids to create a safe place to relax, a cave of sorts. Another gives ideas on how to help them relax like a sea turtle.    It’s a site with some easy ideas so visit it and let us know what you like! 

Help Kids Learn to Relax

If you are looking for some resources on how to help kid learn to relax, try The Yoga Site, the online resource center.  Lisa Orkin is a a certified Kripalu Yoga teahcer and occupational therapist.  There are ideas on visualizations, books, and dvds.

Gifts that relax both kids and adults!

 

This isn’t just for yogis who are kids — I know grown ups who put these prints on their walls just to smile!Check out these 11 x 17 inch signed prints from Yoga Makes Me Feel — they make a fun gift for any yogi or anyone looking to smile. Six prints in all- great for a kid’s room or classroom! From the picture book Yoga Makes Me Feel… Artist Svea Lunoe!  http://lilapress.com/Books/Books.htm

 

Helping Kids Learn to Relax

We had a lot of fun at the GreenTREE Yoga Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training at the lovely Avenues Yoga in SLC on Saturday. We talked a bit about how to offer yoga to kids, and then we invited some kids to join us so we could see how it works! For more information on kids yoga and how it gives tools to kids for their own stress management, visit our website at greentreeyoga.org.  Here are some comments from the training. I feel such gratitude that I am able to connect with folks who work with kids and share what I have learned in my 30 years of teaching.

“The services you provide for children in our community is truly inspirational… I also really appreciated you talking about yoga as a safe place- that was really good to be reminded of. ~ JI, SLC

“Honestly, the training was amazing. I don’t wanna just give you useless, complimental fluff, but in all sincerity the training was amazing. I’ve been wanting to volunteer w you guys for a while but I was nervous to work w kids. I’m good w kids cause I’m energetic and love to play, but I didn’t know to incorporate yoga. That was one of the best things that you taught me, being fun and noisy is exactly the point. Also, the ‘safe’ and ‘choice’ principles helped a ton. Just learning that if they don’t want to, that’s fine. I def appreciated your shpeel at the beginning where you incorporated the scientific aspect of yoga. “ – RB, SLC

Many thanks to Avenues Yoga in Salt Lake City for sharing their beautiful site!

Ideas on helping kids and teens learn to manage stress

Find some simple to use ideas on helping kids and teens relax and destress.  For more information, to look inside or to buy,  click hereand scroll down the page…

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or youth, you’ll love this book because it’s so easy to use, filled with fun facts, creative yoga sequences, child-centered techniques, ready-to-use scripts for thematic lessons, with meaningful quotes and questions to ponder.  I am inspired by the richness of this text and the authenticity of yoga for kids it expresses such as the importance of the breath, body awareness, proper alignment, relaxation, self-discovery, and positivity.” ~Jodi B. Komitor, MA, RYT, Author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Yoga with Kids and Founder of Next Generation Yoga.

 

Volunteer to help kids and teacher reduce stress!

If you are looking for a way to help kids and teachers take a quick stress break, then this book has an entire chapter for you! The new School Volunteer Handbook (click here) not only has a chapter showing you how to do the simple yoga breaks (and you don’t have to know any yoga), it also has an easy to use LittleTREE Yoga CD in the back of the book.  Look at sample pages and listen to sample tracks at the website link.  Please let us know what you think!

 

Family Yoga Fun

If there is any doubt that yoga makes people smile… This family yoga program at a public library in Salt Lake City was based on the GreenTREE Yoga program (Click here).  Check out the book Yoga Makes Me Feel... which is always a favorite for kids and parents alike.

“Family Yoga was more fun that we even expected!  My daughter and I had a blast!  We giggled, made new friends and enjoyed learning more about the art of Yoga!  We wish we could find a family yoga class that we could attend on a regular basis.  Family exercise and family fun is just what the world and our family needs more of!! Thanks so much! ~ Tammie Ynda, SLC, Utah

Whale Yoga for Kids!

If you haven’t looked at Next Generation Yoga’s Whale Yoga DVD,
give yourself (and the kids with whom you do yoga!!) a treat:  Click to watch!

I have to agree with this blurb: David Ji, Dean and Lead Educator at Chopra Center University says:

“Jodi Komitor is a visionary. Her adult understanding of life and her child-like nature make Whale Yoga a profound journey. She teaches with innocence, grace, and wisdom and the kids LOVE it!

What an amazing DVD!”

Jodi has a wonderful yogic heart, and it shines through in this DVD.  Shanti!

Help Kids Learn to Manage Stress

If you haven’t looked at Next Generation Yoga’s Whale Yoga DVD,
give yourself (and the kids with whom you do yoga!!) a treat:

I have to agree with this blurb: DavidJi, Dean and Lead Educator at Chopra Center University says: Jodi Komitor is a visionary. Her adult understanding of life and her child-like nature make Whale Yoga a profound journey. She teaches with innocence, grace, and wisdom and the kids LOVE it! What an amazing DVD!

Jodi has a wonderful yogic heart, and it shines through in this DVD.  Shanti!

What We Like

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress Disease Connection by Gabor Matte, MD (click cover) Wonderful and accessible insights into how our stress affects us, an important book for those working with children ~