SUP Yoga = Summer Fun!

Summer is here and at YogaSprouts that means SUP Yoga is on! Partnering with Grizzly Waters in Suisun and Boardsports in Alameda, YogaSprouts offers weekly classes throughout the summer. Beginners and experienced paddlers/yogis are welcome. If you’re wondering if you can do SUP Yoga, Amelia Travis, founder of Stoked Yogi, answers that question well: “If you […]

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Preschool Yoga is Back!

Spring has sprung and I’m happy to report new batch of little yogis have sprouted in the East Bay! The kids at Franklin Preschool in Berkeley have started their yoga adventure with A Dragon on the Doorstep, an adorable picture book by Stella Blackstone. Story books are a great way to develop speech and language skills as well as […]

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YogaSprouts is moving

It’s official, YogaSprouts is relocating to the bay area of northern California next month. It has been a fantastic few years in San Diego. I would like to send a big THANK YOU to all the children and families who have participated in the yoga programs. THANK YOU to Speech Tree Therapy Center for your support and […]

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Yoga for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Click the links below to view the handouts from yesterday’s workshop. The Parent Handout describes how yoga addresses three major challenge areas for kids on the spectrum. This information is valuable for parents, caregivers, and anyone who works with children on the spectrum. In addition, the yoga pamphlet gives ideas on how to incorporate yoga […]

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Favorites: Videos, Tips and Tricks for Parents and Teachers

Summer is here in full force and because it is my favorite season I have decided to share some of my other favorites with you, my favorite yogis, yoginis, and seedlings… My #1 video for younger kids right now is “Belly Breathe” with Elmo, Common and Colbie Caillat. A catchy song sung by Common and […]

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Free Workshop 6/18/15: Yoga for Calming and Focusing

Join me tonight from 6:30-7:30pm for a FREE workshop to learn yoga techniques for calming at focusing. There will also be presentations by Speech Tree Therapy Center and Collaborative OT Solutions; located at 2521 Windward Way, Chula Vista, CA 91914. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here for the: Yoga for Calming and […]

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Video-Modeling: I go to yoga

Spring has sprung, and so has the first YogaSprouts video! This video uses social-story and video-modeling techniques to help children prepare for their yoga sessions. After watching this simple, brief video, your child will have a clear understanding of the expectations and structure of our therapeutic yoga class. This will help reduce anxiety and the […]

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We Love our Yoga Friends

Partner and group yoga poses are a great way for children to develop an awareness of peers and to learn important social skills such as cooperation, turn-taking, and teamwork. Click here: yoga pamphlet friends for the latest lesson (includes breathing exercises and partner/group yoga poses) from the YogaSprouts preschool yoga class. Hope you all had […]

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Let’s sing about about peace

Happy Martin Luther King Day friends! Share the message of peace with your students/children with this fun clap pattern chanting activity: 1. Sit criss-cross (or lotus/half-lotus) on the floor and get a rhythm going by alternately patting your legs and clapping your hands: pat-clap-pat-clap… 2. Then begin the chant, you can use the yoga word […]

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It’s pumpkin time!

Hello! As autumn welcomes us with cooler temperatures, spooky costumes, and sweet treats, I welcome you to a new fall-learning yoga sequence! Read below to see how you can incorporate our favorite fall traditions into a fun-filled, language rich yoga class for your kids of all ages and all abilities. Also, for more education on […]

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