Angela’s Yoga Blog

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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How Yoga Supports Academic Success

Hello! I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer! With fall on the horizon many of our children are headed back to school soon (or have already gone back for those of us on year-round tracks.) Many welcome the return of the structure of a school routine, both as students with special needs and parents. […]

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World Cup = Yoga-Soccer Fever!!!

It’s World Cup time and my little yogis and I have soccer fever! Yoga-soccer fever that is. 😉 No matter which country your cheering for, I’ve got a yoga lesson packed with info about Brasil and the world cup topped off with a super fun yoga-soccer game. There’s even a little craft activity for the […]

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Let’s Talk Yoga: 5 Ways Speech and Yoga are Connected

When I tell people I am a yoga teacher and a speech therapist, they often ask me what the two have in common. How can yoga help children with speech and language problems? There are many answers, but I know you’re busy, so I’ve have outlined the 5 major ones below to satisfy your curiosity… […]

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