Tag Archives: kids yoga

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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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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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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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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Snow Day Yoga

Hello from sunny San Diego!  Unlike many parts of the country Southern California is nice and warm these days, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend to play in the snow. I have attached my “Snow Day Yoga Sequence and Breathing Activity – Bubble Snow” that is a great way for children to learn winter […]

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