“P” Past “N” Now “F” Future Mindfulness Activity for Teens (And Adults)

In a recent post, we highlighted the up and coming daylong Mindfulness for Teens workshop in at the Center For Mindful Living in Washington DC.  Inspired by this, I’d like to share a fun Mindfulness Activity for teens. This activity was inspired by Gina M. Biegel who adapted the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for […]

Day of Mindfulness for Teens in Washington DC

As research into the benefits of mindfulness is spreading, we are beginning to see more and more of the benefits of mindfulness extended to children & teens.  Some of the many benefits include: increased focus fewer mood swings reduced stress increased memory retention cultivation of kindness and compassion and so much more For a fun […]

A Mindful Eating Exercise To Eliminate After School Hunger Pains

As YoKid teacher and co-founder of Zomppa, an organization dedicated to transforming kids’ relationships with food and the planet, Belinda Chiu figured combining food and yoga as mediums for raising awareness could be a powerful (and fun-and delicious) combination. Here’s her story:   “As a first-time YoKid instructor, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Zomppa’s curriculum dedicates time to […]

Are you free this weekend? Join Us For Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

Mindfulness is a tool growing in recognition and has been making headlines across the nation. ChildMind.org published a study on the many benefits of mindfulness including how it can help kids with ADHD, anxiety, autism and depression. Read their full article here. What exactly is Mindfulness? Join us for a long awaited class to find out! […]

Earth Day Challenge: Can You Unplug Your Household For Earth Day?

We recently heard from an awesome family their Earth Day tradition… Going Powerless! This family makes a pact to go as close to powerless as they can.  No cooking on the stove, no lights, no tv, no iDevices! image courtesy of Getty Images Imagine waking up in the morning without your alarm clocks. Perhaps you’d […]

(Fun!) Mindful Walking Activity for Kids & Teens

With a rising awareness of the benefits of mindfulness for kids, teens, AND adults, we at YoKid are working to incorporate mindfulness activities into our classes. One popular activity that we utilize is “Mindful Walking”, inspired by the walking meditation in the book Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh and the […]

The National Kids Yoga Conference 2014 – Update

Hi All – I wanted to give you a quick update on the Nationals Kids Yoga Conference.  We have selected the presenters and they have been notified and we are working out the details of the schedule before opening Early Bird registration.  It is going to be a fantastic line up with the top names […]

Connecting Throughout this Holiday Season – A 2-Minute Guide

This morning I taught a yoga class themed around CONNECTING – the connection between you and your mat, the connection between you and your breath, you and your heart, and you and the others around you. Pause for a moment to feel your feet on the floor. Are you at your desk? Feel the texture […]

YoKid teams up with the City of Alexandria

YoKid is working with the City of Alexandria to bring the benefits of yoga and mindulness to ALL kids & teens    “The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, […]

Kids Yoga Around the World – Focus on Africa Yoga Project

I wanted to share with you an awesome story about kids practicing yoga around the world.  In September, CNN released a three-part special about the Africa Yoga Project. If you’re not already familiar with AYP, they teach yoga in Kenya and train teachers there to teach others.  In particular, I thought the video about “relaxing […]