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just another sweet little supposi-story

so, i’m teaching a private to two awesome little four-year-olds…a boy and a girl. i notice that the girl is scratching a lot…down there. so, i ask if she’s okay, if she needs to go to the bathroom, perhaps… she says she doesn’t need the bathroom and goes on to explain that it feels like […]

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about that long…

when i teach kids, they love to watch me do some tricky stuff…arm balances, inversions, funky transitions…things like that. today, i was teaching a bunch of children–some of whom i’ve been working with longer than others–and they were begging to see a yoga trick. so i did one and they all ooh-ed and aah-ed. and […]

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the number one question in kids’ yoga

savasana has to be the most overlooked and under-appreciated pose in all of yoga. poor savasana. afterall, you’re just lying there, doing nothing. how important can it really be? certainly, you can find better things to do with your kids’ time. handstands, for example! or stretching! or tree! not. fact is, savasana is the single […]

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a burn across my whole chest!!!

so, i’m teaching a class of ten-year-old girls and do these girls love to talk. and talk. and talk. and one girl is getting sort of lost in the gabble and she announces excitedly that she got a huge burn across her entire chest the day before and then gestures with an outstretched palm across […]

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AWKWARD!

in 11 1/2 years of teaching children yoga, i had a moment this week that has to have been my funniest ever. i was working in a private home with a boy who had just recently turned five. we were in the middle of the practice when he suddenly announced he needed a potty break. […]

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"I've been using all of the tips, tricks and several of the lessons you taught us, and the students (and I) have been having a ball. I've started a new craze at the school that I'm hoping will continue for a long time! "

- shauna poutre, 
teacher training graduate, 
los angeles, california


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