“mini yogis minute” tip of the week

 

Welcome to the "mini yogis minute" weekly yoga tips for teachers and parents looking to create a more fun, engaging, and effective practice for their children. Be sure to check out mini yogis teacher training for all the tricks of the trade!

Want to get valuable teaching experience, but can’t find the students?

Here’s the best idea yet: go to the inner city and volunteer.

You may be thinking, “Inner city!?!?!?! Is it safe to walk there? Will my car be okay? Will the kids be tough? Rough? Mean? Is it scary?????”

The answers are yes, yes, yes, no, no, no, no. Even in a tough town like Los Angeles.

First of all, there is no shortage of organizations in the inner city that can use and will welcome volunteers.

Second of all, the kids who come to the inner city events tend to be the kids, teens and tweens who are looking for a better life–and whose parents want the same for them. They want to be off the streets and doing positive, fulfilling activities. They want to feel happy, safe and secure and just need to find the proper avenues. Like yoga.

Third, these children are largely ignored or neglected by society as a whole and they are hungry for the love and attention that you can bring them. As a result, inner city kids tend to be the most eager learners and best listeners you will find anywhere.

And fourth, you will be doing a good deed. Your seva, your service. Really, that reason alone should be number one.

And that's the mini yogis minute tip of the week. Check back every week to learn something new!

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"I was shocked yesterday that both of my boys (one who is ADHD and can't sit still for a second!) sat perfectly still during opening meditation and Savasana. It was quite amazing. I also really loved that [Shana] had the kids tell the class WHO made them special and WHAT makes them special."

- cara ramelow & her sons, ages 5 & 8


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