As a Tree Yoga & Movement for Kids

Enjoy yoga and kinesthetic learning through theme-based lessons, taught through literacy, crafts, songs, games, and more in a non-competitive environment.

As A Tree Yoga & Movement for Kids, is a program which incorporates yoga and kinesthetic instructional differentiation strategies,utilizing the latest brain research as a guide, which supports the link between physical activity and increased learning potential. Children will experience the many benefits that yoga and movement offer, including development of fine and gross motor skills, coordination, building strength and flexibility and an increase in focus and attention. Through social skills lessons and cooperative games, students will learn to develop self confidence, along with respect for self and others.

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Tips for Supporting Learning at Home | Education.com Blog

education.com Learning at home doesn't have to be so hard. Get our tips for keeping kids engaged in learning at home.

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Sesame Street: Usher's ABC Song

Geesh, it's been a while since my last post! I hope that everyone is well. I'm trying, like all of you I'm sure, to go with the flow as we get used to the new "normal". I'm missing my kids at school something fierce. So, in honor of all of the fun we have moving in our classroom, I'm sharing this movement alphabet with you! Happy ThUrSYAY!!

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Do you know your ABCs? Do you need someone to teach them to you? You're in luck, because that's just what Usher is going to do! Subscribe to the Sesame Stree...

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One of the five principles of Yoga is a proper diet. Yesterday we learned about Go, Slow and Whoa foods. The children made "smoothies" with this file folder activity while we talked about the healthy ingredients. Later made real smoothies, which the children loved!
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KiDs YoGa is... 🧘‍♀️❤️🕉

Have a MINDFUL Monday! 🕉

What improves brain function?🤔

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Happy Fall ya'll! 😊🕉🍂

Yesterday's 3-5 year old session was AmAzInG! We still have space available in our 6-8 year old class.

Happy National Yoga Month!
Share the gift of Yoga with your little ones, by joining me for afterschool enrichment at #standrewsfamilyfitnessplus. Classes will begin Tuesday, September 17 from 5:00-5:45 for 3-5 year olds and 6:00-6:45 for 6 to 8 year olds. Hope to see you there. 😊🕉

Join us at St. Andrews Family Fitness Plus for afterschool enrichment! The 6-week session will begin Tuesday, September 17. There will be a class for 3 to 5 year-olds and one for 6 to 8 year-olds. We would love to see you there!

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LeBron James Bringing Yoga To Pro Basketball’s Next Generation

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Combining two of my favorite things...Yoga and BASKETBALL...SCORE! 🕉🏀

yogadork.com LeBron James is teaching the youth all about the yog. LeBron, known to us as LeBrogi, seems he’s been keeping up with his Lebroga, and he’s been teaching i

Happy Father’s Day!

Easy Pose, aka "criss-cross applesauce", is a pose that calms and balances. It also strengthens the back and spine and encourages good posture. When doing this pose, it's good to have a yoga blanket placed under the sitting bones for extra support and comfort. Go on....STRIKE A POSE! 😊

Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🌞

It's hard to believe that it's already Memorial Day Weekend! I hope that you and your family spend some time outdoors and unplug. My family and I will be camping. 😊⛺️
Children are overstimulated by video games, TV and social media. Spending time outdoors promotes creativity and provides a different type of stimulation. This article talks about the benefits of spending time in nature. Enjoy!

https://childmind.org/article/why-kids-need-to-spend-time-in-nature/

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‎I Am Light by India.Arie

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This is officially my new favorite song on my Kids Yoga Playlist! It's full of all things positive. I hope that my summer camp kids enjoy it as much as I do. ✌️,❤️, and light!🕉🙏

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This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp

openculture.com In the United States and the UK, we've seen the emergence of a multibillion-dollar brain training industry, premised on the idea that you can improve your memory, attention and powers of reasoning through the right mental exercises.

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Does Playing Sports Make Kids Smarter?

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activekids.com Participating in sports and other activities can help with more than just physical fitness. It can also improve mood and facilitate learning.

Happy Monday! Remember to breathe...😊🙏

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7 Benefits of Yoga for Kids with Autism

mindbodygreen.com "I like yoga because it makes my body feel safe." -- 6 year old with autism I recently had the opportunity to teach children’s yoga at the Autism Partnership School in Hong Kong as part of the Yogananth Andiappan Community , and was very moved by these little yogis and the power of yoga ...

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Kids Yoga for Calming Anxiety

I hope that everyone is staying safe during this stormy weather!
Here's a blog post from Cosmic Kids Yoga that will help you and your little ones remain calm during difficult times.

https://www.cosmickids.com/kids-yoga-for-calming-anxiety/

cosmickids.com Find out how yoga can help your kids with anxiety and stress, with some simple yoga videos to try at home or school.

Today marked the beginning of Fall kids YoGa classes. What an exciting day we had!

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Freeze Dance | Freeze Song | Freeze Dance for Kids | Music for Kids | The Kiboomers

This is a new favorite of mine! It's the perfect instant activity for kids as they enter the class. This can also be used for a little cognition ignition! Get those brains going with dancing, skipping and twirling. End with 3 cycles of slow deep inhales and exhales to calm them down. You'll be glad you did!

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The Kiboomers! Freeze Dance! Freeze Dance for Kids! ★Get this song on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ultimate-childrens-dance-party/id1039605728 K...

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7 Simple Instant Activities for PE

Instant activities are used to get students moving as soon as they enter the classroom. I used them a lot during the summer for a few camps that I hosted. I also like to use them for the children in my Kids Yoga classes. Many of them do not require any equipment. If you have a speaker/boom box and your cell phone or MP3 players, then you're ready to go!

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jcahillpe.wordpress.com Be sure to check out (click for link) 10 More Instant Activities for PE after reading this post! Instant activities are designed to actively engage students in PE class the moment they walk throug…

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The Wonders of Savasana | YoKid

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Namaste!
Is it just me, or did Summer just seem to fly by? It's hard to believe that it's almost time for school to start. The beginning of the school year for me, means the beginning of Fall kids Yoga & movement sessions. I've been spending a lot of time WITHIN, to create the most exciting and engaging classes EVER! Joseph Joubert said, "To teach is to learn twice", and I find this to be true. With each school that I go to, each child that I teach and each heart that I touch, I always learn something new. I learn more about myself, the children that I teach and the world around me. I'm excited about the upcoming school year and all of the things to come!

I had the most amazing time today at the Uplift M.E. Mentoring Program Back to School Bash! There was music, movement, games, food, family, friends, COMMUNITY and FuN!!!! The kids that came to our station were ready to strike a pose. ✌🏾❤️🕉

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I had an amazing start to my day at the Uplift M.E. Mentoring Program back to school event! I loved talking about character building and social skills with the parents and kids! We just want the kids to bee 🐝 confident and bee successful students. #thechsbeehive

We’re so excited to be a part of such a special day! Thank you for allowing us to share our love for Yoga, movement and mindfulness with the community. See you there!

Happy July 4th!

Lizard 🦎 on a Rock/Child’s Pose Lounge variation is a such a relaxing partner pose. The person on the bottom, who in this case is my daughter, receives a nice stretch in the lower back. The person on the top, my daughter’s BFF Gabby, receives a nice stretch for the arms and abs as well as a nice opening in the chest.

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This is one of my favorite crafts to do with my Yoga kiddos! During class, we talked about affirmations and how they're like magic words. They provide revitalizing energy.
Children made affirmation flowers. In the center of each flower, the children wrote the words "I AM". On the petals, they wrote they're positive words (friendly, smart, huggable, funny, caring etc.).

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James Island County Park to host Salute the Solstice Charleston Yoga Fest June 21

Have you heard?

https://www.charlestonchronicle.net/2018/05/23/james-island-county-park-to-host-salute-the-solstice-charleston-yoga-fest-june-21/

charlestonchronicle.net James Island County Park to host Salute the Solstice Charleston Yoga Fest June 21 By The Charleston Chronicle | May 23, 2018 | 0 The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) and the Charleston yoga community proudly present an event called Salute the Solstice Charleston Yoga Fest at....

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Pop See Ko - Koo Koo Kanga Roo | GoNoodle

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This video/song is a favorite of mine. When I'm stuck inside with kids because of rainy weather or extreme conditions outdoors, Pop See Ko is a lifesaver! It never gets old and the children love it.

Everyone's favorite camp song, Koo Koo Kanga Roo style. Watch for the hot dog! This video comes from GoNoodle’s Koo Koo Kanga Roo channel. Koo Koo Kanga Roo ...

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As a Tree Yoga & Movement for Kids, is a program which incorporates Yoga and kinesthetic instructional differentiation strategies, utilizing the latest brain research as a guide, which supports the link between physical activity and increased learning potential. Yoga is for everybody and it is non-competitive! Yoga gives brain power and helps children stay sharp. Through Yoga, children develop fine and gross motor skills, coordination, as well as increase strength and flexibility. Through storytelling, literacy, partner poses, Yoga games, social skills lessons and art, children learn self-respect and respect for others. They also learn to focus and center themselves through various breathing exercises and mindfulness activities.

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