Presenter Spotlight: Traci Childress

Traci Childress Executive Director, Co-Founder Children’s Community School Traci Childress began studying yoga in 1996. She is co-founder and Executive Director of the Children’s Community School in West Philadelphia, where she supports the integration of mindfulness into the classroom curriculum and as a core part of her signature staff development program, Teacher Reflection and Mindful […]

The Many Benefits of Children’s Yoga

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When it comes to our kids, we all want what’s best for them. Yoga gives your child the tools to achieve mindfulness and process the hectic and sometimes confusing world they live in as we all strive to do our best.  What better way to do this than with a kids yoga class designed to teach both […]

One Boy’s Summer-y Sun Salutations … On the Beach!

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YoKid Kai is rarely seen without his soccer ball, but he does enjoy ending his summer days with a few sun salutations on the beach. Here Kai guides us through his salutations in 9 easy steps:   And sometimes… sometimes… Kai ends in ‘Starfish’ pose lying on his back in the sand.  No mat necessary! […]

If All Board Retreats Were Held On The Mat

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This weekend we’ll hold our 2nd annual board retreat in Alexandria, VA and I’m thrilled!  Our retreats are part reflection, part strategic planning, a little bit of good food, a lot of good snack, and begin and end with yoga.  The coolest part… We are on the mat all day!  At any given moment, one […]

Easy DIY Mat Cleaner using Essential Oils

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After a class outside on the playground, our Kulae YoKid mats get very dirty. It’s a small price to pay for the joy of truly saluting the sun outside with our students.  To lighten the burden on the teacher, and to add a little spice to the end of the class, consider inviting the students […]

Can You Hold A 4 Minute Plank? Come Show Us In 2 Weeks!

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By now, we’re sure you’ve either heard of or attended our much loved Planks & Pints event. An evening of yoga and brew, doesn’t it sound like the perfect way to end your week?   If you’re not convinced, see some of our Facebook pics and posts! Planks & Pints is a great opportunity for […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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! […]