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Yoga (yg) literally means to unite or to yoke.  It is thought that we unite our minds, bodies, & spirit through control of our breath.  The practice of yoga can include physical postures, breathing exercises, healthy living ideals (ie. honesty, good nutrition, nonviolence, and academic importance), concentration, & meditation.   It is an ancient practice that is over 4,000 years old.

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Why is yoga so important for kids and teens?

YoKid students randomly participate in a survey at the end of their yoga session.  Here is what they have to say about yoga:

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What type of teacher are you?

  • If you are a classroom teacher, take a look at our resources to see how you may be able to incorporate affirmations, relaxation, and physical activity into the work you are already doing with kids/teens
  • If you are a yoga teacher, check out the resources & ideas that are available on this site to support your yoga classes with kids & teens.  Books, affirmations & activities!

How can you as a teacher get more involved?

  1. Practice yoga with your kid or teen. Ask them to teach you what they’ve learned in class.  Reinforce these skills at home with the help of our resource section.
  2. Participate in our annual YoKid Yoga Challenge as a family!  Details, registration, and save the date can be found here.
  3. Volunteer now as a classroom assistant or get trained to be an ambassador so that you can bring yoga to the kids & teens in your community.
  4. Donate now to support more yoga for more kids & teens today!