Tag Archives: Yoga Calm

A Somatic Approach Toward a Bully-Free Future

Research shows that children who are bullied often carry a posture and a story of victimization. Trauma, low self-esteem, learning disabilities and obesity also can set up a child for ridicule and rejection. As we’ve noted before, such children begin … Continue reading

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Bullying & the Language of the Body

A wonderful anecdote from senior yoga teacher Patricia Walden recently caught my eye in a post at Yoga Journal. She recalled a statement BKS Iyengar made to her when she struggled with depression: “If you open your armpits, you’ll never … Continue reading

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From the Archives: 3 Activities to Start the School Year Right

As a new school year gets underway, we re-post these tips from a couple years back to help you get the year off to a positive start… Parents and teachers know how important establishing routines is for healthy child development, … Continue reading

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3 Activities to Start the School Year Right

Parents and teachers know how important establishing routines is for healthy child development, but the shift from summer fun to school schedules can be challenging. Of course, “challenge” is just a different word for “opportunity.” Here are three ways you … Continue reading

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Not Your Mother’s Yoga Class (Yoga Calm Goes to Jail, Part 2)

A guest post by Certified Yoga Calm Instructor Jeff Albin – Read Part 1 here The sounds of Foghat’s “Slow Ride” echoing through the claustrophobic halls at the detention center would be the first clue that this is not your … Continue reading

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Yoga Calm Goes to Jail

A guest post by Certified Yoga Calm Instructor Jeff Albin Deputies and probation officers have been driving through the gates of Norcor (Northern Oregon Corrections) for over 10 years now. For them, it is an old routine. Nothing new greets … Continue reading

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Where Physical Yoga & Principles Meet

One of the most indelible and defining moments in my training to become a yoga teacher began with a loud POP! At first, I thought it was my classmate’s back adjusting as our instructor led her into an advanced pose, … Continue reading

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Boys Will Be Boys? Telling the Difference Between “Normal” & ADHD Behavior

We all know that ADHD is rampant – but just how much is “rampant,” exactly? As they say on Marketplace, “Let’s do the numbers.” As of 2007, almost 10% of children between the ages of 4 and 17 had been … Continue reading

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“Strategies That Really Work!” – Yoga Calm in the Classroom & for Kids with Special Needs

First time isn’t always a charm, but failures often bring blessings in their wake. For instance, the first time we offered a training in Colorado, low enrollment forced us to cancel. But one who had registered offered to help us … Continue reading

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Yoga Calm Goes Global: Teachers Bring Lessons of Strength & Community to Guatemala

Guest post by Kathy Flaminio & Laurie Ellis-Young It was serendipity – our meeting at a Health Expo: two yoga teachers who shared a passion for wellness, peace and human connection, and a vision for expanding that passion to a … Continue reading

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