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How to Treat ADHD Effectively? Pills, Skills & Love

Joseph, a five year old boy diagnosed with ADHD, was making good progress in yoga class at school. He was coming to friendship group once a week, and his mom and dad were working with me [Lynea] on parenting skills. … 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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4 More Activities to Get Kids Moving & Connecting with the Natural World

We’re blessed that our work lets us regularly meet so many wonderful school teachers, counselors, OTs, nurses and others who work with children. You inspire us with your stories of using Yoga Calm so successfully and your shared commitment to … Continue reading

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Adaptations: Yoga Calm for Children on the Autism Spectrum

From the time we began to formalize and integrate the activities that became Yoga Calm, it was important to us to keep the program flexible and adaptable. We wanted to create something that could meet the needs of all students … Continue reading

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“But I Don’t Wanna!”: Tips for Working with Resistant Students

The benefits of yoga poses aren’t always apparent to kids. In fact, the poses can sometimes cause frustration, for in asking students to work at holding poses, we’re asking them to start being present in their bodies and to push … Continue reading

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Boys, Coyotes & Other Wild Creatures

When we announced our latest pilot workshop – Boys, Coyotes & Other Wild Creatures: Healthy Alternatives for Harnessing “Wildness” – we figured there would be a lot of interest, but nothing like the outpouring of enthusiasm we’ve received. Scheduled for … Continue reading

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Yoga Calm’s Kids Teach Yoga: Flying Eagle Wins Mom’s Choice Award Gold

Kids love to follow other kids. This was the inspiration for our first DVD for children, Kids Teach Yoga: Flying Eagle, which earlier this month won the Mom’s Choice Award® Gold in Home and Mobile Viewing Category. It’s an honor … Continue reading

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Breath Work with a Breathing Sphere

Because breathing patterns have such a profound effect on our general health and mental states, breath awareness is at the heart of almost all yoga practices. Breathing interacts with and affects the cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and muscular systems. It also … Continue reading

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Creating a Positive Class Routine for the New School Year

    A new school year begins. As the children file in, they are happy to see their friends again, have many stories of summer and are ready to embrace a new teacher. Those of us who are teachers and … Continue reading

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Still Thinking of Still Meadow…and This Summer’s Yoga Calm Intensive

The week of our Summer Intensive – an annual event encompassing all three of the basic Yoga Calm workshops – is our favorite week of the year. Not only to we get to spend time at the beautiful Still Meadow … Continue reading

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