LEAD by Example

With more and more states implementing Social and Emotional Learning standards (SEL), we as educators should be excited. However, many teachers I have talked to are concerned about the when and how of adding these standards to their curriculum. The report from a Nation of Risk to a Nation of Hope states, “The promotion of […]

If you want your children to be your friends later, be their parent now.

When I was young, I imagined coming down the stairs after putting my children to bed and relaxing, as I remember my mom doing. That day came and I have truly enjoyed every minute of the day being a parent. Not to say there weren’t tough days, but that comes with the territory. It is […]

The Benefits of Having a Vision Board

My students have been working on their own vision board. It has been an amazing experience for them and me! I have learned so many things about them I did not know. In all our discussions and planning, one of my students challenged me with the best question, “Are you going to make one too […]

Classroom Yoga Tips for Test Preparation

Want your students to be relaxed, alert and confident before testing? Yoga is a great de-stressor to add to your morning. Here are a few ideas for mindfulness exercises prior to getting started! Begin with deep breathing. Sit in either Fire Log Pose or in your desk/chair with feet on the floor; one hand on […]

Living in the Moment

We recently had the opportunity to have a quiet moment on the beach of Lake Michigan.  It was a peaceful weekend at the end of my winter break and we returned to the mountains to ski. If there is a beach nearby, I am going to find it and walk. It allows me to be […]

4 Ideas for Family Yoga Time

Anytime I share what I get to do for work, people are amazed and excited. I feel the same way every day I can work with my students, train teachers or share our resources. I have been blessed to not only love what I do, but love everything that comes with it, including life-long learning. […]

Replacing a Resolution with a New Year’s Intention

With only a few days into a New Year, we may feel a bit discouraged with our New Year’s resolution. The U.S. News reports by mid-February roughly 80% of all resolutions have failed. The definition of a resolution might be part of the problem for many of us.  A resolution is a firm decision to […]

An Easy 3 Minute Routine to Relax and Reset

Since we focus on doing yoga with kids, all our activities are great for in the classroom, as a coping skill, or training a team. This is a great example…it’s simple and quick. Students can get it right the first time, building their confidence and interest in using yoga in their daily lives. But it […]