How are you a peaceful warrior? What do you stand for? In this class for kids ages 3-9yrs, Lani shares how we show peace to our bodies, peace to others and peace to the earth. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the ultimate Peaceful Warrior- we like to think about how we can make change by fighting for equality, justice and freedom for all beings, no matter what color your skin is or where you come from. Now more then ever, this is an important lesson. The Peace Book by Todd Parr Set up the class by reading a few pages from this book- pick out pages that share ways to be kind and peaceful to yourself, others and the earth. Peace Breath Place hands to your mouth and take a big inhale- exhale all your breath into your hands. Place hands on your belly and breath in… Read More »
Yoga & Mindfulness in the Preschool Classroom Teacher Training
The Full of Joy Yoga 8-hour yoga & mindfulness in the preschool classroom training is for teaching kids ages 2 – 5 years. This training is interactive and comprehensive and incorporates music, stories, games & props in a fun and exciting way that will engage all preschoolers. You’ll learn yoga poses, partner poses, group poses, yoga games and mindfulness activities, breathing exercises, relaxation and visualization techniques and more! You will learn how to incorporate activities throughout the day to use as transitions, as well as create your own 20-30 min yoga class. Date: November 5, 2022 Where: The Nest, 56 Stoney Creek Road, Branford (with a Zoom option) Time: 9am-5pm with a lunch break from 12:30-1pm Investment: $250.00 Help your students to: Learn tools for focus and concentration learn to self-regulate and manage emotions increase strength & flexibility gain body awareness, sensory & motor skills build confidence, self-esteem and develop… Read More »
Put Down That Cell Phone!
This past weekend we took a vacation to California to see all our west coast friends and celebrate LOVE at a gorgeous wedding tucked into an apple orchard in the mountains of San Luis Obispo. It was so beautiful. I did not work for 5 days, I did not respond to email, go on social media (except to post photos every evening) and basically shut down my brain. It was exactly what I needed. As someone who can feasibly work 24/7, taking time off is IMPERATIVE for me. I also celebrated my 48th trip around the sun with dozens of my besties and it was just the celebration I needed. While we are patiently waiting for spring to appear here in the Northeast, we can think about more ways to bring mindfulness to our daily life. Yes, the flowers are blooming (and they are GORGEOUS) but do you miss it because… Read More »