A pose from Preschooler's & Me Yoga class celebrating the end of winter.
How freeing to have your arms and legs in the air like a polar bear!
I had the pleasure of working with Shakta Khalsa in 2001. She continues to guide, both through her work in Children's Yoga teacher training, but also through her activism.
Both parents and educators wish to inspire children toward a healthy lifestyle. Introducing yoga at an early age not only builds strength and flexibility, but can bring a level of calm into their lives. As a registered children’s yoga teacher, I strive to prepare imaginative, fun and thematic based classes for participants, but I also encourage parents and caregivers to create their own home routine. One way to begin is with a basic Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskara.
Read the rest of the article I wrote for Sivana East here!
Returning to the MOMS club she participated in with her mother as a toddler, Ava helped to demonstrate poses during the reading of I Can Be One Too! A Child's Book of Yoga Poses.
Thank you Kelly and Kathryn for hosting!
It was great to have so many little ones join Ava and I in their pj's, doing the yoga poses of 'I Can Be One Too! A Child's Book of Yoga Poses'.
Thanks to Erin Gambrill, Children's Services Supervisor with the Carroll County Mount Airy Library, for hosting Ava and I today for an author reading and demo event. We read and demonstrated our book I Can Be One Too! A Child's Book of Yoga Poses.
A little one decided to join Ava on her mat for downward facing dog. Toddlers are the best!
Susan Kain is a Registered Yoga teacher, Pilates instructor, and a Certified Personal Trainer with classes for all ages from toddlers to senior citizens.