Yoga & Mindfulness 101

Kids Yoga Stories

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Bringing yoga and mindfulness to children

starts with YOU!

We often hear from the Kids Yoga Stories community members that they dont know HOW to get started with introducing yoga and mindfulness to children.

Guess what? 

It actually starts with YOU!

Would you have guessed that? That’s okay. Most people dive in and want to quickly bring yoga and mindfulness to children because they know how beneficial it can be for their learning, development, health, and wellness.

However, we have found that the fastest and easiest way to bring yoga and mindfulness to children is to have a solid practice of your own. Not only will you have a better sense of what works and a whole host of tools and strategies to draw upon but you will be calm, cool, and collected—essentially, a role model for your kids!

When you are self-regulated, you’re better able to teach, demonstrate, and provide tools to help others self-regulate. When you are calm and grounded, students see an example of what that looks like in the real world and can emulate.

When you are managing stress with ease and grace by using breathing exercises, mindfulness practices, or movement, children come to realize that these tools are available to them, as well. You don’t need to run off to an ashram or take a five-hundred-hour yoga teacher training to learn the basics of bringing yoga and mindfulness to your life.

Giselle Shardlow, founder of Kids Yoga Stories, will walk you through the four steps to get started:

Step One: How to get yourself calm and ready

Step Two: What yoga and mindfulness is (and is not) and why we practice

Step Three: How to practice yoga and mindfulness activities

Step Four: How to make yoga and mindfulness a daily habit

yoga and mindfulness 101

In this introductory course, you will:

  • Discover your own strategies, practices, and self-care rituals to help you self-regulate. This includes a variety of calming exercises that you can easily incorporate into your life daily—or at a moment’s notice in times of stress.
  • Explore what yoga and mindfulness are and what they are not! By having a solid understanding of what yoga and mindfulness really is—including the history and benefits of these practices—you will be able to better incorporate the exercises into your life, introduce them to children and families, and explain the powerful benefits to others.
  • Dive in and experience a variety of practices, including yoga postures, meditations, mindfulness activities, and breathing exercises so that you can discover the practices you most enjoy and can easily fit into your busy schedule.
  • Learn powerful daily activities and grounding practices to prepare yourself to confidently bring yoga and mindfulness to your students and children.
  • Build your very own calendar of yoga and mindfulness exercises that suits your desires, goals, lifestyle, and busy schedule.

yoga and mindfulness 101

This course includes:

  • Nineteen videos, including instructional videos, mindfulness and yoga videos, and tips and strategy videos.
  • A handy workbook for you to jot your ideas, explore your practices, take notes, and refer back to at a moment’s notice so you’re never without good ideas to keep you grounded.
  • A quick, easy-to-understand guide to the scientific benefits of yoga and mindfulness so that you can easily share these with parents, peers, teachers, and administrators especially if you’ve gotten push-back in the past.
  • Simple explanation (you can easily share with others) of what yoga and mindfulness are and what they are not so that you’re clear on what you’ll be teaching and sharing with children.
  • Several mindfulness and breathing exercises that you can easily incorporate into your life and daily practice to stay calm, focused, and stress-free, even if a regular meditation practice has eluded you in the past.
  • Simple yoga poses you can do at home that don’t require you to spend money on expensive props or ninety-minute classes. These poses are meant to easily fit into your life and enable you to rest, rejuvenate, or ground—whatever may be calling to you that day.


If you’ve been wanting to bring yoga and mindfulness to children and didn’t know where to start, then Yoga & Mindfulness 101 is for you!

Not only will you develop your very own self-care, self-compassionate, and self-regulation practice that will help you de-stress while promoting resilience, calm, and self-compassion—but you will be ready to introduce yoga and mindfulness practices to children with confidence and ease!

Are you ready?

Instant access when you purchase today!


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are some benefits of yoga and mindfulness?

  • Eases anxiety, decreases stress, and reduces tension so that you can focus more on the positive aspects of life and lead a happier, healthier, and more purposeful life.
  • Reduces anger, depression, and fatigue so that you can better manage the highs and lows of life now and long into the future.
  • Increases resilience and coping frequency so that challenges and setbacks dont derail you from your goals in life.
  • Improves coping skills and teaches healthy, productive ways to manage challenging, tension-filled times with ease and grace.
  • Enhances focus, attention, concentration, comprehension, and memory so you can better perform the activities you enjoy and be present to your loved ones.
  • Provides opportunities for patience, reflection, and self-insight, thereby improving your self-confidence and resilience.
  • Increases flexibility, strength, and balance, thereby promoting a healthy body image and creating healthy habits around physical activities.  

Im new to yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. Is this for me?

Absolutely. You dont need to have had a previous yoga or meditation practice to bring these yoga and mindfulness practices to your life. The resources in this workbook come with detailed instructions and tons of tips, so you will have the confidence to quickly perform the exercises provided. All you need is curiosity and the willingness to learn. You can also simply listen to the daily videos in our course area for guidance, along with relaxing music!

 

Can I share these resources with friends? 

No. These digital products are for personal use only. If you'd like to buy an additional license of the workbook or bundle, please contact us directly at giselle @ kidsyogastories. com, and we can provide you with a discounted multi-license price. We follow the standard guidelines for digital products (similar to TeachersPayTeachers.com). You can find our terms of use at the top of this page: https://www.kidsyogastories.com/printing-instructions/

Will I receive anything in the mail?

This is a digital-only product, and you will not receive anything in the mail. Were able to offer this incredibly low price because it is digital. You get instant access to all these resources to use/print when youre ready. You can print off what you need when youre ready to use it or have it on your mobile device or computer to use at a moments notice. And you can save a few trees while you’re at!

Is there a guarantee?

Of course! When you take advantage of this special sale today, you have a full thirty days to decide whether or not you want to keep it or return it for a full refund. If, for any reason, you decide this resource is not for you, simply reach out, and my team will provide a full, prompt refund. 

How do I access the workbook and videos after purchasing?

After purchasing this product, you will receive two additional emails from our course system that will provide you with your login details. 

Alternatively you can access your this course and workbook by following these steps:

1. Click here: https://learn.kidsyogastories.com/users/sign_in 

2. Enter the email you signed up with

3. Select "forgot password" if you need to reset your password

You will be able to easily download the Yoga & Mindfulness 101 workbook within the course area.

 

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Frances R. (Salt Spring Island, CA)
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he children like the materials, and respond to them well. They also love the stories. Myself, as always, I particularly appreciate the drawings. We have added to the emotion of feeling bad about yourself, because it is more common for the children I have worked with to be feeling bad for other reasons than low self esteem. Sometimes we feel really 'bad' (more like feeling ill - ‘sickened’ !!!) because we have done an awful thing, acting unthinkingly. Sso that we have hurt someone else's feelings or lost their trust in us.
We don't find it quite appropriate to encourage ourselves to feel good about ourselves in those circumstances - because our 'high' opinion of ourselves makes us feel disappointment in how we behaved. We want to hold ourselves to a higher standard than that.
In our language, we want to return to being our Better Self. We know we can! So "restorative justice" is what we want to DO. We want to feel better about ourselves, yes - but even more than that, we want to make up for what we did, we want to make the other person or people feel better, feel OK. We want to heal harm, restore trust, and have EVERYONE feeling better.
We love doing "restitution" - fixing what went a bit wrong back there.
We also have a song that we sing: "May we be filled with loving kindness, May all be well, May we be peaceful and at ease, May we be happy." That's the last verse - before that, we replace the "we" with “May you be - - -,” singing to the person we harmed in some way, then we sing to ourselves using "May I be - - -". This helps us feel not so bad about what we went and did back then, when we felt tired, impatient, frustrated, or simply mean-mindedly cross! - or any of the feelings you deal with so well. We need to be “understanding’ about ourselves and each other. We are growing to understand that feelings come unexpectedly, but feelings can change and be gone too.
[All this arises from me having previously used feelings I called "Mad, Bad, Sad or Glad" - for ease of them writing them! We used to check in on how much of each of those we're feeling right now, or had coursing through us when an incident occurred earlier in the day. I saw that feeling Bad is a strong feeling to deal with. They don't think it is low self esteem, So - more like high self esteem! They feel Bad that they have let themselves down, is what I'd describe it as.
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As an Elementary School Counselor, I have found this resource to be both useful and beneficial for the students I work with. I work in a Kindergarten- Grade 5 Elementary School, and I have found this resource to be helpful in small group work, as well as individual 1:1 counseling situations.
Thank you for creating this useful tool for children!

Kind Regards,
Mary Rennebohm
Clackamas River Elementary School
Estacada, Oregon

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