Whether you’re a teacher or a kid’s yoga teacher, or if the thought of bringing yoga to schools ever once crossed your mind, you’re going to want this book. A collaboration of over 20 experts in the children’s yoga world and the Yoga Service Council, Best Practices For Yoga In Schools is the first book of its kind tackling the very important and timely subject of yoga in the classroom. Acting as a guide, the book covers topics from how to get started, to building communication with schools, to creating curriculum and working with kids of different ages, to safety and legal issues that may arise.
Here’s more about the book:
Best Practices for Yoga in Schools is a guide for yoga teachers, classroom teachers, school administrators, social workers, and anyone else interested in bringing yoga to children safely, and in a just and inclusive way. By outlining suggestions and considerations across a wide variety of topics, this book will help you effectively and sustainably offer high-quality yoga programming for all children.
Also, be sure to check out the interview with editors Traci Childress (co-founder of the Children’s Community School in West Philadelphia and a Yoga Service Council advisor) and Jennifer Cohen Harper (founder of Little Flower Yoga, author and Vice President of the Yoga Service Council) — Part 1 and Part 2.
TO ENTER: There may be the rare handful (shout out, San Francisco!), but a majority of us did not have yoga in our schools growing up. And there certainly wasn’t the amount of research being done to support the benefits of yoga and meditation for kids that there is today. Still, we turned out ok, right? Teachers are special people and we’d like to honor them with this giveaway. So maybe your favorite teacher didn’t teach you yoga (maybe they did!) but they’re your favorite for a reason. To enter in this giveaway, share in the comments a little shout out to your favorite teacher and include a little bit about what made them special.
Giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm Monday, February 22. Three winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
UPDATE: Congrats to Angelica, Beckie and Audrey! Thanks to all who entered! May you never stop learning.
- Bringing Best Practices To Yoga In Schools — An Interview With Jennifer Cohen Harper and Traci Childress (Part 1)
- Bringing Best Practices To Yoga In Schools — An Interview With Jennifer Cohen Harper and Traci Childress (Part 2)
- Kindergarteners Teach Us A Thing Or Two About Mindfulness In ‘Just Breathe’ Short Film
- More Kids in U.S. Are Practicing Yoga