Yoga

Mountain Pose - Sensory

Want to Get Students Ready to Learn? Consider Yoga in the Classroom

Teachers have the honor and unique perspective of working within a space where each child and the teacher, are working towards similar goals. These goals include but are not limited to learning, meeting or...

Tick-Tock Breath: Teach Special Needs Children to Modulate Moods

The nervous system is the control center of our body and mind. Children who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum  Disorder (ASD) may already be experiencing “interference” or “overload” at the level...
Gift of Giving

Giving to Give – Karma Yoga

  Abundant research shows the health benefits of volunteering. In the practice of Yoga, it is called - Karma Yoga. This is simply the act of serving others – a smile, a thank you or...

Snowy Days = Sensory Fun

Winter is here and our outlet for naturally rich, sensory-based outdoor play time is beginning to dwindle. Or is it? Over the past few weeks, as the weather in Chicago has begun to grow colder,...

Calming Your Child During a Natural Disaster

Swinging is known to have a calming effect on the nervous system. The rhythmical movements and repetitive pattern gives steady, even input to the vestibular system. It is soothing and calming. Yoga Can Replicate the...

Consider Yoga to Develop Social Skills

The benefits of yoga seem to be numberless.  Every person has a different reason why they practice yoga or even a different idea of why others practice yoga.  Common responses are for flexibility, relaxation,...
sun salutations and special needs kids

Sun Salutation for Sensory Regulation

The yoga pose sequence know as Sun Salutation, Salute to the Sun, or Surya Namaskar, is among the most commonly used yoga sequences. Typically this flowing sequence is used at the beginning of a...

Yoga and Sensory at your School Desk

Children struggling with attention, sensory regulation, or emotional regulation concerns will often have a notable increase in anxiety about school. With the transition from a summer of free play, less structure, and open access...

CHILL CHILDREN: Guided Relaxation

A relaxed body is healthy, vibrant and feels great. A relaxed mind is creative, powerful and unlimited.  Guided relaxation can help children to achieve a relaxed body and mind. Learning to relax and calm yourself...

Transitions: Yoga and Mindfulness to the Rescue

I lead professional development workshops for educators, all over the country. I always ask teachers, “What is the most challenging part of your day?” If I asked them all to call out their response...