Spreading kindness to 21 classrooms

I am so excited to share a community service project with the Public Montessori Elementary school that I teach at 3 days per week. The principal has given me the ok to donate a glass ‘glitter jar’ aka ‘mind jar’ with 21 classrooms. The jar will be added to their peace corner and can be used as a mindfulness tool to help kids settle their minds. I am so incredibly grateful to share yoga & mindfulness at a Public Montessori Elementary School. My heart is full.

We are so excited to congratulate the NEWEST set of Twist Kids Yoga trainees. We can’t wait to see what positive ripples they create for the future generation of mindful humans.

Want to learn the magic of teaching kids about BREATH?

What’s the most powerful thing that you witnessed recently?

For me it was when I lead 2 groups of 3 & 4 year olds through several different breathing exercises in a classroom.

These kids love yoga and every week I teach them different elements of yoga. However, this class was unique in that I designed the whole class time to center around BREATH.

After each exercise, I would give them a moment to pause and notice. They were so cute sitting there with their palms on their laps and spines straight. After the pause, I would ask ‘Do you feel calm.’ They’d get excited and say YES! then I’d ask ‘Do you feel strong?’ They’d get excited and say YES! and lastly, I’d ask, ‘Do you feel happy?’ and once again I got a “YES!!” The teachers were in ahh. They were like ‘What are you doing to them Mary Beth?’

Want to learn the magic of teaching kids about BREATH? This is one of several elements that we teach in Kids Yoga Teacher Training.

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March 15-18th at @okracharlotte

www.okracharlotte.com/workshops

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Join us by March 1st and save on the early pricing.

Open to ALL levels of yoga. *27 CEU’s available for yoga teachers.

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Twist Kids Yoga at ‘SC Yoga & Healing Arts Festival’

Join Mary Beth on Saturday October 20th, 2018 for 2 kids yoga classes at ‘SC Yoga & Healing Arts Festival’

Ages 3-6 in the Fairy Garden at 10:15am

Ages 7-11 in the Fairy Garden at 11:30am

Kids will experience connection, breathing, movement and more! There will be age appropriate yoga & mindfulness for the kids.

Come join us and see what it’s all about.

This festival has something for the whole family.

I loved the movie ‘Inside Out’ because I felt it was so related to yoga & mindfulness. Through yoga & mindfulness we can teach the kids that it’s ok to feel their feelings. We are all made of emotions and at certain times in our lives we may feel an emotion stronger than at other times. What would life be like if JOY was your lead emotion? What would life be like if SADNESS was your lead emotion? What would life be like if ANGER was your lead emotion? What would life be like if FEAR was your lead emotion? What would life be like if DISGUST was your lead emotion? Did you have an imaginary friend when you were younger? Did he/she do anything extraordinary?

Photo: mindful.org

Video clips of Twist Kids Yoga

Check out this video and get some insight into what we are all about.

We teach in schools, studios, community centers, home schools and anywhere that children are present.

Our mission is to bring more yoga & mindfulness into the world. We believe that children will benefit beyond what they are gaining.

Next ‘Foundations From The Ground Up’ YTT is October 5-8th at Carolina Yoga

Learn more

Email: Twistkidsyoga@gmail.com for any inquiries or questions.

Namaste!

Awaken your creativity through teaching kids yoga

Awaken your creativity through teaching kids yoga!

Giving space for creativity is always important in these trainings.

Join us October 5-8th for ‘Foundations From The Ground Up’ Kids Yoga YTT at @carolina_yoga . This is the first module of our 95 hr YTT. You can choose to take this module separately or continue on with the full program.

Early Bird pricing available thru August 31st.

For more information: Foundations From The Ground Up

Email: twistkidsyoga@gmail.com

Want to learn how to make a silly pizza?

Have you ever eaten a pizza with silly ingredients? It’s one of our favorite forms of play. We will teach you several fun activities in our trainings. Coming up: ‘Rainbow Yogis’ module July 13-16th at Okra Charlotte and ‘Foundations From The Ground Up’ October 5-8th at Carolina Yoga.

We design each module to give the trainees the necessary tools & techniques for bringing yoga & mindfulness into the lives of children. To learn more about each module, check out the different programs in the menu tabs.

Art by 12 year old Julia.