• Posted on February 8th, 2013 YogaGlo 1 comment

    Yoga for TeensIf you practice yoga, you know how powerful it can be in every aspect of your life. How we react to stressful situations, big decisions and life’s daily challenges is altered as our yoga practice provides us with a place of constancy and balance to return to again and again. Most of us weren’t given those yoga life tools until we were well into adulthood, but wouldn’t it have been great to have had them during our teen years?

    This weekend we challenge you to talk to a teen that you know or even a child that’s close to you about the foundation of yoga. Walk them through a simple meditation or some breathing techniques. The world can be a difficult place filled with pressure, cruelty and demands (especially at schools). Yoga can help kids and teenagers detach from all of the pressures and difficulties that they are faced with today by providing them with a strong sense of self.

     

     


  • Posted on January 18th, 2013 YogaGlo 4 comments

    Yoga for Teens at Yogaglo

    If you have a regular yoga practice, you know how powerful it can be in every aspect of your life – on the mat and off. How we show up in our life, our relationships and our work changes. How we react to stressful situations, big decisions and life’s daily challenges is altered as our yoga practice provides us with a place of constancy and balance to return to again and again. Now, imagine if those same yoga life tools were available to teens…

    We’ve been imagining that for a while and as we mentioned early last year, we’ve partnered with Katherine Priore of Headstand to bring yoga to teens at YogaGlo! Katherine is the founder and executive director of Headstand. Directing the yoga-in-schools movement, she oversees school programming, fundraising, strategic partnerships, and organizational sustainability. Katherine leads workshops training teachers around the country, and strategizes with school leaders to develop cultural shifts for greater wellness in K-12 settings. She began her studies in yoga nine years ago as a way to relieve stress as a public school teacher. Since then, Katherine has cultivated a profound appreciation for the calming, therapeutic, and grounding aspects of yoga. She is an educator and yoga teacher, with more than a decade’s experience leading a wide range of K-12 learners. Katherine holds a Master’s degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

    What does this mean for you? The first step in creating classes for teens on the YogaGlo site is holding those classes, for free, at our studio in Santa Monica. The first series of classes kicks off January 22nd and runs through February 5th, offering a solid curriculum of yoga for teens :

    • Tuesday, January 22nd 3:30 – 5pm: Grit? - What is grit? Why is it important to practice the idea of grit in yoga? How is grit related to discipline? When we are feeling like giving up on a difficult task, how can we use grit to help us stick with it? How can we make discipline a habit? Character strengths we’ll explore: Persistence, Humor
    • Tuesday, January 29th 3:30 – 5pm: Optimism - What is optimism? How do we define optimism in various circumstances? Why is it important to be optimistic? How can we use optimism to ease pain and suffering? Is it possible to be optimistic even when things feel really overwhelming or hard? Do I sometimes cling to negative behaviors or thoughts? Can I use optimism to counterbalance feelings of depression, alienation, and sadness? Character strengths we’ll explore: Kindness, Serenity, Humor
    • Tuesday, February 5th 3:30 – 5pm: Curiosity - What does it mean to be curious about ourselves, each other, family members? How can I get more curious about where my stress “lives” in my body? Can I apply an attitude of curiosity toward the people or situations that are especially charged for me? How can I try to understand myself better through yoga? Character Strengths we’ll explore: Vitality, Kindness, Serenity, Humor.

    Each of these classes will be filmed for use on the YogaGlo site and every one of them will be FREE to attend. If you Glo in LA, please bring your teenagers to this powerful program. We’d absolutely love to see you there. Waivers will be available for parents to sign before class. Please check the class schedule for more details.


  • Posted on September 26th, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Yoga for Teens at Yogaglo
    Are you a parent with a YogaGlo account and a teen who would love to take yoga classes at home? The day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. We now offer yoga classes designed exclusively for your teens 13 years and older on YogaGlo!

    As we announced earlier this year, we’ve partnered with Katherine Priore of Headstand to develop a yoga curriculum just for teens that focuses on the challenges they face at school, on the practice field, at home and in life. Katherine is the founder and executive director of Headstand. Directing the yoga-in-schools movement, she oversees school programming, fundraising, strategic partnerships, and organizational sustainability. Katherine leads workshops training teachers around the country, and strategizes with school leaders to develop cultural shifts for greater wellness in K-12 settings. She began her studies in yoga nine years ago as a way to relieve stress as a public school teacher. Since then, Katherine has cultivated a profound appreciation for the calming, therapeutic, and grounding aspects of yoga. She is an educator and yoga teacher, with more than a decade’s experience leading a wide range of K-12 learners. Katherine holds a Master’s degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

    The Teen Yoga program we’ve just launched today includes five focus areas that we will be adding to over time:

    • Why Yoga? – What is yoga? What are the benefits of yoga? How can you benefit from yoga on a personal level? What is meditation? Why is it beneficial? Character strengths we’ll explore: Persistence, Integrity, Kindness, Self-regulation, Humor
    • Yoga for Stress – What are the symptoms of stress? How do I know when I’m stressed out? Where does my stress “live” in my body? How can I use yoga to manage stress? Can I improve my personal relationships when I reduce my own stress? How can I use yoga to manage tests stress? Character strengths we’ll explore: Perspective, Bravery, Vitality, Kindness, Gratitude, Hope
    • Yoga for Concentration – What or who breaks my concentration? How do I take responsibility for my own powers of concentration? How can yoga help me build concentration? Character Strengths we’ll explore: Persistence, Humility, Curiosity
    • Yoga for Strength – What is real strength? Who helps us become stronger? What commentary do you notice when you feel “weak”? How can we cultivate strength on the inside and out? Character strengths we’ll explore: Persistence, Bravery, Grit, Vitality, Zest
    • Yoga for Change – How do we deal with change and transition? What happens when we resist change? How do we become more accepting of change by cultivating deeper presence in our lives? Can we use yoga to help navigate times of change? Character strengths we’ll explore: Kindness, Perspective, Curiosity, Integrity, Forgiveness, Gratitude

    Are you ready to sign your teen up for YogaGlo classes so they can get the same benefits of yoga that you do? If you already have a YogaGlo account, you can begin the sign-up process for your teen by selecting the Teen Yoga tab in your Member Dashboard. If you don’t have a YogaGlo account, you’ll need to create one to see the Teen Yoga tab.

    If you need any help setting your teen up through your own YogaGlo account, view our Teen Yoga Setup Tutorial which will walk you through each step so your teen can get Glo-ing on our teen-only YogaGlo site!

    Teen Yoga for Stress


  • Posted on May 6th, 2012 YogaGlo No comments

    Each week we scour the interwebs to bring you amazing yoga articles, insights and stories that we hope will illuminate the power of yoga, the ways in which it can heal and soothe and the ways in which it can make us laugh, smile and learn much more about ourselves than we ever expected. This week’s links we think you’ll love are all about how yoga can be beneficial to children, teenagers and adults alike. Whether it’s teaching us that it’s ok not to be perfect or if it’s increasing muscle strength for sports, yoga can be extremely powerful for everyone, no matter what age, on and off the mat.

    • The Benefit of Yoga for Teens - Teens can benefit from learning anything that increases their focus and ability to calm themselves, which I’ve found to be one of the great, lasting benefits of yoga. And while team sports are great, I think it’s important to promote physical activities that kids can still be doing at age 80. Like yoga.
    • Yoga: it’s never too late to reap the benefits – “Yoga can help fight stiffness, hardening of the arteries, hormonal fluctuations, depression and loss of bone density. And — you can start at any age.
    • The First Declaration of Love: Presence. Yoga Off the Mat - On practicing yoga and mindfulness off the mat: The practice of presence is cultivated over time through honest self-confrontation, positive discipline, and belief in our potential. Practices like meditation, mindful breathing, and yogasana can be invaluable in moving us toward this more connected alignment.
    • Why Yoga For Kids - With all this in mind, the benefits for a child discovering yoga can be bountiful. As I mentioned, children’s creativity and imaginations are encouraged and stimulated by these yoga adventures. This is achieved in a completely non-competitive and non-threatening environment allowing children to completely express themselves and truly “bloom”! Along with developing improved strength, balance, poise and flexibility, comes pride in attaining all these qualities, therefore boosting self esteem and confidence. When targeted to key joints and muscles, yoga benefits children’s skills in other athletic fields as well.
    • How 1 Hour on Sundays Will Change Your Life - Taking just an hour to center yourself on Sundays will set you up right for the entire week. This hour will allow you the chance to align your mind, body and soul in preparation for the challenges that will (and they always do!) arise throughout the next few days.


  • Posted on April 18th, 2012 YogaGlo 6 comments

    Yoga for Teens at Yogaglo

    If you have a regular yoga practice, you know how powerful it can be in every aspect of your life – on the mat and off. How we show up in our life, our relationships and our work changes. How we react to stressful situations, big decisions and life’s daily challenges is altered as our yoga practice provides us with a place of constancy and balance to return to again and again. Now, imagine if those same yoga life tools were available to teens…

    We’ve been imagining that for a while now and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Katherine Priore of Headstand to bring yoga to teens at YogaGlo! Katherine is the founder and executive director of Headstand. Directing the yoga-in-schools movement, she oversees school programming, fundraising, strategic partnerships, and organizational sustainability. Katherine leads workshops training teachers around the country, and strategizes with school leaders to develop cultural shifts for greater wellness in K-12 settings. She began her studies in yoga nine years ago as a way to relieve stress as a public school teacher. Since then, Katherine has cultivated a profound appreciation for the calming, therapeutic, and grounding aspects of yoga. She is an educator and yoga teacher, with more than a decade’s experience leading a wide range of K-12 learners. Katherine holds a Master’s degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

    What does this mean for you? The first step in creating classes for teens on the YogaGlo site is holding those classes, for free, at our studio in Santa Monica. The first series of classes kicks off May 15th and runs through June 12th, offering a solid curriculum of yoga for teens :

    • May 15th 3:30 – 5pm: Why Yoga? – What is yoga? What are the benefits of yoga? How can you benefit from yoga on a personal level? What is meditation? Why is it beneficial? Character strengths we’ll explore: Persistence, Integrity, Kindness, Self-regulation, Humor
    • May 22nd 3:30 – 5pm: Yoga for Stress – What are the symptoms of stress? How do I know when I’m stressed out? Where does my stress “live” in my body? How can I use yoga to manage stress? Can I improve my personal relationships when I reduce my own stress? How can I use yoga to manage tests stress? Character strengths we’ll epxlore: Perspective, Bravery, Vitality, Kindness, Gratitude, Hope
    • May 29th 3:30 – 5pm: Yoga for Concentration – What or who breaks my concentration? How do I take responsibility for my own powers of concentration? How can yoga help me build concentration? Character Strengths we’ll explore: Persistence, Humility, Curiosity
    • June 5th 3:30 – 5pm: Yoga for Strength – What is real strength? Who helps us become stronger? What commentary do you notice when you feel “weak”? How can we cultivate strength on the inside and out? Character strengths we’ll explore: Persistence, Bravery, Grit, Vitality, Zest
    • June 12th 3:30 – 5pm: Yoga for Change – How do we deal with change and transition? What happens when we resist change? How do we become more accepting of change by cultivating deeper presence in our lives? Can we use yoga to help navigate times of change? Character strengths we’ll explore: Kindness, Perspective, Curiosity, Integrity, Forgiveness, Gratitude

    Each of these classes will be filmed for use on the YogaGlo site and every one of them will be FREE to attend. If you Glo in LA, please bring your teenagers to this powerful program. We’d absolutely love, love, love to see you there. Check the class schedule for more details and join us.