4 ways to practice mindfulness in the classroom

My son is already back at school and it is evident that he is feeling a little overwhelmed with – Getting up in the morning– Getting his stuff ready to go to school– New lessons, students and– A new structure.I keep saying that he should just: – Stop and think– Take a breath– Take aContinue reading “4 ways to practice mindfulness in the classroom”

4 Sequencing Considerations

in chair based yoga classes. The sequencing framework I offer in my chair based yoga classes is quite unique. I come from an adapted and therapeutic yoga background so, it is very important for me that people not only access the poses, but go beyond that. I want them to access a lot more thanContinue reading “4 Sequencing Considerations”

Acuity of the mind

Maintaining mental sharpness with chair based yoga When I was little my grandmother (yiayia) and grandfather (pappous) were looking after me for the majority of the time. They were active, so we would go to so many places!!I guess in Greece the weather is not this dominant, but good sunny days really enhanced the fun weContinue reading “Acuity of the mind”

INTELLIGENT SEQUENCING

IN CHAIR BASED YOGA Potential chair yoga students are usually faced with greater challenges than general yoga classes.The feel of the class is not the same and therefore the purse of chair yoga classes should not be the same either. In general yoga classes we will find that challenging flows or sequences is likely toContinue reading “INTELLIGENT SEQUENCING”

The Importance of Yoga in the Classroom

I have worked in schools for the last 4 years. It is fun but at the same time it can be frustrating, because the time that is allocated for activity and yoga is significantly less than it should be.Fun and play is the way children learn. When the kids play they are fearless, they tryContinue reading “The Importance of Yoga in the Classroom”

The Spirit of Community in Chair Based Yoga

As a yoga teacher going from place to place to teach yoga classes I find it very satisfying to connect with other before and after a class.I get great gratification also from people completely relaxing or letting go in my classes.The best part though is when the students connect with each other; like Beth andContinue reading “The Spirit of Community in Chair Based Yoga”

YOGA FOR RESILIENCE

6 ways yoga helps build resilience and manage chronic illness The definition of resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Some people may be naturally resilient to blows that life serves them and some not so much, but resilience is the secret to dealing with chronic illness. Many chronic conditions are not alwaysContinue reading “YOGA FOR RESILIENCE”

METHODOLOGY OF ADAPTATION

… in chair based yoga I am quite passionate about adaptation in yoga, because adapted yoga has so much potential in offering comfort and peace and be another form of physical therapy. Before adapting poses though, it is important to know who our students are.In chair based yoga students usually come with certain imbalances suchContinue reading “METHODOLOGY OF ADAPTATION”