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Mindfulness stories that help children calm down and learn social-emotional skills by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises focused on kindness and fun science facts. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation. Download the mp3, listen in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Leela Kids, or listen online at www.PeaceOutPodcast.com. Proud member of Kids Listen, a grass roots organization promoting content just for children.
 
Empowering you to explore mindfulness and movement with youth. What began in 2009 as a way to connect with other leaders in the kids yoga community has grown into the longest running kids yoga podcast. Donna Freeman is passionate about all things yoga. She covers a wide variety of topics aimed at highlighting amazing work being done and providing tools and tips for immediate use in your life, classes and work. She is the founder of Yoga In My School and the author of 'Once Upon a Pose: A Gui ...
 
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Sarah Henderson is an expert on yoga for everyone, especially yoga for those outside the norm. Come along in this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast to explore yoga for individuals with developmental delays and disabilities. Discover the beauty of accessible yoga and see the many ways to adapt and expand the practice of yoga to empower and en…
 
During our recent Ocean Adventure season, we talked about some very awesome and unique creatures and plants that live in the ocean. One thing that any animal lover (or anyone living on earth) needs to learn more about is how to stop plastic pollution. Plastic pollution not only hurts ocean life, but it hurts the whole earth. So I am sharing my podf…
 
In honor of Autism Awareness Month we are diving into neurodiversity. In this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast guest McAlister Grenier Huynh, otherwise known as The Neurodivergent Teacher, explains neurodiversity, why it's an essential consideration in the classroom, top tips for teaching SEL so that self-regulations becomes a natural skill…
 
Have you ever not seen yourself in the yoga community? Wondered where were others like you? SonJoria Sydnor's story begins with not being able to find black kids doing yoga as an example to her family. She set out to change that. The resulting book Our Family's Doing Yoga and Social Media presence @BlackKidsDoYoga represents black families practici…
 
Today I am sharing an episode from the awesome Stoopkid Stories Podcast. It’s called Black History 365 and is a great introduction to why it’s so important that we learn about Black history and culture all year round, recognizing the amazing things that Black people have accomplished and the great and important things they're doing today! Did you k…
 
Do you include books in your kids yoga classes? Are you interested in writing your own kids yoga book? If yes, you're are going to love this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast. Donna Freeman, host, chats with Robyn Snow of Glow Yoga Kids to discuss her journey from kids yoga teacher to kids yoga book author. Plus we'll explore her creative wa…
 
Join Donna Freeman, host of the Yoga In My School podcast, and Chanel Tsang, host of the Peace Out podcast, as they chat about mindfulness for kids, podcasting, science and mindfulness, live events, and building community. Highlights 1:38 Who is Chanel Tsang 5:30 The power of mindfulness for young children 7:16 The learning curve in starting your o…
 
CODE WORD CHALLENGE! Today’s episode is about the very interesting Batfish! They can “walk” and go “fishing” and some look like they’re wearing lipstick! This episode also contains the tenth and final code word that you’ll need to put together our ocean sentence about why we need to protect our oceans. Collect all 10 code words from our 10 ocean-th…
 
Host Donna Freeman chats with Drew, Executive Chair of the National Kids Yoga Conference. We discuss the past, present and future of the conference, the value of community, and the importance of self-compassion and inward observation. Highlights 1:20 What has kept the YIMS podcast going 6:01 Intro to Drew, his background 19:35 Busyness and Self Com…
 
Common Murres are born on oceanside cliffs and can dive so well underwater with their strong wings that they look like they’re flying underwater! Learn more about these amazing seabirds as we power up our imaginations and do some fun mindfulness activities together. Want to win an ocean friend stuffed toy*? We’re giving away two toys at our live ev…
 
This past year has been interesting. Filled with struggles, continually navigating Covid 19 protocols, investing in self-exploration and care, questioning the patterns of the past, and empowering one another to find our voice. In this mini-episode of the Yoga In My School podcast host Donna Freeman looks back over the past 12 months. Themes of trau…
 
Hello everyone! We usually post a new episode every other week but this week I thought I’d share a holiday story that I wrote that was shared on the Story Time podcast. It’s about a boy named Henry who is having a tough time in a new neighbourhood…but things start to change once he starts making the biggest snowball of his life! It’s read by my fri…
 
Dive into another ocean adventure! Today we’re visiting a new friend, the dugong (sea cow). Learn more about these gentle giants as we practice some mindfulness and yoga together. Don’t forget to write down each episode’s special code word this season! Once you have all 10 code words you can unscramble them to make up the special sentence about oce…
 
Guest Episode! Here at Peace Out, we're all about mindfulness and cooperation. So this week, I wanted to share another mindfulness podcast with you. It's called Like You: Mindfulness for Kids by my friend Noah Glenn. On Like You, you'll find mindful breathing exercises, affirmations for kids, amazing music, and a lot of fun talking about feelings. …
 
Hanukkah, often called the festival of lights, is an annual Jewish celebration of the of the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem and the miraculous burning of sacred oil for eight days. Andrea Creel of Shining Kids Yoga shares insight, tools, and resources to foster mindfulness during this festival. Listen for tips on how to be nourished by lo…
 
Learning to express your voice authentically is a journey of self discovery. If you are striving to align your offerings with your true self, or navigate changes in your voice/offerings over time, then this episode is for you. Betty Larrea, of Be Yoga Be Love, shares her experiences as she has moved from the corporate world, to the kids yoga world,…
 
Meet the Peacock Mantis Shrimp, a rainbow-coloured crustacean that has strong eyesight and an even stronger punch! Yep, you read that right, the mantis shrimp's punch can be deadly...but we'll help them find their calm! Don’t forget to write down each episode’s special code word this season! Once you have all 10 code words you can unscramble them t…
 
This episode of the Yoga In My School podcast challenges the restrictions placed on teaching yoga in schools in Alabama in the newly passed (May 2021) bill. Guest Crunch Ranjani explores questions raised by the bill that all yoga teachers, school administrators, and legislators need to ponder and discuss. Have a listen, spend some time considering …
 
This week we have a special guest host…Olive the Olive Ridley Turtle! Olive’s going to take us down to the Great Barrier Reef where we’ll breathe and stretch while we learn all about coral reefs and why they’re so important to us. Don’t forget to write down each episode’s special code word this season! Once you have all 10 code words you can unscra…
 
Discover the wonderful world of phonics and how to use yoga to teach emergent readers essential language decoding skills. This episode of the Yoga In My School podcast hosts Hilary Grierson of Bear Foot Yogis based in London, UK. Hilary is passionate about teaching children through play and has developed a kids yoga phonics card deck to do just tha…
 
Have you ever heard of sea bunnies? They may sound like mythical beings but these little creatures are real! They might not be related to rabbits but they are pretty cute. Join us as we dive under the sea to learn more about sea bunnies as we stretch, breathe, and relax. Follow Peace Out on your favourite podcast app so you don’t miss an episode! G…
 
The Saskachewan Indigenous Yoga Association (SIYA) is changing lives as they invite healing and growth through movement and meditation. In this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast we chat with Dawn Deguire, co-founder of the Saskatchewan Indigenous Yoga Association. Discover the amazing work happening throughout the province through their yoga…
 
We’re back! This is the first episode of our fifth season and it’s an ocean adventure! We’re starting off with some cool ocean facts and practice ujjayi (oo-JAI-yee) breathing, or ocean breathing. Ocean breathing is a great way to check in with ourselves, plus it’s super relaxing! Season 5 Code Word Challenge: Each episode has one ocean code word. …
 
Get ready to dive into Season 5, an ocean adventure! Join Chanel as we explore the ocean, meet interesting sea creatures, all while we relax and recharge with mindfulness activities. Don't forget to follow us on your podcast app so that you don't miss a new episode! If you'd like to support the podcast, check out our Patreon for fun perks like stic…
 
Initiate change in education through embodied consciousness and freedom. Dive into a new level of self-awareness in learning environments as our amazing guest Abbi Wills, co-founder of Shanti Generation, explores what it means to teach embodiment, student power, and self-compassion in order to facilitate optimal learning and growth. HIGHLIGHTS 1:53…
 
Sun Salutations, Half Moon Pose, Star Pose, Moon Salutations, and more invite yogis to look to the skies. In this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast guest Doreen Foxwell of The Children's School of Yoga shares her creative new Astrology Meets Kids Yoga curriculum. We discuss the impact of the pandemic on her business, following your passions,…
 
In this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast we explore bringing the joy of music and multiculturalism into your homes, yoga studios and kids yoga classes. Guest Dan Storper, founder and CEO of Putumayo World Music, shares his love of music and the world. The new Putumayo album Kids Yoga Dreamland is a beautiful compilation of eclectic world me…
 
Are you interested in writing a kids yoga book? Yes? You need to listen to this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast as Susan Rose, newly published author, shares her experience and insight from diving into the process during the Covid pandemic. Fifteen months later she has published two books with a plan for a series. It's been a learning curv…
 
In this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast the delightfully genuine Jen Berg shares insights and practices on using percussion instruments in kids yoga class. Jen is quick to remind me that she is not a professional drummer and that is what makes her the perfect example of following the heart and sharing what you love authentically. She provi…
 
Yoga In My School founder Donna Freeman speaks with Andrew Baxter of Teen Mental Health/Mental Health Literacy regarding Mental Health Literacy, resources for mental health for schools/parents, and trends currently happening in youth mental health. Highlights include: 1:26 Intro to Andrew Baxter 3:26 Mental Health Literacy 6:56 Mental Health Disord…
 
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In this bonus episode for parents, caregivers, and educators, Chanel shares her favourite mindfulness meditation practice called Mettā Meditation, or Loving Kindness Meditation. This is a practice that comes from Buddhism and its intention is to cultivate an attitude of benevolence and goodwill towards ourself and others, by repeating short phrases…
 
Discover the current trends and issues in the kids yoga and mindfulness community with Donna Freeman, host of the Yoga In My School podcast, and Lara Hocheiser, founder of Flow and Grow Kids Yoga. Highlights include: 2:05 Welcome Lara Hocheiser 5:50 Teaching and leading from moments of growth/vulnerability 7:34 Professionalization of the industry 1…
 
BONUS EPISODE: Originally this interview was published exclusively on YouTube. We've added it here as a complement to our previous episode, Trauma Informed Yoga with Joanne Spence. We encourage all to receive trauma informed training that we can help heal and support one another in respectful, compassionate ways. Join Yoga In My School founder Donn…
 
Donna Freeman, founder of Yoga In My School and host of the podcast, recently sat down and chatted with Joanne Spence about her new book Trauma Informed Yoga (release date March 9. 2021). Listen to their conversation about trauma, the importance of becoming trauma informed, polyvagal theory and why it's important, and specific tools that everyone/a…
 
Welcome to the new world of teaching online. If you wondering how to do well so you've come to the right place. Laura Mcegan of Divine Light Yoga shares tips on how to effectively teach kids yoga online. Laura brings her wealth of experience and knowledge, providing numerous ideas of how to maintain attention, engage learners, and leverage virtual …
 
Cory Sterling is the founder of Conscious Counsel, an online, accessible legal firm dedicated to helping heart centered business owners lead their best lives. Cory offers on point legal advice that is relevant to every yoga instructor and studio owner. He and host Donna Freeman cover a range of topics from waivers to trademarks and there is even so…
 
In this special episode founder Donna Freeman shares some of the personal and professional challenges from this past year as well as her gift to you for the holiday season. 00:36 Real Talk: impact of Covid-19 2:48 Moving YTT/RCYT online 6:04 Facing challenges with an open heart 7:48 Need for Trauma Informed Training 9:55 My Gift to You: Mindful Adv…
 
Hi, this is Chanel Tsang from Peace Out Podcast. Peace Out is on a break, but I want to invite you to join me for one of Peace Out’s first LIVE events! We’ll do the Calm Down Countdown and chill out with a relaxation story together! Festival of Giving (October 24, 2020) On Saturday, October 24th, 2020, I’ll be at Doing Good Together’s Festival of G…
 
Get comfy and settle in because we’re going to spend the first part of this guided relaxation talking about mindfulness. This episode is lighter on movement and more focused on listening. Thank you for joining us this season! We are going to miss you while we are away writing and recording season five *NEW* Join our new Peace Out Podcast Mailing Li…
 
Nothing is as relaxing as a dinosaur’s roar, right? Right? Hmm, well we’re going to try to relax, stretch, and breathe today as we talk about (and pretend to be) the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex! We’ll shake our tails, do the T.rex Twist, and even float in today’s guided relaxation for kids and anyone who is looking to relax mindfully, playfully! ☺ *NE…
 
We’re going underground today to learn more about the life cycle of cicadas! These incredible insects live underground for 17 years before emerging altogether—all 1.5 million of them! During the first breathing exercise called Backbone Breathing (our kid-friendly version of yogic spinal breathing), we are going to breathe in to fill up our “tummy t…
 
In this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast Jivana Heyman shares insights into accessible yoga in thought and practice. We talk about community, activism, accessibility, service and of course yoga. And yes, we totally geek out on applying the sutras into everyday life. This episode is a little longer than usual and includes so much goodness. E…
 
We’re all spending most of our time at home now, so you may relate a lot to our friends in today’s relaxation story: salmon. Salmon have a superpower and that’s finding their way home, no matter how far they swim away. We hope that you are safe and happy at home right now. Stay well and take care, everyone. Today’s Themes Scientific (curriculum con…
 
In this episode of the Yoga In My School podcast host Donna Freeman chats with Cobb Rogers, co-founder of Yoga Pose. We discuss the journey to creating a universal yoga resource based on ailment, how a live event became a documentary that educates and bridges gaps, partnering with Mental Health America, and the beneficial impact yoga and meditation…
 
Today we’re going on a field trip today! Activate those imaginations and get ready to spend some time outdoors in the park as we practice mindfulness together. We miss being outdoors with our family, friends, and other people so we designed this episode to feel and sound like we’re really outside in a park together. It is a great episode to listen …
 
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