In addition to being a tutor, I am a certified children’s yoga instructor with over 10 years of experience teaching yoga to children ages 2 to 18. I received my certification from Karma Kids Yoga in NYC and co-founded and ran the company Live Free2Be, which delivered yoga and arts enrichment programs and events, for children, families, schools and corporate clients for 4 years in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. I am currently teaching yoga at local preschools, fitness and dance centers and also provide private in-home yoga sessions. Having developed and taught yoga programs to children, I have seen firsthand the benefits of yoga and how it can nurture a child's development on all levels-mind, body and spirit. Children naturally love yoga because it is a fun, healthy form of play that promotes health, balance, concentration and self-esteem. Yoga for children is quickly gaining popularity in education and has become part of the classroom in many schools throughout the country... read more
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I notice that many of my students, especially those with ADD/ADHD, are extremely intelligent. The challenge is not in understanding the material, but in performing the work consistently and calmly enough to see results. For this blog post I will describe alternate nostril breathing, a type of pranayama (breath control) practiced in hatha yoga. This is a meditative breath that soothes the central nervous system and prepares for alert, quiet focus. Feel free to print the practice and perform it every night before studying for one hour. See how your grades (and emotions) improve! First, prepare your study materials in your designated study area. Make sure your to-do list is set for the session, you have a clock handy to time yourself and take breaks appropriately, and you have the essentials--some water, a jacket, an extra pen--so that there will be no reason to get up. Then find a nice quiet place, maybe outside watching the sunset, or snuggled into a comfy couch... read more