Yoga & Mindfulness 101

Bringing yoga and mindfulness to children starts with YOU!

ON SALE!!!! Down from $147!



We often hear from the Kids Yoga Stories community members that they don’t know HOW to get started with introducing yoga and mindfulness to children.

Guess what?

It actually starts with YOU!

Would you have guessed that? That’s okay. Most people dive in and want to quickly bring yoga and mindfulness to children because they know how beneficial it can be for their learning, development, health, and wellness.

However, we have found that the fastest and easiest way to bring yoga and mindfulness to children is to have a solid practice of your own. Not only will you have a better sense of what works and a whole host of tools and strategies to draw upon but you will be calm, cool, and collected—essentially, a role model for your kids!

When you are self-regulated, you’re better able to teach, demonstrate, and provide tools to help others self-regulate. When you are calm and grounded, students see an example of what that looks like in the real world and can emulate.

When you are managing stress with ease and grace by using breathing exercises, mindfulness practices, or movement, children come to realize that these tools are available to them, as well. You don’t need to run off to an ashram or take a five-hundred-hour yoga teacher training to learn the basics of bringing yoga and mindfulness to your life.

In this introductory course, you will:

:: Discover your own strategies, practices, and self-care rituals to help you self-regulate. This includes a variety of calming exercises that you can easily incorporate into your life daily—or at a moment’s notice in times of stress.

:: Explore what yoga and mindfulness are and what they are not! By having a solid understanding of what yoga and mindfulness really is—including the history and benefits of these practices—you will be able to better incorporate the exercises into your life, introduce them to children and families, and explain the powerful benefits to others.

:: Dive in and experience a variety of practices, including yoga postures, meditations, mindfulness activities, and breathing exercises so that you can discover the practices you most enjoy and can easily fit into your busy schedule.

:: Learn powerful daily activities and grounding practices to prepare yourself to confidently bring yoga and mindfulness to your students and children.

:: Build your very own calendar of yoga and mindfulness exercises that suits your desires, goals, lifestyle, and busy schedule.

This course includes:

:: Nineteen videos, including instructional videos, mindfulness and yoga videos, and tips and strategy videos.

:: A handy workbook for you to jot your ideas, explore your practices, take notes, and refer back to at a moment’s notice so you’re never without good ideas to keep you grounded.

:: A quick, easy-to-understand guide to the scientific benefits of yoga and mindfulness so that you can easily share these with parents, peers, teachers, and administrators especially if you’ve gotten push-back in the past.

:: Simple explanation (you can easily share with others) of what yoga and mindfulness are and what they are not so that you’re clear on what you’ll be teaching and sharing with children.

:: Several mindfulness and breathing exercises that you can easily incorporate into your life and daily practice to stay calm, focused, and stress-free, even if a regular meditation practice has eluded you in the past.

:: Simple yoga poses you can do at home that don’t require you to spend money on expensive props or ninety-minute classes. These poses are meant to easily fit into your life and enable you to rest, rejuvenate, or ground—whatever may be calling to you that day.

If you’ve been wanting to bring yoga and mindfulness to children and didn’t know where to start, then Yoga & Mindfulness 101 is for you!

Not only will you develop your very own self-care, self-compassionate, and self-regulation practice that will help you de-stress while promoting resilience, calm, and self-compassion—but you will be ready to introduce yoga and mindfulness practices to children with confidence and ease!

Are you ready?

Instant access when you purchase today!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from Giselle

    • Before we begin...

    • Top 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of This Course

    • DOWNLOAD your "Yoga & Mindfulness 101 Course Workbook" here.

  • 2

    Step 1: How to Get Yourself Calm and Ready

    • Step 1: Experience Yoga and Mindfulness for Yourself

    • Calming Practice #1: Breathe Well

    • Calming Practice #2: Take a Pause

    • Calming Practice #3 Move Slowly

    • How will you get yourself calm and ready?

  • 3

    Step 2: What Yoga and Mindfulness is (and is not) and Why We Practice

    • Step 2: Let’s Get Curious About Yoga and Mindfulness

    • The History of Yoga

    • DOWNLOAD the "What is Yoga?" Coloring Book here

    • What is Yoga?

    • What is Yoga, and What is it Not?

    • What is Mindfulness?

    • What is Mindfulness & What is it Not?

    • The Benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness

    • Why do you want to introduce yoga to children?

  • 4

    Step 3: How to Practice Yoga and Mindfulness Activities

    • Step 3: How to Practice Yoga and Mindfulness Activities

    • 50 Yoga Poses for Grownups

    • Supported Child’s Pose

    • Legs Up the Wall Pose

    • Let Go Meditation

    • Peace-Love Meditation

    • Far, Near, Inside

    • Thinking Time

    • Four Count

    • Box Breath

    • I start each day with a grateful heart.

    • I look for the golden miracles in my day.

    • What are your favorite yoga and mindfulness activities?

  • 5

    Step 4: How to Make Yoga and Mindfulness a Daily Habit

    • Step 4: How to Make Yoga and Mindfulness a Daily Habit

    • A Month of Yoga and Mindfulness Activities

    • A Month of Yoga and Mindfulness Activities

  • 6

    Step 5: Build your Own Monthly Calendar

    • Step 5: Build your Own Monthly Calendar

    • Sample Monthly Calendars

  • 7

    Next Steps...

    • Course Completion Certificate

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are some benefits of yoga and mindfulness?

    *Eases anxiety, decreases stress, and reduces tension so that you can focus more on the positive aspects of life and lead a happier, healthier, and more purposeful life.

    *Reduces anger, depression, and fatigue so that you can better manage the highs and lows of life now and long into the future.

    *Increases resilience and coping frequency so that challenges and setbacks don’t derail you from your goals in life.

    *Improves coping skills and teaches healthy, productive ways to manage challenging, tension-filled times with ease and grace.

    *Enhances focus, attention, concentration, comprehension, and memory so you can better perform the activities you enjoy and be present to your loved ones.

    *Provides opportunities for patience, reflection, and self-insight, thereby improving your self-confidence and resilience.

    *Increases flexibility, strength, and balance, thereby promoting a healthy body image and creating healthy habits around physical activities.

  • I’m new to yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. Is this for me?

    Absolutely. You don’t need to have had a previous yoga or meditation practice to bring these self-care practices to your life. The resources in this workbook (and PLUS bundle) come with detailed instructions and tons of tips so you will have the confidence to quickly perform the exercises provided. All you need is curiosity and the willingness to learn.

  • Can I share these resources with friends?

    No. These digital products are for personal use only. If you'd like to buy an additional license of the workbook or bundle, please contact us directly at giselle @ kidsyogastories. com, and we can provide you with a discounted multi-license price. We follow the standard guidelines for digital products (similar to TeachersPayTeachers.com). You can find our terms of use at the top of this page: https://www.kidsyogastories.com/printing-instructions/

  • Will I receive anything in the mail?

    This is a course and digital-only product, and you will not receive anything in the mail. We’re able to offer this incredibly low price because it is digital. You get instant access to all these resources to use/print when you’re ready. You can print off what you need when you’re ready to use it or have it on your mobile device or computer to use at a moment’s notice. And you can save a few trees while you’re at!

  • Is there a guarantee?

    Of course! When you take advantage of this special sale today, you have a full thirty days to decide whether or not you want to keep it or return it for a full refund. If, for any reason, you decide this resource is not for you, simply reach out, and my team will provide a full, prompt refund.

Instructor(s)

Founder

Giselle Shardlow

Hello, my name is Giselle. I hold a Masters of International Education with almost a decade experience teaching grades K-5 in Guatemala, Australia, Canada and United States. I am also a certified yoga instructor and have led yoga classes here and there to young children since 2005, the year I started writing these stories. When I was asked to teach my first kids yoga class, I dove into research and was surprised at how few resources there were for a kids yoga instructor. So, I wrote my own. I have always been passionate about working with children and throughout my world travels, I recognized a great need to address child illiteracy, obesity and stress. My goal is to write stories that make reading fun – combined with movement, the stories thoroughly engage children as they laugh, express themselves, and stretch their imagination. I hope that my books, card decks, teaching resources, and other creative resources for kids are easy ways to introduce children everywhere to how fun reading and good health can be! My Mission for Kids Yoga Stories is to bring education, health and happiness to young children everywhere.

Kind Words From Community

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your wonderful support and materials!  So helpful, particularly in this very challenging time! I want to particularly thank you for the affirmation cards, and easy meditation cards. I have started using them, and this is just what I needed! Makes it so accessible and doable!

I have struggled to keep to a regular meditation practice, and now having a go-to card to guide me, I've already seen a difference and I stick to it! The affirmations are great! I turn to a different one each day, and I keep it in a very prominent place in my office/yoga teaching (zoom) and practicing space, where I will see it and return to it often.  I feel you do this from your heart, and I really appreciate it!"  - Linda


"Thanks for providing other ways to share your resources. I am, like others I’m sure, filled with lots of BIG feelings/emotions these days. Your resources are helping me as much as, possibly more so, than the second graders in my class." — Beth L.

Dive in Today!

If you’ve been wanting to bring yoga and mindfulness to children and didn’t know where to start, then Yoga & Mindfulness 101 is for you!