Posts tagged #Yoga

Professional Development (PD Day) was Yesterday! 

What a great way to start the day! The morning began with Angela Phillips from Angela Phillips Yoga Studio guiding teachers through yoga poses and helping them to bring yoga into each classroom. Namaste! 

Then our entire team was hard at work on PD Day! Kate Matthews with UVA CASTL was in town to focus on the core skill of think & how to emphasize hard work & effort with children. Check out these photos as our teachers collaborated in large and small group activities. 

And yes, those are real worms. Learning should be messy, slimy and fun. The worms were the prop for teachers to think about how to ask open-ended questions, help children predict, explore and guide children’s learning as they delve deeper into an activity and focus on a core skill. 

It reminds us all that it is important to recognize effort, perseverance and hard work in everything our children do from art, building with blocks, learning to ride a bike and playing sports. Hard work always pays off in the long run!

Lisa Howard, President & CEO

Lisa Howard, President & CEO

Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones


Learning to love and accept our bodies, building lifelong attention, and self-soothing when distressed—when it comes to the benefits of yoga, you can’t get started too early.

Sarah Jane Hinder has introduced a new yoga board book: Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones.

For infants to four-year-olds, this delightfully illustrated book guides young people and their caregivers through ten simple and authentic poses (named after insects) that will benefit children for a lifetime. 

Check out the Yoga Bug video below! 



Posted on August 29, 2017 .