What You Do Matters,
by NGY Owner/CEO Amy Lee
What you do matters.
I feel lucky to experience Kids Yoga with my own three elementary aged kids and also with my beloved (though sometimes ornery!) weekly middle school yoga class. With all of them, I notice that just when I thought they were not listening, they were. They may look spaced out and distracted. They may be giggling with a neighbor or looking at me like I’m crazy. Or having a tantrum. But they typically do something later that shows me they were somewhat present and tuned in.
I recently wrote about a class that I thought went completely awry. I ran into the mom of one of the girls who attended that class, and the report from her was quite the contrary. Her daughter loved class and gave it 5 stars! And my own 5-year-old son who struggles with ADHD recently recycled a calming technique I tried to teach him mid-tantrum and told me exactly how to do it and when to apply it.
Teaching kids can be challenging, especially when you don’t feel they’re listening or that you’re not connecting with them. That’s when I remind myself that they’re likely absorbing more than I realize and that little nugget they learned could be life changing for them. Our role as Kids Yoga teachers totally matters. Namaste.
If you’re interested in learning how to teach yoga + mindfulness to tweens and teens, join me in Columbus, OH at Bexley Yoga (NGY’s Home Studio) for Yoga for Tweens & Teens this June!
Amy earned her 200-hour adult yoga certification from Yoga with Laurel in Columbus Ohio. She completed Aroma Yoga teacher training with Tracy Griffiths at The Life Energy Institute and a comprehensive Business Consulting program with Mindbody Online. She is currently pursuing her 95-hour Kids Yoga certification with Next Generation Yoga, as well as, her 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training certification with Inhale Thrive. She is also the Owner/CEO of Next Generation Yoga and Bexley Yoga & Barre in Columbus, OH.