Friday, May 31, 2013


I have decided to start a blog after reading,benefiting and admiring other blogs about children's yoga. Ones I've admired include Donna Freedman's 'Yoga in Our School' blog and Ohmmazing 'Kids Yoga', to name just a few. Thank you so much for always being so generous with your lesson plans, I have gotten countless ideas for my own classes from them. Sometimes I use a basic idea from your those plans, while other times I am inspired to create my own.I hope to share my ideas and experiences as well. 

Let me introduce myself: My  name is Danielle Meehan. I am married and the mother to 3 daughters, 15 year old and 12 year old twins. I teach yoga to both adults and children.  Though I love teaching yoga to any age, I have found teaching children the most challenging. When I started down this path, I had never imagined just how difficult it could be. My goal is to encourage my students to have fun while moving their bodies and opening their minds to new ideas. Accomplishing this while keeping classes fun and under control requires lots of planning, creativity and some quick thinking. Though I prepare a lesson plan for every class, sometimes despite even my best efforts the kids have ideas of their own. When this happens, I depend on my "bag of tricks" to fill in the blanks. 

My next post I will delve into that particular bag, and exactly how to use it to keep rowdy kids engaged. 

Until next time, Namaste.