A Bird Can Fly and So Can I

Teaching children yoga has been an utmost enjoyable and rewarding experience. Although I had no initial intentions of teaching children, I had been practicing flying yoga with my cousin for a talent show and our performance got the kids so excited they got me excited and I talked with the community education coordinator at the school and was offered a position shortly after completing my continued yoga education with kids instructor Ella Chissotti.

Storytime yoga is an interactive fitness journey where children can experience a story through their own body. Our characters meet all sorts of friends such as Asteya, Satya, and Ahimsa, whom all have valuable lessons to share along the journey. Yoga builds stronger minds, bodies and spirits in children by allowing them to uncover their own truths and values of being present, sensitive and tactful. Through yoga children learn useful techniques to let go, relax, focus, and breath which results in a better sense of body awareness, balance, stillness, flexibility, peace, grace and health which benefits in better self esteem and inner fulfillment.

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” Victor Hugo

Taking my love of teaching yoga to children I’ve decided to go to school to make childrens yoga books. Here is a two page spread I did for my class utilizing another authors script and added yoga postures. I am currently teaching childrens yoga and flying yoga around the twin siddhis and am available for group and private lessons. I also occasionally  offer childrens yoga to adults for connecting with that inner fountain of youth at my temple the Hindu Mandir of Maple Grove, e-mail me for details.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso

~ by Benjamin Wuest on June 23, 2011.

2 Responses to “A Bird Can Fly and So Can I”

  1. What a truly amazing post.

  2. Your quite correct on this piece!!

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