Bring Yoga Recess Day to Your School.

Via Donna Freeman
on Dec 27, 2012
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The countdown is on. Yoga Recess Day is coming.

As a school teacher and youth yoga specialist I’m thrilled with the effort and focus behind this annual event. With recent tragedies in mind, bringing the healing and health benefits of yoga to children is more important than ever.

Join thousands of school teachers, parents and passionate yogis and pledge to bring mind body exercises, breathing and stretching into classrooms everywhere.

On January 25, 2013, yoga comes to schools across America. Yoga Recess Day, an initiative of the Yoga Health Foundation (the ones who bring you Yoga Month every September), is:

a national campaign and platform to bring yoga-based health education into classrooms. By providing free online resources like instructional videos and lesson plans, we make it easy for school teachers to integrate yoga into their teaching schedule and allow children to benefit from mind body, breathing and stretching exercises.

I had the opportunity to chat with the organizers and sponsors of this event during this interview.


Listen to find out:

  • >>the goals of the campaign
  • >>how to get involved and make a difference in a child’s life
  • >>how to spread the word
  • >>how to pledge and where donations are spent
  • >>what resources are available and how to get your hands on them—tons of free stuff for teachers


Ed: Kate B.

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About Donna Freeman

Teacher, author and expert on yoga for kids and teens, Donna Freeman firmly believes that yoga can be done anywhere, by anyone, at anytime. She grew up in British Columbia, Canada but was introduced to yoga while living in Cape Town, South Africa during her nomad years. She is currently learning acroyoga with her kids and enjoys practicing tadasana while pumping gas or washing dishes. Bob Weisenberg describes her book Once Upon a Pose: A Guide to Yoga Adventure Stories for Children as indispensible. For more about yoga for kids and teens visit her website or the facebook page


6 Responses to “Bring Yoga Recess Day to Your School.”

  1. Meredith thank you for mentioning parent engagement and the importance of routine, and research.
    Rebecca thank you for emphasizing the importance of routine movement, and of school-wide initiatives for school-climate.
    Jodi thank you for mentioning the key to building rapport (for itinerant teachers) is respect of what the staff is already doing, school culture.
    Lynea thank you for mentioning the crucial implementation tips, and school rapport (the need to locate those in the building who already have training), and the need to collaborate.
    Hera thank you for your enthusiasm and grassroots collaborative vision.
    Donna, thank you for your technical skill, grace and collaborative wisdom.

  2. Jodi Komitor says:

    what a JOY to celebrate & share yoga with children in schools ~ it's what the world needs, now!

  3. Amy says:

    Yay for yoga! It is so great to share it with children in schools, especially my current students :). And thanks to Jodi for doing yoga them too!!!

  4. I like reading through a post that can make people think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  5. Well I think the young mind interested about this.. for it can help their body as well as their mind exercise. Thanks!

  6. PMP Denver says:

    ..The lessons they teach us are invaluable and would be required not just to complete our studies but also for the rest of our lives. We learn to focus on our goals and to channelize them in the right manner. ..