Many times these young children come in right away and ask "can we do savasana first today?" And if that's the need, of course we will. One of our favorite activities is journaling and just sharing with each other when we are faced with challenges. Kids are so much more expressive, emotional and open than we were twenty plus years ago. They are asking for crystal classes, meditations, reiki, essential oils all things I only discovered in my late thirties and forties. Some of my students are as young as six teaching me about the crystals in their pocket and how they draw strength and comfort from them. I have since been certified in crystal healing therapy and reiki 1 and 11 so I can keep my students engaged and understand the importance of tuning into what we already know, what these kids already know. Everyday i learn some thing new from my little yogis and everyday I look forward to sharing the love of yoga and meditations with them. This is one of our all time favorites! sat nam 💖
Love rocks project - happy sunshine yoga summer camp 2014
The breath work we practice in yoga teaches us to be present. We learn to feel the depth of living. Our physical body, our spirit, our essence is recognized as being of value. We feel appreciated for being who we are. What a beautiful gift to create with one another, it cost nothing more than a moment of time. It was so easy….Our kids and teens this summer enjoyed painting rocks with inspiring messages and affirmations. They have been scattered from South Florida to The North Carolina coast. We called this the "love rocks" project hoping to share the love and rock your part of the world for a moment or few. Pay it forward with a colorful act of kindness. Everyone loves a message to brighten their day. Make it radiant and shine on!!!
Early childhood educator was the title I had but it did not resonate completely. My students had organic knowledge that was contagious! Observing them more than facilitating was my true education. I was a student more than a teacher. They brightened up my classroom the minute they walked in the door. We would spend summers and teacher work days designing, planning, organizing and cleaning our rooms. It always seemed tedious and spiritless. My classroom was small but felt huge when I had my happy souls in there. They were my rainbows, my sunshines, my laughter, my awakened inner child! The spirited souls filled my classroom and life with light. My own children had introduced me to this nirvana and my career took shape. I became less interested in first world problems and curious about my little brilliant souls. I was evolving into a young student again with fresh ideas and concrete goals. I worked at a few schools and finally I found what I would describe as brilliant bliss for children. A school called Sunflowers Creative Arts with a family of facilitators just observing and keeping the children safe. The children were the teachers, the curriculum, the beating hearts of this special space. It made my life better working there and learning from the director how to sit back and watch the freedom of play. It left a huge footprint in my heart. I wanted more training and certifications catering to my true passion! I have endless gratitude to Susan Caruso and the Sunflower family.
Five years later here I am. Happy with the Sunshines of my life (in the sunshine state of course) and playing as hard as I can. Yoga is the union of mind, body and breath AND children PLAYING! I'm home!!! Namaste