It’s summer! Which means two things: there’s an abundance of plant friends around and I’m constantly reaching for band-aids. Ever wonder how we can use the green healers around us for our kids’ numerous summertime childhood ailments? Over at Little Tree Wellness, Appleseed’s friend Jazmine Stinson shares her favourite common herbs that help her family during their summer (or even year-round) woes:…Read More
Over here at Appleseed we are OBSESSED with Kids Yoga and Mindfulness books. After almost 3 years of extensive research and testing (on the kids I teach and my own babies), I've curated a list of books that will capture the attention of your child and truly edify their soul during these formative years! You can find a book in this list for children between the ages of 1 and 12.
This list is sure to expand, evolve and change as this genre of material continues to grow, but here is Appleseed’s Top 10 …Read More
It’s Friday afternoon and the excitement of the approaching weekend is soaring! You finally get to have a relaxed morning with the family, or if the stars align, maybe even an extra hour of sleep!!
Starting your family’s weekend with a yoga class at Appleseed gives you time to reconnect after a long week. Here are 5 other reasons your family will LOVE Saturday Yoga:Read More
I have an incredible story to share with you.
I have a 5 year old yoga student who is extraordinary at relaxation. It’s remarkable. She relaxes more easily than most adults I know! She doesn’t flinch, and lets me do all the work to uncover her feet for massage, while leaving her legs and body incredibly limp. In each class, about 5 minutes before savasana, she quietly asks: “is relaxation soon?!” It’s her favourite. I had never seen this in a young student before, until our first class together.
And do you know what her parents said when I mentioned this?Read More
Kids yoga. What is it? At Appleseed, we play yoga through storytelling, and we inspire movement from seed to tree. It's about planting, cultivating, nourishing and growing, and it's what we do.
Why choose kids yoga for your child over other movement-based activities? The benefits of kids yoga are seemingly endless. In a world where it seems like we're spinning out of control, Appleseed Yoga cultivates a deep awareness and acceptance of the present moment, and inspires mindful, imaginative movement with our children.
You already know the classic benefits of yoga: stress relief, body awareness, mindfulness, fortification of all the bodily systems, and non-competitive activity. Kids yoga can take those benefits and grow further. Here are a few additional benefits of kids yoga that you should be aware of.Read More