One Important Reminder About Teaching Teen Yoga

By Christy Brock Miele Whether you are currently teaching teenagers or are planning to do so in the future, there is one important teaching technique that I'd like to remind you of today.That is, I'd like to remind you to use eye contact with your students. Take time to literally see your students with eyes open.  Whether you implore words along with your eye contact is optional.  The fact that you acknowledge each teen student's presence, silent though it may be, is what matters....

Would You Like to Teaching Yoga to Teenagers? Come Learning With Christy in August

Announcing an In Person Yoga 4 Teens Teacher Training with Christy Brock Miele Aug 11-13, 2016 Thursday, Aug 11, 2:00-6:00 pm Friday, Aug 12, 11:00-7:00 pm Saturday, Aug 13, 9:00 am-1:00 pm San Juan Capistrano, CA. Lodging searches should be targeted to Dana Point or Capistrano Beach.  Other close cities include Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Newport Beach. Closest airport is Orange County airport (code SNA). Location: TBA to participants, private location. T...

Get Your Yoga Hike On

By Christy Brock Miele Summer is all about getting outside and enjoying nature.  I love to hike, especially in beautiful places and of course, I love yoga.  While in the past I've kept these two endeavors separate, I am now a convert of my own experiment to include some yoga poses into my hiking. Some pictures along with my commentary follow this list of benefits you might receive from blending yoga with your next hike: Benefits of incorporating yoga poses on your hike: Makes...

Yoga for Birthday Parties? Not Just for Kids

By Christy Brock Miele This week, I had the honor of being a private yoga instructor for a birthday party.  Typically, I hear of yoga birthday parties being hosted for children.  What a wonderful thing, I often think, for children to come together with their friends to physically and imaginatively express themselves as an alternative birthday honor.This party had a different target age, women in their sixth and seventh decade. This special group of 65-70 year old women gave me goo...

Insight on SUP Yoga and Teens

By Christy Brock Miele Did you ever avoid something because it WAS trending?  SUP Yoga is hot right now.  If you doubt the challenge or enjoyment of it, I challenge you to give it a try.I've enjoyed Stand Up Paddleboards ("SUP"'s) since 2007 when my husband and I bought two boards.  What fun to be on the ocean, connecting to nature.  I regularly go out on my 10 ' SUP, usually with a friend.  I've even learned to surf with it, which makes catching small waves a treme...