Prepare Teens for Seated Meditation with This Hand - Block Dance

This simple meditative flow is a great tool for immediately captivating teenage attention.  It involves the hands, arms and a block and prepares anyone for a meaningful seated mediation.  With this hand/block dance, teens can quickly create a mind/body connection.  Plus, there are many other points of education that can relate to other school subjects. Once students are sitting in Simple Crossed Legs (Sukhasana) they can begin the "hand/block dance".  N...

Would you like to build your skills teaching yoga to teenagers? Come learn with Christy in August!

Announcing an In Person Yoga for Teenagers Teacher Training with Christy Brock MieleAug 11-13, 2016Thursday, Aug 11, 2:00-6:00 pmFriday, Aug 12, 11:00-7:00 pmSaturday, Aug 13, 9:00 am-1:00 pmSan 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. The training is held in a relaxi...

What Yoga Poses Can Help Teens with Exam Stress?

It’s that time of year — Spring Break is here.  But before teenagers can enjoy a welcome break, most of them must endure test-taking and exams first. Studying hard brings many benefits, among them getting smarter!  However, the pressure to do well in limited time with great expectations often creates a great amount of stress for teens. Christy Brock Miele, found of YogaMinded.com and teen yoga teacher trainer, has some suggestions for how teens can ward off exam stress, kee...

Three Meditation Tips

I was recently asked to provide three meditation tips for beginners by a person who is compiling a grand list of tips to help motivate people to meditate.  Great cause, I thought.  And great reason for me to record my thinking at this moment.  Below this lovely picture of tree in bloom,  I present three tips.  Your feedback and responses will be enjoyed, if you’d like to comment on this blog.Do some enjoyable light body movements first.I refrain from calling it exercise...

Yoga for Teens in England: An Interview with Philippa Goldie

From your website, yoga4teenagers.co.uk, I see your mission:  “Our mission is to prevent the next generation from becoming stressed out hunchbacks in later life.”  That’s a great way to put it, especially when you’re talking to teens.  How do they respond upon hearing your mission? They normally laugh as perhaps they don’t realise the reality yet… our classes are designed to be fun so this is part of it. I love how when I’m talking to teens, I need to make my la...