As our regular readers know, we have previously featured our good friend Leah Kalish and her innovative program (Move With Me Yoga Adventures) on our blog. Last weekend, the core team at Kahlon Family Services were lucky enough to attend the very first Move With Me certification in Santa Monica, CA.
Move With Me is a curriculum for Early Childhood educators, focusing on the key learning areas of the school standards – specifically focused on a holistic view of health. Covering physical activity, mental health, nutrition and mindfulness – this curriculum is a proactive health program for all children.
Over the weekend, the training focused on how the areas of our brains affect our behavior. By taking a moment to establish our state of mind, we’re able to then connect the mind and body in order to achieve self regulation. Our team (Vanessa, Kelly and Amy) came with the intention of learning new techniques to enhance our current yoga teaching practice. We left with our intentions met, and learning beyond our expectation.
Because believe that lifelong learning is vital, especially when working in a field like yoga. Since yoga can be modified to suit the needs of all demographics, learning new skills is an absolute necessity. Leah’s training was a great asset to the ongoing professional development of our team, not to mention, a fun weekend spent with a new learning community.
We highly recommend checking out the Move With Me website and curriculum. If you’re in Pittsburgh, Washington DC or NYC you have a chance to sign up for the upcoming trainings – get in fast! Don’t miss the opportunity to be trained in a very practical way to help the next generation.