I've taught lots of kids in my life. I think I've taught kids of all ages, from 3-year-olds to teenagers. Everyone is different. But kids naturally want what yoga offers: a sense of clarity, a sense of peace. And we can't have peace with zombies about.
This is an interview with Peg Oliveira, who has taught yoga for years in schools, detention centers, preschools, after-school programs and inpatient and outpatient mental health centers for youth and adults in and around New Haven, Conn.
Yoga for kids looks very different from even the beginner yoga varieties designed for adults. Yes, we want them to learn to breathe, stretch and strengthen their bodies and relax. But techniques for teaching adults often fail to engage children, who have much shorter attention spans.