Mindfulness Ideas We Can All Do During a Pandemic We are certainly living in a time of high uncertainty. As the days of COVID-19, with it’s social distancing and sheltering in place go on, more people have become increasingly anxious. Anxiety about the coronavirus, including the effects on our economy, work, school, and our daily […]
Most of the December holidays center around LIGHT. The lights of the season serve to brighten up the darker days, warm us when we feel chilly nights and bring a little twinkle to this reflective time. YoPlay Yoga For Kids “Shine Your Light” lesson plan celebrates the light inside of us and all the things […]
Growing up in eastern Canada, Fall was always a magical time of year for me. With its vibrant red and orange maples to the yellow birch and all the hues in between. I remember hiking through the woods, building forts and of course jumping in a huge pile of leaves. Fall has been one of […]
My youngest daughter is all about space these days. It all started on our camping trip last month when we slept under the stars and saw the Milkyway while having a bonfire on the beach. Naturally, I ran with her interest and incorporated it into our homeschooling and of course with yoga. As part of […]
My family never went camping but my husband being the Eagle Scout he is has a plethora of experience. I love the outdoors, being in the woods, smelling the pine trees, taking in the colors of the wildflowers and feeling my feet on the uneven dirt paths, fill my cup.
We spent 7 days in a tent, cooking over a Coleman stove and campfire and peeing in the woods and I loved it!
5 Reasons Why Every Family Should Go Camping
When was the last time you laughed like this…. where you snorted, or were doubled over in a belly laugh? With Summer in full swing, it’s time to let loose and have fun! And you can’t help but have fun when you’re laughing. Children laugh up to 300-400 times a day during their formative years, […]
Springtime just makes me want to play outside. I want to explore everything that’s new, smell all the fresh flowering blooms and listen to every new birds’ song. This is what inspired me for this month’s lesson, “Let’s Go Outside & YoPlay”. “On average, American children spend four to seven minutes a day in […]
There is so much I love about technology. It allows me to stay in touch with my friends and family from all over the world, especially when we’re traveling in far away places. I use it for my business, obviously. I use it to homeschool my 3 kiddos. And just like everyone else I use […]
There are so many things I love about Spring. The changing weather, the smell of fresh cut grass, the sounds of birds chirping and seeing all the new growth. “Things in Spring That Make Me Sing” is the title of this month’s YoPlay lesson plan and it is full of mindful yoga play of all […]
For today’s blog post I invited my dear friend and colleague Lani to be a guest blogger and share something very personal and intimate with you. It is her story of loss, grief and how she got through it. Sharing this brings to mind the Buddhist Parable of the Mustard Seed. Everyone experiences loss, trauma and things […]
Bored, I’m so bored, bored bored bored. I’m bored to death, audible heavy sigh. Bored, bored bored. Is this a common and recurring chorus in your home this summer? Being bored is boring. Or is it? Children need to sit in their boredom for the world to become quiet enough that they can […]
Our family just spent 2 months in the country of Bhutan. If you are unfamiliar with our wanderings you can check us out at Byers Without Borders and if your geography needs help, you can find this little gem of a country nestled between India and China. You may also know Bhutan as the happiest […]
Here is a fun lesson you can do with a friend. Partner poses are fun, they’re a great way to connect through movement. Look into each other’s eyes, connect through communication, trust and teamwork and use your creativity to go on a little outdoor adventure. Spring is in the air so let’s get outside and […]
As many of you know we left the comforts of home to travel to the other side of the world to do volunteer work with the organization Health Volunteers Overseas in the country of Bhutan. My wonderfully talented husband, Bill, has been writing (his true passion) about our adventures and experiences on our blog Byers […]
As the new year begins, people tend to try to fix what they think is wrong with them by declaring a new years resolution. It’s that quick fix- going to the gym, starting a new diet, doing those superficial things that we think will make us feel good about ourselves in the moment. “I […]
How Your Presence can be the best Present ever! It’s that time of year when it’s all about buy buy buy and getting more stuff. Right now you may have already finished your online orders, wrapping and your trip to the post office for shipping but in case you need some last minute ideas. Here […]
When you think of holidays you think of joyous times, happy memories, family, friend food and gift giving, but along with it, there is the hustle and bustle and STRESS that comes with all that good stuff. What better way to enter this holiday season than with LESS stress and more JOY? You can achieve […]
And just like that it’s over. A decade of wishing, a year’s worth of hard planning and scheming, and here we are looking out at the frighteningly short and narrow runway of the Paro airport, awaiting our departure. None of us want to leave, the time went too quick, evidence that our life here was […]
Prior to my arrival in Bhutan, I reached out to the Early Learning Center, in Mothitang, to organize some volunteer work for the girls and myself. Having spent two years teaching English in Japan, volunteering in ELC’s English Literacy class was a no-brainer. However, when principle Madam Kueron discovered my current passion, YoPlay, my true […]
Thank you, Gabby Cullen for writing a great article about kids yoga and mindfulness and including YoPlay Yoga for Kids® as it’s feature. Check it out! Click the picture of the blog or HERE to read the article.