Month: February 2010

Kids Yoga in Costa Rica

When working with students, we don’t just keep it to yoga.  We show how our outside world and school subjects relate to what we do on the mat.

Here’s some Costa Rica Yoga for Kids!

Poas Volcano Poas Volcano:

Squat down low and inhale—Jump up to stand tall and exhale through your mouth like a volcano.

See the POAS volcano in person!  Asana Alphabet will be bringing families to Costa Rica this summer with an amazing kids program that bridges yoga to the Eco-culture of the country.  For a full brochure:

We love Mott Haven Academy!

Downward DogsWhen Asana Alphabet started several years ago, the original intention was to create an organization that would primarily serve students in the lower income bracket as well as help train those who teach them.  While we have gratefully expanded to serve many other children and teachers, we always keep our eye open to helping those who may not always be able to afford such “extracurricular” activities as yoga and dance.

To this end, I was thrilled to open the New York Times this past Sunday and see Mott Haven Academy on the cover of the Metropolitan section (under education online).  I can honestly say that knowing the directors and teachers at this school (Asana Alphabet brings movement and yoga to the school twice a week), Mott Haven Academy moves fully towards bringing a strong education to their students.  Though their school is full, I always see the school’s teachers taking an extra moment for one-on-one attention to the kids.  Please click on the above link to read more…then perhaps consider donating to the school via the New York Foundling.