In this more than 2-hour workshop, Shari Vilchez-Blatt of Karma Kids Yoga, taught instructors how to take in-person skills to the virtual world for the best yoga experience a child can have!
Shari will explains how to use your voice, body, props (using what’s available at home), environment and technology to keep kids engaged and participating online! From teaching private classes, small and large groups, as well as working virtually with schools, you’ll leave this workshop with tools and tricks and more confidence for sharing yoga with children online.
Who should take this workshop? Anyone taking their kids yoga classes online for the first time this school year or looking to add new skills.
Bonus: Downloadable how-to guide on the technical side of streaming or recording kids yoga classes.
Deadline to View: The video and downloadable files are available to view for 30 days from purchase.
About our Presenter
Shari Vilchez-Blatt, Creator and Director of Karma Kids Yoga
Shari was a VP, Advertising Director before completely changing her path. Many of her years in the corporate ad world were spent researching kids and moms for marketing purposes – using CAPS (Child and Parent Studies), one-on-one sessions, qualitative and quantitative research to study childrens’ play patterns, socialization, creativity and imagination, family interaction, teen studies and cultural trends, in the U.S. and around the world. She has also developed, named, packaged and marketed toys, games, activity kits and action figures for kids of all ages. She left for the opportunity to combine two things that are close to her heart – yoga and children.
Kids really respond to Shari, as she communicates with them in a fun and trusting way that will comfort even the most shy child. She knows how to relate and talk to kids on their level, allowing them to sense her friendliness and understanding. Shari can turn any task into something fun and is simply an enthusiastic child in an adult body.
Shari has developed yoga programs for many schools and consultants on various healthy living articles for numerous Parenting Magazines, Target, Nickelodeon, Working Woman, as well as health and wellness and parenting blogs. She can also be found advocating for the Yoga For NY, Wellness in Schools, and Yoga for Peace organizations. She is also a presenter at the National Kids Yoga Conference and Yoga Journal Live. Shari is a regular contributor to NY Yoga + Life magazines Kids and Family section. Shari has been featured on Sesame Street sharing yoga with Murray and Ovejita at “yoga school”!
Shari is mom to yogini, Layla Moon, and practices yoga with her almost every day. Shari is inspired by the knowledge of her teachers, the creativity of her students, the kindness of her friends, and the love of her family, especially her husband, Jason.
Shari has trained over two thousand people around the world to teach yoga to children through the renowned Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program. Many of them have started their own kids yoga programs. She has also trained hundreds of Preschool, Elementary, Middle and High School Educators through her Yoga in the Classroom, Yoga in the Preschool Classroom and Yoga For Test Prep courses, spreading the benefits of yoga into the public, charter, and private school systems. She also acts as a mentor to teachers around the world. Shari created the Teen Yoga Teacher Training Intensive, Baby Yoga & Developmental Movement Workshop, Yoga & Mindfulness for Stressed Out Teachers, and The Business of Kids Yoga Workshop. Shari’s latest endeavor is her Girl Empowerment Series. Next up…Boy Power…stay tuned.
Shari’s favorite yoga pose is Bakasana, or Crow Pose, because it requires strength, balance, and focus. And because it’s fun to jump into!
Certification and Education in Yoga:
YogaKids with Marsha Wenig
Radiant Child Yoga Level 3 with Shakta Kaur Khalsa
Yoga Mom Buddha Baby with Jyothi Larson
Yoga Therapy for Children with Loraine Rushton
Yoga for Kids with Special Needs with Alison Morgan
Every Kids Yoga with Craig Hanauer
Minfulness for Children with Jennifer Harper Cohen
Prenatal Yoga with Juliana Secches
Prenatal Pilates with Brigette Arle
Gogo Babies Infant Development with Ellynne Skove
Circus Yoga Ring 3 with Erin Maile O’Keefe and Kevin O’Keefe
Brain Gym with Mari Miyoshi
The Magic of Music with Kira Willey