Mini Me Yoga 2 Hour Workshop for Educators, ECE’s and ECE Students in the GTA

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This Special Edition of our 2 Hour Workshop for Grownups is for Educators, ECE`s and ECE Students only!
I have drastically reduced the price to help our students who need these tools!
For this workshop on this date only, the price is $85. I normally charge $225. Tuition must be paid in full prior to the class.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants, so sign up today to reserve your spot!
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Facilitator Training
I train Grownups to do our Program with the Children in their Lives!

The Facilitator Training Workshop is for Adults Only!

No Previous Yoga Experience is Required

Mini-Me Yoga is a Heart-Centered, playful approach that teaches children breathing techniques and yoga postures. We foster a child’s innate curiosity to explore yoga without rigid expectations, leaving them free to fall in love with deep belly breathing, heart-centered living, freedom of movement, relaxation and meditation.

In this 2-hour Mini Me Yoga workshop, parents, grandparents, childcare providers and teachers learn simple techniques for introducing 15 minutes a day of yoga and positive thinking to preschool and elementary-aged children using games and exercises designed to make it fun and engaging.

Anyone can join in the fun!

This training is specifically designed for Educators as it pertains to Classroom Management.

Each participant receives:

Complete set of 14 Magick Yoga Cards
Online training for additional resource
Certificate of Completion

You learn The Mini Way of Teaching

• Breathing
• Meditation
• Making energy water
• Why we do kids yoga
• Plus, at least 14 yoga poses

It’s action-packed and full of information as well as practical tools.

Everyone leaves with what they need to get started right away.

The 2 Hour Workshop for Grownups is currently held at:

St. Stephen on the Hill Church 998 Indian Road Mississauga ON L5H 1R5

For more information, please contact:
Heather M. McCrae, MEd
heathermccrae7@gmail.com

 

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Connecting with Parents and Educators 

I had such a wonderful evening connecting with Parents and Educators about Mini Me Yoga and how we offer children life skills to enhance their emotional intelligence! #MiniMeYoga is a fun program and kids do love it,  but when you dig deeper, we are teaching them how to manage their emotions and seek a deeper self-relationship! Big thanks to my Chum Sandra Doweck for hosting this wonderful event! 

Kids, Stress, and Yoga

Why do kids need Yoga other than the fact that it’s fun and good for you like broccoli ?

One of the foundational components that I focus on when teaching kids Yoga, is emotional intelligence. If children aren’t aware of what they are feeling, or why, and if we don’t give them tools to deal with their feelings appropriately, we are in danger of creating a society of unconscious bullies who prey on those who are more sensitive than they are-more aware of what they are feeling.

In my classes, a part of what I teach is heart-opening and deep belly breathing. This is important for so many reasons!

Do you realize how much of your day you spend breathing straight from your lungs with very quick and shallow breaths? This is actually “fight or flight breathing” and you don’t even know you are doing it! Your body is in “pounce” position-poised for a fight. Can you imagine how this effects your interactions with others?

  • picking fights
  • misunderstandings
  • paranoia
  • fear-based thinking

We have so many unconscious habits as children  that we have brought forward into our adult lives that are not helpful!

When we do the ohm at the beginning of our class, it is an invitation to centre ourselves and gather ourselves together consciously. When we do the ohn three times, we are connecting ourselves to the world around us, consciously. This is something that both children and adults can do each morning to start their day by remembering that we are all in this together, and there is nothing to fear.

Deep belly breathing is an antidote to stress and the “fight or flight” response. When we consciously take a deep belly breath, we are sinking our being deeper into our bodies and grounding ourselves in our current reality. In other words, we are getting out of our heads and out of our own way!

If children learn from an early age to breathe deeply and anchor their hearts, they are far less likely to live in fear all the time, waiting to be attacked or pick a fight because they are afraid. Just like with martial arts, this is a discipline that encourages self-inquiry and self-awareness.

As a survivor of child abuse, I know first-hand how mindfulness practices change your thinking and assist you in dealing with life on life’s terms-fully present.

Our kids face all kinds of stressors that we didn’t-media alone is a big one. Children are bombarded by noise both visually and audibly. Mindfulness practices are a perfect tool for allowing a moment of reflection between stimulus and response, cause and effect, push and pull.

We all need a minute.

 

Love and Light,

 

 

Heather M. McCrae, MEd

Consultant and Ambassador to Canada

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Make Money With Mini Me Yoga 

There’s a very important reason why we don’t really talk about the whole money thing with Mini Me Yoga- that’s not why we do it. 

When I was thinking long and hard about whether to write about this, I spoke to one of my Chums who’s a successful business owner and she asked me why I don’t talk about it at all. 

My friend reminded me that a piece of our Mission is to Empower Women by offering the Facilitator Training as a foundation to start a small business. The model is very simple- I show you how to run a children’s Yoga class. You charge a reasonable specified amount, and I show you the maximum class size and literally everything you need to get started.

Kate Bartram-Brown intended Mini Me Yoga to be empowering for everyone- including the Facilitator who’s leading the class! Yes we train parents so they have this amazing program to do on a regular basis with their kids, And yes we train Educators to use our program in schools. 

But we also want women like you, who want a side income To be teaching the Yoga in your community! We have loads of ideas and suggestions to get you started right away! 

So no, I don’t think we talk about it enough, but there is a valid reason- we don’t want you doing this solely for the money. That’s not the Mini Me Way. We do our work for the children and the money comes as a result of our willingness to get it out there. 

Are you ready to make a difference in the Life of a child by facilitating a great Yoga class? This is your invitation! Open your Heart and lets go! 

Light and Love,

Heather McCrae, MEd.   Ambassador to Canada                Mini Me Yoga 

#KidsYoga #MiniMeYoga #MomBloggers #WealthThroughService #KateBartramBrown #HeatherMcCrae

My Beatitudes 

If I speak and act from a place of unconscious fear, I am harming both you and I.

But-if I speak and act, taking ownership of my thoughts and feelings, I set us both free.

Love is bigger than Me. Love is Universal.

Love seeks opportunities and connection 

Love invites 

Love is Hope

Love is as profound as an orgasm and as mundane as waking up and doing the dishes so your Home is balanced and ordered. 

Love requires that you take Good Care of you so that you can continue to Serve others 

Love is so Healing at times that it defies human language because 

Love is experiential

Love requires that you grow beyond fear and petty thoughts 

Love wants more and bigger for you

Love wants balance 

Love will completely destroy your foundations built in fear over and over again until you finally understand

Love’s foundation is solid and sure and real and true and honest 

Love does not lie to you

Love wants you to take responsibility for every aspect of your life

Love wants you happy, but more importantly, Love wants you to have Joy that transcends happiness 

Love wants you to show up- first for yourself, then everyone in your Life

Love wants your bills and rent paid

Love wants you to stop talking and listen

Love is the Middle Pillar- Unifying all opposing forces in Life 

Love is Service 

Love is not overly emotional because Love is not a manipulation

Love never fails

Happy Thanksgiving

In Peace I Am,

Heather McCrae, MEd

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