The Girl Who Helped Thunder

This week’s story comes from the Lenape people of Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware where I grew up. It can be found in the compilation of Native American folktales with the same title, The Girl Who Helped Thunder, retold by Joseph Bruhac, Ph.D.

The Lenape were a people whose women shared social and political power. They were free to choose their mates. This tale illustrates, however, that a women would be wise to listen to and consider her family’s

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How Stories Came To Be

Welcome beautiful parents, yogis, and happy childhood advocates to the first full week of April! This month our focus is Listening as we celebrate Mother Earth in preparation for Mother’s Day next month. Our Earth is the Great Mother who shows us that a mother’s Love is a never-ending cycle of Life, Death, and Life. How obvious this is as spring draws us into replanting in our gardens and paying homage to the sun with every conceivable excuse we can

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Ivett’s Yoga Shala Focus of April

 

VRKSASANA
“Tree Pose”
“Choose a guiding image that is useful to you, that can speak to you and has knowledge. Choose one that is nourishing to you but also can give you enough of a, shall we say, kick in the rear end to move along.”   -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, The Power of the Crone
For me, Tree Pose represents a powerful guiding image that can help me understand the cycling seasons of life and growth as well as interdependency and a regal

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The Tale of Stonecoat

Welcome to my Honey Heart Kids Yoga blog!

I plan to post here weekly in order to discuss the story I am presenting in my classes for the week. Because I have been a life-long devourer of stories, I find myself drawn to centering my classes around the focal point of story. I find a kind of poetic romance in the fact that I am becoming as much a storyteller as I am a kid’s yoga teacher.

For parents with children taking

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A Future to Love Investing In

Like a crystal growing out of dark and hidden mineral deposit, my Vision for Honey Heart Kid’s Yoga has been growing slowly out of me for years as I kept asking myself, “What is my Life’s purpose?”

Since 2001 I have worked with children within schools. After achieving a Bachelor’s in English and Philosophy, I started my career with children as Therapy Support Staff for a beautiful bold seven year old girl in South Philly who was diagnosed with ADHD, ODD,

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