“Your Rockin’ Yoga assembly was a huge hit! Your upbeat music combined with yoga put everyone in a better frame of mind and body! Thank you!”
— Kim Stoddard, PTA President, Alpine Elementary School
Rockin’ Yoga School Assembly
“WOW! The best way I can describe it is: pure magic!”
— Khyber Oser, Athletic Director and PE Teacher, The Meadowbrook School
Rockin’ Yoga is a highly interactive music, yoga and mindfulness assembly ideal for pre-K to 2nd grade. Separate assemblies can be tailored to 3rd-5th grade. Kira and her musical friends will rock your school! This is not a sitting-down, stare-at-the-presenter type of assembly--every student (and the teachers!) will be up moving, dancing, and doing simple, fun yoga. Kira includes call and response and rhythm games, SEL-based, age-appropriate mindfulness exercises, and tons of movement and songs. This assembly can be a great kickoff to starting a yoga/mindfulness program in your school, and/or a fabulous celebratory event! Kira’s team sends complimentary CDs well ahead of time, so the children can learn some of the songs and participate fully when the day comes! For booking, start here.
“Thank you so much for a wonderful performance! Kira helps children to connect with music and movement in a meaningful way..it’s a mindful approach that brings a smile to everyone's face.”
— Robin Sobiech, School Counselor, Sussex Wantage Schools
Magic of Music Teacher Training
What improves kids’ focus and concentration, reduces stress, fully engages them, and can be calming as well as energizing? Music! Join Kira and learn how to use music, rhythm, and song to completely captivate children. You’ll have an absolute blast in this high-energy, experiential workshop as you learn how to incorporate rhythm and song into your work with kids, making your programs incredibly engaging and fun.
Kira will demonstrate her teaching methods using original music from her award-winning CDs of kids’ yoga songs, as well as playing live. She’ll guide you in creating your own rhythm games and songs--with a focus on combining music and movement--to facilitate transitions, re-focus children, and create structure in your programs; and will help you choose the perfect music for your teaching needs. You’ll practice teach, using what you've learned, and leave totally inspired, with tons of ideas to incorporate into your kids’ yoga programs, classroom, or counseling sessions right away! Come play, move, and sing with Kira!
Kira will share:
—How music affects the brain, and what it means for your lesson plans
—How to use music to calm and focus children
—Tips and techniques to easily incorporate rhythm and song into your classes
—How music and memory work together to help kids retain information
—How to use “hooks” and refrains to create memorable rhythm games and songs
—Opportunities, with Kira’s guidance, to create your own rhythm games and songs to suit your specific class/needs
—How to unify a group with music
—How to combine music and movement to completely engage children
—How music can aid in-class learning and improve at-home practice
—Useful resources and handouts
—LIVE music and singing throughout!
Who should attend:
—Preschool - grade 5 educators
—Physical education and health education teachers
—School or family counselors
—Anyone who regularly works with children
What people are saying about the Magic of Music training:
"So engaging and inspiring! I cannot wait to try all these new ideas with my class!” -Laurie S.
"This training is so rich—Kira is generous in every way: with her voice, presence, honesty, & feedback! Fabulous.” -Jenn E.
“Wonderful! This workshop gave me the confidence to create my own songs to use in my kindergarten!” -Lisa K.
"I almost skipped Kira’s class because I am so uncomfortable with music, but am so glad I came. Kira gave me the confidence and the resources to really enhance my classes with music. Thank you!! - Pat C.
“Such a gift! Filled my heart with so much love. I am so inspired and can't wait to bring what I learned to the kids I teach!”
“Kira’s workshop is presented beautifully...it’s dynamic, effective, helpful, and fun!”
— Marie S., Magic of Music trainee