Self Nurturing For The Whole Family

The only constant person in all of our relationships is yourself.


If I’m not in a good place, nothing is. My relationship with my partner, my children, my work, and my school environment will all suffer.

Besides, being emotionally dependent or dependent in any other way on other people, including depending on them for our happiness, being heard, being supported, being loved and being nurtured is a risky business and is sure to bring disappointment.

Everyone has their problems and issues and stories and traumas and we cannot rely on them to be consistently there for us. Ups and downs are a guarantee.

But what if we took more time to nurture ourselves? Then we could be more emotionally independent, feel good from the inside and then, and only then, also be available to support others.

Taking care of ourselves is not selfish; it is preparing ourselves to face the world with a better attitude and be of service in a greater way.


If you're feeling drooped, perhaps you have delight deficiency syndrome and you need to spend some time on yourself! 


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We might benefit from watching the playfulness and joy of a dog; its unconditional love and readiness to celebrate life at any moment often contrast sharply with the inner state of the dog's owner who might be burdened by problems and lost in thought.


One wonders: living with this person, how does the dog manage to remain so sane, so joyous?


This is because joy is an inner state, and even when things suck it is our job, not others, to cultivate it within ourselves.


We have been through so much in the last few years and may be feeling a bit (or a lot) depleted, this is why we need to fill ourselves up from the inside through SELF-NURTURING.


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Here are 3 practices that you and your children can do together to nurture self-care. Let’s start this journey together!

Talk to Yourself Like You Would Talk To A Friend

Sit tall, close your eyes and pay attention to your self-talk.

Have you ever noticed how we are quick to praise other people in the same instances where we often criticize ourselves? When we fall just short of achieving a goal or we don’t live up to some high expectations, we tend to judge ourselves and dismiss our efforts.

Sometimes we are our worst critic and even our worst enemy...

How you talk to yourself in response to your successes and failures, even small day to day ones, affects how you view yourself, and how you think others view you as well. 

Noticing the way you talk to yourself, start adjusting and changing it and start talking to yourself like you would talk to a friend.


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Rather than focusing on small things that you are not able to accomplish at a given moment, think about how far you have come, or your successes up to that point. Focus on the positive rather than the negative.

Self Hug Breath

Sit tall, take a deep breath in and spread your arms to the sides. As you exhale, bring your arms back in and around you to give yourself a hug. Rock from side to side a bit for a longer cuddle. You can sigh or make any noise that makes you feel pleasant as you do this.

Repeat a lot.

Self Massage

Sitting tall, everyone closes their eyes. Take a few deep breaths together… Now start to massage yourself. Place your hands on your feet and massage them softly rocking forward and back. Work your way up your legs and massage your knees using a circular motion. Move to the thighs and knead them like dough. Bring your hands to your belly and use big circular motions to massage it all around. Now massage your shoulders, then your arms and palms. Massage your neck and your scalp, and finally your face; forehead, cheeks, nose and ears.


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Now make fists with your hands, keep your wrists loose, and start pounding on your chest making a loud Aaaaaaa sound. Do it for a couple of minutes, and then stop and find total stillness and silence. Enjoy the feelings that arise in your body.

Gratitude Prompts Meditation

The grass is greener where you water it… And by choosing to put the emphasis on the good stuff we can cultivate a much lovelier inner environment for ourselves to live in.

Gratitude prompts are a great way to get started, continue your practice, or kick-start an awesome gratitude attitude. This is also a relatively simple exercise, with only one instruction: fill in the blank!


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Close your eyes and answer these questions in your mind:

  • I’m grateful for three things I hear:
  • I’m grateful for three things I see:
  • I’m grateful for three things I smell:
  • I’m grateful for three things I touch/feel:
  • I’m grateful for these three things I taste:
  • I’m grateful for these three blue things:
  • I’m grateful for these three animals/birds:
  • I’m grateful for these three friends:
  • I’m grateful for these three teachers:
  • I’m grateful for these three family members:
  • I’m grateful for these three things in my home:
  • Etc.

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Rainbow Yoga trained more than 30,000 Kids Yoga Teachers since 2007. We make yoga fun for children and young people of all age groups and for the whole family too! Our yoga consists of many poses and stretches that have different physical benefits for our health and well-being, breathing, relaxation, meditation and mindfulness exercises for our minds, and social interaction, playfulness, meaning, deep life lessons and fun for our spirit.

Thinking about the impact of all those amazing certified yoga teachers, educators, parents and therapists we have trained to teach yoga to children and yoga for teens; we are making a huge difference for the next generation bringing peace, love, kindness and resilience into their lives. Education departments, schools, health programs and individuals in many countries have adopted yoga as a form of exercise and a method to decrees stress and increase wellbeing. We are the biggest and most-loved kid’s yoga teacher training in the world and we are here tp provide you with everything you will need to teach successful, exciting, meaningful, engaging and fun yoga to children, teenagers and families.


Rainbow Kids Yoga offers the most comprehensive, practical, and engaging children yoga teacher training certification in the world! Our course will enable you to deliver children yoga classes that will connects your students to themselves, each other, and the environment. Through unique and engaging practices of mindfulness and yoga your students and community will be able to find connections, enhance well-being and thrive as grounded, integrated and well balanced individuals.

At our training, all while having fun, you will become a children yoga instructor through a lot of experiential practice, insightful theory, yoga poses and sequences, mindfulness practices and relaxation. You will learn how to build fun, engaging, and fitness-level-appropriate children yoga classes for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. At our kid’s yoga teacher training you will find over 300 videos presenting how to make yoga poses accessible and fun! Believe it or not, yoga can be extremely boring for children and for adults too… In Rainbow Yoga, we make yoga in a fun so that children learn easily and want to do more of it. Yoga is so good for you, but for children to want to want to do yoga you will need to learn to spice it all up and this is what our kid’s yoga online teacher training is for!

This is the perfect resource for yoga teachers, parents, educators and therapists to find and discover hundreds of yoga poses, yoga games and mindfulness practices for children in a way that makes it is easy to learn and easy to enjoy.

Yoga poses for kids: Yoga encourages a positive and healthy lifestyle for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children as it helps in the development of strength, stamina, and endurance, high levels of positive energy, resilience, focus, self-awareness, and awareness of our environment.

Yoga for children empowers them with increased concentration, calm, peace, and contentment at a mental level leading to inner and outer peace and harmony. The Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training includes a digital manual (a hard copy that can be purchased) as part of the course. This is specialized online yoga teacher training. Here we will focus on how to teach yoga to children and teens, and how to help them release stress, relax, stretch, energize – All in creative and fun ways while taking into consideration their unique needs, whether they are physical, social, mental, or emotional. 

You will learn to teach the youngest yogis and those with emotional and mental challenges techniques to assist them with impulse control and self-regulation. Our courses provide a platform and a foundation to promote the healthy development of the hearts, bodies, and minds of young individuals.

The Rainbow Kids Yoga Training is the largest and most well-regarded Kids Yoga Teacher Training in the world. Our graduates teach everywhere using our diploma including schools, kindergartens, daycare centers, early learning centers, Yoga studios, gyms, fitness centers, birthday parties, private and group classes and more.



Join our Yoga Revolution and become a kids’ yoga teacher today through our online yoga teacher training or in-person yoga certification courses. You will be left with a smile on your face, a wealth of knowledge and an ignited spirit to spread the love and joy of yoga.

For our online training, you can allow 24 hours to receive your access and for physical products such as the Rainbow Kids Yoga Book, you can allow 2-4 weeks to receive it by mail. The books are printed on demand before being shipped, but it is worth the wait 😊


Rainbow Yoga is a fun and constantly evolving family mission and lovingly born in 2007, to give people the tools to teach fun, engaging, and creative in=person and online yoga classes for kids, teens, families, partners, and communities. Rainbow Yoga is interactive and social and all about connection; we touch, hug, move, breathe and co-create together our yoga magically and playfully.

Rainbow Yoga offers a variety of unique and comprehensive teacher training certification courses all over the world offering a well-rounded, in-depth learning experience through a combination of play, practical theory, and fun.The Rainbow Yoga Teacher training is renowned for being captivating, dynamic, loving, and life changing. It is condensed with a lifetime of knowledge and hands-on experience from the Founders of Rainbow Yoga, Gopala, and Angel Yaffa. Delivered by world-class faculty around the world.