Shari Vilchez-Blatt

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Shari Vilchez-Blatt created Karma Kids Yoga, NYC’s only yoga studio dedicated just to children, in 2002 and has served infants through teens and their families ever since.  Having built a strong community of young yogis in one of the largest cities in this country, Karma Kids Yoga offers classes for babies, toddlers, kids, teens, families, prenatal, postnatal, Circusyoga, yoga storytime, Pajama Yoga, Downdoll Yoga, Superhero Yoga, Pirate Yoga, Star Wars Yoga, Frozen Yoga, Butterfly yoga, Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga and more!  You can also find the Karma Kids Yoga program and many daycares, preschools, elementary, middle and high schools around all of the boroughs of New York City. 

Shari created the renowned Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2005 and has trained over 2500 people around the world how to teach yoga to children through this program, as well as early childhood educators, elementary, middle and high school teachers through KKY’s Yoga In The Classroom and Yoga in the Preschool Classroom courses. She also created KKY’s Teen Yoga Teacher Training Intensive, a course that focuses just on the population that needs yoga most – Teenagers.  Shari has developed yoga programs for many schools and consults on various healthy living articles for numerous Parenting magazines, health and wellness and parenting blogs. You may also find her on Sesame Street, playing yoga with Murray and Ovejita! 

Shari, with the help of her musician husband and some of KKY’s best singers, also produced the Gold Mom’s Choice Award-Winning album, Come Play Yoga!, an eclectic mix of original kids yoga music.  And more recently created on-demand videos for Family Yoga, Baby Yoga and Prenatal Yoga.

Shari’s certifications include YogaKids, Radiant Child, Zenergy Yoga Therapy, Special Needs through Zensational Kids/Radiant Child and Every Kids Yoga, CircusYoga Ring 3, Postnatal Yoga through Yoga Mom Buddha Baby, Prenatal Yoga through Samba Yoga, Infant Development through GoGo Babies, and Brain Gym. 

Shari loves to learn and learns the most from her students.  She plays to live and lives to play.

Recent Curriculum by Shari Vilchez-Blatt

Family Yoga
Family Yoga
Learn how to engage and teach to the whole family! Yoga is a great activity that families can do together no matter what age! Partner poses are emphasized, ensuring great bonding time. Playful yoga games and activities that build collaboration and community, as well strong and healthy bodies. Breathing excercises that build connection and instill of sense of calm and focus. Group poses and meaningful mantras to support the whole tribe. Come Play Family Yoga!
Yoga for Young Dudes
Yoga for Young Dudes
How many times have you heard boys shying away from yoga, or accuse yoga of being a girls sport or activity? Too many! Join Shari Vilchez-Blatt to learn how to lure the boys in with meaningful and appropriate yoga that is available, challenging and fun! And keep them coming and craving yoga! We'll address yoga for inner and outer strength, flexibility, sports, non-sports, image issues, confidence and self esteem, compassion and empathy, and of course, self-love, by covering yoga poses, games, activities, breathing exercises and themes for boys 7 and up. 80 mins
Come Play Baby Yoga
Come Play Baby Yoga
Learn baby exercises and yoga poses to strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion, promote better sleeping patterns and help your infant towards the next stage of development. Great for bonding, too! For babies that are 6 weeks through new walkers. Spends an hour with one of our favorite instructors, Shari Vilchez-Blatt, founder of Karma Kids Yoga. You'll love all her tips and insights.
Partner Poses for Kids of All Ages
Partner Poses for Kids of All Ages
Join Shari Vilchez-Blatt of Karma Kids Yoga in NYC for tons of ideas and options on using partner poses with kids, teens, adults and families. Partner Poses are a great way to bring your class together and to bond families together. Whether it’s building eye contact, trust, balance, or the ability to work with others, Partner Poses add an element of excitement and laughter to each class. Includes a copy of the slides.
Come Play Toddler Yoga
Come Play Toddler Yoga
Start a life-long love for yoga with the littlest yogis - Toddlers! Join Shari Vilchez-Blatt for a 80 min exploration of teaching yoga to toddlers. Toddlers are such a rewarding age group to share yoga with! They are curious to all, find magic everywhere, and are truly in the present moment. They are very receptive to yoga and it's benefits, as long as you can keep them engaged and you have the patience to know where they're coming from. Let me share with you the tools and tricks to a successful, age-appropriate toddler yoga class. Come Play Yoga!
Yoga for Teens
Yoga for Teens
Teenagers today are more stressed than ever and sharing the practice of yoga can transform them and positively influence the rest of their lives. These are the years that they begin to explore who they are and dive into the deeper dimensions of the yoga practice. This webinar will begin to teach you how to guide students in a journey of self-exploration, giving students effective yogic tools to handle stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and other challenges facing teens. You'll learn how to help students develop compassion and self-confidence, so that ultimately they will be empowered to be agents of peace in the world. 75 mins plus two teen yoga lesson plans.

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