While planning kids yoga classes for “Earth Day” the material I found had messages of doom and gloom. Help kids combat negativity with the practices of yoga and mindfulness.
Picture a classroom full of young students, some eager to move and learn while others remain nervous or disinterested. A kids yoga teacher asks the kids to sit still and close their eyes, and when they are ready, the teacher reveals a bubble wand and soap. While this simple prop introduction may sound insignificant, it promotes a safe and engaging environment while teaching incredibly relevant lessons.
It’s handy to have a few quick attention-getters for those moments when your yoga class is getting excited, maybe even too excited. I have used many different tricks over the years, I like to change it up to keep it interesting for the kids and myself. So here are 3 of my current favorites. Please… Read More →
A Kids Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Story A student once asked a teacher, “How do I learn best?” Without hesitation, the teacher said to the student, “Teach!” So the student became a teacher. The teacher then asked a student, “How do I teach you best?” Without hesitation, the student said to the teacher, “Learn!”… Read More →
“I Don’t Want to Play If I Get Out!” At the end of a kids’ yoga class I announced, “Now it’s time for a game.” To which one child responded, “Is it a game where people get out? I don’t want to play if I get out.” Today’s blog post is about olympic spirit and… Read More →
Today’s guest post is from Genera O’Reilly who attended my Kids Yoga Teacher Training last February 2011. Genera’s been teaching adult yoga for years, but found she’s “a novice in the world of teaching yoga to children.” Find out what happens after the training, when she takes kids yoga out of the workshop and on to the mat. That’s her beautiful daughter Soleil in the pictures.
A teacher is like a forklift, Yogi Bhajan said, you have to meet the students where they are at, and only then can you lift them up. “Meet Kids Where They’re At” is the first point of three in these videos to Teach Yoga Kids Love. Watch Janet Williams of Children’sYogaBooks.com and Aruna Kathy Humphrys of YoungYogaMasters.com give three tips, highlights from their presentation at the Yoga Show.