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Welcome to our How to Teach Yoga to Kids online course. We are very excited for you to be a part of it!
Bring a buddy and join the fun for our Kids Yoga Partner Class with Go Go Yoga Kids at Athleta, Jordan Creek on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM. No buddy, no problem. We got you covered! See you then!
Stay after class for some light refreshments.
Have fun getting fit and flexible through yoga poses, games, mindfulness and more. Led by Sara J. Weis, kids yoga instructor and author of Go Go Yoga for Kids. Be ready for some fun!
Kids love yoga partner poses! They are fun to do and they build trust and community with one another and the group. These partner poses can be done at home, school, camp, yoga class or anywhere you have kids ready to try something new and have fun.
I try to incorporate partner or group poses in every kids yoga class as it gives everyone a common goal to work toward and builds confidence when mastered.
When I created the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards, I purposely incorporated partner poses for some of the challenge poses. The partner poses are built on progression so gives the children a goal to work toward and it so much fun to achieve together!
Are you ready for a full kids yoga lesson featuring nothing, but partner poses?! Join Go Go Yoga for Kids at Athleta Jordan Creek this summer. Can’t make it? Grab your Partner Kids Yoga Poses here. It will be a kids yoga class that these children will never forget! These are poses they definitely will continue practicing on their own.
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Don’t miss more the additional fun Go Go Yoga for Kids partner poses here.
Go Go Yoga for Kids is thrilled to be part of the 2nd Annual Kids Yoga Day on April 7th, 2017. Imagine over 30, 000 kids experiencing yoga throughout all 50 states and 33 countries? Imagine the peace, love and mindfulness that this could bring throughout our future generation?!
If you can’t join us, please utilize these standing and sitting 5 minute yoga routines for kids and adults! These wonderful routines introduce yoga pose, mindfulness and only take minutes. They are adapted from Kids Yoga Day founder, Teresa Power, and her book, ABCs Yoga for Kids.
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Want more creative and fun kids yoga games, lesson plans, and yoga themes for all ages? Check out Go Go Yoga Kids: A Complete Guide to Using Yoga with Kids to help get kids fit, focused and flexible while having fun!
Inspire your young yogi bears, with these simple and fun ways to get young children moving, breathing and singing while having fun with yoga!
I begin every class by singing the song “Wake-Up Toes.” If you’re not familiar with the tune, you can listen to it here. We sing this song from a seated position and wiggle each body part as it is named in the song. It is always a hit with kids in this age group!
I love using familiar songs and nursery rhymes to teach yoga to toddlers and preschoolers. Not only are they fun and engaging, but they add a language development component to the class. Here are a few of my favorites:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall (Squat down and wrap your arms around your legs to make you body look like an egg)
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall (Roll backwards onto your back with legs in the air)
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men (“March” your legs in the air by alternating bending and straightening your knees)
Couldn’t put Humpty together again (Flop your arms and legs down to the ground–SPLAT!)
Loosely roll up your yoga mat to make your “log.” Stand on the mat and then squat down in frog pose. Each time a frog jumps into the pool, do a frog jump off of your mat. Listen to the song here.
(Have your child lay down with their legs up the wall before beginning the rhyme)
Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock (Creep your fingers up your child’s legs, like the mouse running up the clock)
The clock struck one, the mouse ran down, hickory dickory dock! (Move your child’s right leg slightly to the right to mimic the hands of the clock, then creep your fingers back down their legs)
Toddlers and preschoolers can be a bit wiggly, and getting them to stay in one spot for savasana can be a challenge. I like to have parents give their little ones a foot rub during savasana. It’s a great way for them to connect, and it makes the kiddos want to lay still for a few minutes. Starting at the ball of your child’s foot (just under their big toe), use your thumb and rub in a circular motion, making your way across the foot underneath their toes. Continue in this pattern working your way down the foot in rows. One you have covered the entire bottom of the foot, use your index finger and thumb to give a little squeeze and tug on each toe. Finish by cupping the whole foot in both hands and giving a gentle but firm squeeze. You can watch a video of me demonstrating a foot rub here.
Most of all, remember to use this practice to just slow down, forget about all other distractions, and enjoy some quality time with the special little yogi in your life!a
Get this printable lesson plan here: Go Go Yoga Sample Class
Erin Leach is a wife, mom, yogi, sometimes-crafter, and a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor (CCLYI). She is also currently enrolled in a teacher training program to earn her RYT-200 certification. Before becoming a full-time at-home mom, she worked for over ten years as an elementary school teacher and counselor. She also worked in private practice as a child and family therapist. Practicing yoga with young children and their families brings her great happiness, and she looks forward to the opportunity of sharing the gift of children’s yoga with you and your precious little cubs.
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