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Get Your Free Kids Summer Olympics Yoga Guide

Get Your Free Kids Summer Olympics Yoga Guide

Bring the Summer Olympics to you! Get children fit, focused and Olympic ready with this free Go Go Yoga for Kids Summer Olympic Guide. Swim, row, and vault your way to a Gold Medal…olympic-rings-on-hands kids yoga style!

Download your FREE Kids Summer Olympics Yoga Guide Here

Need more kids yoga ideas and lesson plans? Check out our bestselling Kids Yoga Guides.

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Kids Yoga Lesson Plan Books

Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Yoga with Kids

Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children

Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities for Children

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These resources gives teachers, parents and yoga instructors EVERYTHING they need to teach yoga to kids. Included are lesson plans, creative games, breathing and calming strategies, mindfulness exercises, yoga poses and much more. These ideas can be used right away to bring yoga into kids’ lives.

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How to Make Mindful Moments with Kids & Families

How to Make Mindful Moments with Kids & Families

I was honored to be a guest on the Mindful Moments for Families & Schools Podcast! We continued to crack the code on how to easily incorporate mindfulness and yoga into your children’s everyday routine. 

Get Ready to Discover:

  • Recommendations on how to get started with a yoga & mindfulness practice yourself
  • How to get started teaching yoga to children
  • Create mini mindful moments with Kids
  • How the Go Go Yoga for Kids books & resources came to fruition
  • The creation of The Kids Yoga Challenge App
  • How to easily connect with children
  • Favorite Kids Yoga teaching moments
  • How to build a passion into a business

Tune in for a lighthearted and spirited discussion that left me smiling way after we had parted.

 

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go go yoga for kids

 

Mindful Moments for Families and Schools Podcast

Host: Kelly Winkler

In today’s episode I chat with Sara Weis. Best-selling author Sara J. Weis is a creative and passionate teacher who has inspired children for over twenty years. In Go Go Yoga for Kids, Sara has combined her experience as a school teacher and a certified kid and adult yoga instructor to introduce children to yoga in engaging and child-friendly ways.

Sara is the author of Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Yoga with Kids, Yoga Lessons for Children and Yoga Games & Activities for Children. She is also the creator of the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards, The Kids Yoga Challenge App and the online Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training, which has trained thousands from all over the world on how to energetically and effectively teach yoga and mindfulness to children.

Sara holds a master’s degree in education as well as bachelor’s degrees in early childhood and elementary education. She is a teacher for West Des Moines Schools and leads kids yoga classes for a nationally-known health and fitness club. Her Go Go Go Yoga for Kids Teacher Training and books are found in over 200 health clubs, gyms and schools across the US.

Listen to the full episode to hear all Sara’s wisdom about yoga for kids. 

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The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards will challenge you and children with balance, flexibility, mindfulness, and more. This card deck includes 40 poses including partner poses, confidence building pose mantras, and fun games to play together using these cards.

The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards Include:

  • 40 progressive yoga poses including partner poses
  • Empowering pose mantras for beginners and meditation
  • Poses rated from 1-5 stars based on difficulty
  • Easy to follow poses to create many original yoga flows
  • 15 Bonus Games to play using these pose cards
  • Tested and proven yoga poses to bring most mental and physical benefit
  • Takes only minutes each day to gain lifelong skills and health benefits
Get Fit, Flexible & Focused with These Summer Olympic Yoga Games for All Ages

Get Fit, Flexible & Focused with These Summer Olympic Yoga Games for All Ages

Are you ready for the Summer Olympic Games? After last summer’s hiatus, the world is waiting, watching and ready. Get your whole family involved in the Summer Olympics by having your own Yoga Games!

Games are perfect for:

  • moving your bodies in good & healthy ways
  • building strength & flexibility
  • Practicing following directions and working together
  • Learning yoga poses and practicing them fun and engaging ways.

Welcome to our Summer Yoga Games for Kids! 

 Download your Yoga Games Guide and get ready for fun

Let the Yoga Games Begin!

Be sure to follow us on YouTube where you will be the first to see all of the brand new Kids Yoga Games released!

Once you have your FREE downloadable Yoga Summer Games Guide you will be ready for the fun!

It will be so much fun learning a variety of yoga games perfect for all ages!

These Yoga Games Will:

  • Create strength physically and mentally for kids
  • Promote teamwork and team building skills
  • Build confidence
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve Balance and focus
  • Enhance creative thinking
  • Bring joy, laughter, and reminders not to take ourselves too seriously!

Each game include videos, directions on how to enhance and differentiate for kids with varying abilities within the games, as well as game images and lesson plans.

Do not miss a single moment!

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Find your Free Summer Yoga Games Guide for Kids & Families

Age Group Characteristics & Groupings for Yoga Games

The following guidelines will help you decide which yoga games and activities are most appropriate for the children you will be working with.

Early Childhood: Ages 2-5

Children at this stage thrive on repetition and routine. This knowledge is helpful not just in their play, but in all areas of their lives. Children at this age have difficulty waiting for their turn, but they learn as it is shown and modeled. 

Preschool children are just discovering all of the different ways their bodies can move around—skip, hop, gallop, shuffle, run, walk backward—making active movement games especially beneficial. Incorporating pretend and fantasy into yoga games feeds imaginations and allows for unique personalities and ideas to emerge and grow. 

Keeping games short, five to seven minutes at most, and giving simple directions will keep them present and focused. They are easily distracted but they are eager to learn and will engage well with repetitive directions, movements, and play.

School Age: Ages 5-11

As kids mature, they develop longer attention spans, stronger bodies, and more control over their movements. But they also need variation, as they grow bored with anything too repetitive.

Physically, kids this age can handle additional large motor movement and poses, so incorporating more complicated games and activities will challenge them and keep them engaged. Introducing themes helps them retain information and recall it.

This age group enjoys cooperation and teamwork. Friendships are important. Children quickly learning interpersonal skills as they move through elementary, primary, and intermediate schools. They understand the concept of taking turns and often have a developing or well-formed understanding of teamwork.

Late Childhood or Teens/Tweens: Ages 11-14

Into their early teen years, kids enjoy working with peers, competitive games, and trying new and advanced poses. While building on what they already know, this is a good time to include poses and challenges their parents or other adults may be doing in yoga. The control they have developed over their bodies makes them capable of a wide variety of movements.

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How to Play Summer Beach Ball Yoga

How to Play Summer Beach Ball Yoga

Summer is here! Get ready to play a favorite Summer Yoga Game!.

One of my favorite things about teaching yoga for kids is that there are so many fun and creative ways to introduce poses. I love creating a yoga game for kids and Beach Ball Yoga is one of my favorite summer games to play wiht kids. This yoga game can be played with any size group of any ages. Family-friendly and fun! All you need is a beach ball to get started!

HOW TO PLAY BEACH BALL YOGA

1. Find a blow-up beach ball. I got mine here.

2. With different colored permanent markers write a variety of summer words on the beachball. (See the examples below)

3. I like to make my poses summer and ocean theme related. Below are some examples. Note: I only write the bold-faced word on the beach ball.

Summer Yoga Poses

Dolphin (Dolphin Pose)

Shark (Shark Pose)

Iguana (Plank)

Swimmer (Superman Pose)

Mermaid (Up Dog)

Sunflower (bend at waist, hold opposite elbow, and circle up and around while holding elbows)

Beach chair (Chair Pose)

Crab (Crab kicks)

Sand castle (Down Dog)

Palm tree (Tree Pose)

Surfer (Warrior 2)

Fish (Fish Pose)

Jellyfish (bend at waist and let arms hang down)

Turtle (Turtle Pose)

Starfish (Savasana)

Find a free list of your summer beach yoga poses here. These words and poses can be written on your beach ball.

 

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Get the best Kids Yoga Games & Activities instantly with our Go Go Yoga for Kids E-Store

 

Beach Ball Yoga with A Twist

Get ready for yoga beach ball! This yoga game can be played with any size group of any ages. All you need is a beach ball to get started!

Beach Ball Yoga with a twist in Boat Pose

Looking for a little beach ball challenge? Have everyone sit in the circle and pass it around the circle again, but not with their hands – with their feet!

I like to explain how this is similar to a group Boat Pose. It is a good core workout as well especially with holding that pose and all the laughter.

 

 

 

Need hundreds of complete kids yoga lesson plans, games, and resources?

 

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Check out our bestselling kids yoga lesson plans books:

Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Yoga with Kids,

 Yoga Lessons for Children

Yoga Games & Activities for Children

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The Great Parent Slowdown: How to Be More Present from Yoga for Unity & Wellbeing

The Great Parent Slowdown: How to Be More Present from Yoga for Unity & Wellbeing

“How do you bring out the best from within you, to excel in this journey of parenthood? Are you plagued with questions like:- Am I a good parent? Why is it difficult to raise kids? Will my child turn out right? Learn how to be more present with this webinar!

This webinar also commemorates the United Nations Global Parents Day! Featuring Mary Wheatley and Sara Weis. Mary is a Conscious Parent Coach from Hawaii who is going to talk about the great parent slowdown during today’s pandemic times and she comes with her bag of tricks to help us all out in our individual personal journeys. Sara is a bestselling author and kids yoga instructor who is going to happily share with us a few dynamic yoga poses for us to connect with our kids.

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