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The Best of Kids Yoga

The Best of Kids Yoga

Happy New Year! It has been a wonderful year for Go Go Yoga for Kids. We have loved bringing the joy and fun of yoga to thousands of others through our Kids Yoga Lesson Plan Books, Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards, App, and most importantly our online Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training. We have now certified over 3500 people from all over the world and are sharing the love and joy of kids yoga with others.

I have always loved reflecting on the year and thinking about how we can help even more others in the next year. I am also such a fan of “Year-End Reviews” and “Best of” Lists. So without much further ado…

Here are your Top Kids Yoga Favorite Posts from this year:

5. Kids Need Yoga! Don’t Miss These 7 Super Benefits of Yoga for Children

4. Simple Ways to Get Children to Listen (that you haven’t tried)

3. Mini Yoga Brain Breaks for Kids

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“The Light in Me Sees the Light in You. Namaste” at a recent kids yoga class

2. How to Create an Epic Kids Yoga Obstacle Course

1.The Top 5 Secrets to Teaching Yoga to Kids

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Children Love Practicing Their Poses with Yoga Games

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Let’s Give Thanks: Free Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Let’s Give Thanks: Free Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

It is the month of gratitude and thankfulness. Help kids learn and practice gratitude AND yoga with our “Let’s Give Thanks” FREE Kids Yoga Lesson Plan! Yoga poses, breathing exercises, yoga games, and our fun Planksgiving Challenge are all included!

Celebrate gratitude with children with all year long.

Let’s Give Thanks: Free Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Get kids fit, flexible and focused with our complete step-by-step Kids Yoga Lesson Plan books. Themes, poses, breathing exercises, games, mindfulness, challenges for all ages and much more.

Thanksgiving Yoga Poses for Kids Fun

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, food and being thankful. Go Go Yoga for Kids shows fun Thanksgiving yoga poses that can be done to prepare your mind and body for the holiday.

First is our fun Turkey Breathing that will help get your mind and breath connected. Next, we lead you into our Planksgiving Challenge. Enjoy!

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Do not miss our Biggest Sale of the Year with our Black Friday Fun!

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The Ultimate Guide to Plan your Fall Kids Yoga Class

The Ultimate Guide to Plan your Fall Kids Yoga Class

Free Fall Kids Yoga Lesson Plan. Welcome Fall!

Fall is in the air! One of the things that I love about living in the Midwest is the change of seasons. I truly do appreciate the changing trees and landscape that each new season brings. As soon as you get tired of the heat, snow, or rain, then the season begins to magically transform into a new one.

I love incorporating the change of seasons with my kids yoga classes. Kids enjoy the seasonal themes with the poses, breathing exercises, and yoga games. By having a theme, it truly helps the children connect with and retain with what they are learning.

Get your free Kids Yoga Fall Fun Lesson Plan below. Learn many Fall themed yoga poses, play yoga games, practice mindfulness, complete group challenges and much more!

For this kids yoga lesson plan, I use the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose CardsThese pose cards provide a great visual for the yoga poses as well as the partner yoga poses.

Free Fall Kids Yoga Lesson Plan
Check out our Partner Bats

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Have you ever seen such a lovely Fall leaf? (Partner Pose)

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It is much more fun to try to balance with a pumpkin on your head!

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Interested in more kids yoga lesson plans? Our bestselling Go Go Yoga for Kids resources includes hundreds of kids yoga lesson plans, games, poses, mindfulness exercises and much more. Click to learn more.

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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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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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Yoga Games & Activities for Children: Join the Fun!

Yoga Games & Activities for Children: Join the Fun!

 

Let’s celebrate! Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities for Children is turning 1! This fun-filled Kids Yoga Book has something for everyone!

 

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

“This book is so useful! As a kids yoga teacher, I am always looking for new breathing exercises, games, mindful activities, etc. to do each week so my students don’t get bored doing the same things over and over. It’s so easy to flip through the sections to find new ideas to mix up my class. There are different sections for teaching different ages and even family classes, which makes this a useful resource for classes of all ages.” Julie E.

 

 

“Finally a book that helps teaching yoga to kids fun and easy! As a mom I know how children love to learn through playing games. I love how Yoga Games & Activities includes such a variety of games for different ages and skills. I have already tried a few of the mindfulness games and balance games with my kids. Will definitely be a book that I refer to often for different ideas.” Angela F.

 

 

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

 

Over 150 yoga games, activities, poses, and challenges broken into categories and can be easily modified. Detailed descriptions for all activities including suggested age groups, needed props, ideal group size, and leader suggestions. These games and activities have all been tried, tested and kid approved!

  • Ideas for organizing engaging kids yoga classes and incorporating games 

  • Benefits children can receive from yoga, games, teamwork, and mindfulness

  • Characteristics of age groups and the types of games that best fit each level of maturity

  • Ways to incorporate challenges for older kids

  • Teaching tips for tweens and teens 

  • Breathing exercises for relaxation, mindfulness, and stress reduction 

  • Secrets to successfully teach yoga to children

  • Ideas for yoga-inspired crafts that can be used at home, school, camp or blub

  •  Ways to incorporate yoga into family time

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The Go Go Yoga for Kids books offers a user-friendly approach to create engaging yoga activities for kids of all ages.  I highly recommend these books to school teachers, yoga instructors, educators, and parents.

Teresa Anne Power

Author of The ABC's of Kids Yoga, Founder of International Kids Yoga Day