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Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101: Sun Salutations

Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101: Sun Salutations

Hello and welcome! I am so happy you are joining us for The Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101 Training. Find your printable workbook here.

1. We covered the importance of why you NEED to have a lesson plan when you teach yoga to children. Watch the training video here.

2. We talked about the MOST Important Part of Your Kids Yoga Class here.

3. Then we made Breathing Exercises NOT boring for kids here.

Now, grab your Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101 Guide and jump right in!

Part 3: Sun Salutations for Kids & Connect With Breath

After you and your students have focused on their Breathing Exercises, you can begin Part 3 of your Kids Yoga class with Sun Salutations.

The Sun Salutation portion of a yoga class and is wonderful for warming up the whole body. It is also exciting because your kids yoga students are now ready to connect their breath with this movement.

Keep it Familiar

I like to keep the Sun Salutations relatively similar for each class. Familiarity builds confidence. Similar to adults, kids like to feel as if they are in control and can really pay attention to their breath and movement during the Sun Salutations if they are comfortable and familiar with the flow.

Sunrise to Sunset

I like to use the analogy of sunrise to sunset with I introduce Sun Salutations to kids. They breathe in and raise their hands above their heads for the sunrise and the dive forward on the exhale over their toes for the Sunset.

At the end of our Sun Salutations, we talk about how we feel stronger, lighter and more focused. This simple exercise is a wonderful way to get their bodies warm and ready for the next Active Movement portion of the class.

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Sun Salutations with Kids During our Barnes and Noble Prince & Princess Event

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Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101: The Welcome

Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101: The Welcome

Congratulations on taking the time to truly gain an understanding of why each part of a kids yoga class is important. By following our Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101 Free Training, everything will easily fall into place for you and your students. A well thought out and organized lesson plan will also create more lasting memories and help with explaining yoga to a child.

Have you grabbed your FREE Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101 Printable Guide and Lesson Plan Template?

You can get all caught up with our first Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101 Training Video Here.

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The Welcome is the very first part of your kids yoga class and it is the first real class interaction you will have together. The Welcome helps set the tone for how your class will go and helps explain to your students what they will be doing and learning as well as what you expect of them.

When you establish and make a connection with your students right from the start, it makes such a difference throughout your class as you introduce and teach breathing exercises, yoga poses, games, challenges, relaxation, and more.

I think about this in my school classroom as well. Children need to know that they are safe and cared for. When you have a connection and a trust established, then you can truly teach the content, relax, and have fun teaching.

A well thought out and organized kids yoga lesson plan will also create more lasting memories and help with explaining yoga to a child.

In the beginning of my kids yoga class, I like to gather the students in a circle and welcome them warmly while having them introduce themselves. This will help you get an overall sense of their mood and abilities from the start. It is also the ideal time to reinforce their names with their faces which comes in handy with the management of the class.

I like to have my students share their name and answer a question.

For example:

  • Sharing something that they are good at
  • What do you already know about yoga?
  • Share why yoga is good for you
  • Demonstrate any yoga poses that they already know
  • Ask a theme related question (in relation to the yoga theme of class) such as “Which superhero would you be and why?”
A well thought out and organized kids yoga lesson plan will also create more lasting memories and help with explaining yoga to a child.

I also like to briefly go over my 3 No-Fail Rules at this time.  You only need these three rules to keep your class running seamlessly which is a big deal for the success and involvement of your classes. These 3 No-Fail Rules and many classroom teaching videos are all included in our online Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training course. Enroll now and work through at your own pace and time with our support throughout.

A well thought out and organized kids yoga lesson plan will also create more lasting memories and help with explaining yoga to a child.

Remember, you only get one chance to make that first impression. The Welcome does not need to be long, but it is the best opportunity to let kids know how excited you are that they are there and to introduce them to the theme and format for the class.

Continue to Part 2: Breathing Exercises for Kids

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Free Fall Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Free Fall Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Free Fall Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Welcome Fall!

Fall is in the air! One of the things that I truly 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, find out how to play the fun yoga game “Wind in the Trees” as well as create spooky Down Dog Tunnels and partner poses.

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.

Enjoy a few pictures of a recent Jump into Fall Kids Yoga Class that I led.

Look at these Happy Fall trees!
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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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Let’s Go Camping: Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Let’s Go Camping: Kids Yoga Lesson Plan

Kids love to go camping! Try our free Let’s Go Camping Yoga lesson plan with kids. It has everything you need minus the bugs! It will be an adventure for sure!

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Included in our Let’s Go Camping Kids Yoga Lesson Plan:
  • Practice Smore Breath
  • Sunrise to Sunset Salutations
  • Go on a Bear Hunt
  • Learn Yoga Poses such as Tent, Canoe, Fire, and Compass
  • Play the fun Bears in the Forest Yoga Game
  • “Create a Campground” group challenge pose
  • Make a Campfire with yoga mats
  • Rest and restore on your yoga mat sleeping bag

Included are step by step directions on what to do and how to play. Enjoy your yoga camping adventure with your friends and family!

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