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How to Build Community in Your Kids Yoga Class

How to Build Community in Your Kids Yoga Class

Welcome to our Kids Yoga Lesson Planning 101 Free Training! Throughout this training we have learned how to put together engaging, successful, fun, and memorable kids yoga classes. Now we will learn how to build community.

Get all caught up here with the Most Important Parts Every Kids Yoga Class Needs:

Video 1: How to Plan Your Kids Yoga Class

Video 2: The Welcome

Video 3: Breathing Exercises

Video 4: Sun Salutations

Video 5: Active Movement

Video 6: Themed Yoga Poses

Video 7: The Yoga Challenge

Building Community comes toward the end of your kids yoga class. Everyone has had fun, learned a lot, and now it is time to bring the energy level down a little.

How to Build Trust and Community in Your Kids Yoga Classes: Building Community

As a teacher, I know that it can be tempting to skip or rush this portion of class if you are feeling short on time. I encourage you to really make time for this building community portion of class. It is a very important part for your students as well as for you, their teacher.

As you begin to bring your yoga class to a close, it is important and beneficial to reflect on all that you have learned and accomplished during class. It makes the students feel stronger and more united as a class.

This is personally one of my favorite parts of class as it ties everything together. The children share what they have learned and what they have enjoyed. I love hearing about their favorite parts and often times I am surprised. Many times it is not what I think such as mastering a difficult pose, but instead it might be how they felt or how they connected with another student and maybe made a new friend.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to Build Community in your Kids Yoga Classes. Give them a try. They love it and it truly begins to bring your class to a close.

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Building Community by playing “Pass the Squeeze”

We have many more ways to Build Community in our bestselling book, Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Yoga with Kids

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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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Go Go Yoga for Kids LIVE on the I am a Lovable Me Show!

Go Go Yoga for Kids LIVE on the I am a Lovable Me Show!

It was so much FUN to be invited LIVE on the I AM a Lovable Me Show. Take a look if you have children in your life that you love and care about and truly want to make a positive difference in their lives! There is so much goodness to share!

Listen and Discover on the Lovable Me Show:
  • Why kids need yoga NOW in our world today
  • The benefits of yoga for children
  • Secrets on getting kids started with yoga
  • How to introduce children to yoga and mindfulness in fun and engaging ways
  • Plus learn the shocking truth about what happens to all children after they turn 7

Take a peek at some of the show’s highlights below:

  • How do children benefit from practicing yoga?
  •  What ages can children begin yoga?
  • How it adult yoga different than kids yoga?
  • What are some ways of introducing mindfulness and yoga at home? It doesn’t need to take long. It is really about introducing children to some exercises and helping them discover how they feel and when they could use them. Establishing routines: Poses/stretches you can do in the AM and in the Evening Settling down.
  • How to model mindfulness yourself
  • What ages can children begin yoga? Yoga is a lifelong practice. There is no so such thing as yoga perfection.  By introducing yoga to toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged kids you are setting them up for lifelong skills.
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How to Play the Listening Game with Children

How to Play the Listening Game with Children

Are you ready for a new and fun idea that will get kids to listen? The Listening Game is one of my favorite new mindfulness games to use in my kids yoga classes. This simple game works like magic in getting your student’s attention while helping them be quiet and mindful.

I have used this with kids ages 2-16 and it is amazing how it completely calms and focuses them.

This is also a good game to use as a teacher to transition from a loud large group activity to a more calming and mindful time.

For this game, the only thing you need is chime, bell, or a singing bowl. This is chime has been my favorite to use and is pretty inexpensive on Amazon.

This chime is also the perfect size for popping into my kids yoga bag to take to class or in my teacher bag to use at school.

What I Would Say to the Kids:
How many of you think you are really good at listening? Children raise hands

Great! We are going to see what great listeners we can be and play The Listening Game!

Sit up nice in tall in your seat with your hands resting in your lap. Now I am going to play a chime. I want you to listen for as long as you can. When you do not hear the chime anymore than raise your hand. Are you ready?

Play the chime once. Notice when the children raise their hands when they cannot hear the chime anymore. They can also open their eyes.

Oh, you are such great listeners AND you look so relaxed!

Have the children take two or three rounds of breath together and then play again. A note from experience,  remember to not overplay this game so it will not lose its effectiveness. 2-4 rounds is enough at one time.

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