Welcome Summer! What a fun morning spent teaching a summer fun for kids yoga class Athleta.
We loved our Beach Ball Yoga Poses, swimming, surfing, and sunning on our yoga mats.
Getting down on our bellies and preparing for the class favorite pose: Shark Pose!
make some ocean waves with our breath and moving our arms up and down. Now let’s try doing this in Tree Pose for an extra challenge!
Creating sand castles with our bodies. Check out our flags blowing in the breeze!
Everyone is now officially ready for summer! Check out some of our favorite summer fun for kids yoga games here.
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June 7- Fun in the Sun: Beachball Yoga for Kids
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!
Calling all girls who dream crazy big! Come check out our new Pop Up with Athleta Girl styles and join us for a summer themed kids yoga class! We will have fun working on yoga poses, games, mindfulness and more. Led by Sara J. Weis, kids yoga instructor and author of Go Go Yoga for Kids
. Stay after class for delicious bites and hair braiding! All girls will recieve a hairband and one lucky girl will win a $50 shop card! Hope to see you there!
What is one of my favorite things about teaching yoga for kids? There are so many fun and creative ways to introduce poses! Beachball Yoga is one of my favorite games to use with all ages of children… especially in the summer.
Buy an inexpensive blow-up beach ball. I got mine from the Dollar Store. With different colored permanent markers write a variety of yoga poses on the beachball. I like to make my poses summer and ocean theme related.
Pose Examples to Write on the Beach Ball:
Shark (Shark Pose)
Swimmer (Superman Pose)
Dolphin (Dolphin 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 walks)
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)
How to Play
Toss the beach ball around the circle. When a child catches it, have them read the pose nearest their thumb. Introduce that pose to the class and everyone can practice it. Then have the ball be tossed again to another student and go again. This is such a fun way to learn lots of different poses!
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