by sara | Jun 11, 2017 | Kids Yoga Lesson Plan, Teacher Training
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How to Teach Yoga to Kids
Online Teacher Training
Section 4 – Yoga Poses for Kids
How to Teach Age Appropriate Yoga Poses
Now we’re getting to the yoga poses for kids. After you utilize your breath work and get your body centered and focused you’re ready to work on some yoga poses. I’m going to show you some fun ways to engage students with poses. Kids love to learn new yoga poses.
Yoga poses are also a great way to differentiate and accommodate for the varied needs and abilities of the kids you’re working with. I like to choose 3 to 5 yoga poses and group them together with a common theme so kids will remember them.
As you introduce each pose ask children what parts of their body they feel working. In your course resources part, I have an illustrated kids yoga pose guide. It’s got 45 yoga poses that you can see if you’re not familiar with the yoga poses yourself.
Join our Online Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training and get your illustrated yoga pose guides.
I also love using, the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards. These are a deck of 40 Yoga Pose Cards. They’re bright and colorful. They include partner poses too that the kids can use and see how the poses are made.
I also love props to introduce yoga poses. Our online Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training shows favorite yoga props which help introduce the yoga poses with and create anticipation.
Kids love themes while practicing yoga. In the course, I will show you some themed yoga poses that you would do if you were learning about the ocean, jungle or the zoo. It is fun to see how the poses fit together with the theme which helps the kids better remember and practice the poses.
Included in our Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training are kids yoga lesson plans that are all themed with yoga poses, the breath work and everything that you need to teach yoga to kids.
For more kids yoga lesson plans please see our bestselling books Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Using Yoga with Kids and Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children.
Join our online Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training and receive your bonus kids yoga lesson plans.
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by sara | Jun 8, 2017 | Kids Yoga Lesson Plan, Teacher Training
How to Teach Yoga to Kids Online Training
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Section 1 – What You Will Be Taught in this Course and How it Will Be Taught
What You Will Learn:
Hello and welcome to How to Teach Yoga to Kids. My name is Sara Weis and I am glad you are here. I am a certified kid and adult yoga teacher and the bestselling author of Go Go Yoga for Kids A Complete Guide to Yoga with Kids and Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children. I hold a Masters Degree in education and have been teaching in schools and leading yoga for children for over 20 years.
I know exactly what works with children and just as importantly what doesn’t work and I am anxious to show you what that is.
Kids yoga teacher training doesn’t have to be complicated and time-consuming. You only need minutes to gain skills and lifelong benefits that yoga provides. With our How to Teach Yoga to Kids online course and teacher training you will become confident with using yoga with kids. This course is for parents, teachers, counselors, and students, and anyone who enjoys yoga and wants to make a difference in kids lives. You’ll be able to use your knowledge in the home, at school, yoga studios, camps, and clubs.
At the end of this course, you’ll be qualified and confident to teach yoga to kids in any setting. You will also have lifelong access to the training, receive a personalized certificate upon completion and access to our private Facebook Group. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started.
Here’s what you’ll learn in Part 1. You’ll learn what is kids yoga and how does it differ from adult yoga. Why do kids need yoga? And what are the benefits of yoga for kids? As well as the benefits for you as an adult?
In Part 2 we’re going to get started with the kids yoga teacher training. We’ll learn some breathwork techniques that really work to help calm and center kids. We’ll learn a lot of child-friendly yoga poses that can be done anywhere. I’ll give you the top ten yoga games and activities that I have used with kids and numerous times that they have fun with while learning the yoga poses. You’re also going to leave this course with mindfulness tips and relaxation techniques that help your kids settle down.
Part 3 will include of our valuable resources. You’re going to have lesson plans and templates for writing your own lessons. You’ll have cheatsheets on putting together kids yoga classes. I’m going to give you lots of recommended book resources, props, and materials. Let’s get going.