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What Great Kids Yoga Plans Do You Have This Summer?

yoga swan building nests

The swan is one of the most important symbolic creatures in all of yoga. It represents the breath and the connection of the finite to the Infinite. The symbolic swan can take us from our tiny individual self to our expansive higher Self.

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Avoid this Common Mistake with the Hoberman Sphere (Breathing Ball) in Kids Yoga

pictures of the Breathing ball, and expanding ball that is also known as a Hoberman sphere

The breathing ball (Hoberman Sphere) is a favorite kids yoga prop that is imbued with power to bring calm and peace. Just avoid this mistake when teaching with it.

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Levels of Certification for Kids Yoga Teachers – Who Gets What?

Different levels of certification for kids yoga teachers

What factors are important to you in choosing a yoga teacher training? With news of the ongoing advocacy work of Yoga Alliance to prevent Yoga Teaching from becoming legislated, it is not unreasonable to feel a little confused about what is actually required to teach yoga. At this year’s Yoga Show and Conference in Toronto, the most common question we were asked was: “What training do I need to become a Kids Yoga Teacher?”

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When Questions Backfire and Kids Yoga Teachers Mature

It’s not unusual to use questions to engage kids in yoga and let them show you what they know. It’s a common kids yoga teacher training tip. I remember two instances this summer, during our Kids Yoga Teacher Certification, when questions kind of backfired with similar surprising results.

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5 Ways to Use Themed Lesson Plans in Kids Yoga

As kids yoga teachers get to know the children and they get to know you, you can build on themes each yoga class

Who doesn’t love themes? It’s fun to dress in green for St. Patrick’s Day, put out spooky decorations for Halloween, and let kids pick heart shaped affirmations on Valentine’s Day. Here are some benefits you may not have thought of when you plan a lesson around a theme.  The pictures in this article are all from our Kids Yoga Teacher Training practicum, the part of the training with real kids. 1.  Avoid Boredom and Get Inspiration for Yoga Class Plans

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