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.
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 […]
We don’t usually picture a yogi carrying a briefcase and using a calculator. The business of yoga is a whole new skill for most yoga teachers. It was for me, there are still times I have to remind myself to think like a business person as well as a yogi. So it is not surprising […]
A Kids Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Story A student once asked a teacher, “How do I learn best?” Without hesitation, the teacher said to the student, “Teach!” So the student became a teacher. The teacher then asked a student, “How do I teach you best?” Without hesitation, the student said to the teacher, “Learn!” […]
A Zen story yoga lesson plan for Back to school that kids love about what it means to listen and learn. The Story of the Empty Cup with a yoga for children twist.
I’m working on a new quick reference chart (below) for teaching yoga to children of different age groups. I’m making the chart because so many new kids yoga teachers wonder about teaching specific ages, things like: “What age range should I choose for my studio classes or summer camps?” “Are games too juvenile for teens?” […]