How to Start to Teach Kids Yoga – Part 1

Teaching One of My First Yoga Birthday Parties This question came to the Teaching Kids Yoga blog from a yoga teacher in Singapore who is new to teaching kids yoga . In this post I answer her question with advice for a “newbie to teaching kids yoga.” In the next post you’ll hear Ling’s account of her first yoga class. Thanks to Ling for her honesty and courage in her desire to be a powerful teacher of yoga for kids.

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What is the Best Class Size for Your Young Yoga Masters?

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To get a reference point for a good kids yoga class size look at what daycares are required to do. If you Google the daycare ratios for your region or city you’ll find some standards. Here in Toronto, Canada the children to teacher ratio for daycares is pre-set. In a preschool (2.5 – 5 years) class it is 8 children to 1 staff. The school age (6 – 12 years) ratio is 15 kids to 1 staff. It is usually

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Great Games for a New Kids Yoga Class

Great Games for a New Kids Yoga Class

This question came in from a reader: Any advice on teaching yoga to a large group of kids, 21 to be exact, with ages ranging from pre-school to 5th grade? Any feedback is greatly appreciated! This is a great question because as a teacher there are a lot of challenges in a class like the one described. It’s a large group – 21 kids. But then on top of that you’ve got a huge age range. We’re talking pre-school ages

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Are You Ready to Teach Kids?

How to Tell if You are Ready to Teach Kids If you are wondering if you are ready to teach kids yoga here’s a quick test. Does the thought of going in front of a class of 20 kids to do yoga make your mouth dry, your hands shake, and your head spin? Are you wondering what you should do? Or are you looking out at the kids, reading their reactions and deciding what they need? My teacher always says

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Kids Yoga Teacher Certification – Finding The Best Training & Hiring the Best Teacher

Registered Childrens Yoga School Kids Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Alliance in Nanaimo British Columbia

What does it mean to be a Certified Teacher? This post goes out to all those who are interested in becoming kids yoga teachers and also those who are looking for a kids yoga teacher. Both should remember: If you are wondering what to look for in a good course or teacher, start by looking at their reputation. Just Because It’s Called Yoga Doesn’t Mean It Is Here’s a little story that explains why: Every year at the Yoga Show

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Yoga Certification – Who Can Teach Kids Yoga?

yoga certification who can teach kids yoga?

Continuing on the questions that came in around getting certified as a kids yoga teacher. When it comes to getting certified to teach kids yoga the ideal would be to have Yoga Teacher certification. I could write pages on what this means and there are many commentaries on what this means so I’ll keep my opinions about it as brief, well – as brief as possible. We’re in a new era. The thousand year old tradition of Yoga used to

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Questions from Readers About Becoming a Kids Yoga Teacher

question from readers about becoming a kids yoga teacher

These two questions came in from readers about certification for teaching kids yoga: Hello, I am wanting to know the best yoga courses to do to learn to teach Children and adolescents. I have already done over 300 hours of a full-time advanced diploma in yoga teaching here in Australia, but would love to bring yoga into schools in the future. I would appreciate your advice. I like the idea of combing yoga with art, music, story telling and thinks

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider Freaked Out the Yoga Class

the itsy bitsy spider freaked out the yoga class

The Group Mindset There must be a technical term for the group mindset that develops with people of any age. In kids classes, usually a few kids will test the limits to see what is allowed. The rest of the kids watch and see and what’s allowed before joining in. If the classroom limits are not established early, you can have a whole group of kids acting out in the same way very quickly. Like what happened in the question

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Very Rambunctious Classrooms

very rambunctious classrooms

Handling a Rambunctious Kids Yoga Classroom Hi Aruna, I am devoted to your blog and have received many wonderful tips and ideas from you. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with the public. I have just started to teach children yoga this year and am having a wonderful time and have been learning a lot along the way. I have a question. I see that each of my classes has a different energy depending on the place, age

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