In kids yoga, how do we put the needs of the participant ahead of the needs of the activity? This is one of the methods of an effective kids yoga teacher.
It’s handy to have a few quick attention-getters for those moments when your yoga class is getting excited, maybe even too excited. I have used many different tricks over the years, I like to change it up to keep it interesting for the kids and myself. So here are 3 of my current favorites. Please […]
A Skeleton gets kids attention, but the big reason I use a Skeleton in child or adult yoga is to remind me of my beloved teacher and why not to fear death.
A fundamental skill for a Kids Yoga teacher is the ability to come up with creative lesson plans that keep children interested. A simple method from Young Yoga Master’s Kids Yoga Teacher Training is using stories that children already love and adding yoga to them. One such story was created by Claire Matthews, a recent […]
One of my favorite pieces of spiritual advice came from Yogi Bhajan who said, “Be the forklift.” These three words can help solve some of the challenges of teaching kids yoga. Here is an example of a children’s yoga class plan that puts this advice to good use.
Insightful yoga teachings about attachment help us let go and move on. The good news is they work equally well for children and teachers who are already missing each other. Here are 5 Ideas for end of the school year yoga classes, including yoga pose flows, activities, and lesson plan ideas.