Do yoga with your kids!
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Do yoga with your kids!

Learn simple children yoga exercises in 30 minutes!
4.5 (15 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
187 students enrolled
Created by Tracy Wong
Last updated 11/2014
English
Current price: $12 Original price: $20 Discount: 40% off
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Includes:
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • To learn the basic principles of doing yoga with children
  • To get a quick flow of a yoga session
  • To have fun together with your children
  • To get feedbacks from your class experience
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Requirements
  • Yoga mats and comfortable clothes
  • A happy and funny mind
Description

Children Yoga for FUN beginner course is designed to give parents a hands-on guide on how to do a fun yoga session with children/ kids from 3 to 6 years old in just 30 minutes. Kindergarten teachers will have a quick tool of organizing a yoga class with a group of children in Kindergartens too.

It is excellent that you are a children yoga teacher but it is NOT a must, I will show you why in my course. You follow the videos and by the end of the course you can create a yoga class already! Have fun!

The short course includes:

1. Basic principles to organize a nice children yoga flow.

2. Basic rules of how to make fun in your class

3. How to set up the environment in an easy way

4. Warm up exercises

5. Sun salutation kids version

6. Breathing exercises

7. Partner exercises

8. Different relaxation techniques

and even more!

The course is comprised of :

1. Videos, either with voice-overs or live recordings.

2. Supplementary documents to download

3. Quizzes


I wish you a lot of fun during your yoga session. Thank you for bringing joy to our children in the world!

Namaste!

Tracy Wong


Who is the target audience?
  • For children ages above 3 years old who likes to try some fun yoga
  • For parents and school teachers who like to do yoga with their children
Compare to Other Yoga for Kids Courses
Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome and introduction
1 Lecture 01:05

You don't need to be a yoga teacher in order to do yoga with children. Let's keep an open mind and explore the fun with them. You are always welcome to give me any feedbacks. Namaste!

Preview 01:05
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Some guidelines
3 Lectures 04:02

Basic principles:

1. Each yoga session is not more than 45 minutes.

2. Give children a break (e.g. relaxation lying down on the mat or some breathing exercises) after each yoga game or asana exercise.

3. They are the POSES.

Preview 01:23

3 basic rules:

1. Discipline

2. Concentration

3. Not being perfect

Preview 01:53

All you need are:

1. A long cloth

2. Some toy puppets

3. A singing bowl

4. A candle

5. Some plants or flowers if you want

Preview 00:46

A short test to see whether you get the basic understanding of doing children yoga

Basic understanding
6 questions
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Flow of a class
13 Lectures 23:34

Please be careful with the candle fire and keep distance from children. Please also be reminded that, If you do yoga involved children with photosensitive epilepsy, you should not use the candle, as the fire can trigger seizures.

The candle fire warms up our hearts during the whole yoga process!

Preview 01:47

We sang the song in German as one of the mother tongues of the children are German. I have included the English translation of the song at the video. You can follow the lyrics and sing with the same melody. It is a very good opening for a nice session.

Preview 01:10

We ask children how they are and how they feel at the beginning.

It is also a good time to 'rehearse' some poses with them with the help of those toy puppets.

Preview 03:31

We dance like monkeys and warm up children's bodies from toes to head.

Warm up 2: Monkey dance
01:37

Children are allowed to shout out loud with the awareness of breathing. They like it!

I find this exercise is amazing. I asked my children to do this exercise when they are angry or upset about something. It works! They can calm themselves down.

Breathing exercise: Woodcutter
00:23

The classical sun salutation has been modified for children. It links many important yoga poses together and give children a bigger view of yoga asanas. A very good yoga exercise in every yoga session.

Yoga exercise: Sun salutation kids version
01:06

Massage techniques are not important in this case. Children would find the massage much more interesting when it is linked with daily life scenarios.

Relaxation: Pizza back massage
01:02

A normal children game is modified and linked with yoga poses. There are still a lot of other possibilities.

Yoga game: Yoga cards under the cloth
01:59

Relaxation: Butterflies and flowers
00:52

Partner exercise is a good way to communicate and laugh together with your children.

Partner exercises: Warrior, Merry-go-round, mirror, slide, fish and snail
02:49

I attached some more story ideas at the section of additional resources, please take a look!

Yoga story
01:07

It is a nearly five minutes fantasy travel for children more than 5 years old.

Savasana with fantasy travel
04:12

We gathered together after the yoga session and talked about which section the children like or dislike, while we were enjoying the tea and fruits. The whole class finished with three times OM.

Tea time and OM chanting
01:59

This test is about if you can get the idea of a children yoga flow.

Basic yoga flow
6 questions
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Thank you note
2 Lectures 05:39
Quick course review
05:20

Thank you again for joining me in this course. You are always welcome to contact me! Thanks!

YOU can do it too!
00:19
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Additional resources
9 Lectures 03:39

Bonus video: spiderman
00:21

Besides making pizza, we can also make pancake or cake etc. We just set up a familiar situation for the imagination of children.

Bonus relaxation video: Cake back massage
02:30

Good morning song (text)
1 page

Good morning song (audio)
00:30

Sun salutation kids version
1 page

Yoga story: Caterpillar and butterfly
1 page

More story ideas
2 pages

In this short booklet, I summarized important points from the course and outlined a children yoga class for you. Please get your copy and start to do your session now!

New! Children Yoga Booklet
9 pages
About the Instructor
Tracy Wong
4.5 Average rating
15 Reviews
187 Students
1 Course
Children and Adult Yoga Teacher

I am a qualified yoga teacher and trained under Wanda Hewitt (Founder and Yoga Education Director at YogaLimbs Hong Kong) at the 250 hours Yoga Alliance registered Yoga teacher training program in Hong Kong in 2008. I was born in Hong Kong and got degrees in journalism and psychology. Before immersing myself into yoga, I worked as a news reporter and in fundraising sector at a non-governmental organization. Then I further explored the diversity of yoga in Berlin and got certified to children yoga teacher by Carmen Ramirez Schmidt, a children yoga trainer in Germany.