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
I wish you a lot of fun during your yoga session. Thank you for bringing joy to our children in the world!
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.
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
A short test to see whether you get the basic understanding of doing children yoga
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!
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.
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.
We dance like monkeys and warm up children's bodies from toes to head.
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.
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.
Massage techniques are not important in this case. Children would find the massage much more interesting when it is linked with daily life scenarios.
A normal children game is modified and linked with yoga poses. There are still a lot of other possibilities.
Partner exercise is a good way to communicate and laugh together with your children.
I attached some more story ideas at the section of additional resources, please take a look!
It is a nearly five minutes fantasy travel for children more than 5 years old.
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.
This test is about if you can get the idea of a children yoga flow.
Thank you again for joining me in this course. You are always welcome to contact me! Thanks!
Besides making pizza, we can also make pancake or cake etc. We just set up a familiar situation for the imagination of children.
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!
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.