Kids Yoga 101: How to Teach Yoga to Kids
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Kids Yoga 101: How to Teach Yoga to Kids

Learn how to teach yoga to children through exercise, movement, yoga poses, games, and mindfulness techniques.
4.2 (32 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.
1,122 students enrolled
Created by Sara J. Weis
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 9 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how to introduce and teach yoga to children which will give them the skills and knowledge that will benefit kids in their daily activities. You will understand the benefits of yoga for children and be able to lead kids through age-appropriate poses, exercises, and games. You will become knowledgeable of breathing and calming exercises, kid-friendly yoga poses, games, relaxation and mindfulness strategies, and kid tested lesson plans and resources.
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Requirements
  • Enjoy children and want to introduce them to the lifelong benefits and skills of yoga at any age.
Description

What Will I learn?

Discover why yoga is important for children in our world today and how it is different than adult yoga.  You will also learn the top six benefits of yoga for kids and how to teach yoga to children that will give them the skills that will last for life. The top 8 breathing exercises and techniques will be taught that will help kids remain calm and focused in their daily activities.

Child-friendly yoga poses, games, exercises, and activities are shown that actually help children practice and remember the yoga postures. You will also discover the best mindfulness tips and relaxation techniques that really work with kids.

Take the guess work out of what is really effective with teaching kids yoga and get the top recommended resources including books, props, games, and materials.

This course is full of bonuses include a kids yoga lesson planning guide and templates, four kids ready to use yoga lesson plans, an illustrated yoga pose guide, the top resources for kids yoga, and a live yoga partner pose class with children.

A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of your course.

This is an introductory course to our Teach Yoga at School or Home online course.


Who is the target audience?
  • Those who want to introduce and use yoga with kids. Perfect for use at home, school, camps, and clubs.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome to the How to Teach Yoga to Kids Course
1 Lecture 01:24

You will learn what is covered in your How to Teach Yoga to Kids course and what you will learn. By the end of this course, you will be able to confidently teach yoga to kids in any setting.

Preview 01:24
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What You Will Learn in this Course and How it Will Be Taught
1 Lecture 02:17
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The Benefits of Yoga for Kids
1 Lecture 04:05

You will learn why kids need yoga and how and why it helps this in their daily activities.

Preview 04:05
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Begin with Breath
1 Lecture 02:54

You will simple strategies to use with kids to help them slow down, be mindful, and become aware of their breath.

Breath Work Strategies That Really Work With Kids
02:54
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Yoga Poses for Kids
1 Lecture 02:19

You will learn how to best engage children with yoga poses. Example yoga poses and themes will be given for different ages.

How to Teach Age Appropriate Yoga Poses
02:19
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Yoga Games for Children
1 Lecture 03:25

Kids love yoga games and they are a perfect way to learn and practice new poses. In this lecture you will learn the top yoga games that children love to play.

The Top Yoga Games to Play With Kids
03:25
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Stillness and Mindfulness
1 Lecture 02:27

Kids need moments to be still, quiet, and mindful. Learn the most effective ways to incorporate stillness and mindfulness with kids in their daily lives.

How to Instill Stillness and Mindfulness With Kids
02:27
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Recommended Kids Yoga Resources
2 Lectures 15:28

Take the guess work out of what really works with teaching yoga to kids. Learn the best kid tested and approved yoga resources and props. 

Top Kids Yoga Resources
01:39

The Top Kids Yoga Read Aloud Books, Props, and Materials
13:49
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Teaching Kids Yoga Course Bonuses
8 Lectures 01:52

Kids Yoga Lesson Planning Template
00:04

Yoga Pose Guide
00:04

Springtime Transformation Kids Yoga Lesson Plan
00:12

Summer Kids Yoga Lesson Plan
00:05

Fall Yoga Lesson Plan
00:05

Winter Kids Yoga Lesson Plan
00:05

Recommended Kids Yoga Resources Complete List
00:06
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Closing
2 Lectures 21:42

You did it! Congratulations and nice work. You are now ready to teach yoga to kids confidently and in any setting. Remember your included Certificate of Completion in the resources section.

Preview 02:13

Bonus: Live Video of a Kids Yoga Partner Pose Class
19:29
About the Instructor
Sara J. Weis
4.3 Average rating
46 Reviews
1,146 Students
2 Courses
Kids Yoga Instructor and Bestselling Author

Sara J. Weis is a creative and passionate teacher who has inspired children for over eighteen years. Through her bestselling book, Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Using Yoga with Kids, she has combined her experience as an elementary and junior high teacher and as a certified kid and adult yoga instructor to help introduce children to the lifelong benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards which allow adults and children to move progressively through yoga poses at their own rate and abilities.

Sara holds a Master’s degree in Education as well as a Bachelor’s degree in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is a teacher for the West Des Moines School District and leads kids yoga classes for a nationally known health and fitness club. She lives in West Des Moines, Iowa, with her three children and her husband.