What does a kids yoga class look like?

#One of the most common questions we are asked is, “What does a kids yoga class look like?” In Kids Yoga, we lay our mats out like rays of the sun, and begin with a warm up that awakens our bodies and allows us to get to know our classmates. Our practice has no limit, but our imaginations. Child’s pose might be mouse pose, down dog a chance to bark and wag our tails. Sun salutations are a camping trip or a flight to the moon or a surfing adventure. Fun is a huge priority, and fun anchors us in the present moment. We play Yogi May I, Yogi Says, and 123 Yoga Tree, incorporating yoga poses into favorite childhood games. Each child has ample opportunities to lead the class, building confidence, communication skills, and self-expression. We practice breathing by listening to the sound of Tibetan singing bowls, by blowing bubbles, by playing breath soccer with ping pong balls. Our movement is often inspired by reading great kids books together, such as The Lorax by Dr. Seuss or Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. After a fun, energetic practice, we find stillness in savasana through guided meditations that connect us to ourselves. Finally, we come together in a community circle, where yogis share on different topics, such as what they love or what they are grateful for. In recent classes, they have shared from their hearts, “I love my dog…I love my mom…I love my family…I’m grateful for being in this class.”

Posted by admin at 12:19 AM on Jul 16, 2015