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Yoga for Kids

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Course Overview

Share these age-appropriate yoga and mindfulness activities with children ages 3 and up. This ready-to-use course will teach kids the fundamentals of yoga through engaging and playful movement classes, guided meditations, awareness exercises and more.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

4 hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • This engaging class will get your little one(s) using their core strength. They’ll begin with a few awareness practices to get centered, including one that utilizes the sound of a bell. After that they’ll play their way toward boat pose with preparatory practices, then gradually transition into the pose by lifting one leg at a time, and then both. After boat pose comes a few seated forward bends from “criss-cross” pose before a wind down with belly breathing (from seated and savasana) before a concluding affirmation practice. There will be plenty of interactive moments and Mayuri keeps it light...
  • Boat pose is a fun way to strengthen your core and challenge your balance. Join us for this fun yoga practice where we explore this yoga posture playfully together and have a little time to rest too!
  • This relaxing practice is designed to help your kids feel calm anytime. It’s great for when they have a little too much energy, or need to settle down before bed. Class starts with cat-cow pose, rolling cobras, and a seated “flying stretching sleeping butterfly” practice that involves singing. After that, Mayuri guides a visualization practice where your little one(s) will imagine a butterfly landing in their hands. They’ll eventually lie down “next to” their butterfly, closing their eyes, resting, and feeling their breath. Finally, once the relaxation practice is over, they’ll close with a short...
  • Sometimes our body has too much energy and it can be hard to settle down. Try this yoga session any time you need to calm down a little bit or before bed to help prepare your body for a good nights rest.
  • This short class will teach your kid(s) how to practice a sun salute. Class begins with a centering exercise that includes a breathing practice (balloon breath). After that, Mayuri shares the five poses of the sun salute (cobra, plank, downward dog, mountain pose, and standing forward bend) before teaching them all together in a fun and easy flow. Mayuri closes class with a simple breath exercise from criss-cross pose.
  • Flowing from pose to pose can be fun once you learn the basics! In this mini yoga session, you will learn five core yoga postures and then put them together into a sun salutation sequence using a fun chant.
  • In this class, Mayuri will teach your little one(s) how to feel steady and balanced. Class begins standing, with the sound of a bell and a short breath practice. Next comes mountain pose, stomping, hops, and more—all with the goal of increasing sensory awareness of the feet. After that comes “frog jumps,” tree pose, finger squeezes (a centering practice), and a final savasana.
  • Sometimes it can feel like everything is swirly whirly and we need some steadiness. In this yoga session we will ground our body and burn some energy by playfully exploring sensations in our feet, jumping like a frog, and exploring our balance in tree pose. Come play and breathe!
  • This class involves moving and freezing to help kids learn how to be the “masters of their bodies.” After a centering practice and a short warm-up, Mayuri breaks down the poses that your little one(s) will be practicing: mountain pose, star pose, child’s pose, and downward dog. Then, after that comes the move and freeze practice where she’ll get them to work with these poses to both release energy and find stillness. The practice winds down in criss-cross pose, where Mayuri invites your kid(s) to see if they can sit still for ten seconds. Finally, class concludes in savasana.
  • In this yoga session you will explore both movement and stillness as you challenge your body to be still and steady as we make different shapes with our body together.
Section 2
  • This short class is designed to help kids discover their strength. It begins with a breathing exercise and a few simple seated warm-ups. After that, Jennifer teaches boat pose variations before a concluding affirmation practice of “I am so strong.” And along the way, she provides intermittent check-ins to keep kids present in both body and mind.
  • Explore the sensations of your own strength with challenging movement including boat pose, and a focus activity that harnesses the power of self-talk.
  • Explore the sensations of your own strength with challenging movement including boat pose, and a focus activity that harnesses the power of self-talk.
  • This short class is designed to teach kids to feel loving toward others, even those who annoy them. It begins with seated awareness practices: one where they will listen for the sound of a bell, followed by a breathing exercise. After that comes a seated warm-up, then a peaceful and sweet “kind-wishes” practice (a kid-friendly version of a loving-kindness meditation).
  • Gently move your body and connect with your breath. Then cultivate compassion for yourself and others with a lovingkindness meditation just for kids.
  • Gently move your body and connect with your breath. Then cultivate compassion for yourself and others with a lovingkindness meditation just for kids.
  • In this class, kids will learn how breathing techniques can help raise or lower energy levels when needed. Class includes equal-part breathing, breath of joy, and a four-count breath practice, all while standing tall in mountain pose. It also includes intermittent energy-level check-ins so kids can gauge the effects of practice.
  • Your breath can be a powerful tool to help you energize when you need it, and settle down when you're ready, but only if you know how to use it! In this practice, you'll explore two different breathing practices and notice how they effect your body and your energy level.
  • Your breath can be a powerful tool to help you energize when you need it, and settle down when you're ready, but only if you know how to use it! In this practice, you'll explore two different breathing practices and notice how they effect your body and your energy level.
  • This all-standing class is designed to help kids feel balanced and steady. It starts with centering in mountain pose. After that comes high lunge into a dynamic high lunge where they will be guided to move with their breath. Horse breath from mountain pose into a dynamic forward fold practice comes next. Then the class winds down with a countdown of ten slow breaths and closes with a kind-wishes practice.
  • Becoming more aware of your own body is an important part of taking care of yourself. In this practice, you'll explore how you're feeling with a short body scan, before moving through standing poses and a peaceful breathing practice.
  • Becoming more aware of your own body is an important part of taking care of yourself. In this practice, you'll explore how you're feeling with a short body scan, before moving through standing poses and a peaceful breathing practice.
  • In this short class, Jennifer begins by saying that “The very best place to practice yoga is wherever you happen to be in the moment.” This particular practice is for when kids are at their desks. It includes slow and controlled neck rolls, finger wiggling, dynamic cactus arms, arm and shoulder shakes, easy twists, a gentle upper backbend, and more.
  • You don't need a mat to do yoga! This practice is perfect for taking a break from homework, computers, tablets and even art projects. Give your neck, shoulders and back a stretch, and your eyes a rest, with yoga right in your chair.
  • You don't need a mat to do yoga! This practice is perfect for taking a break from homework, computers, tablets and even art projects. Give your neck, shoulders and back a stretch, and your eyes a rest, with yoga right in your chair.
Section 3
  • Argos begins this class by ringing a bell so kids can experience the contrast between sound and quiet. After that, he briefly shares the “three community agreements” so that kids know how to take care of themselves while they do these fun exercises. He then gets into the theme of this class—movement and stillness—with mountain pose (and an accompanying chant) and “wake up” movements for the whole body. Next come shaking and swinging movements, half sun salutations, and more. Throughout the class, Argos guides kids to pause in mountain pose to see how they’re feeling. The experience concludes with...
  • Yoga and mindfulness uses movement and stillness to help us explore what helps us feel steady. This session we'll explore yoga poses and mindful movement to find our inner steadiness.
  • Yoga and mindfulness uses movement and stillness to help us explore what helps us feel steady. This session we'll explore yoga poses and mindful movement to find our inner steadiness.
  • This class is designed to increase mental and physical awareness, focus, and positive feelings. Opening with the sound of a bell and a brief centering practice, Argos explains what the five elements of yoga (connect, breathe, move, focus, and relax) are all about and how they can help kids learn about the different parts of their bodies and minds. They’ll listen to sounds near and far, do quiet breathing, coordinate their breath with seated movements, do a self-observation practice while looking at a cool toy Argos made with water and glitter, and relax in child’s pose. Argos closes the class with...
  • The Five Elements of Little Flower Yoga are Connect, Breath, Move, Focus, & Relax. In this session we explore each element to find activities that support our mind and body.
  • The Five Elements of Little Flower Yoga are Connect, Breath, Move, Focus, & Relax. In this session we explore each element to find activities that support our mind and body.
  • After opening the class with the sound of a bell and a centering practice, Argos shares some thoughts about how kids can use yoga to connect with their feelings. Then, in mountain pose, he guides them through a short sensory awareness exploration, big self-hugging stretches, and a self-affirmation. He picks up the pace with a fun shaking and counting game called “crazy eights,” followed by a few prompts to help kids tune in to how they’re breathing and how they’re feeling, so they can learn more about how movement affects them. Argos closes the class with a hands-at-heart affirmation practice.
  • In this session we'll check in with our body using yoga and mindfulness activities. We'll explore different poses and movement to find resources withing ourselves.
  • In this session we'll check in with our body using yoga and mindfulness activities. We'll explore different poses and movement to find resources withing ourselves.
  • After opening the class with the sound of a bell and a centering practice, Argos teaches kids what mindfulness (“paying attention with kindness and curiosity”) is all about. Then they'll explore this idea with balloon breathing, mountain pose with a fun chant, and tree pose, pausing occasionally to check in with how they’re feeling. They’ll finish the class with a “ball of energy” exercise, where they can send kind thoughts and ideas out into the world (and keep some for themselves, too!).
  • Mindfulness is paying attention your life here and now with kindness and curiosity. We'll explore being here and now while doing various yoga activities.
  • Mindfulness is paying attention your life here and now with kindness and curiosity. We'll explore being here and now while doing various yoga activities.
  • This upbeat mindfulness practice begins with a quick review of what mindfulness is and a guided energy check, so kids can learn to notice how much energy they have. Then, they’ll learn breath of joy (which coordinates breath and movement) and do tree pose with some added balance challenges, before winding down with another energy check and an affirmation.
  • Mindfulness is paying attention your life here and now with kindness and curiosity. We'll explore being kind curious while doing various yoga activities.
  • Mindfulness is paying attention your life here and now with kindness and curiosity. We'll explore being kind curious while doing various yoga activities.
Section 4
  • Mommy and Me Yoga

    13m
    Prenatal and Postpartum
  • Infant Massage: A Yoga-Inspired Relaxation for Baby

    14m
    Prenatal and Postpartum
  • AcroYoga for You and Your Child

    13m
    AcroYoga
  • Mother-Daughter Yoga

    33m
    AcroYoga
  • Nursery Yoga

    8m
    Hatha Yoga
  • Thai Yoga Bodywork for Kids

    34m
    Yoga Therapy
  • Teen Practice: Peaceful Place Visualization

    10m
    Guided Meditation
  • Teen Practice: Systematic Relaxation

    14m
    Guided Relaxation

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