Once Upon a Time

a Yoga + Mindfulness Lesson Plan for ages 2-13



Fairy tales and fables are favorite elements of the childhood experience and a time-honored tradition in human cultures all around the world! This Next Generation Yoga Lesson Plan: “Once Upon A Time” is inspired by classic tales from diverse locations and teaches kids about the magic of kindness, imagination, and storytelling.

This original NGY Lesson Plan features Yoga poses and creative movements to invite kids to enter into stories with their own imaginations and creativity and gives opportunities to learn about having meaningful connections with others. It also includes inspiring tunes, a guided meditation, easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, and as always, suggestions to add even more fun to the class. Written by NGY Founder, Jodi Komitor and NGY Storyteller, Sarah Henderson“Once Upon A Time” shows you how to infuse this playful theme into a class specifically designed for 2-7 and  8-13 year olds.

Whether you are a parent, caregiver, an experienced or new Yoga Teacher, this lesson plan is for you and the children in your life any time of the year. It is thoughtfully designed so that everyone can learn and implement something new!

Here’s just some of what you’ll get:

  • Over 15 pages of a clear and easy to follow Lesson Plan, appropriate for kids ages 2-7 or 8-13
  • Guidance and support for class set-up & getting started
  • Confidence to share a complete lesson full of Yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques that incorporate: visual imagery, learning points, sensory integration, creative movement and fun stuff such as books, music, & props
  • A proper Yoga flow sequence that is simple to breakdown so you can teach sections or the entire lesson from beginning to end
  • Complete Pose Pages with straightforward instructions for how to do the postures, along with traditional and kid-friendly pose names, suggestions for the number of times to repeat each pose, and pose benefits
  • Suggestions for authentically connecting with kids
  • Inspirations for being a creative and innovative Kids Yoga Teacher

NGY Lesson Plans are delivered electronically in PDF format – easy to download & print or view on a tablet or e-reader!

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