a Yoga + Mindfulness Lesson Plan for ages 2-13
These days, kids lead overscheduled lives more than ever before, and just like adults, they too can get stressed out. Next Generation Yoga’s Lesson Plan, “Restorative Yoga” provides a much-needed break from the business of everyday life
In “Restorative Yoga,” poses and gentle movements are held for extended periods of time. The intention of this style of Yoga is to achieve deep physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Props, such as Yoga blocks, blankets, bolsters, and eye pillows are used to help achieve a profound state of stillness. The overall tone of the class is quiet, calm and nourishing. This Lesson Plan features an extensive prop list, musical recommendation, detailed instructions for all Yoga poses and numerous guided visualizations. As always, there are suggestions for how to share this lesson in a Family Yoga class. Written by NGY Founder, Jodi Komitor & NGY Teacher, Nicole Koleshis, we’ll show you how to infuse the “Restorative Yoga” theme into a class, specifically designed for 2-7 and 8-13 year olds.
Whether you are a parent, school-based educator, or an experienced or new yoga teacher, NGY Lesson Plans are for you and the children in your life. They are thoughtfully designed so that everyone can learn something new.
Here’s just some of what you’ll receive:
- A complete lesson plan for 2-7 year olds that may be enjoyed for 30-45 minutes
- A complete lesson plan for 8-13 year olds that may be enjoyed for 45-60 minutes
- An introduction to successfully sharing Kids Yoga with the children in your life, whether you are a parent, caregiver, a school professional, or an experienced or new Kids Yoga Teacher.
- A detailed and easy to follow script for the teacher/leader.
- A complete Kids Yoga class theme and sequence including an introduction to the topic, breathing exercises, a warm-up, an active pose series, a cool down, and a guided meditation and relaxation exercise. The lesson plan theme works, whether taught from beginning to end or in pieces.
- Ideas for activities, props, songs, and more to add to the fun!
- Suggestions for how to relationally connect with children in developmentally appropriate ways.
- Opportunities to teach children through multiple pathways: physical (gross and fine motor), social-emotional, sensory, creative, cognitive and intellectual learning.
- A how-to glossary of poses and breathing exercises used in the lesson plan that includes traditional names plus kid-friendly and/or Sanskrit names when appropriate.
NGY Lesson Plans are delivered electronically in PDF format – easy to download & print or view on a tablet or e-reader!