Yoga Nidra

a Yoga + Mindfulness Lesson Plan for ages 2-13



Yoga Nidra is known as “the sleep of the Yogis” and is considered a form of meditation. While it is not really sleep, practitioners are not fully conscious either. The Next Generation Yoga Lesson Plan: “Yoga Nidra” offers children the benefits of a calmer mind, relaxed body and better sleep.

These original NGY Lesson Plans features a structured script appropriate for 2-7 yr. or 8-13 year olds and include 7 steps. Additionally, there is an album recommendation to compliment the “Yoga Nidra,” prop suggestions, and tips for how to share this lesson in a Family Yoga class, and instructions for how to make an eye pillow. Written by NGY Founder, Jodi Komitor and NGY Teacher, Nicole Koleshis, these lesson plans will show you how to infuse the “Yoga Nidratheme into a class, specifically designed for 2-7 yr. olds or 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 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
  • 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 & crafts
  • 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

Click here to see a sample of the 2-7 year old lesson plan.

Click here to see a sample of the 8-13 year old lesson plan.

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