Introduction to Teaching Yoga to Children


Mira Binzen

Description

Share your love of yoga with children and families! Based on current child development principles, the ancient science of yoga is turned into fun, appealing, age-appropriate stuff kids love. You will acquire many tools and techniques to bring the benefits of yoga to children, as well as a deeper understanding of yoga.

Previous yoga experience is helpful but not required.

The Benefits of Teaching Yoga to Children

  • Mental: relieve stress, improve focus, cultivate healthy habits, raise self-awareness
  • Physical: develop balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination; teaches deep breathing and body awareness
  • Emotional: build self-esteem, teach relaxation, generate a sense of peace
  • Self-regulation: provide tools children can draw upon in daily life to regulate their behavior and moods

Specialized Techniques for Kids Include:

Asana (yoga postures)
Proper breathing
Deep relaxation
Visualization
Sound and movement
Chanting
Cooperative games
Partner poses
Stories