Learn How to Bring Yoga and Mindfulness to Your Kids’ Lives
Teach them coping strategies, healthy lifetime habits, and give them the opportunity to discover a little more creativity and imagination in themselves.
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Get access to the free Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Resources Library! I’ve compiled some awesome resources to help you start teaching yoga, add more games, and get inspired with some simple lesson plans. Get the Mindfulness Breathing printables and Meditation Scripts too!
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Teach your kids yoga and breathing techiniques in this perfect-for-kids yoga sequence based on real sequencing techniques. Awesome for kids in a group or one on one, kids will be engaged and learning all kinds of poses with this fun and versatile sequence.
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Hello! I’m Maia
Licensed Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor, RYT-200, RCYT, E-RCYT, Mindful Educator
I’ve been teaching kids yoga and mindfulness for 8 years, over 6 have been in public charter schools with kids who need yoga and mindfulness the most. I’m happy you’re here because we need MORE kids yoga and mindfulness teachers than ever.
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Kid’s Yoga Stories
From ABC’s to ACT’s
What if there was a way to help kids stay active and use energy while focusing their attention at the same time?
There is, and it’s called yoga. But not just any yoga, yoga with a purpose, a structure, and a set of expectations.
Yoga for kids is fun, intriguing, fast-paced, and meaningful.
When I first started teaching yoga to kids I had all sorts of crazy fun ideas. Games, stories, activities, crafts… I had grandiose expectations of the in-depth conversations and insightful meditations we would get into on a daily basis.
As it turns out, I was in way over my head.
Despite having a solid background in teaching and childcare, I found out quickly that teaching kids yoga and mindfulness, especially in a large group school setting, is HARD.
I started out working with elementary kids and realized immediately that yoga class can oftentimes be a big mess of children not interested in yoga doing whatever they want.
Kids not listening, no structure, no set of expectations, no way to get them learning poses quickly. I had plans for them to create and build sequences but they didn’t even know what a pose was, let alone a sequence.
I had to take it to a different level and give them the tools they needed quickly and with regularity.
And from here I created a little something I call the Kids Yoga Flow.
It helped me:
- teach kids yoga with confidence
- regulate behavior in the classroom
- get through tons of poses a day
- give kids the much-needed confidence to try new poses
And don’t forget to learn more about how to teach kids mindfulness and breathing techniques for after the movement portion of class!