Yoga for Kids

Kids need movement, exercise, entertainment, and fun! Yoga is an excellent choice for all kids.

It’s important to give kids space to play and learn at the same time as encouraging them to be healthy.

Yoga for kids is an excellent way to help kids stay active, learn patience, and persistence.

Check out these most popular articles for kids yoga to help you work on kids yoga poses, sequences, yoga games, movement breaks, brains breaks, yoga stories and more.

Mindfulness and meditation tips for kids are here as well

Teaching Breathing Exercises with Yoga Poses for Kids

Teaching Breathing Exercises with Yoga Poses for Kids

Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Breathing exercises are two amazing ways to help kids start to learn more about their bodies and their emotions. And when kids are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unable to focus, yoga poses with mindfulness breathing are an excellent tool...

Online Kids Yoga Classes to do at Home (Free and paid!)

Online Kids Yoga Classes to do at Home (Free and paid!)

Kids need movement, they need connection, and you need a little time for peace and quiet. Are you stuck at home with kids? Trying to homeschool them or work at home simultaneously? Maybe you've already tried implementing yoga at home with your kids. It may be going...

Fun and Easy Kids Yoga Games to Play with Your Kids at Home

Fun and Easy Kids Yoga Games to Play with Your Kids at Home

Having kids at home with you all day can be a lot, but playing yoga games at home can help. These yoga games are great for kids to learn how to do new yoga poses, or simply to get moving while stuck at home. In these current times of COVID-19, many of us are...

How to Start Practicing Yoga with Kids at Home

How to Start Practicing Yoga with Kids at Home

Can you practice yoga at home with kids? Yoga is supposed to be a calming, relaxing practice right? No interruptions, time to yourself, peaceful and full of good vibes only. Well….  Doing yoga at home with kids nearby (or completely in the way) can certainly...

Spring Themed Yoga Poses and Activities for Kids (with Mindfulness!)

Spring Themed Yoga Poses and Activities for Kids (with Mindfulness!)

Spring themed yoga for kids is so much fun With so many kids yoga poses based on nature and animals, it’s easy to find and adapt tons of kids yoga ideas for the springtime. Plus, when spring is finally here, all you want to do is take a step outside and breathe in the...

Kids Yoga Story Lesson Plan Based on the Book Not a Box

Kids Yoga Story Lesson Plan Based on the Book Not a Box

Kid’s yoga lesson plans can be hard to create. I know because I used to spend hours every week planning and rewriting lessons for my students aged 5-10. I teach nine 40 min lessons a day, 5 days a week. That is a lot of planning! Now I write up lesson plans on a...

Effective and Simple Ways to Add Mindfulness to Your Kids’ Day

Effective and Simple Ways to Add Mindfulness to Your Kids’ Day

Simple mindfulness activities can be a key tool in the life of an anxious person or child. Honestly, they are helpful in an average person’s life, too! There are many ways to practice meditation and mindfulness. There are courses you take, retreats to go to and books...

Yogi Says: an Easy and Active Yoga Game for Kids!

Yogi Says: an Easy and Active Yoga Game for Kids!

I got an email from a subscriber recently asking for some ideas for the game, "Yogi Says." Now, I did not invent this game, either the "Simon says" version or the newer adapted version of Yogi Says... But I do enjoy the game and I have played it quite a bit with my...

How to Unite Yoga and Academics with a Growth Mindset

How to Unite Yoga and Academics with a Growth Mindset

Teaching yoga and academics with a growth mindset I teach yoga in a public charter elementary school, and we have lots of standards for teaching, academic requirements, and plenty of standardized test seasons. Most of the time my Movement class is separate from all of...

Journey: An Active Kids Yoga Lesson Plan for Storytelling

Journey: An Active Kids Yoga Lesson Plan for Storytelling

Here's a way to get kids to move and be active while reading and being creative: a kids yoga lesson plan based on the book Journey Movement and literacy. Active kids and a love of reading. Yoga and storytelling. The first year I started teaching yoga at a K-4 Charter...

Fun Kid’s Yoga Poses for St Patrick’s Day

Fun Kid’s Yoga Poses for St Patrick’s Day

Ireland themed kids yoga poses and lesson plan Everybody loves the Irish! (Well, maybe not the English… But here in the States we love them) My kids at school especially love celebrating holidays. Any excuse to get a little silly and excited, right? And when it’s...

Yoga Games for Kids: Active Kids Yoga Group Games

Yoga Games for Kids: Active Kids Yoga Group Games

We all know that it's super important to get kids moving and active; playing yoga games is one way to do that. Sitting all day is not good for much.  Kids need: Movement Brain Breaks YogaBreathing Activitiesand Active Games are all incredibly fun ways to get...

10 Quick Brain Breaks that Will Get your Kids to Focus

10 Quick Brain Breaks that Will Get your Kids to Focus

Brain Breaks are an easy way to give kids a little exercise without it seeming like work, and to give their brain a much needed break from the task at hand. Everyone knows how important it is to get up and move when you've been sitting. Not only for adults, but also...

8 Amazing Videos to Teach and Practice Mindfulness with Kids

8 Amazing Videos to Teach and Practice Mindfulness with Kids

Mindfulness is an amazing tool. It’s good for kids, and adults, and it’s quickly become a new catchphrase and a popular teaching strategy to incorporate into all classrooms and settings. Mindfulness is gaining some good research, too, on how it can be important for...

How to Make a Mindfulness Glitter Calm Down Jar

How to Make a Mindfulness Glitter Calm Down Jar

In this post:  You'll find tips for teaching kids about mindfulness, how to deal with big emotions, and how to make a calming glitter jar with your kids. Calm down! Be quiet! Relax! Kids are constantly loud and noisy this is normal. It's nice to able to help...

Enticing Partner Games that Teach Mindfulness for Kids

Enticing Partner Games that Teach Mindfulness for Kids

Teaching mindfulness to kids doesn’t have to be to just boring sitting still and breathing; in fact, mindfulness games for kids are an engaging and fun way for kids to get excited about practicing awareness. It should feel like it’s something they can relate to. I...

Kids Yoga Sequences that Keep Kids Engaged

Kids Yoga Sequences that Keep Kids Engaged

When teaching kids yoga classes, most of the time you want to get the kids moving and keep them active; a yoga sequence can be a great way to do that. You also want to give them time to relax, breathe, and feel calm. Finding a balance between the two can be tricky...

Animal Yoga ABC Poses for Kids! [VIDEO]

Animal Yoga ABC Poses for Kids! [VIDEO]

Kids love to pretend they are animals. There are plenty of kids yoga poses to help them in this endeavor. In my kids yoga classes, I try to teach with a weekly theme. Most often we start with several weeks of animal poses, and we use the ABC's to help guide us. Themes...

How to Teach Phenomenal Kids Yoga Classes with Simple Themes

How to Teach Phenomenal Kids Yoga Classes with Simple Themes

Teaching well themed kids yoga classes is hard. Yes I know, yoga is calming and fun... but kids are not inherently calm so the disconnect is sometimes very real. Flashback to four years ago, when I first started teaching Movement (Yoga at a public schools is becoming...

The Most Fabulous Books for Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

The Most Fabulous Books for Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

Mindfulness books are a great tool for teachers and parents who hear themselves repeating these phrases often: "Calm down, settle down, take a deep breath, take a break..." Words that I hear myself say over and over to my students every day. Kids are so full of...

Group Kids “Yoga” Games With a Ball

Group Kids “Yoga” Games With a Ball

Need some rainy day games with a ball or indoor recess activities for kids? Want to learn the magic of silent ball on a rowdy group of kids? Or have you worn out the tried and true silent ball and need a new challenge? I’ve been a Movement/Yoga/Mindfulness teacher of...

Winter Themed Yoga Poses and Lesson Ideas for Kids

Winter Themed Yoga Poses and Lesson Ideas for Kids

Do you need some teaching ideas for winter and the holidays for your kids yoga classes? Look no further! I have a huge list of ideas for how to bring the joy and love of yoga during the cold months of the year. Winter is officially here! Well, in Minnesota it started...

Yoga Flow: Quick Yoga Sequences for Kids to Slow Down

Yoga Flow: Quick Yoga Sequences for Kids to Slow Down

SO you want to teach yoga poses and sequences to kids and help them learn to slow down, right? Kids need a little more FUN calm in their lives. Well, what happens when kids are just naturally moving and wiggling and jumping and crazy? When they move at the speed of...

Guided Imagery Mindfulness Meditations for Kids

Guided Imagery Mindfulness Meditations for Kids

Kids need a mindfulness break sometimes. So does everyone, really.  But it’s super important for kids in school especially and kids who need a little extra reminder to feel calm and relax. Mindfulness games, mindfulness breathing, and other practices can all help...

How to Set up your Kids Yoga Class for Success

How to Set up your Kids Yoga Class for Success

How do you set up a kids yoga class for success in any space: a library, studio, a tiny classroom, an open gymnasium, or a classroom with desks? I have some great ideas and tools to help make sure your children's yoga class goes smoothly wherever you are located. The...

Rain Forest Themed Kids Yoga and Literacy Lesson Plan

Rain Forest Themed Kids Yoga and Literacy Lesson Plan

My students LOVE tree pose, so I came up with this kids yoga lesson plan based on the book, The Great Kapok Tree. This is a great lesson because you can encompass many themes based on The Great Kapok Tree: the junglethe rainforestSouth AmericaenvironmentalismEarth...

Mindfulness Meditation Games for Toddlers

Mindfulness Meditation Games for Toddlers

Want to know how to get toddlers to meditate or how to teach your toddler mindfulness? Or know if toddlers can even meditate? This is how I taught mindfulness meditation to my three-year-old! I'm happy to present this guest post written and submitted by Jamie...

Why You Shouldn’t Believe these 5 Myths of Teaching Yoga to Kids

Why You Shouldn’t Believe these 5 Myths of Teaching Yoga to Kids

I hear this all the time: oh you teach kid’s yoga? How fun! They must love it and be so calm and flexible! You must be really good at the splits by now, huh? Yeah, no. I do yoga on my own every morning and I teach 9 kids yoga classes every day and I still can’t do the...

How To Make Beautiful And Affirming Mindfulness Rocks For Kids

How To Make Beautiful And Affirming Mindfulness Rocks For Kids

When you can make a fun craft activity into a mindfulness craft with positive affirmations and teach kindness at the same time ... that sounds like winning! AND when that mindfulness craft costs you less than $10 a kid you have a windfall. Painting mindfulness stones,...

The 5 Things You Need to Know to Teach Toddler Yoga and Have Fun

The 5 Things You Need to Know to Teach Toddler Yoga and Have Fun

Teaching toddler yoga can be a real challenge, but is very fun and rewarding! Imagine doing animal poses and making animals noises and reading books and chasing 2 year old’s.  The biggest issue is usually a diaper blow out. Ok, so maybe that doesn’t thrill, you,...

Creative Halloween Yoga Poses for Kids

Creative Halloween Yoga Poses for Kids

Halloween is the MOST popular holiday at my school, hands down. You can’t even say the word “October” without hearing squeals of excitement permeating the hallways. Needless to say, I used this Halloween excitement to fully take advantage of how motivated kids were in...

How to Start Teaching Yoga to Kids Professionally

How to Start Teaching Yoga to Kids Professionally

Want to start teaching yoga to kids?  How do you get started? Teaching yoga to kids has not always been a lifelong dream of mine. It was something that I kind of fell into on accident. I always knew I loved working with kids, but I also knew that I didn't want to...

Must-Have Favorite Yoga Books for Teaching Yoga to Kids

Must-Have Favorite Yoga Books for Teaching Yoga to Kids

Yoga books are a new and popular way to help introduce yoga to kids. I love using yoga stories in school, in my classroom, and at home with my nephew. Having an adorable and succinct story to teach kids how to do poses is a great way to introduce or spark an interest...

The Best Yoga Games for an Amazing Summer Camp

The Best Yoga Games for an Amazing Summer Camp

Summer is a time for games! Can they be yoga games? Absolutely. Indoor games, outdoor activities, and hopefully lots of active games learned from neighborhood kids or camp counselors. I remember the days when I would wake up late, eat sugary cereal, and immediately go...

How to Teach Yoga to Active and Energetic Kids

How to Teach Yoga to Active and Energetic Kids

Teaching yoga to kids in elementary school be loud and crazy, those kids are full of energy! I never envisioned myself as a teacher, let alone one in a classroom of unruly, wild, and overactive children. Now here I am trying to teach them how to be calm by using...

How to Effectively Teach Kid’s Yoga Based on Child Development

How to Effectively Teach Kid’s Yoga Based on Child Development

Yoga for kids is full of benefits for all ages.  We know this already! It’s good for their bodies and their coordination. It’s helpful in keeping them calm and learning about self-regulation.  Plus, it helps them focus in school, and be more active instead...

Tips and Tricks You Need to Know for Teaching Kids Yoga

Tips and Tricks You Need to Know for Teaching Kids Yoga

Are you interested in teaching yoga to kids, but don’t know where to start? Have you tried a few times and it went ok but not great? Finished your teacher training for adults but really you just want to hang with kids? Have a child at home who could really benefit...

How to Calm a Class (or a Child) Using Mindfulness

How to Calm a Class (or a Child) Using Mindfulness

Does mindfulness for kids work?  Can it stop a tantrum or chaotic explosion in kids? We've all seen and heard kids having a tantrum. The heart-stopping, blood vessel constricting panic it sends me into is unforgettable. Kids that are yelling, shouting at each...

How to Pick the Best Cards for Teaching Awesome Kids Yoga Classes

How to Pick the Best Cards for Teaching Awesome Kids Yoga Classes

The first thing I ever got that inspired me to teach kids yoga was an adorable set of yoga cards for kids.  It started me on the path to becoming a full time kids yoga and teacher which I have been for the past 6 years.  Taking a kids yoga teacher training...

5 Fun Ways to Teach Kids Yoga in a Class

5 Fun Ways to Teach Kids Yoga in a Class

Teaching yoga to kids was an unexpected blessing that I stumbled across 5 years ago. I took a few courses on Kid’s Yoga teaching after completing my 220-hour RYT training. I was teaching at a preschool at the time and had fun teaching it to them in small doses here...

How to Use Storytelling for Kid’s Yoga

How to Use Storytelling for Kid’s Yoga

Storytelling with Yoga? It works! Kids are hard to control in a group. Teaching kids how to move their bodies in a specific way (like yoga) with clear directions is really hard, too. Imagine you have a whole group of kiddos, active and moving, needing something to...