This lesson uses a story of a butterfly and its struggle to get out of its cocoon to reassure children that challenges in life are what helps us grow, tap into our own inner strength and develop resiliency. Yoga can give us the tools we need to bounce back from what life throws our way. This lesson is appropriate for children 5-10 years old.
It is my pleasure to share children’s yoga lessons plans with you! There are a variety of themes and topics you can use when teaching children yoga. What is most important is that the yoga is meaningful to the child. In addition, establishing your own yoga practice is important. Then any lesson you teach will come from your heart and how you interpret the lesson plan. That is your unique offering when teaching children yoga.
MindfulLeigh yoga lessons plans are tried and true lessons that address real life challenges in a kid-friendly manner. Each lesson plan includes a clear theme, child-appropriate breathing exercises, pose sequences and a relaxation script. Lessons also have additional suggestions for incorporating music, games and craft activities. There are different level lessons for different age groups. Preschool children often love stories that are playful and tap into their imagination, while school-aged child would likely benefit from themes that encourage physical challenge interweaved with life lessons. Teens often benefit from mindful movement with a longer time for rest.