There are many reasons a person may not practice yoga, however, in the training I’ll give you lots of suggestions on how to teach the poses to the children without even having to leave your chair. This can be helpful for teachers who may be wheelchair users, have injuries, or various other reasons why they may not be able to teach/practice the poses.
This is a great valid question, that I’ve been asked before. In the training I’ll teach you how to come up with various poses for characters/themes from your literacy resources. Some of the poses are common yoga poses but referred to as different names that are associated with the material you’re reading to your class.
For example, Warrior II, we’ve called it surfer pose, or powerful pose and having the kids call “strong and powerful” out as they’re in the pose is a lot of fun. If you’re reading a faith-based literature that may have trees, river, flowers, and various animals, etc. I’ll teach you how to adapt the poses to the environment of the children you’re teaching.
In Yoga’s most neutral sense it is made up of breath work, movement and mindfulness/meditation. Here are some other words you can use instead of calling it yoga.
If you can have circle time in your environment, you’ll be ok for your kid’s yoga and movement adventure. Plus, I’ll give you lots strategies that you can use for using the curriculum in your environment.
I love doing yoga outside it’s my favorite place to do yoga! Using The Young Children's Yoga and Movement Method™ in an outdoor classroom can be such an enriching experience for children. There is so much richness and variety in the outdoor environment which can be added into this program. Ive included a section in the training manual on how to use and evolve your yoga and movement adventure into your outdoor environment..
I’ve worked in the field of ECE since 2005 and have been teaching children’s yoga since 2010. In 2014 I became a Registered Children’s and Family Yoga Teacher. I developed this program by exploring what works and what doesn’t in a yoga and movement program for young children. Having an ECE background and an associate degree in Early Childhood Education has enabled me to combine these skills (from various teaching environments I work in) and my background as a children’s yoga teacher. I developed a unique and enriching "Young Children's Yoga and Movement Method™" that's developmentally age appropriate, and taught in ways that young children can connect with. That can be applied to any Early Childhood Environment.