More and more these days, kids lead over-scheduled lives, and just like adults, they too can get overwhelmed and stressed out. YoPlay Yoga For Kids’ Lesson Plan, “Slow Down Yoga” is a restorative themed flow providing a much needed break from the overactivity of everyday life.
In Restorative Yoga, poses are held for longer periods of time. The intention of this style of Yoga is to achieve a deeper relaxation physically, mentally, and emotionally. Props, such as Yoga blocks, blankets, bolsters, and eye pillows are often used to help accomplish a more profound state of stillness. The overall tone and intention of the class is quiet, calm, and nourishing.
This original YoPlay Yoga For Kids Lesson Plan contains easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Written by YoPlay Yoga For Kids® Founder, Jen Byer, she’ll show you how to infuse this “Slow Down Yoga” Restorative Yoga theme into a class, specifically designed for 3-9 year olds.
Whether you are a parent, caregiver, educator, an experienced or new Yoga Teacher, this lesson plan is for you and the children in your life any time of the year. It is thoughtfully designed so that everyone can learn and implement something new!
Here’s just some of what you’ll get:
🐌 More than a dozen pages of clear and easy to follow lesson plan appropriate for ages 3-9 year olds.
🐢 A printable Overview for quick reference during class.
🐌A “Slow Down Yoga” yoga theme Playlist you can download.
🐢 A guide that will give you the confidence to share the entire full lesson of breathing techniques, yoga poses, mindfulness activities, mantras & mudras, games and scripted guided visualization.
🐌Suggestions for books, crafts, props, and learning points that tie into the theme and connect with the children.
🐢A Yoga Flow sequence that you can share from beginning to end or in sections.
🐌 Yoga Pose Pages that describe each yoga pose in a simple and easy to follow format with traditional and kid friendly pose names with accompanying photos.
🐢A Mindfulness activity Worksheet that you can print to do or share with your student or children.