Monday, February 28, 2011
Yoga for Kids - Stillness
On the weekend I did a 20 hour "Yoga Teacher Training Course for Kids".
I love teaching Yoga to adults as I can share with them the amazing benefits of Yoga. Yoga is still around after thousands of years for a reason, IT WORKS. It works on your mind, body and spirit. It releases tension, it makes your body feel alive and it gives you energy to go forward into the rest of your life with some clarity and peace. And goodness knows, dont we need that!
However, teaching kids as I learned this weekend is completely different. Its an entirely different set up, lesson plan, props are suggested (from small balls, little windmills, colouring in, self-esteem tools etc) games are included and sweet little relaxation ideas.
What I came away with is a real need to offer Yoga to kids. Many have a busy schedule (mine included) and as a result they often cant relax and get a sense of calm or stillness. When we have that, we can make better decisions and we can sail the seas of life alot more smoothly.
Tonight I did some of my new material with my kids. Yes, they enjoyed it and so did I.