Teachers tell me they can't integrate yoga and mindfulness for two reasons: They don't know how and they don't have time. I hear that 100%.
This product is made to help you SAVE time, but first, you have to invest your time. If you spend ten minutes a day, 3 times a week in September and October, by November you only spend 5 minutes, and by January kids are doing this all by themselves. You can learn it together and then you ALL get the skills! Imagine that! Imagine the time you will save not micro-managing behavior.
A colleague and first-grade teacher name Nicole did just as I described above and her class was lightyears more manageable by mid-year than the other groups. People would comment about how quietly they walked in the hallway and how quickly they transitioned from activity to activity. She invested the time and was paid back in dividends. I developed this product to help others share in Nicole's success.
Together, we can use yoga and mindfulness to learn about and take care of our bodies.
Social-emotional learning and self-awareness can be learned using this product. Think of the responsible decisions children can begin to make when we help them connect the dots inward and outward.
Commit to this lesson unit to help your students become more aware of their bodies as you guide them to make mindful connections between how body parts may feel and how can we care for ourselves. Explore ten (10) key body parts and how we can use body awareness to learn about our bodies and emotions while gaining valuable exercise. Each body part has accompanying yoga poses, mindful activities, and facilitated discussion prompts.
The Empower and Calm Teacher Bundle is made for educators, parents, and anyone doing yoga with children!
Give your students the tools to exercise and check-in with their mind and body.
Introducing the Empower and Calm Yoga Bundle, aimed at getting kids moving while learning about self-awareness and boosting self-esteem.
This bundle includes three (3) yoga units and two (2) yoga card decks geared at empowering, energizing, and strengthening our bodies and minds.
In this bundle you will get:
- My Body and Caring for Myself: comprehensive Teacher’s Manual and accompanying Student Workbook aimed at developing self-awareness while strengthening our bodies.
- Empowerment Sequence Yoga Cards and Lesson Plans: three lesson plans and a yoga card deck to feel empowered and help children develop a positive self-image. (Our most popular lesson plan ever!!)
- Time for Me: Calming Yoga Cards: calming yoga card deck to encourage children to slow down and manage big emotions. (Fewer words, more calm!)
Lesson Plans for Educators
My Body and Caring for Myself:
The Student workbook can be printed for all of your students, providing self-reflection questions, yoga poses, and meditations for each of 10 body parts.
The teacher's guide assists in facilitating deeper discussions and gives tips for knowing when to move on, and ways to expand the material.
The glossary gives instructions for every pose and meditation.
The slideshow can be used as a visual with basic talking points for you to guide your students with ease from the SMARTBOARD.
Helping with the back to school blues, challenge your students to strengthen their self-esteem and bodies at once, while facilitating nuanced discussions and meditations.
Time For Me Cards
With fewer words and easy-to-use illustrated yoga poses, children can do relaxing poses to handle any stressor. Provide a place where children are welcome to use these during class, and help them become self-sufficient.
Our yoga lesson plans give the tools to facilitate conversations, games, activities, and yoga experiences to kids of all ages. Use our beautifully-illustrated yoga cards as a visual aid to teach children the yoga poses. Each yoga pose and activity have how-to instruction, written for children.
With this bundle, children will gain the benefits of yoga and mindfulness while learning about the importance of body awareness and how to manage big emotions.
This bundle is a PDF download which you can view on your phone, tablet, computer or print out onto paper.