2-week course (July 21-July 23)
Tuesdays, July 21, 23
How do you keep children engaged in yoga classes?
How do you adapt lessons for children of all learning styles?
How do you effectively plan a lesson while keeping it fun and compelling?
This 2-week course explores methods and lesson planning techniques to develop compelling, creative, meaningful (while fun!) lessons for kids of all ages.
Learn how to plan lessons based on our Flow and Grow Kids Yoga teaching methodology. Write and practice teaching a lesson plan for your desired age group and setting.
Through this course, we will:
- Learn how to teach to children that are auditory, visual, kinetic, linguistic, and different styled of learning based in educational best practices and steeped in yoga tradition.
- Deep dive into how we can help students of different learning styles.
- Practice implementing those styles for your specific learners.
- Plan lessons steeped in best practice for different learning styles.
What you get:
- Year of Yoga Lesson Plan Bundle: 12 total lessons. 4 seasons, 3 age groupings ($49.95 value)
- Love and Compassion Lesson Plan for Teens/Tweens. ($15 value)
- Lesson Planning Manual: comprehensive manual built for this course outlining learning objectives ($49.95 value)
- Lifetime access to recordings of the live class.
Below is an excerpt from our Kids Yoga Lesson Planning Manual
Kids Yoga Lesson Planning
A good lesson plan is a foundation for teaching with ease, flexibility, passion, and confidence. Imagine having a few lesson plans more or less memorized that you can pull from at any time. Wouldn’t that take away from thinking too much on your feet and allow for you to effortlessly offer familiar content that you know inside and out? Take it from me, I write lesson plans and hardly ever use them 100%. I make them create a blueprint and then weave the other activities I am fluent in the living, breathing being that is a children’s yoga class.
Feel free to teach them exactly as they come/you create them while you are learning them, or if you are in a formal, vertical teaching environment where you must be sequential. In some teaching environments, especially working in public schools, you likely have to create a whole year's worth of units in the summer to reach learning objectives. If you get a job that fits in that category, learning to plan more formally with backward planning will be effective. We will explore that approach, along with different teaching templates. We will review the Flow and Grow Kids Yoga methodology and see how it can be adapted for different environments, purposes, and lengths of time.
Finally, plan your own 5 lesson unit. Keep in mind your target teaching group and environment to plan exactly what you need or to be ready when you get the opportunity you have been working for. If it would better serve you to plan something more comprehensive, go for it. The 5-lesson plan unit is a jump-off for you.
I am giving you the lesson plans from the Year of Yoga, one of our most popular lesson plan units because it follows the classic Flow and Grow teaching methodology in the long-form. Included are many crafts and bonus activities that will be a resource for you. Remember, we are in an age of information and content creation, so if you learn that you prefer working with someone else’s lesson plans, that is perfectly fine, attainable, and respectable! Think of all the schools that use the curriculum someone else developed. Regardless if you will need to write a lesson, you deserve to know how to. It can be a lucrative gig to sell lesson plans on teacherspayteacher.com or on another e-commerce site, such as the Flow and Grow Kids Yoga shop, the Next Generation Lesson plan club, Kids Yoga Stories, and dozens of others that have popped up in recent years.
Because teaching children’s yoga is much more than yoga poses, we see this course as a pathway to mature as an educator, parent, instructor, counselor, or whatever role you hold or plan to hold. Go beyond the poses by incorporating mindfulness, self-reflection and self-inquiry, art, meditation, positive self-talk, relaxation, student-lead programming, and more.
This is an online course, part of Flow and Grow 95-Hour Online Children's Yoga Teacher Training RCYT.
Trainees may wish to take this course individually or as part of the entire training package.