Share the Yamas and Niyamas with Kids
In yoga, the Yamas & Niyamas are a moral code of conduct, a guideline for how to live. Together, the Yamas & Niyamas help us to make careful decisions about how to think, speak, and behave. This foundational thinking prepares children to form healthy relationships with themselves and others.
This bundle includes two (2) lesson units:
Yamas & Niyamas Teen Unit is a 34-page PDF download directed at teenagers
Yamas & Niyamas Kid Unit is a 48-page PDF download directed at kids ages 7-11
This bundle contains twenty (20) lesson plans that can be used as a yoga class series, or easily incorporated into the school classroom. Adults can facilitate conversations, games, activities, and yoga experiences that give children concrete information about each of the Yamas & Niyamas.
Lesson Plans for Educators and Parents
Each lesson plan breaks down one of the Yamas or Niyamas and includes:
- introduction to that specific core value, a discussion guide, small group work or activity, breathing exercises, partner poses, and yoga poses to challenge and engage children.
Both units are a PDF download which you can view on your phone, tablet, computer or print out onto paper.