I know of a lot of teachers, parents, or counselors who say they would love to use yoga with their students, kids, or clients but aren't sure where to start. So, with that in mind, I've created this introduction to yoga lesson plan. This lesson plan is an easy way to teach yoga to kids. As with all of my classes, it starts with a breathing exercise to help kids calm down and get focused. Then, it offers a series of poses to guide the children through using kid-friendly descriptions that don't require the teacher to have precious knowledge of yoga. Next is a yoga game that helps reinforce the poses and get the kids to take ownership of them while having the chance to be a leader. Finally, if there is time, I've included an art project that gets kids thinking about things that help them feel calm when they get angry or overwhelmed. Without the art activity, the whole lesson plan takes about 30 minutes.
You can find download the lesson plan here. I hope you and your little ones enjoy this lesson and find some calm in your day!