YOGi MOVEMENT

YOGi MOVEMENTFor those of you who don’t know I teach yoga twice a week at Billabong Community Early Learning Centre to children ages 3-5 years old and this experience has been truly rewarding. On day one I was a bit nervous to see how well the kids would response to yoga but was surprised how well they enjoyed it. The real challenge was on me to keep the children engaged for 30 minutes. In class, we practice around 10-12 yoga poses and breathing techniques to calm down. The children now know all the names to each pose and request poses to me during class.

On day one I was a bit nervous to see how well the kids would response to yoga but was surprised how well they enjoyed it. The real challenge was on me to keep the children engaged for 30 minutes. In class, we practice around 10-12 yoga poses and breathing techniques to calm down. The children now know all the names to each pose and request poses to me during class.
One of my favourite parts of the class is the end when they all repeat namaste and come give me high fives or a group hug! They are all so helpful rolling up the mats putting them away. Sometimes I have students crying because they didn’t get a chance to roll a mat up or crying because yoga class is over. Being able to connect to children through yoga is just another reason why I love my job as a teacher. They teach me so much every class and I know it should surprise me but it does when I see how far they have grown in their yoga practice.

Being able to connect to children through yoga is just another reason why I love my job as a teacher. They teach me so much every class and I know it shouldn’t surprise me but it does when I see how far they have grown in their yoga practice.

Since having such a positive experience and seeing the effectiveness of yoga for kids… I want to move into teaching yoga in a primary school or high schools. I am working on developing a program at the moment and I call it the YOGi Movement. This will the ultimate challenge to get a primary school or high school on board but one that I am happy to pursue.

I am researching how other schools do yoga and methods they use to help teach children about yoga and meditation around the world. I have found the following videos and I am always on the lookout for more to help build and support my case to introduce yoga into schools.

Please if you have time watch the videos and let me know if you find them powerful enough to help me get the YOGi Movement started.

Autumn: Mindfulness for the Next Generation

Autumn, age 9, explains how mindfulness programs make her feel. For more on kids and mindfulness, visit #WLTV: wlfe.st/2nOUt2Y

Dikirim oleh Wanderlust pada 8 Mei 2017

This School Ditched Detention For Meditation And It Has Worked…

This School Ditched Detention For Meditation And It Has Worked Wonders (Holistic Life Foundation, Inc.)

Dikirim oleh David Wolfe pada 1 Maret 2017

 

Billabong Early Learning Centre

 

Thank you to my YOGi Hunter community for your continued support!


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