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ChildLight Yoga Trainer Favorites


As our gift to you, below you will find some of our favorite games, poses, meditations and activities to share in our weekly children’s and prenatal yoga classes. And the best part? This is brand new content, just for you! Enjoy!

 

Ann Biese
(Children, Tweens and Teens, Athletes)
I really enjoy sharing this guided visualization with teens as I keep it a theme for a few weeks. I end up bringing the theme full circle after a few weeks with a mat chat about how self-acceptance and self-care go hand in hand. I ask them to journal about how they can make three small changes in their lives that will be self-care. Then we do a check in as to how we are doing with those three changes.

 

Sally Delisle 
(Children, Tweens and Teens, Athletes)
This mindful breathing technique supports literacy, is adaptable for any venue, theme and age range, increases focus and decreases anxiety.  I recommend using visuals when first introducing it!

 

Meg Durkin 
(Children, Mindfulness, In Schools, Y4C)
The Chakra Affirmation exercise really helps children be present and practice mindfulness.  They concentrate on saying positive statements while doing mudras with their hands. The affirmations also remind children about all the good inside themselves that are found in each of their chakras like “I am safe”.

 

Lisa Flynn
(Founder / CEO of CLY & Y4C)
An oldie but a goodie, this one hour introduction to yoga and mindfulness in the classroom provides practical applications you can use right now! 

 

Michelle James
(CLY Studio Programs)
This gratitude meditation comes from Lisa Flynn's "Yoga for Children" book and is a great transition into the resting portion of a children's yoga class.

 

Rochelle Jewell 
(Special Needs, Trauma Informed)
This sequence is a really nice way to work with a partner without any physical touch. It combines meditation and movement and whenever we combine these two things together, that's when the magic of yoga happens!

 

Megan Morris 
(Prenatal, Babies and Toddlers)
Prenatal Yoga focuses on self-care techniques that support women from conception through the postpartum period. I like to share these poses with pregnant women who come into my yoga class suffering from hip pain.

Jennifer Mueller 
(Children, Postnatal, Babies & Toddlers, Y4C)
Laurie Berkner's simple song "These are my glasses," which my students all refer to as "the book song," makes a great cool down to a kids yoga class. Moving into forward bends while singing is calming and really helps re-center the energy before relaxation, plus it's fun - kids really like making the glasses in front of their eyes.

 

 

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Yoga for Children:  200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children, by Lisa Flynn

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