YogaKids have created the perfect classroom resource for introducing yoga. The complete 'tool box' contains all you need to develop safe and effective yoga lessons to suit your students' needs. If you have the time, they offer a range of courses to further your knowledge and skills in the field of children's yoga.
If teaching yoga is a bit of a stretch for you, simply put on this video. The moves are specifically created for children and I like that there are children demonstrating them. Make sure you keep a close eye on your class as they participate to ensure they are completing the poses carefully and safely. The best thing about this video is that you can join in too!
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find a range of poses that you can easily perform in your classroom. These poses provide a great introduction to yoga and offer many benefits when completed. The top half of the page provides links to further yoga routines that are particularly useful for students, such as easing back to school anxiety and relieving homework tension.
If you are unsure as to why yoga is useful to young children, check out this article. In brief, simple terms it explains how yoga can improve learning, confidence and overall wellbeing. It may seem like 'just another thing to teach', but just a few minutes a day can have a positive impact on students.
This website takes all the stress out of planning yoga lessons for children. Simply register with the site (it's free) and you will have an abundance of valuable lesson plans at your fingertips - stress free, just like yoga should be!
These colorful cards come complete with instructions and the Sun Salutation Sequence. Once you have paid the small fee you can download the entire set, print them off and use as many times as you like. They offer a great visual prompt and older students can read the instructions to refresh their memories.