Wednesday, June 16, 2010

An Introduction to Yin Yoga

Teaching mindfulness to kid's~Susan Kaiser Greenland

Some of you may know that I teach one children's yoga class per week. It's a lunch time school program. The kid's are adorable, tons of fun, bright, and there is never a dull moment!

My reasons for doing it may sound a little selfish but the truth is...I get to teach these kids things that I really really wish were taught to me as a child!

And yes we have lot's of fun too. We don't sit and meditate for the 40 minutes (not at all) we jump around, play yoga games, tell stories, and we've been known to bark and meow and do all sorts of wacky things! The kid's know all about breathing and what their breath can do.

And believe it or not they all have a lovely relaxation/savasana at the end and go back to school clear, refreshed and relaxed!

Ahhh the power and beauty of Yoga (these are grade 1's to grade 4's).
This class always has a waiting list.

Anyways, I am always looking for creative new ideas for these classes and came across this woman. She has some very interesting and simply explained ways to present some of the invaluable life tools that we get from our yoga so thought I'd share.

I love the snow-dome/glitter-ball idea. Me & my kids are done for the summer but I'll be adding a glitter-ball to my bag of tricks for the fall!

It's never too early to teach kid's mindfulness. It's never too early or too late!