3 Types of Yoga Classes for Kids

3 Types of Yoga Classes for Kids


A Lot of people think that you have to have a bunch of kids gathered together in the same room in order to make a yoga class work and While that’s so easy for some people and some groups of people it’s really difficult to get a group of Visually impaired or multiple impaired kids together all in the same group for 45 minutes all Yoga studio style it just doesn’t work that way And I want to share with you three types of yoga classes That you can start to implement today in Your movement based classes for those of you guys who don’t know me. I’m Cassie Maloney I’m an orientation mobility instructor I’m a yoga instructor, and I’m the founder of the orientation and mobility online symposium I help movement-based educators increase their students motor skills so that Your job can be easier and that your students can reach success faster That’s what it’s all about right. It’s really all about them so this week I was at a conference and I was doing a poster session and Are standing by on my little table and the parent walks by and he looks at my book, and I started talking about yoga And he says oh, yeah, that’s what you do here Like meaning at the residential school that I work at where we have gaggles of blind children And I was like oh that’s what the world thinks the world thinks that you have to have a Bunch of students together all in one place a bunch of kids together in order to have a yoga class No, you don’t you can do this in your living room? You can do this in your bed So you don’t have to have all of the students together all in one place in order for it to Actually work you don’t have to have 45 minutes. You don’t have to have mats. You don’t have to have any of that What you have to have is the intention? So let me share with you the three different types of yoga classes the first one being yes the group class I will just get it right out of the way and say yes it exists We’re not gonna pretend like it doesn’t you can get a whole bunch of kids together? and You can practice with them if you do that I suggest having a lot of people to help you and I suggest training those people Yeah learn from my mistakes. I’ll talk about that another time The second type of class is called a yoga break now This is a type of class where you just implement a few different poses Maybe the students are sitting in their chairs if they’re in their classroom or maybe You guys go to one specific place Or you start your class for you end your class With a few poses you still need to be following a routine you guys know. I’m very routine Based I still think you need to have a beginning and an end and then what you do in the middle is up to you I’m at a house of a beginning, and it has to have an end, but it can be like five minutes. I mean you can convince a classroom teacher to spend five minutes on motor skills and behavioral skills and Incorporate things like that okay, so that’s your second one is a movement break the third one is a One-on-one class and this is gonna Be really good for most of our itinerant and one-on-one based practitioners so for a one-on-one class a lot of times I’ll do it in my office a lot of teachers of kids with visual impairments or O&M instructors. We have Closets that are called offices in Buildings so you can go there. I know people who go to like an auditorium or somewhere that’s quiet and you can just have a one-on-one class meaning one teacher one student or One parent one student if you’re going to help roleplay this out to parents So those are your three types of classes now your group classes can be five minutes they can be 10 minutes They can be 15 minutes. They can be up to 45 minutes that Works your movement break is gonna be about five minutes I wouldn’t really push it too much longer than that and then your one-on-one can be however long you want it to be just make sure that if you do do a one-on-one class that you’re in a Safer area like if you just have a cubicle wouldn’t do it there But you know an area where the suit can move so that makes sense I really hope it does You can grab a free movement break PDF By signing your or just leaving your email below, and I would love to send it to you It’s geared towards academic students, but you can have it for just about any type of level of student It’s just all seated in a chair, so There you go, please leave me a comment and let me know how you like this Or if you’re implementing these in any sort of way because I would love to hear from you have a wonderful day.