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Power of Yamas and Niyamas with Our Yoga Lesson Bundle for Children

Yoga Philosophy: A 20-Lesson Plan Unit for Children

10 lessons for ages 7-11, 10 lessons for ages 11+

Each lesson plan breaks down one of the Yamas or Niyamas and includes the following:
  • Introduction to each yama or niyama, a discussion guide, small group work or activity, breathing exercises, partner poses, and yoga poses to challenge and engage children.

Bonus materials

  1. Sun salutation poster
  2. Pose Illustrations that can be used to make yoga card decks or for gameplay.
  3. Newly added pose sequence illustrations for each lesson plan 

This curriculum has been adopted by more than 500 yoga teachers and 10,000 students and counting!

 CONTAINS: SEL, social-emotional growth exercises, growth mindset, meditations, mindfulness, interpersonal skills, introspection, yoga poses with illustrations and instructions, and awareness tools.

"This is the most substantive, meaningful, fun, and resourceful content I have ever used in my children's yoga classes. Thank you so much." - Yoga teacher and after school provider"

What's included

This bundle includes two (2) lesson units:
Yamas & Niyamas Teen Unit is a 34-page PDF download directed at teenagers

Yamas & Niyamas Kid Unit is a 48-page PDF download directed at kids ages 7-11

This bundle contains twenty (20) lesson plans that can be used as a yoga class series, or easily incorporated into the school classroom. Adults can facilitate conversations, games, activities, and yoga experiences that give children concrete information about each of the Yamas & Niyamas.  

How to use

Both units are a PDF download which you can view on your phone, tablet, or computer or print out onto paper.

These lesson plans contain wonderful illustrations that can be printed to make small yoga cards for the children. Lamination recommended.

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Share the Yamas and Niyamas with Kids
In yoga, the Yamas & Niyamas are a moral code of conduct, a guideline for living. Together, the Yamas & Niyamas help us make careful decisions about thinking, speaking, and behaving. This foundational thinking prepares children to form healthy relationships with themselves and others.