This book, written as a 6 module course will prepare parents, educators, yoga instructors, and enrichment professionals alike to do yoga with young children in educational settings AND to facilitate child-caregiver yoga classes as well.
(Registration for the accompanying course coming SOON! If you purchase the book prior, you will receive exclusive discounts!)
Target age group: Infants 3 months-5 years. Also includes yoga sequencing and meditations for new parents, people that care for children, and anyone else that is helping raise our youngest children.
This PDF textbook comes with 2 Yoga Card decks; Yoga with Dragon, a four-card yoga pose poem perfect for children ages 1-5 and Let's Make Shapes, a yoga lesson plan and six card yoga deck, perfect for yoga with children ages 2-7! These add fantastic value because you will be EQUIPPED to go out and teach.
The things you know, the things you NEED to learn, the practices you do, the self-care you are establishing. Wherever you go, there you are!
What is going on in the brain, body, and social life of the developing person during early childhood?
The trifecta for planning effective classes that have a sound foundation in early childhood development.
The teaching methodology, applied in each of four settings:
Class Methodology: the seven components to making a complete, balanced class for each of the four settings above. Examples of how and what to do in each circumstance.
The different forms of participation for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers: We need to normalize ALL forms of learning and welcome them into the yoga space. When we equip the adults in the room to recognize forms of learning and readiness, we all win!
This module contains yoga poses, postures, and holds for baby, infants, preschoolers, and adults. Each pose and activity comes with detailed how-to instructions and illustrations.
This module includes:
Includes POSTER of Yoga with Dragon
Combine all you learned to make your own lesson for each type of class that you wish to teach. We provide a sample lesson plan for each kind of class AND a template for you to plan your own!
Mindful Beginnings is a 121 page PDF you can view on your laptop, tablet, or phone.
I have learned so many new things in just the past 2 times that we have met. It is so helpful coming together with others who are looking for something similar to yourself. Beyond learning about yoga online I have learned so much just from hearing everyone else talk and sharing their ideas.
Flow and Grow Kids Yoga teacher training was a wonderful experience. Lara is such an amazing teacher. Working in small groups and getting to know the other students was so rewarding. Our teacher manual and class materials had everything I needed to get started teaching. I'm so pleased with the additional items purchased from Flow and Grow. The art work is incredible. I highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about teaching kids yoga. You will love it!
This is great before nap or bedtime. It gives you time to connect and begin to quiet down from the day and reflect. We love to bring this out if we are having trouble settling or we wanted a special activity before bed.
Such a wonderful gift for young ones (and resource for parents/educators), love the yoga cards and activities to encourage a calm and mindful bedtime! Wonderful journal to help encourage healthy habits and great visuals for children. Nice book for caregivers and children to work on together, promotes quality time and electronic free bedtime!
The distinction between big M and little M mindfulness is key, and so well put. As I've incorporated mindfulness into my PE teaching I've thought about how to distinguish between activities that are explicitly mindful and activities that can be done mindfully without needing to label them "mindful." I think both are crucial, as the surest way to alienate students is to drown them in formal practice without also teaching them the joy of just being and doing. Calling it big M and little M is really a perfect way of putting it.
- I also thought the Gradual Release of Responsibility was a really neat concept and one I hadn't thought of. But really, what is the point of teaching mindfulness if one cannot pass it on as a tool? Even though your presentation is geared towards K-5, I thought this piece in particular would be salient for middle school students, and fit in well to a mindfulness curriculum for them. I suppose one question I have is are you considering developing this further to feature activities for older students?
As someone who is studying this very topic in grad school I'm really impressed by the breadth and practical applicability of this document!
I have been using the winter pack for a few weeks. We have introduced some of the winter yoga moves using the cards and suggestions and the children have responded really well, we especially like 'Snowman Circles'! I work in a Nursery class so I haven't really needed to use the older age group lessons plans that are included. It would be great if you could just buy the age range you need or if there was a specific pack for early years. However, saying that I think the older kids activities can still be adapted to be more suited to the younger ages. This resource is excellent quality and a great introduction to yoga and mindfulness. My class love it and I can't wait to introduce the rest of the moves over the winter.
Great resource, easy to teach and easy to learn! Bonus the kids have so much fun :)
Sweet, simple illustrations with clear instructions will make calm down routines and classroom spaces accessible and inviting to all learners. Thank you for making a collection I can implement day one!
Flow and Grow Kids Yoga teacher training was hands down one of the best, most positive and inspiring weekends of my life! Lara has a vast understanding of yoga and children’s needs from years of personal experience. The training has ignited a passion inside me to teach all children the beauty, power, balance and harmony of yoga!
Integrating interactive yoga, literacy and reflection activities, Flow and Grow Kids Yoga has created an engaging, child-friendly workbook to support restful sleep while helping children develop self-awareness and self-regulation skills. A true gift for parents and children, My Yoga Workbook: Healthy Bedtime Habits is also a must-have resource for health educators and children's yoga and mindfulness teachers. Highly recommended!
My staff and I are thrilled with our new purchase of these incredible materials and resources. This is exactly what we have been teaching for years and now they are all packed up nicely with adorable illustrations and easy instructions. Thank you for such a lovely product. We are swooning with happiness over our purchases! I think we may have purchased all of them.