School Friendly Yoga Partner Poses

School Friendly Yoga Partner Poses

Discover yoga partner poses suitable for all ages and abilities to foster kindness, communication and teamwork. Learn how to partner effectively, best practices and considerations for a safe and wholesome school yoga practice. All poses are suitable for the school environment with age recommendations to cultivate connections and ensure safety. This e-book has been developed from years of hands-on experience working with students from preschool-grade 12.

 

This downloadable PDF includes:

  • Benefits of Partner Poses
  • Classroom Management Tips
  • Creating a Safe Space
  • 8 unique Creative Ways to Partner
  • 41 Partner Poses for ages preschool-highschool with lots of variations, age recommendations, color photos and step-by-step instructions

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School Friendly Yoga Partner Poses
School Friendly Yoga Partner Poses
Discover yoga partner poses suitable for all ages and abilities to foster kindness, communication and teamwork. Learn how to partner effectively, best practices and considerations for a safe and wholesome school yoga practice. 18 page full color PDF. Includes 41 partner poses.
Yoga Nidra Script for Teens and Tweens

Yoga Nidra Script for Teens and Tweens

I LOVE yoga nidra. Years ago I was first introduced to this amazing restorative practice during a local yoga nidra afternoon workshop. From that first experience, each time I practice it feels more and more as if I am coming home to myself. The gift of taking time to soften, relax and listen is deeply healing.

Yoga nidra is fabulous for teens and tweens. The practice of yogic sleeping is both meditative and therapeutic. Different from the unconscious sleep of night time, yoga nidra cultivates relaxed awareness of body, breath, and mind encouraging all to surrender, to compassionately be here now without judgement.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

  • Available to Everyone: Everyone can practice yoga nidra. No special skills, attitudes or abilities are prerequisite.
  • Can’t be Done Incorrectly: Anyway you do nidra it is a success. Some people fall asleep, some are wide awake the entire time, some drift in and out of awareness. What matters is that you surrender to the practice and let it be whatever it is, trusting that it is what you need in the moment.
  • Simple way to Reduce Stress: Yoga nidra requires no special equipment. It’s beauty is in its simplicity. Practice it once and you’ll notice its profoundly relaxing impact.
  • Balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems: The quiet, calm produced by stillness in the body and attention to various states of awareness is deeply soothing and healing to body and mind.
  • Builds patience and self control: The invitation to remain still and observe during yoga nidra fosters tolerance and equanimity.
  • Connect with Yourself: Probably one of the greatest benefits is a greater understanding of yourself, your goals, your inner being. This provides important insight, sensitivity and receptiveness for teens as they navigate the often difficult years of junior and senior high school.

The 8 steps to a Complete Yoga Nidra

  1. Entry
  2. Resolve/Sankalpa
  3. Body Scan
  4. Breath and Pranayama Awareness
  5. Feelings and Sensations Perception
  6. Images, Visualization and Journey
  7. Repeat Resolve/Sankalpa
  8. Return

Tips for Practicing Yoga Nidra with Teens

  • Keep it short: while adult practices can range from 15-60 minutes, yoga nidra for tweens and teens is best kept abbreviated. Five to 15 minute practices are perfect. The younger the participants the shorter the practice.
  • Keep it simple: Keep your language approachable and simple. Use easy to understand terms. Work in broad generalities. Adult yoga nidra can sometimes become extremely detailed. The younger the participants the more general the terms. For example during the body scan focus on a general overview of the body.
  • Repeat, Repeat, Repeat: We thrive on repetition. It provides routine and a touchstone in a often confusing world. Feel free to use the same script every time, repeat the same words/phrases (Deepen the breath, relax the body, calm the mind), or at least do one part of it the same way during every practice.
  • Allow a variety of positions: Invite participants to find a comfortable position where they can remain still for the duration of the practice. This may be lying on their backs, sides, stomachs or seated against a wall. The goal is comfort and that may look different for different individuals.
  • Use Background Music: Soothing, ambient music without words is lovely to have playing in the background. You can find lots of playlist for massage, reiki, relaxation and more on your favorite music source.

Yoga Nidra is included in the Teaching Teens Yoga Manual and taught during the Teaching Teens Yoga weekend workshop.

Click on the button below to download a Yoga Nidra script. Please feel free to modify to find your own words, expression, and adaptations for your students and loved ones.

download-here

 

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Some teens testimonials about their yoga nidra practice

Chakras for Tweens and Teens Lesson Plan

Chakras for Tweens and Teens Lesson Plan

Gaining an understanding of the energetic body provides a deeper understanding of our connections, subtle energy and how we interact with the world.

This lesson plan provides an overview of the seven principle chakras and introduces tweens and teens to yoga practices of breath, movement, mantra and meditation to balance the energetic body. It includes a brief explanation of the chakras, an origami rainbow visual/craft, suggested practices for each of the seven chakras and an audio chakra meditation.

DOWNLOAD CHAKRAS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS LESSON PLAN

Teen Yoga Online Training Course Access

Teen Yoga Online Training Course Access

Here are the 4 webinars included in the Teen Yoga Online Training Course. You have one month to view them as many times as you’d like. We highly encourage you to print/save the accompanying PDFs. You’ll also find access to the YIMS Yoga for Teens Manual via digital download and some suggestions on getting the most out of your YIMS Teacher’s Lounge All Access Pass.

Access link granted upon purchase of the course.

NOTE: ACCESS is granted for ONE MONTH. If you want/need more time that is easy to arrange.


INCLUDES
4 webinars
handouts
Teaching Teens Yoga Manual




 

Teacher’s Lounge

For those who purchased a Teacher’s Lounge membership in conjunction with the course, welcome to hundreds of kids and teen yoga resources.

We highly encourage you to use the Teen Yoga Category in the RH side bar to access the numerous resources regarding yoga and mindfulness for teenagers. A few highlights include:

Yoga

Mindfulness

Interviews

Each month new content is added to your extensive library of resources. If you have any questions please contact donna@yogainmyschool.com


 

Certification

Want to receive a Teen Yoga Online Training Certificate? Includes a 30 minute SKYPE discussion/Q&A with Donna Freeman to solidfy your knowledge plus a homework assignment.

Teaching Teens Yoga Certificate
Teaching Teens Yoga Certificate
Receive a certificate of completion for the Teen Yoga Online Teacher Training. Includes a 30 minute one-on-one with Donna Freeman plus a homework assignment to solidify your knowledge. Ideal for teachers and other professionals wanting proof for CEUs.

 

 

Teaching Teen Yoga Manual

Teaching Teen Yoga Manual

NEW Teen Yoga Resource HOT OFF THE PRESS

Faced with a room full of hormonal teens on yoga mats: what do you do? how do you connect?  How do you get them engaged?

Teaching teens is unlike instructing any other age group. They’re not kid and not yet adults. They still like to play but don’t want to be treated like children. They crave approval but will give you tons of attitude just to keep things interesting and establish their independence.

This manual walks you through how to teach teen yoga. It provides wise, practical and time-tested tips, tools and techniques that help teens manage stress and develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. These methods can be implemented immediately with adolescents as well as in your own life.

Topics include:

  • Benefits of yoga & mindfulness for teens
  • Authentic teen teaching
  • Differences between early and late teens
  • Adolescent neuroscience
  • Mindfulness techniques for teens
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga for balancing hormones/endocrine system
  • Yoga for teen athletes
  • Building community
  • Yoga for at-risk youth
  • Body image & self-esteem
  • How to teach yoga philosophy to teens
  • Chakras
  • Meditation for teens
  • Ayurveda for teens

Learn more about how to teach teens yoga with our Teen Yoga Online Teacher Training Course or the Teaching Teens Yoga weekend intensive

 

Teaching Teens Yoga
Teaching Teens Yoga
This manual walks you through how to teach teen yoga. It provides wise, practical and time-tested tips, tools and techniques that help teens manage stress and develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. These methods can be implemented immediately with adolescents as well as in your own life. 57 pg full color PDF.

 

 

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