A Must-Read Guide to Teaching Kids Yoga to Different Age Groups



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One of our expert authors, columnist, and Rainbow Kids Yoga founder, Gopala Amir-Yaffe, put together a series of articles detailing tips and tricks to help all those teaching kids yoga to connect and communicate with their young students better.

If you’re a new yoga teacher specializing in teaching yoga to kids and teenagers, this will give you heaps of tips and ideas you can use in your classes! So without further ado, here are Gopala’s articles that will help you teach kids and teens according to age group.

10 Important Principles for Teaching Yoga to Children Under 3

Credit: Rainbow Kids Yoga

Credit: Rainbow Kids Yoga

I have been teaching yoga for more than 20 years now. For the first 10 years, I thought that yoga will simply not work for children younger than 3. After a lot of experiments and amusing “failures,” I have discovered a few simple secrets to make those classes engaging and fun. Read more…


6 Ways to Make Yoga Fun for Children Ages 3-6

6 Ways to make Yoga Fun for Children ages 3-6It is SO much fun to teach this age group because they are fast and full of energy, their imagination is wild, and they LOVE playing and moving—the perfect audience for a children yoga class! Read more…


7 Tips to Engage Children Ages 7 to 9 in Yoga Class

7 Tips to Engage Children Ages 7 to 9 in Yoga ClassKids age seven to nine are rapidly growing, free of the developmental and physical limitations that much younger children experience, and possess increased body awareness. Read more…


7 Insights to Making Yoga Cool for Pre-Teens (Ages 10-12)

7 Insights to Making Yoga Cool for Pre-Teens (Ages 10-12)Yoga can provide pre-teens with essential life tools such as self-esteem and confidence, inner and outer strength, attention and concentration, and heightened awareness of both oneself and others. Read more…


6 Ways to Connect With Teenagers Through Yoga

6 Ways to Connect With Teenagers Through YogaWhen I was a teenager, I felt like I couldn’t tell my parents anything. I felt that I was old enough to make my own decisions and to learn from my own mistakes. I vowed never to forget this, and I put the lessons I learnt at this age, and my experience as a yoga teacher, into practice while teaching yoga to teenagers. Read more…


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