Why I like teaching children yoga

Why I like teaching children yoga

Sometimes when practicing yoga at home my two older children like to join in and try out some poses. My five years old son, Timo likes Vrkshasana, Naukasana and Viparita Karni. We find ourselves creating our own yoga practice together, making it up as we go along. Sometimes they even ask me to do “childrens yoga” on YouTube.

I believe practicing Yoga with children provides many opportunities to share fun times together. At the same time, it also enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination and balancing skills. During my 200 hour Yoga teacher training with Tirisula, I noticed that they also offer a Children’s Yoga Certification course. I really like the idea of teaching children. I believe the most important thing is to keep children entertained and to hold their attention long enough to teach them the benefits of yoga: stillness, balance, flexibility, focus, etc. For me personally, it also provides me with the opportunity to improve my creativity whilst telling stories about animals such dogs, cobras, crocodiles, eagles, fish or references to nature like trees and mountains. Many boys also find inspiration from poses such as warriors, kings etc.

Our children live in a busy world with many hobbies, school pressures, competitive sports etc. Usually, we don`t think of these influences as being stressful for our children, but often they are. For this reason, I enjoy having the opportunity to teach children some yoga poses, thereby providing them with a noncompetitive physical activity.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the interesting (or you might like to use the work ‘inspiring’) 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. I learnt a lot about myself and my life. I hope we have the pleasure to meet again in the Children’s yoga training course.

s when practicing yoga at home my two older children like to join in and try out some poses. My five years old son, Timo likes Vrkshasana, Naukasana and Viparita Karni. We find ourselves creating our own yoga practice together, making it up as we go along. Sometimes they even ask me to do “childrens yoga” on YouTube.

I believe practicing Yoga with children provides many opportunities to share fun times together. At the same time, it also enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination and balancing skills. During my 200 hour Yoga teacher training with Tirisula, I noticed that they also offer a Children’s Yoga Certification course. I really like the idea of teaching children. I believe the most important thing is to keep children entertained and to hold their attention long enough to teach them the benefits of yoga: stillness, balance, flexibility, focus, etc. For me personally, it also provides me with the opportunity to improve my creativity whilst telling stories about animals such dogs, cobras, crocodiles, eagles, fish or references to nature like trees and mountains. Many boys also find inspiration from poses such as warriors, kings etc.

Our children live in a busy world with many hobbies, school pressures, competitive sports etc. Usually, we don`t think of these influences as being stressful for our children, but often they are. For this reason, I enjoy having the opportunity to teach children some yoga poses, thereby providing them with a noncompetitive physical activity.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the inspiring 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. I learnt a lot about myself and my life. I hope we have the pleasure to meet again in the Children’s yoga training course.