Product Description: “Holiday Yoga: Celebrating History and Holidays throughout the Year” is:
- A downloadable PDF file of sixteen educational and fun lesson plans.
- The PDF contains 86 pages of yoga warm-ups, meditations, stories, discussion ideas, and yoga games.
- Adaptable for ages ages 4-10.
- The activities draw children into a deeper understanding and experience of themselves as “big souls in small bodies”.
- Simple, clear guidelines for teachers and parents, including adaptations and teaching tips.
- Includes detailed references for recommended books, music, and props.
- Based in the Radiant Child Yoga program.
- Each lesson plan includes a take-home coloring page of one of the main poses/exercises or meditations.
- Although some of the holidays are American, the lesson plans could be adapted to other culture’s holidays.
- $49.99 for sixteen lesson plans.
The following are “must have” supplemental materials to use these lesson plans: Fly Like A Butterfly, by Shakta Kaur Khalsa, the Happy CD and Cozy CD, by Shakta Kaur Khalsa & Yoga in Motion DVD, by Shakta Kaur Khalsa. All are available at http://www.childrensyoga.com or http://www.amazon.comT.
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My thoughts about the lesson plans: They are very well thought out, detailed & creative. After reading through all the lesson plans, I think the one for Groundhog Day is my fave! I love that the lesson plans are well rounded, are deeply rooted in the concept of children being “big souls in small bodies” and include breathing, affirmations & relaxation in addition to the postures/poses. I also love that they include a coloring page for each holiday (see a small sample of the Whistling Groundhog below). Good intro information and great suggestions for props, games, music & books. You really do need to have the supplemental materials. I happen to have them from attending a Radiant Child Yoga (RCY) Level 1 & 2 Teacher Training. The only info I did not have was the Heart Lock from the Level 3 training but enough detail was provided in the PDF along with details I found online that I would feel comfortable doing it. Because of my own personal beliefs, I never do anything related to witches, Harry Potter or Halloween. It will be easy to modify the Valentine’s Day lesson plan to leave out the Wicked Witch and I just won’t use the Halloween plan. Although the price per lesson plan comes out to $3.12, there is not an option to buy individual lesson plans. Considering offering individual lesson plans for purchase would be a great option that would allow kids yoga teachers to buy just the ones that fit their needs. It’s cool though that they offer a free sample of a full lesson plan so you can get a feel for what they are like to make an informed purchasing decision (see link below).
Price at the time of this post: $49.99. Available for purchase on the RCY website at: http://childrensyoga.com/shop/holiday-yoga-celebrating-history-and-holidays-throughout-the-year/.
UPDATE: Be watching soon for Radiant Child Yoga to offer these lesson plans as individual downloads! You can watch their Facebook page & my OMazing Kids page for an announcement when the individual download option is available 🙂
Update 3/12/14: Individual lesson plans are now available for purchase ($7.99 each): http://childrensyoga.com/shop/product-category/lesson-plans/
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Subscribe to the RCY e-newsletter to receive a free lesson plan each month via e-mail: http://childrensyoga.com/training/lesson-plan/
Free sample lesson plan: http://childrensyoga.com/files/2013/12/holidaylessonplan.pdf
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