Welcome to our first blog and welcome to the first day of summer!
Our lovely yoga teachers are now fully furnished with the new summer curriculum and their lesson plans are all prepped and laid out for them so that rather than fussing over the planning, they can focus on teaching the kids everything they need to know about summer and how it affects our bodies, our minds and our beautiful planet.
For the next three months, you’ll find us with our kids doing sun salutations, spinal twists, energetic flows and heart opening postures in our favoured Yo-chi style of movement. We’ll teach the children yoga flows that work in unison with the earth, as they rise up and stand strong, feeling as fully grown as their little legs can be.
We’ll take them outside to simply stop and look around and notice what summer means to the plants, flowers and the crops in the fields and then, with the help of our special organ characters, they’ll learn what seasonal foods we should be eating around this time. We know at Club Morgan how hard it can be to encourage children to eat fruit and vegetable so we provide them with their scrummy seasonal recipes to try at home!
Polly Pericardium is one of our favourite organ characters. She’s our ‘Happiness Agent’ at Club Morgan. Playing her dutiful role of keeping the heart happy and protecting it from any emotional ups and downs. Polly Pericardium really helps the children understand their feelings and that it’s ok to feel sad, anxious, nervous or cross. But how wonderful that we can then teach them how to work through these emotions.
Using role play, storytelling and gathering round for campfire stories , the children can learn to understand their emotions and empathise with others. Meridian stretches will help them balance and un-block their energy. Breathing exercises will calm them and alter their mood. Postures will show them how to become still so they can find quietness and inner peace. How amazing to have been taught these things when we were little at school!
This summer, when you’re camping, either somewhere glamorous or in the back garden, gather the kids around and get them moving. Get them to stand tall in Raised Mountain Pose, reach up their arms and say hello to the sunshine. Pretend to sail through the seas in Boat Pose and swim like a mermaid in Locust. These yoga poses for kids will not only keep them entertained but they’ll strengthen their core, restore their balance and give them a good night’s sleep.
Club Morgan - Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training for Children
It’s not too late to receive your summer curriculum. Our next Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training for Children is happening 28th - 31st August 2018. This intense four day induction training will kick start your Children’s Yoga Teaching business. After passing the four day course, you can also become a licensee of Club Morgan and receive a rolling curriculum, given to you every season for a small monthly fee. You are then qualified to teach Children’s Yoga and all your profits are your own.
For more information on the next Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training for Children induction, please email Club Morgan on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Laura who’ll be delighted to talk you through it - 07909 851 992.