Health & Wellness
Intro to Yoga: Yamas, Asana, and Pranayama
In this 4-week yoga class, young learners will be introduced to twists, balances, backbends, deep breathing, mindfulness meditation, philosophy, and more.
Madeleine Lifsey, M.A.T. (she/her)
109 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
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year old learners
learners per class
$12 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
30 minutes per class
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Children will be led through a different short asana flow (physical practice) in each class with engaging, accessible movement and a short Savasana (relaxation) meditation at the end. Many of the asanas are related to animals or a nature metaphor, and children will get to channel that energy in each shape. Each class will build on skills learned in the previous class. Mindfulness, body awareness, conscious breath, and philosophy will be incorporated into each class. When this class ends,...
Students will become familiar with a number of different asanas (physical body shapes), breathing practices, and philosophical concepts that they can use to guide their own yoga practice.
I have completed a 200-hour teacher training with Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. Learn more at https://yogateachertraining.nz/. I am also trained in Kids Yoga from Yoga Foster (now Wellemental) (New York, USA) and Yogawood (New Jersey, USA) and hold a Master of Arts in Teaching from Smith College.
There is no required homework, but I am happy to offer reflection questions, fun challenges, and resources to explore between classes, upon request.
Required: -Stretchy and/or loose clothing -Yoga or exercise mat -drinking water -pillows, big books, or yoga blocks -a blanket/throw and pillow or two blankets or two pillows
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Ongoing, non-judgemental support will be given throughout the class to ensure that learners are getting the most out of each shape.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This is not an exercise class. However children will be gently moving their bodies, so an open space in which to stretch their arms and legs and to lie down is needed. Falling over in a light balance shape like Tree is possible. Adult supervision, appropriate clothing (loose or stretchy), and a soft surface (yoga mat, grass, or carpet) is necessary to avoid injury. Please advise me before class if your child has any physical disabilities that may impact their ability to do stretches and balance shapes. I am delighted to accomodate for all bodies with advanced notice. Footwear: The safest and easiest way to practice yoga is barefoot. Socks are fine during the sitting and lying down portions of the class but can cause slipping if worn without shoes during the standing and stretching portions of the class.
Madeleine Lifsey, M.A.T. (she/her)
Student-centred, inquiry-based educator and yoga teacher
🇳🇿Lives in New Zealand
109 total reviews
233 completed classes
Hello, my name is Madeleine (pronouns she/her), and I'm so excited to get to know you and learn with you! I am passionate about education as a means to empower children to change the world. My students and I learn through engaging small group...