Published: Friday, 16 January 2015 18:56
Great class story by Living Yoga volunteer Ivy Mer. Thanks for sharing Ivy!
Super sweet class this morning at the Edwards school. Co-taught with Lauren. Only the younger group of kids were in class today. Last class Lauren and I taught together many of the kids shared that cats where there favorite animals, so I decided to bring in cards I got that were cats doing poses.
During the check in we each went around and said something we learn from our pets or there favorite animal. Each kid had something really wise to share. Examples included : finding space, being playful, balancing play and rest, being present, protecting those they love, and much more. Each kid then went around and shared what card they had and read the name of the pose which was in Sanskrit. This was a great way for us to all fumble around with trying to pronounce the names and nobody felt bad if they couldn't figure out how to read it in since it was a different language.
The kids each taught their pose, and were all engaged. They did a really great job teaching. Once everyone had a turn, I then weaved all the poses together into a flow. Finishing with shavasana , or today our "cat nap". Lots of great teachable moments, and a great balance of play, presence, rest, and integration. Great kids! Another great morning at Edwards!