If you’re new to yoga for kids or you’re looking for some of the best yoga resources, you don’t have to go searching far for an amazing yogi to help you out. In today’s online world, there are so many fantastic ways to learn about yoga and teach yoga to children with a few clicks. It’s easier now more than ever to bring yoga and mindfulness into our homes and classrooms!
Yoga has been a lifesaver for me as a preschool teacher and a mom of 3. It helps with learning, with behavior management, and with important social/emotional skills that children need to learn.
Yoga wakes up the brain and leaves us feeling refreshed.
Plus, kids absolutely love yoga!
And a little bit of yoga for kids goes a long way! Yoga helps:
- Manage stress
- Increase focus
- Build strength, coordination, and balance
- Give children calming techniques
There are so many great online yoga resources these days with kid yoga videos on YouTube, yoga books, yoga courses, and so much more. It makes it perfect to do yoga at home or to have yoga in the classroom during circle time, large group time, or even for P.E.
Yoga for Kids
Easy poses are a perfect way to start teaching children how to do yoga.
Gets tons of yoga poses in one place! There are 58 kid yoga poses on Kids Yoga Stories to help get you started.
These 12 simple yoga poses are shown in super fun illustrations on Life Hack.
Cosmic Kids does an entire Yoga Pose University with super fun and inviting yoga poses, and Jaime also explains how those poses help our bodies.
There’s nothing like a good yoga read. We put together our favorite yoga books for kids that we think you’ll love too!
Yoga Videos for Kids
If you need some great kid yoga videos from YouTube, we’ve picked out our top picks and favorites! Take a look at some of the best yoga videos for children from some of the greats such as Cosmic Kids, Bari Koral, and more!
Combining yoga and music is absolutely magical! We love how Bari Koral does this in a way that invites children to move and use mindfulness at the same time. Here are some of our favorite yoga songs for kids.
Going on a Dragon Hunt
If you’ve ever enjoyed going on a bear hunt, you will love going on a dragon hunt! It’s a perfect blend of yoga and mindfulness while having a blast!
This beautiful yoga song for children would even be perfect to do yoga for circle time or during a large group setting.
This yoga song for kids combines the perfect blend of yoga with dancing!
Use the butterfly pose to make a fun and inviting yoga routine. It’s a simple song to learn and sing with too!
Or you can even become a certified kid yoga instructor with the full-length course called Yogapalooza! Yogapalooza has wonderful videos with:
- Teddy Bear Yoga Class (it’s just as fun as it sounds!)
- Breathing techniques
- Mindfulness curriculum
- Yoga curriculum
- Yoga poses
- Bari Koral’s best songs and exercises with instructional videos
Bari is one of the top kid’s yoga instructors and these are the materials shes uses for in-person trainings that are now available for anyone who is looking to take yoga to the next step.
Themed Yoga for Kids
Switch up your yoga poses or yoga routine based on the interests of the children. Here are some wonderful themed yoga ideas.
Alphabet Yoga by Bari Koral
Get moving to the alphabet with these alphabet yoga poses for kids.
The farm theme for preschoolers and kids is always a favorite. Add this farm yoga video to make for a perfect gross motor activity!
Combine some of the best parts of spring with these fun and simple spring yoga poses from Kids Yoga Stories.
Use some favorite yoga poses to look like animals at the zoo from Kids Yoga Stories.
Mindfulness for Kids
Mindfulness activities are the perfect way to tie together the important social/emotional skills to help children with their stress, executive functioning skills, and more.
Practice mindfulness while outside with these 5 Outdoor Mindfulness Activities.
Use brain breaks to help with mindfulness in our post about brain breaks for kids from Cosmic Kids.
Children help put mindfulness to words and explain it in this video: