Teaching Children’s Yoga: Recommended Reading

A great children’s yoga teacher not only knows alot about yoga, but more importantly can work well with the learning styles of children.

This is a reading list for inventing fun, creative and in control classes:
First Steps in Teaching Creative Dance to Children by Mary Joyce
Theater Games for the Classroom, A Teacher’s Handbook by Viola Spolin
Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati (particularly for teen classes)
Yogi and Yogette Learn the Asana Alphabet by Asana Alphabet (prek-grade 2)
Meditating with Children by Deborah Rozman
The Anatomy Coloring Book by Wyn Kapot (middle and upper school yoga)
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton (prek/k movement inspiration)
Babaar’s Yoga for Elephants by Laurent de Brunhoff (prek/k)
Yoga for the Special Child: A Therapeutic Approach by Sonia Sunar
Mudras, Yoga in Your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi

Sue Beck has also written a great guidebook for staying centered when you are a teacher. Email her at retuta@crestonehac.com.

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