Manual Table of Contents


Table of Contents

  • THE SEAT OF THE TEACHERYoga for Youth
    • Teaching Tips
    • The ABCs of Teaching Yoga: Autonomy, Belonging, and Competence.
    • Turning Challenges into Opportunities for Growth
    • Class Agreements and Consequences
    • Practicing Self-Compassion
    • Refilling the Well
    • Planning Classes
    • Keeping Students Engaged
    • Transitions
  • MIND: NEUROCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
    • Executive Functions: How might we support development of cognitive control through yoga and mindfulness?
    • Cognition and the Body: The Effects of Exercise on the Mind
    • The Mind-Mood Connection
    • Mindfulness-Based Education: Mindfulness Practices and Meditation
  • THE BODY: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Yoga and Healthy Physical Development
    • Developing Spatial Awareness
    • General Tips for Teaching Asana for All Ages
    • Asana in Early Childhood (ages 3-6)
    • Asana in Middle Childhood (ages 6 – 10)
    • Introducing Anatomy to Children
    • Yoga Stories
    • Asana for Adolescents (ages 10 -18)
    • Anatomical Differences between Males and Females after Puberty
    • Tips for Teaching Yoga to Athletes
    • Sequencing Asana for Adolescents
  • SPIRIT: SOCIAL – EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • The Lifelong Importance of Social-Emotional Development
    • Trends in Social and Emotional Development
    • The Yamas and Niyamas: Strategies for Social and Emotional Competence
    • Positive Psychology: Practicing Santosha
    • Body Image and Eating Disorders
    • Karma Yoga: Selfless Service
    • Self-Compassion: A Healthy Alternative to Self-Esteem
    • Practices to Support Those with Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders
  • THE ENERGY BODY
    • The Practice of Pranayama
    • The Nadis
    • The Chakras and Development
    • Yoga Nidra and the Koshas
  • YOGA GAMES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT
    • Games for Early Childhood (ages 3-6)
    • Games for Middle Childhood (ages 6-10)
    • Games for Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence (ages 7-14)
  • APPENDICES
    • Lesson Plan Template
    • Sample Lesson Plans
    • Children’s Literature for Yoga Classes
    • Guidelines for Teaching Kids’ Yoga in British Columbia
    • Is Yoga A Religion?
    • Letter to Parents
    • My Favourite Resources

“The manual is extremely useful. It is professional, well thought through, and noticeably, a resource that has grown to what it is with many years of scientific work, teaching experience, and most importantly PASSION.”

~ M. L., RYT