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Week 9 OUTLINE

HERE IS A GUIDE ON HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR YAMAS LESSON.

CLASS INTRO (15 MINS)

ACTIVITY 1: LINKED TO SOCIAL TOPIC (15 MINS)

ACTIVITY 2: LINKED TO PHYSICAL TOPIC (15 MINS)

CONCLUSION AND MEDITATION (10 MINS) 

THIS WEEKS SOCIAL FOCUS IS : Goal Setting & Manifestation

THIS WEEKS PHYSICAL FOCUS IS : Physical challenges and goal setting

1. CLASS INTRO - 15 MINS

A. WELCOME CLASS AND INTRO TO TOPIC- 5 mins

GET THE GROUP SEATED AND FOCUSED, INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND SESSION RULES.

UNDERSTANDING GOAL SETTING + MANIFESTATION 

Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses you and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the most of your life, experiences and learning opportunities.

Questions to start discussions:

What goals do you have at the moment? Have you achieved any goals recently? How can you work towards your current goal? 

PHYSICAL CHALLENGES AND GOAL SETTING 

Overcoming Challenges Feels Good. You need challenges. You thrive with the right amount of challenge and stimulation. This week is about physical challenges that may appear daunting but by breaking it down we can achieve the pose. This week may be more gymnastics/Acro focused.

Questions to start discussions:

Should I fear challenges? How can I approach challenges with a positive mind? 

B. COMPLETE JOURNAL OR WORKSHEET- 5 mins

NO LONGER THAN 5 MINS

Stick in and complete necessary worksheet, write thoughts and topic definition (worksheet will say the weeks social skill and the weeks physical skill)

C. Quick 5 pose stretch/warm up:- 5 mins

NO LONGER THAN 5 MINS

(5 new poses or stretches each week) Salutes if desired

2. SOCIAL TOPIC GAME/ ACTIVITY (15 min)

Topic- Goal Setting & Manifestation

There are 3 activity options below, select the one best suited to your age group. If you have spare time feel free to complete 2+ activities with your group. 

A. LETTERS TO SELF

What you need: 

Paper or Pen, Journals or envelopes 

Instructions:

1. The children are to write down goals and manifestations for their week, something they want to happen or achieve..

2. Do a 1 min meditation focusing on that and imagining it come true. 

3. Challenge the kids to fold it closed and not read the note again until the end of the week and see if it came true!


Benefits:

The power of manifestation, believing and setting out to achieve something can help it come true

B. PLANNING IS LIKE GOAL SETTING-

Instructions:

1. A challenge is given to the children which they have 2 minutes to complete in groups. (no planning time provided)

***Example – in groups of 6, create the highest pyramid you can. With the 5 min planning time a sturdier and taller pyramid can be planned***

2. The same challenge is completed but the team have 5 minutes before they begin that must be used to set a plan and goals..


Lesson learnt:

Discuss the outcomes of the 2 challenges and by manifesting and planning for the results you want, you are more likely to succeed and make those things come true

C. EYE SPY CHALLENGE

Items needed: Large print out Eye Spy chart (or can simply do exercise by looking at items around the room) 

Instructions:

1.Select 2 kids to race in “Eye spy” In front of the class
Before showing them the prompt whisper the item to 1 child, and ask them to visualise it for 30 seconds (with eyes closed), the other child stands waiting.

The visual prompt is then told out loud to both the children, and the visual prompt is showed to them at the same time, see who spots the item firs

Lesson learnt:

Discuss how the child that visualised and manifested seeing the Item was more likely to achieve finding it first.

Video guides below if available 

3. PHYSICAL SKILL- GAME/ ACTIVITY (15 min)

Topic- Body Awareness 

There are 3 activity options below, select the one best suited to your age group. If you have spare time feel free to complete 2+ activities with your group. 

A. YOGI SAYS - (YK-3)

B. Mirror - (Y4-6)

C. Through the Hoop

D. Spatial Awareness

Video guides below if available 

4. ENDING DISCUSSION & MEDITATION (10 min)

BRING THE GROUP BACK INTO A CENTRAL CIRCLE, DISCUSS ANY LAST IDEAS OR LEARNINGS FROM THE GAMES AND ANSWER ANY LAST QUESTIONS 

Ask the kids what they have learnt and how they will carry these skills into the rest of their week 

FINISH WITH A NEW MEDITATION EACH WEEK

BODY SCAN- READ SCRIPT AS CHILDREN LAY STILL AND CALM

Namaste Yogis- it’s __teachers name__ Here.
Today I am going to give you what the Yogis call a Yoga Nidra. It’s also known as a Body Scan. The teachers at Flying yogis give this meditation at the end of most of their classes and it helps even the most restless kids relax.
Find a comfy place to lie down. On your bed or floor… on your own, with your mum, dad, sister, brother- as long as they dont interrupt you… you can even lie with a calm cat or dog.
Close your eyes. Take long deep breaths. Slowly inhale for 4 counts, .. 1…2…3…4 , Slowly Exhale for 6 counts. 1….2….3….4….5….6….
Now when you have started to relax- make a wish. Wish something wonderful for you, your family or the world. Remember all the things you are grateful for- your body; your family; your friends; your passions and pastimes. It helps to meditate with a little smile on your face!
Now i want you to squeeze every muscle in your body.. SQUEEEEEEEEZE… And now relax. Again SQUEEEEEEEEEZE…. And now relax . last time SQUEEEEEEEEEZE…. And now relax.
We are going to relax every part of the body. When i mention a body part- breathe in to that body part, then breathe out any tension you may be holding.
Let’s start with the toes… breathe into the toes. (pause) … breathe out from your toes until your toes are completely relaxed.
Relax your feet… breathing in and out of your feet.
Relax your ankles ; Your shins and calves; Your knees; Your thighs… your hips and even relax your bottom!!
Relax your belly and chest … then breathe into the back of your body and relax your lower back; your spine; your shoulder blades..
Relax all around your heart and lungs
Relax your shoulders; Relax your arms and elbows; Your wrists; hands and fingers.
Now relax every bone and muscle in your face. Your jaw and chin; your cheeks; your cheekbones; your lips; teeth; tongue… your nose; your ears… breathe into your eyes- relax your eyelids. RElax your eyebrows; forehead and the point between your eyebrows… this is your third eye. Breathe all worries out of your mind and brain. Relax your skull…. And relax your brain….
Feel like you are so heavy… you weigh a tonne. You couldn’t move- even if you tried. Heavy, heavy, sinking, sinking, sinking into the ground. So still…..
Now i want you to feel as light as a feather… so light. Float right out of your room. Flip and float high in the sky. Up on a cloud.. You can float to anywhere you want. It could be a tropical island; a beach; try to float anywhere in nature that you feel peace. And stay floating on your cloud a while… free from stress, harm or worry.
Now i will count backwards from 10 slowly. As i count, id like you to slow your breath down so it takes the length of the count. And as i count, i want you to relax deeper and deeper…
10………….1
Now it’s up to you to take your time…. Wiggle your fingers and toes, arms and legs… and very slowly come up to seated. If you can keep your eyes closed even better.
Now remember your wish,……. Sing one ohm…. OHM
Namaste little Yogis

 

5. GAME SUGGESTIONS FOR IF YOU HAVE EXTRA TIME

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