The YogaKids Tools for Schools mission:
- Less stress and greater success, for all teachers and students.
Using YogaKids Tools for Schools, you will:
- Help all your students learn, regardless of learning style.
- Have fun and feel great sharing YogaKids with your students.
- Manage classroom behavior challenges gracefully.
- Easily integrate yoga into your curriculum, even if you have no prior yoga experience.
Using YogaKids Tools for Schools, your students will:
- Learn to integrate yoga skills into their daily lives, enhancing learning potential and life skills.
- Have fun learning, leading to academic success.
- Feel better about themselves, and more connected to their community.
What is YogaKids Tools for Schools?
YogaKids International, the premier yoga program for children, has developed the Tools for Schools program to bring the age-old practice of yoga into the modern-day classroom. The YogaKids Tools for Schools program allows K-5 students to encounter yoga and its many benefits in a fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate manner. The program successfully integrates across all K-5 curricula, and does not require either you or your students to have any background in yoga.
YogaKids Tools for Schools is a comprehensive program using yoga, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory, curriculum integration techniques and character education to accomplish its mission.
- Yoga: Students will practice breathing techniques, poses, games, activities, relaxation, and visualization.
- Multiple Intelligences Theory: The program allows all students to flourish by honoring their individual learning styles.
- Curriculum Integration: All basic curriculum areas are addressed, as well as classroom management, test preparation, fitness, and environmental and multicultural education.
- Character Education: Yoga is traditionally associated with the development of positive traits such as confidence, compassion, respect, tolerance, patience, and nonviolence. The YogaKids Tools for Schools program brings the character education aspects of yoga into the foreground.
"YogaKids is a great concept and wonderful program for children. I love the component of Reading Comes Alive with Yoga. The YogaKids book and DVDs will be excellent resources in my classroom."
~ Thea Bartha, Special Education Teacher, Arlington, VR