Lesson 20: Preparation for Parents & Kids class

What is this lesson about?

This lesson is a preparation session for the next week Parents & Kids class. The Parents & Kids class is an introduction to the world of Aerial Yoga for the parents. It’s an opportunity for the parents to experience an intimate and exciting activity with their boy or girl, while enjoying the wonderful sense of hovering, fun and freedom. For the kids it’s an opportunity to show of what they have learned during the last half year.

The theme of the Parents & Kids class is birth of a child. Remembering the birth process creates a close and emotional connection between the parent and the child. You can deliver this class as a family day activity or just as a bonus class for the parents.

Some of the exercises in the Parents & Kids class will be done in pairs of parent and child, while other exercises will be touch by the kids. It’s important to prepare the kids for this lesson, so they will know what and how to teach and how to do the exercises in pairs. That will allow the kids to feel more confident exercising with the parents and you will have a better flowing class next week. As part of preparation you will have to split of the kids in pairs.

This preparation and the anticipation for the class with parents is very exciting for the kids. But exercising in pairs also builds a sense of teamwork among the kids, teaches collaboration and working with others. 

Objectives:

  • Prepare the kids for session with parents
  • Experience interaction between children
  • Experience Yoga and Fly Yoga exercises with partner
  • Experience the teacher role
  • Teach collaboration, working together

Resources:

  • Open space with yoga mats and hammocks
  • Tibetan bowl, scarf or fabric, crystal, small ball*
  • Relaxing background music

* All accessories are optional.

Downloads:

Lesson 20 plan – Aerial Yoga Kids (6 downloads)

Cheat Sheet for SiRA Lesson 20 (6 downloads)

Exercise Videos: