Kids Yoga Teacher Training: 3 Steps To Teach Cat Cow Pose  (Includes Video & FREE Downloadable Cat Pose Card)


Step 1
Watch The Cat Pose Video

The video was lovingly filmed by Sarah Grey and her son, Sam. Sarah is one of our Kids Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit members. The poses taught in this video (cat, cow, lion breath) are from the Drag & Drop Kids Yoga Drag & Drop Lesson Planner.

Step 2
Download The FREE Cat Pose Card

Teaching kids yoga with “downloadable yoga cards” makes life a lot easier for you, and more fun for your students. You can download and print the FREE Cat Pose Card below (right click and save). Members get access to dozens of the downloadable kids yoga cards.

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Cat Pose For Kids

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Step 3
5 Minute Yogi Game

Take the “card” with you to class as a fun teaching aid. During each class you have, you could have a “Yogi Card Game” section where you ask the kids to pick one of the “cards”.  Spend 5 minutes per card which could include preparation (e.g. wrist exercises) and going into an out of the pose several times.

Each time the kids go into Cat Pose, you could weave in some cat symbolism such as:

“Lets roar like a big African cat. Rooooaaaarrrr. When ever you feel scared let out a roar to find your confidence.”


“When we become a cat [in cat pose] you immediately have the courage to explore the unknown. Cats love exploring the unknown.


“Cats are really patient. They wait for the right moment to act.”


“Cats love adventure. Today’s adventure is exploring what it’s like to be a calm cat. Sit in silence and focus on your belly balloon rising on inhale (in cow) and going down on exhale (in cat).”


“Cats are relaxed and at ease with themselves. So are you.”


Bonus Step
Learn Some More About Cat Pose

Cat Pose Teaching Directions
Are you ready to become a cat? When you become a cat you instantly become curious and clever just like a cat. Ready? On all fours. Round your back. Tuck chin into your chest. Move slowing back and forth. Meow like a cat. Did you know that cats see very well in the dark? Since the cat is at home in the dark, come into cat pose to remove any dark fear you may have.

Sanskrit
Marjaryasan

Benefits: Physical

  • Stretches lower back
  • Concentration
  • Decompress spine.

Benefits: Emotional 

  • Cats are symbolic of mystery. By practicing you tap into a love of mystery and aren’t scared of the unknown.

Preparation Poses

  • Child
  • Eagle

Follow Up Poses 

  • Cow
  • Crow
  • Down Dog
  • Child
  • Hero
  • Crocodile

Modifications

  • Forehead to knee
  • Raise leg or arm

Counter Pose

  • Cow Pose

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George Watts

BWY Yoga Teacher at George Watts Yoga
This post was lovingly morphed into reality by BWY yoga teacher, George Watts. If you're looking for a treasure trove of yoga lesson planning goodness, take a quick peek at Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit.

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