My Smelly Dirty Boy’s teacher emailed me yesterday to ask if I could give the class a yoga session on Thursday. They’re heavily into an Asian studies unit, even visiting a Buddhist monestary later this month (which supposedly is the home to the largest Buddha statue in the Western hemisphere). Vegetarian bagged lunch required.
My thought is to teach them Sun Salutations, since they have lots and lots of energy, as nine-year olds will tend. And then time-depending, I will teach two Triangle and Tree and then Lion (“HAAAAAAAAAAAA!”), then Backbend (which many of them can do already), then Turtle (Kurmasana) and finally some seated forward bend and then Savasana.
Anyone out there have experience teaching Third Graders? Any thoughts?