In "Faithful Journeys," a Tapestry of Faith program
By serving as teachers, the children experience our third Principle another way, expressing the acceptance and encouragement rather than receiving it.
Ask the children to think about the yoga poses they learned during the Move It! activity. How would they go about teaching those poses to other children? How could they convey the relaxation and the stretching of body, mind, and spirit that yoga poses can help children achieve? Would they model the poses? Explain them verbally? Put their hands on the other children to show how their bodies should move?
Organize the children's ideas about how to conduct the teaching. Who would like to talk, who would like to demonstrate, and who would like to help individuals try poses?
Remind the children that they are not teaching only yoga poses. As teachers, they are also affirming acceptance of their students and encouragement to spiritual growth.
Then, bring them to the other group of children.
It is recommended that you regather to process the experience. You might ask:
Some children may not be comfortable speaking or demonstrating yoga poses before a group. Some children can model the poses among the group of learners or help them try poses, while others stand in front to lead.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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