How to Create a Princess Themed Yoga Class – Perfect for Birthdays and Kids Yoga Classes
Girls adore princesses. Of my three beloved daughters, two of them have been fond of princesses. I have lost count of how many princess parties, princess costumes and princess cupcakes I have taken care of organizing and creating. So if you find yourself in a similar situation and have a special little princess in your life who is looking for something fun and princess-themed, you’re in luck because this article is about creating a princess-themed yoga class. It’s fun, easy, and will involve your princess and her court of closest friends and advisers.
First, you must define what kind of princess you want. Personally, I like my princesses to be friendly, adventurous, creative, problem solving, graceful, full of integrity, compassionate, and lovers of fine chocolate. Most of the time I use Dancers Pose to represent the princess.
Next, your princess needs a side kick, usually an animal, with which she shares her adventures and dreams. I often let the kids in class / at the party choose the side kick and name it. Some possibilities include dog, cat, frog, mouse, donkey, rabbit, tiger, etc. If there is no corresponding yoga pose, come up with one that allows children to flow creativity and physical expression.
Now we need an adventure that the princess can embark on. This step often involves a fun-filled location (Nile river, Amazon rainforest, European city, enchanted island) or a villain (sorcerer, witch, landowner, moneylender, etc.) with the intention of wreaking havoc on the ideal world of life. princess, or both. .
To warm up practice Dragon Breath (inhale deeply and exhale powerfully with fire) and Sleeping Beauty Breath (yawn and stretch).
Then the adventure begins. “Once Upon a time …”
You can cross rivers in a boat (boat pose), cross mountain ranges (mountain pose), travel through magical forests (tree pose group variation), stroll through beautiful gardens (flower pose) , visit the great pyramids (pyramid pose), swim with dolphins (dolphin pose), etc. Truly your imagination is the limit.
During her adventures, the princess will meet new friends like the Warrior and the Dragon who will help her defeat the villain and save the world. This is often done through magic combined with strength of character. Recall the fairy tales from your childhood and create a wonderful and heartwarming conclusion to your adventure that ties up all the loose ends. Personally I like to drink the magical nectar of the lotus flower (Lotus Pose) that can only be ingested by ‘the pure of heart’ so that the princess can defeat any enemy and defeat all evil.
For a game of yoga, change Swami Says to Fairy Godmother Says and review many of the poses used throughout your adventure.
As always, complete your yoga session with the relaxing Corpse Pose as the princess and her court prepare for a well-deserved break.