Yoga is not only a philosophy in life and a wonderful way to relax and unwind, it is also the perfect way to keep your body flexible and agile, no matter what age you are. Children are naturally flexible, but with the amount of television they watch and sitting at a computer monitor, they no longer get the same amount of exercise as they once did. There are, of course, some exceptions to this rule, as you will always have the children who enjoy sports of all kinds and you can’t get them to sit down for very long.
If you are looking for something a little bit different for your child’s birthday party, then why not consider organizing a yoga party? If you do not take part or are qualified in yoga yourself then you should appoint a specialist yoga party planner. This is to ensure that all the yoga exercises are designed to suit all abilities. After, all the aim of the party is to have fun, not to have all the children crying because they have stretched too far. In addition, someone who is qualified in yoga will also have their own insurance, which is a must in today’s “blame” culture. Even parties have casualties!
If meet all the criteria to be able to hold the party yourself then you should make it a fun adventure for the children attending. You should consider what will hold their interest, rather than just have a yoga workout with children’s music, although that can be fun too. Remember, that you should tailor the exercises to include only those suitable for someone beginning yoga. It is likely that you will have to provide the yoga mats yourself, as the children are unlikely to have their own.
Of course a yoga party will not just focus on yoga, you will still have to arrange food, music and party games to be held as part of your yoga party, but if you get the essentials right the rest will (well almost) take care of itself. In fact, you can have a children’s theme as part of the yoga party. For example, princesses and unicorns who go on an adventure to find a prince. Well, you can think about the themes and work from there. However, if you choose a yoga party organizer to take care of your party, then you can discuss what you would like with them. They will be creative as well as perfectly trained in yoga.
You will still have to take care of the venue arrangements (unless your yoga party comes as part of a package deal) and arrange the invitations, etc. When creating the party invitations you should ensure you let the other children know that they should wear something suitable for yoga. If you have a theme as well then make sure they do not have long flowing clothes. You may choose to have some extra suitable clothes in hand on the day of the party just in case you have a child that hasn’t realized they need leggings or a leotard.