Please meet my friend and kids yoga teacher Kristin Bispels of Infinite Kids Yoga. Kristin leads yoga-themed birthday parties for ages four and up in Pennsylvania, USA. Below, she describes her Pop Star Yoga Birthday party ideas, but she also offers other themes like Royal Yoga, Super Hero Yoga, Pirate Yoga, Story Yoga, and Stuffed Animal Yoga. If you live in her area and are interested in her yoga birthday parties, contact Kristin directly at Infinite Kids Yoga.
Pop Star yoga birthday party ideas
Every birthday child is a star, which is why Pop Star (or Rock Star) yoga is such a fun theme for a birthday party. When hosting a Pop Star yoga party, music is key. I create a song list that incorporates the birthday child’s favorite music, using kid versions of the songs when necessary.
An easy microphone craft can be included in the party using cardboard tubes (from toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls) painted black and decorated with glitter. Attach a ball of aluminum foil to the top of the roll with hot glue then wrap electrical tape around the outside to give it an authentic microphone look.
Our mats become our stage, and we use the microphones as props as we do our yoga pop star poses. We work on our breath first, because we will be singing for the show, and warm up our voices with some extended vowel sounds. We perform our “show” with poses like Mountain Pose, Warrior I and II Poses, Triangle Pose, Dancer’s Pose, Star Pose (standing), and of course, we finish the show with a bow (Forward Standing Bend). To relax, we imagine that we fly away on a much needed vacation to the beach—being a star is hard work!
After we finish with the yoga portion of the party, the kids go to the “green room” to have their refreshments and mingle with their adoring fans. I allow the stage moms and dads the opportunity to provide their birthday star’s food, because they know their backstage rider requests. The birthday stars and their fans have a rockin’ good time!
Pop Star yoga sequence
Find five yoga poses for kids below for your Pop Star show. See our List of Yoga Poses page to get inspiration for other Pop Star-inspired yoga poses:
Stand tall with legs hip-width apart, feet facing forward, and straighten your arms alongside your body.
Warrior 1 Pose
Step one foot back, slightly angling it outwards, bend your front knee, and bring your arms straight up towards the sky, and look up.
Warrior 2 Pose
Step one foot back, placing the foot so that it is facing slightly outwards. Take your arms up in parallel to the ground, bend your front knee, and look forward.
Step one foot back, placing the foot facing slightly outwards, take your arms up parallel to the ground, bend at your waist, tilt your upper body, reach your front hand to gently rest on your shin, and reach your other arm straight up.
From Mountain Pose, stand on one leg, reach the opposite leg out behind you, place the outside of your foot into your hand, bend your torso forward with your arm out in front for balance, and arch your leg up behind you.
Repeat the steps to do the Warrior 1 Pose – Warrior 2 Pose – Triangle Pose – Dancer’s Pose flow on the other side.
Standing Forward Bend
From Mountain Pose, bend your upper body, reach for your toes, and take a bow.
About the Author
Kristin Bispels is the founder of Infinite Kids Yoga. She holds undergraduate degrees in both elementary and special education, a graduate degree in literacy, and is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance®. As an educator in the public school system, she noticed that many of the children who came to her for instruction were struggling to focus and were under more stress and pressure than kids should be. As a parent, she realized that her own children were working with the same issues at school: more pressure to perform, more distractions with electronics and media, and less time to move. There are no easy fixes and no absolute answers, but her vision of Infinite Kids Yoga is to bring movement, joy, presence, and focus to every child living in this ever-changing world. Kristin resides in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania with her husband of over 20 years, her three gorgeous teenage children, and her three naughty Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
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