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5 Island Yoga Poses Using a Chair

Welcome back to our chair yoga poses series! This month’s theme is island yoga!

Integrating movement into the students’ learning experiences is so important, and I’m hoping this year-long series will help to bring yoga into your life in a fun, creative, and easy way. Each month, this series will feature a different theme that includes five chair yoga poses and a recommended yoga book for kids. This month’s theme is “tropical island.” These five island-themed yoga poses could be done:

  • during a transition time in the classroom
  • during a subject change in your homeschool classroom
  • at home when you’re stuck indoors
  • when you would like to practice yoga in a small space

Begin your pretend island trip with Hello, Bali, a yoga book based on a trip to the island of Bali. Imagine all the things you’ll see and do while visiting a tropical island. Engage the children’s five senses as they bring the island to life through their minds and bodies.

Clear the space, grab a chair, practice barefoot, and unleash your imagination!

5 Tropical Island Yoga Poses Using a Chair

1. Warrior 2 Pose – Pretend to be a surfer.

From standing position in front of your chair, step one foot back, placing the foot so that it is facing slightly outward. Take your arms up parallel to the ground, bend your front knee, and look forward. Pretend to be a surfer riding the waves. Switch sides and repeat the steps.

Warrior 2 Pose Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stories

2. Warrior 3 Pose – Pretend to be a swimmer.

Stand on one leg with your arms straight out in front of you, holding the back of the chair. Extend the other leg behind you, flexing your foot. Bend your torso forward. Pretend to be swimming in the ocean. Switch sides and repeat the steps.

Warrior 3 Pose Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stories

3. Dancer’s Pose – Pretend to be a dancer.

Stand tall in Mountain Pose behind your chair. Then grab the back of your chair with your right hand, stand on your right leg, reach your left leg out behind you, and place the outside of your left foot into your left hand. Bend your torso forward, with your right hand on the chair for balance, and arch your leg up behind you. Pretend to be a dancer warming up for a performance. Switch sides and repeat the steps.

Dancer's Pose Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stories

4. Chair Pose – Pretend to be riding a scooter.

In front of your chair, stand tall in Mountain Pose with your feet hip-width apart, bend your knees, and keep a straight spine. Take your straight arms up in front of you, look up, and try sinking a little deeper into your knees as if you’re about to sit back down in the chair. Pretend to be riding a scooter around the island.

Chair Pose Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stories

5. Mountain Pose – Pretend to be a sunbather.

Sit tall with your legs hip-width apart and feet facing forward. Take your arms straight alongside your body and imagine being a steady, tall mountain. Pretend to be a sunbather on the beach.

Mountain Pose Using a Chair | Kids Yoga Stores


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Check out our Tropical Island Yoga Cards for Kids

Pretend to be tropical showers, a surfer, and a sailboat! Download these 47 Tropical Island digital yoga cards to learn through movement in your home, classroom, or studio. Includes an Index Card, Yoga Tips, Pose Instructions, 18 Yoga Pose Cards, and 18 matching Tropical Island animal cards.

The multicultural yoga kids are from seven countries. Ages 3+

Purchase Tropical Island Yoga Cards for Kids here.

Tropical Yoga | Kids Yoga Stories

Tropical Island Yoga for Kids

Island Yoga Book for Kids: Hello, Bali: A Kids Yoga Island Adventure Book

Energize your body and mind with this yoga island adventure book for young children!

Say good day to the magical island of Bali! Join Anamika, one of the Yoga Kids, as she travels with her family to Bali, Indonesia. Surf like a surfer, dance like a Balinese dancer, and sit like a monkey.

The book includes a list of Kids Yoga Poses, Map of Bali, Basic Indonesian Phrases, and a Parent-Teacher Guide with tips on creating a successful yoga experience. This yoga book for toddlers and preschoolers (ages 2 to 5) is more than a storybook, but it’s also a unique experience for children.

“This is a beautifully written book. The sequence of poses is wonderful—from warm-up to cool down. A must-have if you are instructing children!” – Nicole

Buy yoga books for kids here | Kids Yoga Stories

Hello, Bali yoga book | Kids Yoga StoriesHello, Bali yoga book

Collection of Chair Yoga Ideas for Kids

Are you looking for easy chair yoga themes for your classroom or homeschool? Click below to see a list of ideas from our chair yoga series:

Collection of Monthly Chair Yoga Ideas for Kids - to easily add movement to your curriculum | Kids Yoga StoriesCollection of Chair Yoga Ideas

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