Sitting on a Chicken. The Best EVER 52 Yoga Games to Teach in Schools

Sitting on a Chicken. The Best EVER 52 Yoga Games to Teach in Schools


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"The complete package, everything is there" Gill, Edinburgh

"A Classic" Wendy BWY

"Improved my work immediately"
Marcella, Brazil

"A gem of a book"
Phillippa, Year 4 Teacher, Grantham

"I would highly recommend this"
Andrea K, Santosha Yoga

At last! The ultimate guide to children’s yoga both in school and out.

The best way to teach yoga to children is with games. With 52 vibrant, easy-to-follow yoga games requiring no previous yoga experience, this book will enable you to help children become better listeners, take responsibility, gain self-control, improve behaviour, become assertive and improve self-esteem and confidence.

Within these pages Michael Chissick has distilled nearly twenty years' experience of teaching yoga to children aged 3-11 in mainstream and special needs schools. He explains the ideal yoga lesson structure to transform your children's behaviour: you will learn which games to teach, when to teach them and how to teach them, and how the additional benefits of improved co-ordination, flexibility, fitness, self-calming and relaxation can be accessible to all children regardless of impairment, need, culture, shape, mood or size.

"Excellent book. Great having one resource that gives some many ideas and guidance on structure and planning"  Beryl L, Children’s Yoga Teacher,  Essex 

Here is a sample page from the book showing you the high level of guidance you get and how it is easy to use: 

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Avg 5.0 out of 5 from 8 Reviews

by Jenny Brooks on 09.08.2016

Michael, I am thrilled that you have written such a book. I will be placing my order in good time for November 2016!

by Phillippa on 16.10.2016

“This is a gem of a book if you're looking for a fun and engaging way to implement yoga in schools whilst building self-esteem and strengthening concentration. This is as much a credit to Michael's depth of experience as it is to the book’s flawless presentation. The book’s expertly considered structure and fun, vibrant visuals help teachers select activities according to the needs of the children. I can't wait to build this into my school day.” - Phillippa Johnson, Primary School Teacher.

by IIse on 21.10.2016

“Sitting on a Chicken is one of the most educationally sound books I’ve read for yoga in primary schools. Michael suggests a wide range of inclusive, calming, skill-based games for yoga, designed to be used within curriculum lessons. The activities will give your pupils a well-deserved boost in self-esteem and leadership skills, and support a growth mindset for both physical and mental wellbeing.” Ilse Fullarton, PE Consultant, Association for PE East Board Member and Founder of The Children’s Health Project CIC

by Kate on 25.10.2016

“All readers, regardless of their background, will find much to vitalise their thinking in this book. Michael’s unique approach to yoga is accessible to all children, regardless of their needs and abilities. He has created a fun range of yoga activities to focus and stimulate young minds.” Kate Mason, Assistant Head, Phoenix School, a school for children with language and communication difficulties whose needs lie within the autistic spectrum

by Andrea Kwiatkowski on 28.10.2016

“This is a wonderful book for yoga teachers and mums and dads wanting to develop their children in yoga. I particularly liked the learning outcomes suggesting why the exercises or games would be useful. I would highly recommend this to my friends with children, and to other teachers who would like a resource book with so much for children of all ages to try, and enjoy!” Andrea Kwiatkowski, yoga teacher at Santosha Yoga

by Marcella on 08.12.2016

I bought your book at Amazon, and I started alread to use your games, and I’ll say to you: It really works too here in Brazil!!! I’m really impressed with the good reaction of the children. The way you subtly award those who are quiet, that is the motivation they need to get silent, that is their real wish! 

I am a yoga teacher there is some time, and I started to work with children there are 3 years. Your book has really improved my work! Marcella , Rio, Brazil


by Gill on 14.02.2017

I love Sitting on a Chicken! There are lots of children books, but often they are 'here's the poses' and no guidance on how to put it all together. Or they go to the other extreme and give you ten lesson plans and that's it. No room for creativity or to adapt to the children's needs. Sitting on a Chicken is the complete package, everything is there. Gill, Edinburgh

by Beryl on 16.02.2017

Excellent book. Great having one resource that gives some many ideas and guidance on structure and planning   Beryl, L, Children’s Yoga Teacher,  Essex 

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