The Balance Blueprint
Our Balance Blueprint program allows children to track their progress and accomplishments in yoga and helps to reinforce the values of a Balance yoga class. There are seven levels, beginning with “I am ready,” and ending with “I am balanced.” Children will be given a custom Balance Blueprint sticker that permanently adheres to yoga mats for each level they master. Children who complete all stages are strong, thoughtful, patient, and confident. They are aware of their own strengths and abilities and ready to share these strengths with the world.
Level 1: Red
I am ready.
I can sit quietly with my own thoughts and imagination. I use breathing techniques to help calm my mind and my body. I also know several yoga poses that help me strengthen my body and make it strong.
Level 2: Orange
I am focused.
I can keep my mind on my goal and not get distracted. I can move my body mindfully while linking my breath with each movement. I know standing poses, twisting poses, and Sun Salutation A.
Level 3: Yellow
I am determined.
I know my goals and acknowledge that I don't always reach them on my first try. I know poses that energize me and poses that calm me down. I utilize several of breathing techniques and Sun Salutation B.
Level 4: Green
I am kind.
I treat myself and others with respect. I know three heart opening poses and can hold each for five breaths. I know three balancing poses and can hold each for three breaths.
Level 5: Blue
I am patient.
I accept problems as they arise with self-control and steady perseverance. I can sit quietly and focus on my breath for five minutes. I know the warrior poses and can put them into a vinyasa with Sun Salutation A.
Level 6: Purple
I am confident.
My uniqueness is my strength, and with hard work and determination, I can accomplish great things. I can led a 3-5 minute vinyasa flow and can guide my class through meditation and Savasana.
Level 7: Silver
I am balanced.
I know that helping others adds value to my life and asking for help is a strength not a weakness. I have created and completed a service project with the intent of sharing my talents with others in order to contribute to the growth of my community.
Information on advancing to new levels will be given to parents and children at the start of each class series.