Blossom Yoga syllabus

Blossom Yoga has developed a unique yoga syllabus for children and teenagers which is the first of its kind ever to be launched. 
 
The syllabus is aimed at three age groups: 3 to 7 year olds or Lil’ Buds, 8 to 12 year olds or Big Buds and 13 to 17 year olds or Teen Buds. It incorporates five grades for each age group which are represented by the colours of the first five chakras or energy centres of the body. 
 
For Lil’ Buds each grade includes two breathing exercises or Pranayama and six yoga postures or Asanas. To achieve each grade the children learn the names of each posture and perform them whilst accomplishing a minimum of three teaching points for each. For Big Buds and Teen Buds each grade involves Pranayama, a warm up or Surya Namaskar and a variety of Warrior, Triangle, Balance, Twist, Sitting, Backbend and Inversion postures. These flow together as a dynamic sequence so that each grade can be performed by the young people independently or as a group moving in unison. 
 

 
All the grades have been carefully designed so that they become more challenging for the young people as they move up the chakra system. 
 
Grade One for Lil’ Buds is represented by a red smiley blossom flower, the colour of which is based on the root chakra. When the children accomplish this grade they are awarded a Blossom Yoga certificate and red smiley blossom flower badge to attach to their clothing. Grade Two is represented by an orange smiley blossom flower based on the colour of the sacrum chakra, Grade Three by yellow, the colour of the solar plexus chakra, Grade Four by green, the colour of the heart chakra and Grade Five by blue, the colour of the throat chakra. The grades for the Big Buds and Teen Buds syllabi follow a similar format but the badges are designed as a more mature, plain blossom flower. 
 
The Blossom Yoga syllabus is based on the Sun Power Yoga School of Yoga which is an eclectic mix of Dynamic Hatha, Sivananda and Astanga Vinyasa yoga. It introduces children and teenagers to yoga in a systematic, safe and fun way and comes at a time when yoga is gaining in popularity especially following the success of the International Yoga Championships.
 
 

Certificate presentation pictures

Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Grade Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2016-04
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Grade Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2016-04
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Grade Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2016-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One, Grade Two, Grade Three and Grade Five certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2016-01
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Grade Two certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Big buds, 2016-01
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Grade Three certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Big buds, 2016-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Grade Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2016-01
Teen Bud proudly showing her Grade One certificate and button badge after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Teen buds, 2016-01
Teen Buds proudly showing their Grade Four certificates and button badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Teen buds, 2015-12
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Grade Four certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2015-11
Lil' Bud proudly showing his Grade Two certificate and badge and achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2015-11
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Grade Four certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2015-09
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Grade Five certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Big buds, 2015-09
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Grade Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2015-06
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade One button badges and certificates after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Big buds, 2015-06
Teen Buds proudly showing their Grade Three certificates and button badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Teen buds, 2015-06
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2015-02
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade One button badges and certificates after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Big buds, 2015-02
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Grade Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2015-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Grade Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2015-01
Teen Buds proudly showing their Grade Two, Grade Three and Grade Five certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Teen buds, 2015-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Five and Grade One certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2014-11
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and button badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Big buds, 2014-11
Teen Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and button badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Teen buds, 2014-11
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Four and Grade Two certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2014-09
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Two certificates and badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2014-09
Teen Buds proudly showing their Grade Three and Grade Four certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Teen buds, 2014-09
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2014-06
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2014-06
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and button badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Big buds, 2014-06
Big Bud proudly showing his Grade One certificate and button badge after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Big buds, 2014-03
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Four certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2014-03
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2014-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Two certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2013-11
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Lil' buds, 2013-11
Teen Buds proudly showing their Grades Two and Three certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Teen buds, 2013-11
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and button badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga Syllabus
Big buds, 2013-05
Teen Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Three certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus.
Teen buds, 2013-01
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Four certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Big buds, 2013-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2013-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2013-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Two certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2012-09
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Two certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2012-09
Teen Buds proudly showing their Grade Two and Four certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Teen buds, 2012-09
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and badges after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2012-04
Teen Buds proudly showing their Grade One and Three certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Teen buds, 2012-01
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade One, Two and Three certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Big buds, 2012-01
Big Buds proudly showing their Grade One, Two and Three certificates and button badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Big buds, 2012-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One, Two and Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2012-01
Lil' Buds proudly showing their Grade One, Two and Three certificates and badges after achieving the grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2012-01
 Lil’ Bud proudly showing her Grade One certificate and badge after achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2011-09
 Lil’ Buds proudly showing their Grade One certificates and badges after  achieving the grade in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2011-09
 Big Bud proudly showing her Grade Three certificate and button badge after achieving the third grade in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Big buds, 2011-05
 Lil’ Buds proudly showing their Grade One, Two and Three certificates and badges after achieving their grades in the Blossom Yoga syllabus
Lil' buds, 2011-05