Kids Yoga App Series #5: Time Management for Home & Classroom

* This post is the 5th within a kids yoga app series #SSYappSeries… (here are #1#2#3 and #4.

Parents and teachers have one BIG thing in common – the need for super efficient time-management tools and skills to get the most out of every second spent with our kids. For this reason when designing our kids yoga app we focused heavily on features that assist with efficiently managing time spent on yoga, so it can easily fit into our daily schedules.

4 Time Management Features:

  1. Length of pose displayed
  2. Length of SSY Sequences (preprogrammed sequences – series of poses each with an end in mind, i.e. Test Prep Sequence, Calming Sequence, Athlete’s Sequence, etc.)
  3. Total Sequence Time Display **My personal favorite!!
  4. Transition Speed Slider

1. Length of Pose

For specific times down to the second, the app displays the actual time duration for each individual pose right on its corresponding picture within the Tabs section. See arrows in below pic…

SSY app pic arrow pose length

2. Length of SSY Sequence (preprogrammed)

…and as shown below, on each Sequence picture the length of the sequence is displayed — under the SSY SEQUENCES tab.

SSY app pic arrow sequence time

3. Total Sequence Time

And one of the features that I personally LOVE is the “Total Sequence Time” display on the Sequence Canvas. This display changes as you add and throw out poses from your sequence that you’re building on the Sequence Canvas…

SSY app pic arrow Total sequence length

So let’s say you have five minutes to spare in between recess and writing. But the “I Can Focus Sequence” is too long at 11:01 minutes.  You can open the sequence (drag it to the Sequence Canvas) and then proceed to throw out some of the poses by pressing, holding and moving the pose back up to the tabs area (as shown above with Sailboat) until you’re under 5 minutes. And viola!! Now you have time for yoga! I so love this!!

4. Transition Speed Slider

Before each pose is a transition slide that displays:

  • Pose name (kid name & Sanskrit name)
  • Photo of pose

photo 1

The default length of time for these slides is 4 seconds (as in the DVD version). But the Transition Speed Slider (shown below) allows the user to shorten that slide to as quick as 1 second to squeeze in more poses. Or lengthen the time to as long as 30 seconds. This can be useful for children with physical limitations who may need more time to move from one pose to the next, or for use during a game where kids are moving from one area of the classroom to another between poses. The possibilities are endless.

4 speed slider


We’d love to hear about additional ideas that you have found to help efficiently manage time with yoga in the classroom and at home!

And please let us know ANY questions or comments you might have on Facebook or Twitter, using #SSYappSeries or #SSYkidQuestions. We look forward to hearing from you!! Happy Yoga!!

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015.
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