Here's the thing: they think it's karate. "Yoga. Yo-ga." I tried to tell them the first time, then figured when they joined me in natarajasana that we had more important things to do -- like tree, all the warrior poses, wheel and crow. The addition of a few kriyas -- fast-paced and highly energizing movements -- only solidified their certainty that I am an expert trainer.
Of course, as we progress, they might start to understand that I am not actually teaching them how to fight each other, but the opposite. Then again, maybe not. They're eight year-old boys and they think it's awesome when an adult engages with them. Plus, they see quite a few surfers doing sun salutations before catching awesome waves, so of course they think it's cool. Is it so important that they know the difference between Ha Kriya and a warm up for kung fu?