Join Shari Vilchez-Blatt for Karma Kids Yoga's new course that focuses specifically on Teens!
Teenagers today are more stressed than ever and sharing the practice of yoga can transform them and positively influence the rest of their lives. These are the years that they begin to explore who they are and dive into the deeper dimensions of the yoga practice. This course will teach you how to guide students in a journey of self-exploration, giving students effective yogic tools to handle stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and other challenges facing teens. You'll learn how to help students develop compassion and self-confidence, so that ultimately they will be empowered to be agents of peace in the world.
What you will learn:
- The benefits of yoga for Teens - Teen appropriate yoga poses, class themes, relaxation exercises, visualization and meditation techniques, including laughter meditation - Developing a yoga class that is fun, safe, effective and engaging - Yoga practice for insomnia - Breathing techniques to calm, energize, and balance the nervous system - Identifying teaching objectives - Learning how to connect with teens and how to hold the space in the classroom -How to make yoga philosophy accessible to teens; including principles of yoga (Yamas, Niyamas, non-violence and karma yoga) - Establishing the balance of discipline and order in the classroom with spontaneity and play - Working with at-risk populations - Games and activities that address teen issues such as self-esteem, body image, nutrition, stress, anger, forgiveness, relationships, additiction, and sexual health - Creative ways to build confidence, trust, teamwork, focus, concentration, and a sense of peace within - Incorporating props, music, art, and poetry into teen classes - Helping teens overcome self-destructive behaviors and attitudes, replacing negative habits with healthy habits - Helping teens identify negative thought patterns and replace negative self-talk with positive affirmations - The male/female dynamic in the yoga classroom and how to avoid pitfalls - Teaching with confidence and creativity, patience and acceptance, with an open-heart and an open mind - Establishing appropriate teacher boundries - How to inspire teens to create goals and develop the courage and perseverance to follow their dreams
Fee: $595, includes certificate of course completion, comprehensive course manual, teen meditation cd, and teacher listing on the Karma Kids Yoga website. Qualifies for 30 CEU's (Continuing Education Units).
Call (646)638-1444 with any questions.
More upcoming courses:
NYC, NY - Weekend Course - Thursday, December 4th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday, December 5th, 9:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday, December 6th, 1:30pm - 8:30pm; Sunday, December 7th, 9:00am - 6:00pm at Karma Kids Yoga. Call (646)638-1444 to register.
Upcoming Course Dates for 2015:
Maple Shade, NJ - Weekend Course - Friday, March 20th through Sunday, March 22nd, 9:00am - 6:00pm each day at Shine Power Yoga, located at 112 East Main Street, Maple Shade, NJ. Call (856)793-5311 to register.