NEW: Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® is an official Registered Children's Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. The trainings you take with us (including past trainings) can be applied toward the 95 hour Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) credential. We have created 4 training modules that can be taken in any order but one at a time that together equal the 95 hours for RCYT status. Please note you must be working toward or already are a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) to receive the official RCYT status.
About Adult Training ~You do not need to already be a yoga teacher though an existing yoga practice is beneficial. ~Trainings are beneficial for parents, educators, yoga and fitness instructors, and anyone who works with kids and families. ~Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® trainings can be counted toward Yoga Alliance's requirements for Continuing Education. Module 1: Introduction to Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® (this is the training we have been offering-- if you have trained with us, you took this module)
Module 2: Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs, A Collaboration between Yogiños and Every Kid’s Yoga with Craig Hanauer, Founder, Every Kid's Yoga.
Module 3: Yoga, Art, and Music
Module 4: Yoga in Schools: Mindfulness and Movement Across the Curriculum
MODULE 1, 3, 4 FEES: $395; $355 early-bird (when paid in full 1 month prior) $295 for full-time preK - 12 teachers and college students (25% off) $100 deposit due 3 weeks prior to start to reserve your space. ~ With the Earth always on our minds, training materials for M1, 3, 4 will be available for download when tuition is paid in full.
MODULE 2 FEES: $495; $450 early-bird (when paid in full 1 month prior) $100 deposit due 4 weeks prior to start to reserve your space.
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Module 2: Every Kid's Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Children with Special Needs: Discover the many ways that yoga can promote the healthy development of children, ages 4-12. Find out how the practice of yoga parallels and supports other therapeutic modalities in addressing difficulties with attention, self-regulation, speech and language, learning, and high and low muscle tone. This experiential workshop will provide a strong foundation to teaching yoga to children with the following special needs: Those who are easily over-stimulated Those who are potentially impulsive and/or distractible Those who exhibit poor social skills and boundaries Those who are learning disabled/with an emphasis on speech and language based learning disabilities Those who are potentially oppositional and/or disruptive Those who present with high or low muscle tone
Diagnoses to include: High Functioning Autism/ Asperger s Syndrome Sensory Processing Dysfunction (SPD) Learning Disabled (LD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Mild Cerebral Palsy
The primary focus of this training will be upon working with groups of higher functioning children with special needs, who are essentially physically able. This training will not address working with severely physically, developmentally, cognitively, or emotionally challenged children. Basic information will be provided throughout the training to assist participants in understanding the needs and challenges of the population outlined above. Professional therapists may benefit from this training by learning creative, developmentally appropriate, fun ways of engaging and supporting children with special needs in the practice of yoga. This program is appropriate for Yoga teachers and parents, teachers and therapists with a personal yoga practice who are interested in incorporating yoga into their work with children.
This program is appropriate for Yoga teachers and parents, teachers and therapists with a personal yoga practice who are interested in sharing yoga with children.
Module 3: Yoga, Art and Music: Introduction to the theories and practices associated with teaching yoga to youth in more less-formal educational settings including museums and festivals; Discuss characteristics of how the intersections of yoga, art and music are meaningful for our bodies, hearts and minds; Use music and art as catalysts for designing and implementing yoga classes; Make art and music in relation to a theme-based class; Presentations and discussion of current research and programs associated with yoga, art and music; Weekend of transformational, interdisciplinary activities with live musicians and original works of art with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders; Tips and techniques for starting your own yoga for youth program in museums, festivals and related spaces; If this is your first module: Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual, A to Z Bilingual eBook of Poses, the award-winning DVD, The Story of Ganesha; Wholesale discounts on our t-shirts, music CDs, posters, books, and stamps before and during the weekend session; eCommunication and OHMinar sessions with Elizabeth B. Reese, Ph.D., RYT, RCYT, and Yogiños Leaders Yoga, Art and Music eManual and posters.
As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to: Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based, interdisciplinary Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class intergrating art and music; Construct and teach kids yoga classes that include creative and expressive art- and music-making Create and teach activities to center, relax or rejuvenate learners in a various environments; Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama); Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage kids physically, emotionally, and mentally; Modify lessons for various audiences and age groups; Modify lessons for various audiences designed for less formal learning (ie, museums and festivas) environments; Learn, practice and weave multiple languages and intelligences into your yoga for kids class; Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and technqiues to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally.