GROOVYKIDS YOGA™ TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM
Groovykids Yoga™ is a program combining yoga, music and story in a fun and innovative way, designed to make learning and studying yoga fun.
The mission of Groovykids Yoga™ is to guide, encourage, support and love our kids in evolving into responsible and self-aware adults by teaching them the art of yoga.
The results of the program go way beyond simply learning poses and having fun, vital as these things are. Beyond flexibility and fitness, we find that our students learn to be calm and curious, increasing their powers of concentration and awakening within them the desire to improve in every aspect of their lives, whether it be physical, mental or spiritual.
Starting yoga when young gives children a wonderful foundation in life. Because of their natural balance and flexibility, they find it much easier to practice asanas than adults, and through their rapid progress children build self confidence, self esteem and a desire to share with the outside world their innate sense of joy and wonder.
Level 1 Teacher Training is a 10 hour course which includes a discussion about the different approaches to teaching Kids anything, the LOGIC behind each approach and it’s effectiveness in different settings, be it in a dedicated yoga studio, a school, a small group class in a private home or even individual private classes. Kids don’t respond to shy teachers! So we play some games designed to bring us out of our shells and break the proverbial ice. This part is INTERACTIVE and FUN!
Then we move onto who yoga is for, what the benefits are. Teaching kids yoga means you have to be on your toes, so we practice games and exercises that bring us fully present. We look at sequencing ideas and how we actually learn things, how we memorize them and why some things are easier than others to recall. We learn chants, songs, stories, yoga games and other things that all help make LEARNING and TEACHING a JOYFUL experience. After all the theory has been presented and explained, we go through the GroovyKids® Yoga Flow ourselves, it’s very helpful for the teachers to do the actual class as learning from the inside out is far more PRACTICAL!
After looking at the various elements every successful Kids Yoga class must have, we invite kids to come and actually do a free Kids Yoga class. This is invaluable and the most fun part, because the teachers can immediately see for themselves theory in action! Once the kids have gone home, we break down the class and ask ourselves, did we accomplish what we set out to? And the answer is always YES!!!!
This training will prepare you to teach to kids of the ages 3-13 and is perfect for everyone who loves yoga, kids and teaching - Yoga teachers, school teachers, college students and parents.
Dates: 20 – 21 September 2014 Hours: 11:00 – 17:00
Cost: 150 Euros
The training is certified as 10 hours with a contact C-RYT according to Yoga Alliance standards.
Cancellation Policy: 1. The deposit is non-refundable. 2. In case of cancellation earlier than one month before the event, payment exept the deposit is refunded. 3. In case of cancellation later than one month before the event, payment is non-refundable.