Experience one of the most professional and comprehensive children’s yoga teacher training programs available, and learn to teach a holistic class that uses all aspects of yoga practice to meet children’s physical, emotional, and social needs, from pre-school through high school.
Classes incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities that help children and youth connect to themselves and their community; access the power of their breath; develop focus and concentration; find strength, balance, and confidence through physical movement; recognize and regulate emotions; and learn to nurture themselves through relaxation.
Explore the challenges of teaching in school environments, studios, and community spaces. Gain practical information about how to set up new classes, navigate relationships with schools, manage challenging behavior, serve the needs of diverse populations, and much more. You will leave this training with a deeper understanding of child development, the capacity and confidence to create lesson plans that meet children’s needs, and the knowledge to teach in a safe, engaging, and compassionate way.
This week long immersion combines all three levels of the Little Flower Yoga certification program for a deeply connected and empowering experience, rich with opportunities for personal practice.
Level 1: Foundations of Children’s Yoga: Creating Safe and Engaging Experiences
Level 2: Teaching the Whole Child: Creativity, Compassion & Mindfulness
Level 3: Advancing Your Teaching & Expanding Your Reach
Completion of this training, plus an online mentorship program (register seperately through Little Flower Yoga) and required reading and writing, qualifies you for the Yoga Alliance registered children’s yoga teacher certification; see littlefloweryoga.com for more information.
Topics covered include:
Making yoga poses (including partner and group poses) accessible, safe, and engaging Pranayama (breathwork) for children Mindfulness and meditation practices for teachers and students Finding teachable moments and incorporating academic skills into yoga classes Guiding principles for teaching classes based on a compassionate understanding of students’ needs Physical, emotional, and social aspects of youth development Compassionate classroom management and communication skills Using art and journaling to enhance your teaching and promote reflection Working with teens Restorative yoga practices for children and teens I ntroduction to yoga for children with special needs Working with parents and caregivers Teaching from your personal practice Creating lesson plans and curriculum development The ethics of teaching yoga to children Practice teaching and feedback NOTE: Registration will open on 10/27/14. Tuition is $1200 (this is only tuition, housing is separate. Omega has many housing options:
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