Teaching Yoga and MIndfulness To Children, Level I, 50 hrs
During a combined 40 hours of in-class instruction with RCYT’s and E-RYT’s Gail Silver, Maureen Heil and Heather Marie Miller, and fifteen hours of at-home study and reading, you will acquire an in depth understanding of yoga and mindfulness as related to children as well as an appreciation of the developmental and behavioral needs of preschool and elementary children so that you are perfectly positioned to engage and educate your yoga students.
How to teach a thirty six-week curriculum using Yoga Child lesson plans and methods, including:
- Inspirational Yoga Themes
- Magical meditations
- Yoga Games
- Original Yoga Child music and songs
- Asana Stories
- Yoga Journaling and thematically significant crafts
- Off the mat lessons in mindfulness
- And so much more
How to enable children to discover and enjoy the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation on and off the mat.
Mindfulness practice allows one to be fully present in each moment so that we are able to find more fulfillment in life, process our feelings with greater ease and communicate with others more compassionately. Many trainees learn and practice mindfulness for the first time when they enroll in the Yoga Child training and are pleased to find it to be a useful practice for reducing stress in their own lives as well as in the lives of their students.
How yoga and mindfulness can be employed as a behavior tool
Teaching yoga to children consists of more than teaching children yoga poses. You will learn how to tap into your own inner child and learn how to see the world through the eyes of your students so that you can communicate effectively, set appropriate limits, and enable your students to benefit physically, emotionally, and to look forward to the lessons you will teach.
How developmental anatomy relates to informed use of asana in children, and how to overcome the challenges inherent in working with children and to embrace the joy .
In-school Children’s yoga classes as you observe and participate in children’s yoga classes as part of your training.
Hands on experience is a distinctive and essential part of learning to teach yoga. You will be introduced to this during the training with the opportunity to observe and participate in up to four in-school children’s yoga classes. Additional classroom experience takes place in our level II, Apprenticeship.
A renewed relationship with your own inner child
How it feels to integrate mindfulness practice into your own life
How it feels to become a Yoga Child teacher
Upon Completion of This Training
You will know how to
skillfully create and teach
thematic yoga and mindfulness classes
that are safe, fun and
developmentally tailored for specific age groups
within the range of ages three to ten.
I am so happy to have been part of such a welcoming, engaging, and fun training program and I’ve experienced the joy of integrating yoga into kids lives ever since!”
March 4- May 21, 2017
At The Yoga Garden, Narberth PA
View Schedule and Rates on the Yoga Garden site
Free Information Sessions:
October 16, 4:30-5:30pm, Narberth
January 8, 4:30-5:30, Philadelphia
- The Yoga Child Teacher Training Manual and sample lesson plans
- A Peaceful Place Inside, Yoga Child’s Original Instructional CD of music and meditations
Required Reading Materials
To be purchased prior to the training as we will reference them during the training. Available at local booksellers and on Amazon.
- Anh’s Anger, by Gail Silver
- Steps and Stones, by Gail Silver
- A Pebble for your Pocket, by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Spinning Inward, by Maureen Murdock