Each training day begins with a children’s yoga class including asana, pranayama, and meditation with the instructors, which all participants join in along with some children. Then participants will learn about child development from an anatomical viewpoint. Afternoons will be spent exploring the specific yoga practices, games, and stories that are recommended for each age group, as well as lesson planning and class design. Students then practice teaching the techniques learned that day with a partner. The course also weaves in yogic philosophy demonstrating how these time-tested teachings are still applicable to the youth of today’s world. Some time is devoted to teaching yoga in schools. Each day includes a 1-hour lunch break.
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Children’s Yoga Teacher Training – Level 1
April 13 – April 16
The ShivaShakti Level 1 Children’s Yoga Teacher Training provides participants with a strong foundation in teaching asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), and meditation to children. This 4-day Level 1 course focuses on the unique needs of three main developmental stages (physical and emotional) of children: ages 3-6, 7-11, and 12-14. Participants will learn how to play and lead yoga games, weave stories, and teach children to meditate. In addition one is educated as to how these activities are rooted in classic yogic philosophy and mythology.
This 30-hour Foundational Training provides participants with the knowledge necessary to be able to manage a classroom of children with a variety of needs and personalities. Students learn how to understand the child and develop lesson plans based on the needs of a current class. One gains skills to be truly present for the children and give them the support and tools they need to manage the increasing amount of stress they experience in their everyday lives. Participants learn ways to empower children to live and act with respect, discipline, awareness, and balance.
This course is perfect for yoga instructors or dedicated yoga practitioners wanting to gain the basic skills necessary to teach yoga to children. Stay tuned for Levels 2 and 3 coming soon to receive the 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher certification with Yoga Alliance.
Tuition & Accommodation
Early Registration Rate: Registered by March 16, 2018: $425.00
Regular Rate: Registered by April 6, 2018: $475.00
Training Manual Fee: There is a $15 fee in addition to tuition for the Children’s Yoga Manual.
Registration: To register, submit the application below.
Pre-requisites: Completion of a 200-hour YTT or substantial prior yoga experience. Contact us if you have not completed a 200-hr YTT and are curious if you have enough experience.
Continuing Education Credits: 30 CE hours are available with Yoga Alliance for the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training- Level 1. Please notify us before the training if you wish to receive CEs.
Advanced YTT Credit: This course is available for credit towards the ShivaShakti 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
Accommodation: Host families are available during the training when offered in Union. Contact us for details.
Application Deadline for April 2018 Course: April 6, 2018
Step 1: Fill out and submit the application below or contact us to receive an application by mail.
Step 2: Once an application has been received, it will be reviewed and a paypal invoice e-mailed to the applicant within 1-2 business days for the 50% application deposit. The application deposit must be paid within 7 days of the issuing date of the invoice in order to hold a space in the training. The application process is not complete until the application deposit has been paid.
Step 3: An acceptance packet, which includes additional information about the training will be e-mailed to the applicant within 2 weeks after the application and deposit have been received.
Please only submit an application if you are seriously planning to attend if accepted. Thank you.
ShivaShakti School of Yoga does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age or body shape.
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