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Children’s Yoga Teacher Training
July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019$400
with Ajeet Khalsa, RCYT, E-RYT
This five-day (30 hour) children’s yoga teacher training is great for:
- Elementary school teachers
- Placed-based educators
- Social workers and therapists
- Yoga teachers
- Parents, grandparents and those who serve children
As a teacher and parent, you spend a lot of the day with your children. As much as you love them, you also need time away from them. In this week, you’ll be able to step away from your busy life and take time to nourish yourself, learn new techniques that restore you and give you what you need to return to your classroom and home revitalized.
Each day will consist of 4 hours of yoga practicum in the morning, and nature outings in the afternoon. Teachers and parents learn and study in depth how to teach creative yoga and movement to children in a simple, loving and practical way through rhymes and stories that are easily learned and remembered. From the practice of children’s yoga, youll also tap into and connect your inner child and creative spark. This will allow you as a parent or teacher to pass that creativity and mindfulness onto your children or students.
We will be learning from the Dancing Spider Yoga class, a simple, sequential musical class, filled with heart-centered mantras plus lots of kids yoga poses. This interactive, scripted class has meditations that are perfect for enhancing a child’s focus. When you become a children’s yoga teacher, you enhance your own discipline and practice.
Vegetarian meals and evening yoga classes are included in the training costs. Each teacher receives a Training Certificate after their completion of 10 Classroom hours and a community service class.
DAILY Schedule MONDAY-FRIDAY
7:30am: Silent meditation at the river
8:00-9:30am: Hatha/Vinyasa yoga
11:00-1:30pm Morning Practicum
Monday: Mindful movement and meditative yoga practices; yoga circles, impulsivity and inner focus
Tuesday: Building a yoga foundation in your classroom, Dancing Spider Yoga manual K-3, igniting the child-spirit from within
Wednesday: Community outreach, parent involvement, cultural diversity, needs of ADD/ADHD children
Thursday: Dancing Spider Yoga manual grades 4-6, nutrition for kids, team-teaching in the clasroom
Friday (program ends at 5pm): Break-outs, individual sessions, discussions for individual classrooms and special needs, community outreach, graduation
2:00-3:00pm: Vegetarian lunch
3:15: Svaroopa© yoga; healing inside & outside
4:30-5:30pm: Nature outings; kayaking, swimming, bike riding, hiking
5:30-7:00pm: Kundalini or Svaroopa© yoga
7:00-8:30pm: Vegetarian dinner & Yogi Tea
The Dancing Spider Yoga Teaching Certificate is awarded after 4 hours (2 classes) of preparing and teaching a DSY yoga class in your classroom, sent via short video and writing a report with curriculum, along with two hours of community service in teaching a kids yoga class to adults and children.
*All observations, further participation/classroom hours, and reading reviews will be due within 8 weeks of completing the training to obtain the Dancing Spider Yoga Certificate.
The cost of this workshop is $400 per person. To register and book room and board (July 22-26), click the link below