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“One of the best experiences in my life!” ~T.W.
Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training Course Content Overview
Child Development: Understanding different child development periods from ages 3-16 and developing age-appropriate lessons that foster healthy development
Teaching Practices: Kid-friendly poses (including partner and group poses), breathing exercises, meditation, relaxation techniques and guided imagery, music, games, stories, yogadance and other yoga-related activities
Methodology: Planning lessons, techniques for keeping students engaged, effective communication techniques, and assisting children in asana.
Anatomy and Physiology: Information about the developing brain and body. This includes the physical, mental, emotional, and energy bodies (koshas, nadis, chakras).
Yoga Philosophy: Introducing concepts to children from yoga philosophy (e.g. compassion, honesty, patience…) through class themes, stories, songs, and discussion. Also, how yoga philosophy, ethics, and lifestyle apply to teaching Kids’ Yoga.
Practical Experience: Observing, assisting, and teaching Kids’ Yoga classes
You’ll receive a 400 page-manual that integrates traditional yogic wisdom with developmental science to understand which practices are recommended for different developmental periods and which to avoid. It includes a ton of recommended resources for books, music, web sites, videos, audio recordings, and apps for each age group. Each day you’ll receive a new lesson plan for the activities covered that day so you can focus on experiencing Kids’ Yoga instead of taking notes. Participants who the training will also have access to videos of the instructors teaching complex and challenging poses to remind participants of what they learned.
Please note: 100% attendance and completion of a final assignment is required to obtain your certificate. People who are interested in learning about Kids’ Yoga for their own personal interest, but are not planning on teaching kids’ yoga, are welcome take part without completing the assignments. The hours will count towards Semperviva’s Advanced 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate, but they will only receive a Kids’ Yoga Teacher certificate upon completing course requirements. Upon completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training, the 95 hours Kids’ Yoga training and final assignment, and 30 hours of practice teaching yoga to kids, you can apply for the Yoga Alliance’s Register Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) designation.
“I learned a lot about teaching yoga to children and it was not what I expected! It is nice to be pleasantly surprised- there was a lot less focus on poses that I imagined and a much more holistic look at the whole child and their broad development.” ~
T.E. ~ Occupational Therapist for Children with Special Needs