Children's Yoga Teacher Training
This event is a 500hr RYA Teacher Training module. Read more about modules here. They are open to all, though you will get the most out of them if you have some yoga experience. We consider these advanced yoga studies. You do not need to be working on 500 hour certification to take one.
Do you have questions, comments or concerns? Please contact us.
Children Modules Currently Being Offered:
February 28 - March 2, 2014: Children's Yoga Teacher Training with Jane Anne Tager
This training is
interactive and educational. In addition to incorporating
fun in teaching children's yoga, we will also interweave the
deeper spiritual side of yoga. (Yoga Alliance
hours available upon request).
*What is yoga, what is children's yoga, what are the innumerable benefits of each?
*Which learning theories might be appropriate for you
*The different learning styles for children, taking into consideration: age groups from pre-school to teens; and male vs. female
*How to teach different age groups: 2-5, 6-9, 10-12, and teens
*How to create themes, games, partner yoga, interesting stories
*Appropriate breathing, relaxation, chanting, meditations and visualizations for children
*How to lesson plan, sequence classes, and improvise
*Adapting to different teaching environments from public schools, churches, rec. centers, etc...
*Many opportunities for group teaching and peer review
*Developing different behavior management techniques that support a loving, non-competitive environment and encourage self-respect and freedom of expression
*How to prepare for class and tons of ideas for incorporating art, music, books, props, singing, storytelling, and spiritual inspiration in children's yoga classes
Friday 9:00-12:00pm, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:30-11:30 am, 1:00 - 4:30 pm, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, 12:45 - 2:30 pm
We strongly recommend you have some teaching experience, as this is a short training intensive, focusing on teaching children's yoga. We are assuming you have some familiarity with yoga asanas, pranayama, and philosophy. Open to yoga teachers, school teachers with yoga experience, or serious yoga students.
Yoga Calm for Children by Linea and James Gillen
The 20thCentury Children's Poetry treasury by Jack Prelutsky
The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach
The Peace Book, by Todd Parr
Jane Anne Tager, mother of three, has been practicing yoga at AYC for over a decade. Now she not only rewards herself through her own practice, but also by teaching Kids' yoga classes. Jane Anne says teaching yoga to kids offers them strength, balance, flexibility, and heightened awareness that benefits them far beyond their mats. It also offers them some much needed down time, and time to just sit with themselves. Better yet, it is just plain fun.
Jane Anne also teaches pre-natal yoga. These classes turn the attention to the breath while stretching deeply, incorporating poses that nurture the low back, open the hips, and work out other kinks as the needs arise. It offers moms-to-be a connection with each other, while taking time out to care for themselves and their changing bodies.
$365 Register and Pay
Save $70 if you sign up by December 28, 2014
Cancellation fee $75
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