kids yoga teacher training
Kids have one chance to grow up. And it’s our job to help them do it well.
When kids have the support and encouragement of a positive adult role model, they are more likely to develop the life skills they need to grow up into a healthy adult.
Our goal is to empower children with strategies to calm and self-sooth themselves in all situations. This comprehensive yoga program is dedicated to promoting the physical and emotional development of children from toddler to tween through creative and imaginative play, physical exercise, and mindfulness.
In this interactive training you were learn:
The physical, mental, social, and emotional benefits of yoga
The importance of Play: Yoga for kids is steeped in creative and imaginative play that help kids’ reach their developmental milestones.
Developmental stages and milestones: Understanding a child’s developmental stage, any individual issues like sensory integration, ADHD, or unique learning styles will help teachers manage their class and better understand a child’s behavior.
How the Brain works: The Brain is not fully developed at birth. In fact, a child’s brain (in particular, the Pre-Frontal Cortex) is not fully developed until their mid-twenties, so what they experience on a day to day basis really helps to shape the brain. Early positive interactions with Charismatic adults are vital to the healthy brain development.
How to help Children Tune in, and cultivate their inner strength: External stimuli (i.e. media). and distractions draw our focus outward making it increasingly more difficult to establish an inner sense of calm. We need to balance our bodies and mind by drawing our attention inward. This makes the brain healthier. Cultivating a child’s inner strength and emotional intelligence by relaxing the body and focusing the mind stimulates brain growth.
Social and Emotional Learning helps kids use their inner resources to quiet their minds, calm their bodies, manage their emotions more effectively and maintain positive relationships to help them deal with life’s challenges, make better choices, and learn better.
Sequencing and developing lesson plans
Yoga Poses, Games, breathing techniques and mindfulness exercises
Class Management skills
Communicating with Parents
The 8 Limbs of Yoga
Incorporating books, art, and music in class
The business of yoga
Incorporating Yoga in Schools