Children's Yoga TTC Levels I, II & III (Nesconset NY)
Sharing yoga with children is a unique and fulfilling challenge that has the potential to bring great joy to both the teacher and the student.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Level One: Dec 5-6, 2015, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Level Two: Jan 9-10, 2016, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Level Three: March 26-27, 2016, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Includes Levels One, Two, and Three
Classes incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities that help children connect to themselves & their community, access the power of their breath, develop focus & concentration, find strength, balance and confidence through physical movement, recognize and regulate their own emotions, and learn how to nurture themselves through relaxation.
You will leave training with a deeper understanding of child development, the capacity and confidence to create lesson plans that meet children’s needs, and the knowledge to teach in a safe, engaging and compassionate way. We will address the challenges of teaching in school environments, as well as practical information about how to set up new classes, get insurance, talk to schools about yoga, and more.
The Level One LFY intensive will provide you with the fundamental understanding and tools needed to teach a well rounded class that incorporates all aspects of the practice.
Making asana (yoga poses) accessible, safe and engaging for youth
Pranayama (breathwork) for youth
Introduction to mindfulness & meditation practices
Partner and group yoga practices
Finding teachable moments & incorporating academic skills into yoga classes
Guiding principles for teaching based on a compassionate understanding of students’ needs
Creating a well rounded yoga lesson plan
The ethics of teaching yoga to children
The emphasis of Level Two training is on deepening and enhancing your teaching. The intensive is grounded in an exploration of youth development from eastern & western perspectives. We spend time learning mindfulness & meditation practices that enhance students’ capacity for emotional regulation, focus and good decision making. Classroom and behavior management strategies that support relationship building and engaged learning are discussed, as are compassionate communication strategies for working with students.
Youth development: physical, emotional & social
Teaching mindfulness & meditation to youth
Compassionate classroom management skills
Communication strategies for working with children
Getting creative: using art & journaling to enhance your teaching and promote reflection
More partner activities for building community
Practice teaching and feedback
The Level Three intensive provides you with the tools to effectively create curricula and teach with your own authentic presence. In this final level of training we spend time learning to develop activities based on your personal practice. We also address the specific challenges of working with teens, and students with special needs. Time is dedicated to practice teaching, feedback on that teaching, and answering questions.
Youth development through the teen years
Building leadership skills through yoga
Restorative yoga practices for children and teens
Teaching from your personal practice
Introduction to yoga for children with special needs
Working with parents and caregivers