Little Flower Children's Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1
Learn to teach a holistic class that uses all aspects of the yoga practice to meet children’s physical, emotional and social needs. Classes incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities that help children connect to themselves & their community. Little Flower Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. (RCYS)
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Level 2: Mar 7/8
Level 3: May 2/3
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.
Join one of the most professional and comprehensive Children’s Yoga Teacher Training programs available, and learn to teach a holistic class that uses all aspects of the yoga practice to meet children’s physical, emotional and social needs. 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 classes based on a compassionate understanding of students’ needs
Creating a well rounded yoga lesson plan
The ethics of teaching yoga to children
Levels may be taken out of order with permission
Foundations of Children’s Yoga: Creating Safe & Engaging Experiences
This training provides you with the understanding and tools you need to teach a well-rounded yoga and mindfulness class to children and teens ages 3 to 18.
We begin with an in-depth look at how the relationship between the brain, the body, and the nervous system affects child development.
Then we explore the 5 Element framework of the Little Flower Yoga approach—connect, breathe, move, focus and relax—and learn how to create developmentally appropriate lesson plans using this structure.
Early Registration Discount ends: 1/5/2020
The Developing Child
Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 9:00 to 7:00 pm at Princeton Center for Yoga and Health
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Through discussion, lectures, and practice teaching, we will continue to explore the physical, emotional, and social aspects of youth development and refine our skills in teaching various stages and ages. We will also spend time on classroom and behavior management, with a focus on how to handle challenging behavior mindfully and effectively.
Early Registration Discount ends: 2/6/2020
Advanced Teaching Practices and Curriculum Development
This final level of the LFY certification training offers you the tools you need to effectively create curricula and teach from your own authentic presence. With lots of time for practice teaching, feedback, and questions and answers, we look at how to develop lessons and different ways of teaching based on your personal practice.
Early Registration Discount ends: 4/2/2020