YoKid Continuing Education Course Descriptions
The specialty trainings listed below can be taken to deepen your understanding of yoga for kids & teens and enhance your classroom lessons:
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2-7pm, Capitol Hill Yoga
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 2-7pm, Capitol Hill Yoga
This specialty course is for those with previous yoga experience who would like to refine the language and skills needed to effectively teach yoga to children and teens, 4-17 years old.
The training includes a child/teen focused exploration of the asanas (yoga postures), practice teaching, self-exploration to cultivate authentic, heart-centered teaching, and practical tips to keep your yoga classroom fun and engaging.
In this course students will learn about mindfulness and how you can successfully integrate mindfulness practices into yoga classes for youth. This course is perfect for everyone! Specifically, classroom teachers, parents, yoga teachers, therapists or anyone interested in sharing mindfulness with children. You will be able to take what you learn and apply it to the children in your community. Techniques learned include mindful listening and speaking, mindful eating, mindful games and activities, and using a bell. Use this course to fulfill the YoKid or Budding Yogis 95-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher requirements, CEU’s, or professional development.
2014 Date/Location TBA
This specialty course is for those interested in understanding effective ways to teach yoga to kids who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. This training will cover developmental characteristics and effective methods for behavior management specific to at-risk youth (K-12th), the nature of poverty and the psychological impact of these stressors on the brain, how brains can change, and yoga’s role in that positive change.