Become a Certified Children's Yoga Teacher

95 Hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training

 

Children's Yoga Teacher TrainingThe YTG Children's Yoga Teacher Training is designed for any yoga practitioner who wants to share their passion for yoga with children. The mission of our training is to combine knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice with yoga philosophy and experiential learning. We believe that this is the key to developing confident, knowledgeable teachers who are prepared to take yoga to the children in their community. This certification program will provide you with the knowledge, tools and experience to begin teaching fun, creative, imaginative and child-focused yoga in your classroom, yoga studio or community setting.

 

The 95 Hour Teacher Training will include the following requirements and meet the Yoga Alliance standards in the following areas of Teaching Yoga to Children:

General Backgound in the Specialty Area (Children's Yoga): 12 hours

Techniques, Training and Practice in Teaching Yoga to Children: 20 hours

Teaching Methodology: 15 hours

Anatomy and Physiology: 10 hours

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Children's Yoga Teachers: 12 hours

Practicum: 18 hours

 

Note: Due to the status of the changes at Yoga Alliance, Yoga to Grow's application as a RCYS (Registered Children's Yoga School) is pending. We anticipate for the process to be complete by September 1, 2014 as changes in the system at Yoga Alliance allow them to process new school applications.

Teacher Training Modules

Foundations of Teaching Yoga to Children

This 35 hour Foundations Training is focused on teaching children ages 3-11 and is appropriateGarland for those looking to bring yoga into their current work with children. As the foundational piece to the 95 Hour Training Program, this training is the first step for those interested in teaching yoga to children as a career. This enjoyable and engaging training will deepen your own practice and knowledge of yoga in addition to providing an integral foundation in understanding child development and how yoga promotes the growth and development of each child. The training will cover each core component of a YTG class: Warm Up, Co-Creation, Pranayama (breathing), Sun Salutations, Posture Sequence, Relaxation and Guided Meditation.

The Foundations Training provides hands-on experience teaching yoga to children and operating a children's yoga program. Participants will lead poses and games with the training group during posture clinics to gain confidence and experience. In addition, participants will observe a YTG class and work in groups to teach a 45 minute YTG class to a group of children. This applied experience is an important part of developing well-prepared and confident Certified Yoga to Grow Teachers.

Foundations Training will Cover:

 

Breathing (pranayama) Practice for Children
Co-creating with Children
Child Development of Children 3-11
Foundations for Teaching Kids
Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
YTG Sun Salutations for Kids
Yoga Games, Songs and Music
Teaching Yoga with Books and Storytelling
Posture and Teaching Clinics
Partner Yoga
Practice Teach of a Children's Class
Ideas and Resources for Marketing
Practice and Experience Leading Guided Meditation

"When I'm at home and I need to breathe, I do Breath of Joy."

—Avery, age 9

Advanced Methods of Teaching Yoga to Children

 

Up DogAdvanced Methods will take your teaching to the next level as we build on the Foundations Training and dive deeper into refining teaching language, core knowledge and yoga philosophy through study of the subtle body.  Advanced posture clinics will be used to build your confidence in teaching asana, assisting students and creating vibrant classes. Collaboration with other experienced Yoga to Grow teachers will expand your horizons as a teacher. Practice teach experiences and observations will challenge you to continue to grow.  Advanced Methods will build confidence and deepen your knowledge as you refine the practice of teaching children's yoga.

Advanced Methods will Cover:

 

Anatomy and Physiology
The Subtle Body
Exploring and Teaching to the Chakras
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Asana and Assists
Teaching and Working with Teens
Qualities of Effective Teaching
Developing Effective Lesson Plans
Teaching Asana--Building Your Teaching Repertoire
Building on Your Strengths as a Teacher

 

Pre-Requisite: Foundations of Teaching Yoga to Children and 20 hours of teaching children's yoga. Homework assignments will be given upon registration.

Note: Advanced Methods and Application and Practicum can be taken in any order.

"I do Polar Bear Pose all the time because I need to chill out.."

—Jo, age 6

Teaching Children's Yoga: Application and Practicum

 

Sun Breath Application and Practicum will allow you to apply what you have learned and practiced in a wider context.   Posture clinics will focus on a deeper knowledge of teaching asana to a wider age group as well as differently-abled children.  We will also focus on understanding patterns of motor development in children, challenging you to identify and work with those whose development may be atypical. Focus on developing workshops and other yoga programs will provide tools for you to expand your teaching and grow your program. Finally, individual practice teach sessions and one on one coaching with Susan will propel you on your path to reaching your goals and maximizing your potential as a teacher.

Application and Practicum will Cover:

 

Effective Communication with Children
Typical and Atypical Motor Development and Movement
Understanding Sensory Processing in Children
Yoga for the Classroom (Introduction)
Effective Communication and Partnering with Parents
Family Yoga
Introduction to Teaching Toddlers
Yamas and Niyamas of Teaching
Restorative Yoga for Children
Developing Yoga Workshops, Yoga Camp and Specialized Classes for Kids
Marketing Your Teaching Skills and Program

 

Pre-Requisite: Foundations of Teaching Yoga to Children and 20 hours of teaching children's yoga. Homework assignments will be given upon registration.

Note: Advanced Methods and Application and Practicum can be taken in any order.

 

"When you leave a yoga class you just feel better than you did when you came in."

—Katie, age 10

Who Should Participate in Our Training?

 

YTG Teacher Certification Program is open to yoga teachers, yoga students, classroom teachers, family counselors, social workers, therapists, speech therapist, physical therapists, occupational therapists, preschool teachers and other professionals who work with children.

Certification, Registration and RCYT: What's the Scoop?

 

Foundations of Teaching Yoga to Children is the foundation of our training program. Upon successful completion of the Foundations Training, participants will become Certified Yoga to Grow Teachers. Those seeking to complete the 95 hour training may choose to attend Advanced Methods of Teaching Yoga to Children (29 Hour Training) and Teaching Children's Yoga: Application and Practicum (24 Hour Training). Upon completion of all three training modules, coursework and additional observation and teaching (7-10 hours) participants will become Registered Yoga to Grow Teachers. Those who have completed a 200 Hour Teacher Training and hold RYT credentials from Yoga Alliance can then gain credentials as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. It is not necessary for participants to register in all levels of training to attend the Foundations Training to become a Certified Yoga to Grow Teacher.

More Information:

Contact Susan directly with our contact form or 573-864-4132

 

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Training Dates and Information

 

Foundations of Teaching Yoga to Children

October 6 - 10, 2014

St. Louis, Missouri

Training Schedule:

Foundations of Teaching Yoga to Children is a five day intensive training which includes 35 contact hours of teaching. Registration and check in will take place Monday from 9:00-9:30am. Training will be held Monday - Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm and Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. Attendance at all sessions is required for certification. We will break for lunch from Noon-1:00 each day.

Teacher Training Location:

Jewish Community Center

Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur Area

2 Millstone Campus Drive

St. Louis, MO 63146

Cost:

$695 Tuition and Training Manual

Early Registration Rate by September 1 is $645.

Registration:

Complete Registration Here

 

Advanced Methods of Teaching Yoga to Children

January 8 - 11, 2015

Columbia, MO

Training Schedule:

Advanced Methods is a four day intensive offering which includes 29 contact hours of teaching. Registration and check in will take place Thursday from 8:00-8:30am. Training will be held Thursday - 8:30am-5:00pm, Friday 8:00am-6:00pm, Saturday 9:00-6:00pm and Sunday 9:00-3:00pm. Attendance at all sessions is required for certification.

Cost:

$595 Tuition and Training Manual

Teacher Training Location:

alleyCat Yoga/Yoga to Grow Studio

17 N. 4th Street

Columbia, MO 65201

Registration:

Complete Registration Here

 

Teaching Children's Yoga: Application and Practicum

April 30 - May 3, 2015

Columbia, MO

Training Schedule:

Advanced Methods is a three and 1/2 day training which includes 24 contact hours of teaching. Registration and check in will take place Thursday at 1:00pm. Training will be held Thursday 1:00pm-5:00pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, and Sunday 9:00-1:00pm. Attendance at all sessions is required for certification. Families are welcome to participate in the final graduation ceremony form Noon -1:00pm.

Cost:

$525 Tuition and Training Manual

Registration:

Complete Registration Here

 

 

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