Module 1: Theory This is a two day workshop held on a Saturday and Sunday. This fun and resourceful weekend focuses on theory. This training [presented by Suzie Manson (SYT) or Lara Potgieter] teaches you to bring yoga in a creative way to children from ages 3 – 12. Areas covered include:
Childhood developmental stages.
What makes a children’s yoga teacher successful?
How to teach yoga as a discipline and implementing safe practices in your classroom.
The structure of a children’s yoga class.
Age appropriate anatomy and physiology.
Exploring the emotional, mental and physical benefits of yoga asana’s for children.
Practical examples of meditative and energizing breathing exercises.
Preparing children for Yoga Asana using warm-ups and breathing techniques.
How to teach creatively using story, books, movies, cultures, environments and curriculums as yoga adventures.
Exploring yoga, games, imagination and music and other sensorial props to create fun, dynamic and interesting children’s yoga classes.
Exploring affirmations, meditations and visualizations for children’s yoga classes.
Learning Savasana and how to bring relaxation to children.
Index of books, music, meditations and references for a successful class.
Module 1: Practical Experience Part of your Module 1 learning is based on practical classroom experiences and applied theory as facilitated by our Yoga4Kids Instructors. This practical experience will be monitored as you attend, observe and teach the Yoga4Kids children’s yoga classes. You may commence your Module 1 practical training at any time upon completion of the Module 1 theory.