Module 1 focuses on how to bring yoga, heart and wellbeing to children and covers these topics:
Why do we practice yoga with children?
What makes a children’s yoga teacher successful?
Teaching children values, self-regulation and the ability to change their way of being or state of mind.
How to bring rules and disciplines into your classroom.
Age appropriate discussions on how to teach children and structure classes relevant to the age of a child.
Age appropriate anatomy and physiology.
Exploring the emotional, mental and physical benefits of yoga exercises for children.
Yoga poses and how we can use these to create a dynamic and fun interactive class 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.
Includes a training manual, yoga postures book and certificate.
Practical Classroom Experience & Applied Theory Part of your Module 1 is based on practical classroom experiences and applied theory. You may commence your Module 1 practical training at any time upon completion of Module 1 week-end theory.
Over the course of your practical experience, Yoga4Kids will expose you to eight (8) age-appropriate, classroom teaching experiences, and two (2) remedial classroom teaching experiences. You will also be asked to teach six (6) classes in any of our outreach programs under the WHOLEy Child Foundation.
Lastly, we will require you to prepare and teach an age-appropriate class for discussion and feedback in Module 2 or in one of our classrooms.