Children's Yoga Teacher Training - Barefoot Yoga Studio
callpoint
Tel: 083 157 9543
Email: info@barefootyogastudio.ie

 

Help children learn how to connect to themselves and nurture themselves, Encourage children to express themselves creatively and use the tools of yoga in everyday life to feel empowered Support children’s mental and physical wellbeing and give them the tools they need to grow up happily and healthily. Help children discover their own strengths and how to let their lights shine bright Rationale: Sharing the practice of yoga with children gives them a gift for life. Numerous studies show the benefits of yoga for children. Yoga helps children improve body awareness and learning how to use their body in healthy ways, it helps reduce fears and stress, enhances concentration, self-confidence, and a positive self-image as well as helping to manage difficult emotions amongst so many more benefits. In this dynamic and interactive kids yoga teacher training designed for qualified yoga teachers as well as primary school teachers, you will learn and experience how to bring the practice of yoga to children in a creative, fun and meaningful way. You will gain the best tools and knowledge to teach children’s yoga and wellbeing practices safely and successfully to children aged 5 to 12 years old. You will learn how to use the tools of yoga and mindfulness to empower the children to be self-confident, discover their self-expression & creativity, self-worth & self-esteem. The course covers children’s physical development, children’s behavior, children’s learning styles and how to use this knowledge when designing children’s yoga classes to the children’s highest benefit. You will learn how to use age group-specific asanas, breathing exercises, movement & yoga games, chants, mindfulness & concentration techniques & meditation practices & relaxation and build up a comprehensive toolbox for teaching children’s yoga to 3 to 13-year-olds. As children learn through play, this course is delivered in a fun interactive way, with practical based assignments and opportunities to develop and teach your class plans in the group. Very important to learn is also how to integrate children with additional needs and to know how to deal with parents, which is covered in this training. This training also includes partner work, group asana, yoga storytelling, creative ideas for class plans, self-care for working with children, and business need to knows as a children’s yoga teacher. Assessment This training is based on working in teams to create learning experiences. Prepare to participate, move, let your imagination fly, be playful and creative.

Course Content

  • Group specific asanas
  • Breathing exercises
  • Movement & Yoga games
  • Chants
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Concentration techniques
  • Meditation practices 

 

 

Course Modules

  • Basics of Teaching Kids Yoga
  • Getting & Keeping Attention
  • Self Care and Practice for the Kids Yoga Teacher
  • Children Developmental Stages Milestones
  • Kids Yoga Anatomy and Alignment
  • Kids Yoga Breathing Techniques
  • Warm Ups (including Surya Namaskar)
  • Teacher Toolkit: Yoga Games Calm Down techniques
  • Kids Yoga Relaxation Visualisation and Affirmation
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Children with Additional Needs
  • Mindfulness and Mindfulness
  • Practices Meditation and Meditation Practices
  • Yoga in School - Classroom Integration Adaptations for the curriculum
  • Partner Yoga - Group Asana

 

Qualification

It is Yoga Alliance accredited and also compliments the SPHE curriculum currently used in schools. At the end of this course you will be  qualified to teach Yoga classes to children from the ages of 3 to 13 years old.

Learn a new skill and add an additional element to your teaching practice. This diversifies your skill set and makes you stand out. Be the positive change in a child's important development.

Yoga helps children improve body awareness and it helps reduce fears and stress. Enhancing concentration, self confidence and a positive self-image as well as helping to manage difficult emotions among so many more benefits.

 

Dates and Times

To be confirmed.

 

Entry Requirements 

This course is suitable for everyone, there is no prior qualification or learning needed.

 

Instructor - Sarah Walsh

With over ten years experience as a primary school teacher, Sarah has been teaching yoga to adults and children since 2015. 

After seeing how much yoga benefited her own life, Sarah began to explore how she could use it to enhance the well being and confidence of her students. 

She is fully qualified Yoga Alliance 200hrs, Children’s Yoga 95 hours and specialises in yoga for children, teens, family and children with additional needs.