'In every real  person lies a child is hidden that wants to play.'
Friedrich Nietzsche

Discover the fine art and science of teaching yoga to young people. Delve into  the most up-to-date educational and developmental research and theory, and how it relates to the practice of yoga. In this experiential training, explore developmentally-appropriate yoga practices that can be used to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional well-being for preschoolers to adolescents.

This program will  introduce you to using  poses (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), mindfulness and meditation practices, relaxation techniques (yoga nidra) and yogic philosophy can be adapted to be engaging and effective for different developmental periods. Learn yoga-influenced songs, stories, games and artwork to inspire young people.

You will also learn how to integrate yoga and academic learning. This training will help you uncover the creative and playful child that lies within you. Connecting with this aspect of yourself can be a joyous and healing journey. It will provide you with unending inspiration, and keep you young in body, mind and spirit.

Kids Yoga Teacher Training allows yoga graduates and teachers the ability specialize in this new and exciting field of yoga. This foundation program  covers the basic of teaching yoga from kids at preschool to teens of high school age. This course must be take before you can take our other more specialized  kids designations:  Preschool Yoga Teacher Training, Children's Yoga Teacher Training  and Teen Yoga Teacher Training 

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Program Curriculum Outline

Anatomy and Physiology of Kids (10 hours): 

  • Bodily systems, organs and tissues
  • Discoveries of energy science
  • Movement patterns and the yogic advantage
  • Application of principles to special conditions

Teaching Methods and Techniques to Kids Yoga (30 hours):             

  • Asana/posture analysis
  • Guided Meditation and Visualization
  • Deep Relaxation
  • The Natural Breath

The Business of Kids Yoga (10 hours):  

  • Ethics, privacy and the role of the yoga teacher
  • Yoga Business Development
  • Studio Ownership Opportunities

Research and Practicum (20 hours):

  • Comeplete a reaserch paper on a benefits of yoga for a specfic kids group (e.g ADHD, etc)
  • Develop and teach 5 classes  based on the findings from your research paper

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Program Leads

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Robert, BA, BA, Primary Instructor ERYT-200

Robert has been practicing yoga since 2003 and has been teaching since 2010.

In his teaching, Robert is most interested in connecting people with the healing aspects of yoga; through movement, breath, and meditation. His classes combine mindfulness of alignment, breath, and a sense of play. Aside to teaching in our yoga teacher training programs, Robert teaches hatha classes, special needs, meditation and sees clients for private yoga sessions.

Lastly, he tries to teach new teachers to find their ‘true voice’ as yoga teachers!

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Gretchen, BA, MA (Education), RYT-200

Gretchen began her path to yoga as a gymnastics at the age of 8, she was a national level athlete by the time she was 17 and after several discipline changes became a first grade school teacher. It was teaching and her first exposures to yoga in 2005 that motivated her to leave public school teaching to teach yoga full time. Gretchen teaches  Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers; as well as the Business of Yoga. Her mantra is to help every yoga student to find their authentic voice and particular dharma in yoga.

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How To Apply

  1. Fill out an application for free (applications take about 24 hours to process). Limited spaces. Apply Now
  2. Pay the $150  deposit to hold your spot for the program you applied to

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Victoria - March  9, 10, 11, 2018 

Location: Victoria, B.C.
Tuition: $495.00  scholarship and payment options.
Deposit: a $150.00 deposit is required to hold your spot. 
Times:  5pm-10pm 

KIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING FAQ

[toggle title="What Is Included With The Tuition?"]We give you a Kids Yoga Teacher Training Manual (given to you on the first day of class). Tuition also includes: mentorship, practical teaching experience with employment opportunities, a 30% discount on all future programs with us and unlimited yoga classes while in the program.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Are Your Programs Certified?"]This program counts as continuing education credits (CEC) with the Yoga Alliance.[/toggle]

[toggle title="How Many Students Are Enrolled In Each Yoga Teacher Training Program?"]The classes size range are usually under 12, we do this to allow each student more one on one time with the leads[/toggle]

[toggle title="Do You Offer Scholarships?"]We offer a partial scholarship to deserving candidates for every program we run. Click to our scholarships page for more information.[/toggle]

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All our courses and programs have payment options, please email us to get the details per this program.

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