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Children's Yoga Teacher Training

  • Namaspa Yoga Community 1135 Northwest Galveston Avenue Bend, OR, 97701 United States (map)

This comprehensive teacher training is for parents, caregivers, yoga teachers and educators who want to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with children. Each weekend will give you tools to optimize your offering for various ages, group sizes, and settings, while giving you the opportunity to embody empowerment, relaxation, and practice teaching. 

Our weekend format and schedules are designed to support your personal rejuvenation and self care. From this wellspring you can meet the children in your life with equanimity, patience, and presence. 
This entire course will cover:
* Basics of yoga philosophy and mindfulness delightfully translated for youth
* Guided meditations, breath exercises, partner yoga and mindful games
* Foundations of Non-Violent Communication
* Developmental Patterns & Anatomy
* Practice Teaching & Feedback  
* Science based evidence for why and how these tools work

Every module will equip you with tools you can share immediately with the children in your life! Self-study and practicum hours will complete your 95 hour Yoga Alliance approved certification. 

Each weekend will focus on the following:
Module #1- February
* Basics of Yoga Philosophy: Satya & Ahimsa
* Teaching Tools: Song & Sound
* Practice Teaching: Sun Salutes & Story Vinyasa
* Developmental Patterns Ages 0-6 years old
* Anatomy: Bone & Muscle 

Module #2- May
* Teaching Tools: Peak Pose
* Abuse Awareness & Prevention
* Practice Teaching: Mindful Games & Poses
* Developmental Patterns Ages 7-10 years old
* Anatomy: Respiration & Circulation
* Yoga Philosophy: Asteya & Brahmacharya

Module #3- August
* Translating Yoga for Schools
* Teaching Tools: Using Themes
* Bully Prevention
* Practice Teaching: Chair Yoga & Meditation
* Developing Curriculum
* Anatomy: Nervous System

Module #4- November
* Teaching Tools: Creative Movement, Writing & Art
* Practice Teaching: Lesson Plans
* Developmental Patterns Ages PreTeen & Teen
* Concepts of Social Justice & Inclusivity
* Anatomy: Immune & Chakra Systems
* Yoga Philosophy: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas

REQUIRED READING(sections of the following): 
The Yamas & Niyamas By Deborah Adele YAMI YOGI MANUAL by Deven Sisler (available for purchase at Namaspa) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life 3rd Edition by Marshall Rosenberg How to Talk so Kids Can Learn By Adele Faber

February, May, November
Fridays 5p-8:30p; Saturdays 1:30-4:30p/5:30-8:30p; Sundays 10a-2:30p/3:30p-6:30p
August Friday 9a-1p/2:30-6:30p; Saturday 1:30p-4:30p/5:30p-8:30p; Sunday 10:30a-2p/3-6:30p

$1470, $1320 before Friday January 11th.
Payment plans, scholarships and limited work-study positions available.  10% discount for educators, Namaspa teachers & staff. Email acroyogadeven@gmail.comto process a discount. 

Go to Scroll down this workshops page to "Children's Yoga Teacher Training" click "Sign up" and follow the prompts. Email with questions or about attend single modules.