Teach Yoga and Mindfulness to Children Training
Class Yoga, Teach Yoga and Mindfulness to Children
25 – 29th May 2019
Who: Open to all teachers and non-teachers, with a regular yoga practice.
What: On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Yoga Alliance Professionals Accredited 60 hour Vocational Training Certificate in Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children. With this certificate you will be eligible for insurance to teach yoga to children in any setting. Ideal for Primary School teachers wanting to learn more about yoga and mindfulness and begin to share this with their pupils, as well as Yoga Teachers, youth workers, parents and carers, wanting to set up private classes.
Why: Be inspired! Learn more about the benefits of yoga for children and begin to share with your children for greater physical and mental health! Deepen your learning and understanding of yoga and it’s benefits for a range of children. Become qualified in Children’s yoga, be the leader for Yoga and Mindfulness in your school, teach yoga to children in and out of schools.
1 essay assignment Informal class observation assessments Evidence of planning, teaching and reviewing a personally taught class
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
School teachers: with some knowledge and experience of yoga, who want learn how to begin to lead short yoga and mindfulness practices to enhance their classroom learning experience.
Yoga teachers: wanting to expand and develop their teaching skills, with a desire to share the love and the physical and mental benefits of yoga with young people, in or out of school.
Parents/ carers and yoga practitioners from other professions: who work with, or have a keen desire to work with children, to share the proven benefits yoga and mindfulness bring to their young lives.
THE COURSE CONTENT
– Brain development of a child aged 4-12 and how this will influence the way you teach and communicate with them – Anatomical development of children aged 4-12 and how this understanding will affect the yoga you teach them – Psychology and its impact – Appropriate yoga asana and pranayama – Mindfulness meditation and relaxation – Games, music and chanting – Behaviour management
This course is designed with a strong focus on enabling teachers to provide yoga and mindfulness in school – as an underlying element throughout the school day, to provide in short classroom lesson breaks and as part of PE. Schools are encouraged to fund their teaching staff for the benefit of the whole school’s health and wellbeing. Pupil Premium and Sports Funds are most often used.
HOW TO APPLY:
“This was an excellent and inspiring day! My colleagues and I learnt a lot and we now feel eager and confident to include elements of yoga and mindfulness into our day, in order to calm and re-focus our learners. We are now also thinking about including it into the PE curriculum to combine the physical with the mental and emotional side, we can really see our pupils benefitting from it. Helen was precise in achieving a balance between practical and theory. Her responses to teachers about how to deal with particular situations clearly showed her experience using yoga in the school setting with a variety of children with different needs. Overall, inspiring and recommended for schools wanting to learn more about yoga and mindfulness and how to incorporate it into an already busy school day – for the benefit of children and adults alike!”
Dr Tim Cook, Principal, Hillfort Academy Liskeard Cornwall
I signed up for Helen’s Teaching Yoga to Children CPD Course as I was hoping to learn how to teach yoga to children in a way that is safe, fun and enjoyable in order to help them connect to their breath, find a sense of calm and relaxation. I believe that yoga has the power to allow children to feel strong physically as well as emotionally, to build confidence and to teach mindfulness, to allow them to de-stress in order to take care of themselves and other – I certainly was not disappointed by Helen’s CPD course!
I was able to witness one of Helen’s great kids classes as well as one family class and certainly got more from the CPD course than I had expected.
Helen is such an amazing yoga teacher and inspiring person – I was blown away when I learned about all the amazing work and effort Helen has put into making yoga available to school children.
Having worked in paediatrics and knowing about the physical problems e.g. more sedative lifestyles, the increasing rate of childhood obesity and diabetes as well as emotional/behavioural problems children are presenting with nowadays I strongly believe that yoga has never been needed more and should be part of the curriculum – I hope one day we will be able to ‘prescribe yoga’ on the NHS.
I can’t recommend Helen’s Teaching Yoga to Children CPD Course enough – it was such an interesting and enjoyable course which left me feeling more confident than I had expected in regards to teaching yoga to children, knowing what to consider for the different age groups. – Anna, GP registrar RYT 200