Module One Developing the Whole Child : Setting a Solid Foundation of Safety and Trust
OVERVIEW Module One, Developing the Whole Child is the foundational module to Peaceful World Yoga Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Training. In this Module PWY lays the foundation for your practice as a children's yoga educator. This 3 day course is a comprehensive training that will introduce you to the core set of mindfulness-based Yoga fundamentals as they apply specifically to children and their development. You will gain valuable experience from instructors who are practicing teachers and yoga business owners. During this module, students will be provided instruction and resources on specific developmental stages of children from prenatal to early adulthood. You will be guided and provided experiential practices using the key strategies that PWY has developed over the course of years working with youth and young adults. Yoga educators leaving our training will learn about the brain-body-nervous system connection and development and will be provided with tools and practices that will guide children of all ages. Teacher trainees will learn how to create safe and trusting spaces, no matter where you are teaching and learn how to practice and teach children the ethics of yoga. During this training, teachers will also be guided in mindfulness and meditation practices for all types of learners and experience how to guide children through relaxation and guided imagery practices. This module is required as the foundation module where instructors will provide behavior management strategies that differentiate for diverse populations. Guiding teachers will help you plan and co-create lesson plans with you that are engaging and fun for all stages and ages of youth.
We hope you decide to join our Peaceful World Yoga Tribe. Youth Yoga is expanding in many directions and we often hire graduates from our training to work in schools, local recreation centers, YMCA programs, juvenile halls, libraries, hospitals and a variety of other locations. We hire our trainees because we know you've been trained by some of the best children's yoga educators in Colorado, where we know the needs of the children we work with and we teach them how to live kindly and compassionately in the world, one breath at a time.
Next Denver Training: May, 3rd-5th, 2019 Training Schedule Friday: 9 am - 6 pm Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
Peaceful World Yoga teachers will lead all participants through practices and experiential learning so that upon graduation teachers planning on working with youth will know and be able to:
Have awareness and application of the developmental stages of youth
Know strategies to guide youth through their physical, mental, emotional and social development
Understand the brain-body-nervous system connection and development
Know and understand the benefits of children's yoga as it relates to each stage of development
Provide a safe space for learning that includes ethical behavior of both students and teachers
Introduce and guide youth in mindfulness and meditation practices for all types of learners
Have deep understanding of the ethics of working with youth
Be aware of how to teach children the importance of breath work
Be able to guide children through relaxation and guided imagery practices
Manage behaviors of youth during classes and differentiate for specific populations
Create lesson plans that are engaging and differentiated for different learning styles and developmental stages
Teach yoga poses in a safe way and learning how to create new poses with children to foster creativity
Teach Family Yoga – Intergenerational Yoga
Set up, manage and advertise your own yoga business (Basic information in this module)
Reading / Resources Peaceful World Yoga Teacher Training Manual Peaceful World Yoga Game Guide Peaceful World Yoga Pranayama Guide The Whole-Brain Child, Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Graduates will Participate in
Creating and teaching lesson plans
Co-teaching a Family Yoga class
Collecting and contributing to a class resource
Yoga Alliance RCYT Educational Standards
An awareness of each individual child’s uniqueness, combined with a sound knowledge of developmental stages, sets the foundation for age appropriate learning.
An understanding of mindful-based yoga practices appropriate for child development including; asanas, asana-based movement, mindfulness, yoga-based game and activities, breathing techniques and chanting.
Knowledge of classroom techniques, lesson plans and group processing for children’s activities. Age-appropriate skills for yoga class techniques. Including how to phrase age-appropriate questions to a child and effective communication skills (such as songs and stories) for working with children.
Awareness of the anatomy and physiology related specifically to changes during child development and their application to yoga techniques.
Knowledge of basic yoga precepts as they relate to children (Yamas and Niyamas). Awareness of ethical behavior regarding safe touch, ethical language and behavior.
Upon completion of each Module, you will receive Yoga Alliance credits towards your RCYT certification. All new students to Peaceful World Yoga are required to begin with this Module towards the full RCYT certification.
*Our trainings are currently held several times a year across the Denver Metro Area, Washington State, Wyoming, and Florida. We would be happy to talk to you about how we can bring our instructors to you. Contact us now for more information or to check availability of our upcoming trainings.