95 Hour - RCYT MODULE 2: Teaching From the space of passion
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE Module 2 of the Peaceful World Yoga Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Training continues to build on the foundation from Module 1 (Developing the Whole Child) and deepens your practice as a children's yoga instructor. This training is a combination of in-class instruction, hands-on mentoring and working directly with real students in schools, students, recreation facilities and a variety of other locations that Peaceful World Yoga is currently serving at the time of enrollment. This training brings the instructor and their passions into the spotlight and no two trainings are ever the same!
In the second Module, trainees will learn how to take a passion that are deeply connected to and teach through the lens of their expertise. What's your passion? Are you an artist? Love photography? A film-maker? Passionate about animal rights? A lover of the Earth? A fantastic cook? Love to garden? Raise farm animals? You name a passion and the instructors at Peaceful World Yoga will guide you to learn to teach from THAT space...YOUR space of passion!
Module two will take Mindfulness to the next level of depth and understanding and teachers begin to development deeper skills in attuning with the students you are working with and begin to embody a presence that children of all ages will be drawn to.
Finding classroom management to be a challenge sometimes? In Module two we will dive deeply into class management skills and broaden our use of effective communication skills (mindful communication) with the students we work with and beyond. Embedded in this course is a mini course on How to Speak Mindfully to Children and Teens. This mini course will help you develop communication skills that will reach far beyond teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth.
All new students to Peaceful World Yoga will start with this Module as the first track towards the full RCYT certification. Once a year the How to Speak Mindfully to Children and Teens will be offered. Please watch our Facebook page and get on our email list to receive updates.
RCYT CREDITS EARNED 21 hours
INVESTMENT $575 $500 Early bird specials available (if paid in full two weeks prior to event)
TRAINING SCHEDULE Saturday: 9-7 PM Zoom Meetings Twice a Month 10 one-on-one sessions with our Lead Teacher Two optional opportunities to teach yoga and/or mindfulness with real children
RCYT EDUCATION STANDARDS COVERED (the first five are covered in Module 1 as well)
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.
Practicum hours are divided between hours spent observing a specialty class and hours spent teaching a specialty class. A portion of each type of hours need to be with the Leader Trainer(s). Observing contact hours: 6 (4 with lead teacher). Teaching contact hours: 12 hours (6 hours must be with lead teacher).
Elective Hours: 8 Hours to be distributed among Educational Categories according to Peaceful World Yoga's chosen emphasis (may be Contact or Non-Contact Hours).
TRAINING OBJECTIVES and PREREQUSITS:
Awareness and application of the developmental stages of youth
Understand children’s physical, mental, emotional and social development
Understand the brain-body-nervous system connection and development
Embodiment of Peaceful World Yoga’s teaching philosophies
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
Deeper level of implementation and practice of mindfulness and meditation for all types of learners (a personal practice is highly recommended)
A deep understanding of the ethics of working with youth
An awareness of how to teach children the importance of breath work
How and when to teach Advanced breathing techniques
Knowledge of how to guide children through relaxation and guided imagery
Creating and writing guided imagery scripts that compliment your passion practice
Knowledge of stress management techniques and cognitive behavior techniques
Create lesson plans that are engaging and come from YOUR OWN PLACE OF PASSION
Knowledge of yoga poses and learning how to create advanced poses with children
How to teach Family Yoga – Intergenerational Yoga in the area of your passion
How to grow your own yoga business
REQUIRED READINGS Peaceful World Yoga Teacher Training Manual Peaceful World Yoga Game Guide Peaceful World Yoga Pranayama Guide Learning to Breath by Patricia C. Broderick, PHD The Yoga Sutras (any version you enjoy)
STUDENT EVALUATION STANDARDS
Creating and teaching lesson plans
Co-teaching a Family Yoga class
Review and Evaluation Assessment
Collecting and contributing to a class resource
Creating a Bound Teacher Mini Manual of your Passion Teaching
*Our trainings are held several times a year across the Denver Metro Area. If you are outside of our area don't worry! We would be happy to talk to you about how our instructors can come to you. Contact us now for more information or to check availability of our upcoming trainings.