95-Hour Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Training
The Peaceful World Yoga Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive, intensive and practical children's yoga certification course. Be prepared to let out your inner child as you practice, play, laugh, bond and deepen your yoga experience in a new way...through the eyes of a child!
This hands-on and well rounded training provides teachers with all the tools needed to start guiding children and teens. Our coursework is intensive, fun, playful, uses practical theory, has group discussions with question and answer sessions, and provides tons and tons of experiential learning that is fun and engaging. Most importantly, you will come out of the training with immediate, tangible knowledge and loads of fabulous ideas and resources to create original, captivating and fun yoga experiences for kids of all ages.
Your training will focus on mindfulness-based yoga practices that are appropriate for child development including but not limited to: asanas, asana-based movement, yoga-based games and activities, breathing techniques, chants and songs. Knowledge from experienced teachers will be shared on specific classroom techniques, lesson plan structures, and group processing for children's activities. Our yoga instructors utilize age-appropriate teaching skills for yoga class techniques, including how to phase and cue using age-appropriate language and questioning techniques. We will teach strategies that will help you be effective with specific age groups by sharing resources that have been "favorites" of our students over the years.
Do you enjoy working with children and would like to implement the practice of yoga and mindfulness into their lives? Are you a yoga teacher who wants to refine and specialize your skills to expand your audience? Are you an educator wanting to bring the benefits of yoga to their classrooms and schools? No matter what your background or position if you are interested in bringing the values of mindfulness and yoga to children then this training is the way to start!
Children's Yoga is also great for parents and child-care provides to find new ways to connect with children, families, and promoting lasting bonds that deepen relationships.
95-Hour Registered children's yoga Teacher training Details:
Module 1: Developing the Whole Child Through Mindful-Based Yoga Module 1 of the Peaceful World Yoga Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Training lays the foundation for your practice as a children's yoga instructor. This portion of the training is a comprehensive training that will introduce you to the core set of mindfulness-based yoga fundamentals as they apply specifically to children. You will gain valuable experience from instructors who are practicing teachers and business owners along with Yoga Alliance credits towards your RCYT certification. All new students to Peacful World Yoga will start with this Module as the first track towards the full RCYT certification.
Module 2: Teaching From the Space of Passion 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 95-Hours
INVESTMENT $1,800 Early bird specials available as well as grants and need-based scholarships
TRAINING SCHEDULE Friday evenings 6-9 Saturday and Sunday: 9-7 PM
Zoom Meetings Twice a Month
One-on-one sessions with our Lead Teacher(s)
Two optional opportunities to teach yoga and/or mindfulness with real children
Training schedule can be customized for individual groups and during the summer months
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 PREREQUISITES:
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
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.
Micro-Module Electives As part of the Yoga Alliance RCYT certification process there are a number of hours dedicated towards elective credits beyond the core Module content and standards. We encourage our students to dive deeper into areas of interest that will expand their practices and/or businesses in new and exciting directions. Teaching and learning are our passions and we encourage our teacher trainees to continue to grow and stay current in our rapidly changing environment.