LEARN TO TEACH YOGA TO KIDS WITH WITH YOGA MAMA

NEXT ONLINE COURSE DATE: 12-13 & 26-27 NOVEMBER 2022

This course is approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals. See below for full workshop outline, dates for 2022, and booking details. Early bird discounts are available. If you would like to apply for any of the courses advertised, please use our online application form.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEACH YOGA TO KIDS?

Our specialised teacher training programme will give you all the tools you need to teach yoga to kids, as well as mindfulness techniques.

WHY TEACH YOGA TO KIDS?

Helping children to cope with the world around them has never been more important than today. The impact that our advancing technology, global crises and societal pressures currently have on adults is enormous, so it’s hard to imagine the even greater impact they’re likely to have on future generations.

Teaching yoga and mindfulness techniques to children can give them the tools they need to thrive, including:

  • Supporting their physical development and cognitive skills.
  • Understanding and managing their emotions.
  • Stimulating their curiosity and creativity.
  • Getting in touch with their intuition.
  • Developing the ability to remain focused and engaged.
  • Learning how to relax and stay calm.
  • Developing a stronger sense of self-awareness.

WHAT MAKES OUR COURSE UNIQUE

Our Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited teacher training programme blends eastern yoga techniques with western medical professionals. It is delivered by a highly knowledgeable, specialised team who bring a unique set of skills and experience not found on any comparable course. The brilliant women in our teaching faculty include:

  • A qualified child psychologist and yoga teacher
  • A specialised paediatric physiotherapist
  • A senior yoga teacher

WHO THE COURSE IS FOR

This course is for you if you are an existing yoga teacher with an interest in teaching kids aged 4-12. Please note that, in order to teach to children, you need to have a valid DBS check.

We also welcome school teachers and others working with children who have an interest in teaching yoga and mindfulness. You will need a good understanding of yoga first, so you will have at least 2 years of regular yoga practice.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THE COURSE

The aim of the teacher training is to give you all the tools you need to empower you to become a great children’s yoga teacher. In particular, you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive education in child psychology and physiology.
  • Learn how to teach engaging, exciting classes to kids aged 4-12, with all the knowledge and tools for success.
  • Develop a clear awareness of how teaching yoga and mindfulness to children is different to teaching adult classes, and the adaptations that need to be made.
  • Learn about the business of kids yoga and how to incorporate it into your existing work.

Our specialist team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to take you far beyond the basics. Training with our child psychologist will give you a deeper understanding of the mental and emotional needs of the children you teach. Rather than simply learning games to play, you will discover techniques and strategies to deal with their individual needs and circumstances, including challenging behaviours.

On the physical side of things, you will work with our paediatric physiotherapist to gain a deeper understanding of the anatomy and physiology of a child and how this differs to an adult’s. You will also learn how a child’s growth impacts their learning and development, how to avoid injury and how to set your classes at the right pace.

HOW THE COURSE IS STRUCTURED

The teacher training is delivered over 40 hours, which includes a combination of contact and non-contact hours and consists of the following elements:

  • Teaching practice and methods: We will practise teaching in groups as well as observing and acting as participants.
  • Specialist training: Part of the course will be dedicated to specialist training in psychology and physiology with a qualified child psychologist and paediatric physiotherapist.
  • Asana/Pranayama/Mindfulness: We will be actively participating in class examples of kids yoga asana, pranayama and related mindfulness activities.
  • Assessment: The course will be assessed with continual written Q&A style assessment, written work including class plans, observations and book review, as well as teaching an example class with observational assessment.

COURSE BREAKDOWN

  • Principles & Structure: Principles, structuring and class planning; examples and templates.
  • Yoga Posture: Teaching postures in an engaging way; developing teamwork and leadership skills through partner and group poses; physical games and activities.
  • Mindfulness: Developing tools for life and encouraging creativity through mindfulness activities; breathwork and pranayama for children.
  • Psychology: Understanding challenging behaviour; skills to overcome temper tantrums; preventative strategies; tools for working with children with special needs; developing ground rules for classes.
  • Physiology: Patterns of child development and milestones; key differences between children and adults; brain development; body systems; common conditions in children.
  • Business & Paperwork: The business of teaching yoga for children; marketing your classes; class set-up; risk assessment, DBS and disclaimers.
  • Assessment: Teaching assessment; observation/participation in others’ classes; book review/reading; external class observations.

NEXT COURSE DATES

Children's Yoga & Mindfulness teacher training courses with Yoga Mama are split over 4 full days, split over two weekends. Our online courses will run on the following dates in 2022:

  • 12-13 & 26-27 November 2022.

COURSE FEES & EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS

The course costs £645, which includes a digital format training manual. We are offering an early bird discount on our November 2022 course. If you book and pay by 12 October 2022, you will pay just £595.

HOW TO BOOK

To apply for a course, please use our online application form. In order to be able to process your application, we require that you attach a copy of your yoga teacher certificate when applying in a suitable format (PDF). Failure to do so may cause a delay in the processing of your application.

At present, we can only accept payments made by BACs transfers. Once we have processed your online application, our admin team will send you an email with payment instructions. Click here for full terms and conditions.

TESTIMONIALS

"I found all of the course to be really useful. I was extremely impressed at the quality of the teaching and programme given that there has been such a short turnover to transfer it to digital."

"Loved the fact that there was an 'open floor' approach to the classes. Although we were led clearly and confidently by Cherie and the other experts teaching on the course, there was a lot of room for the collected expertise of the students to be capitalised on and was a wonderful shared learning experience."

"I thought being able to go into small groups over Zoom was really great. Didn't really feel like I missed out by not being face to face."

"The online format was fantastic. I think the balance of movement and sitting for periods of time was perfect for my pregnancy body. Thank you!"

FIND US

The Yoga Mama studio is located in Putney, south-west London. See full address below.

YOGA MAMA

2nd Floor, 266 Upper Richmond Road
Putney,
London SW15 6TQ

CONTACT DETAILS

You can contact Yoga Mama by email or telephone. See below for details.

e: info@yogamama.co.uk
t: 07939 589 083