Yoga for Children Teacher Training

To register a Yoga Garden Certificate with Yoga Alliance as an RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher), students must take both Garden Kids and Garden Teens, and have a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 designation.  Read here for more information about Yoga Alliance standards.

45-hour  Yoga for Children Teacher Training Program

RCYT Yoga Alliance® Registered, in conjunction with Garden Teens Program

Yoga Garden Kids® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with children 4 to 12 years old. Participants acquire the tools to help children deepen self-awareness and well-being through yoga and mindfulness. Participants explore a personal meditation practice while in training to develop the ability to authentically share mindfulness with youth. Yoga Garden Kids® is a unique, mindfulness-based program that will prepare you to teach yoga to youth and covers in-depth topics such as working with trauma, and at risk children.

Philosophy

Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world. Yoga Garden Kids® was built on the philosophy that children learn best when playing. Learning to relax can help fearful and anxious youth learn. The program focuses on deepening a personal mindfulness practice, bringing yoga to children in their own words and conceptualization. There is an emphasis on the neuroscience of child development. This training prepares students to teach yoga to children. Students will learn tools for age-appropriate communication, how to craft unique mindfulness exercises and safe yoga sequences and how to launch a sustainable career.

Curriculum

Students will:

  • learn and embody mindfulness that they will acquire with practice during this extensive training,
  • be introduced to the neuroscience and physiological development of children,
  • explore the impacts of mindfulness and yogic relaxation on the brains of children.
Topics include:
  • A comprehensive study of the stages childhood, brain, and emotional development.
  • Communication skills to interact with parents, schools, and developmental specialists
  • Yoga poses for children
  • Basics of mindfulness, exercises, and games
  • Teaching skills and tools for young audiences
  • Pediatric anatomy
  • Class observation and teaching practicums
  • Acro Yoga exercises and games
  • In-depth understanding of trauma and ways to practice yoga with at-risk youth
  • In-depth knowledge of child attachment theories
  • Tools in resourcing, creating, and sustaining a full-time yoga teaching career
After Graduation

Students will be prepared to teach children yoga and mindfulness in:

This course provides 45 elective contact hours for YGSF 300 Hour and/or 45 Yoga Alliance® CEUs toward an RCYT certification in conjunction with Garden Teens Program.

For more about our 300-Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE
For more about our Garden Teens Teacher Training CLICK HERE

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this elective. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this elective.

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GARDEN TEENS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

To register a Yoga Garden Certificate with Yoga Alliance as an RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher), students must take both Garden Kids and Garden Teens, and have a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 designation. Read here for more information about Yoga Alliance standards.

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40-hour Yoga for Teens Teacher Training Program

RCYT Yoga Alliance® Registered in conjunction with Garden Kids Program

Yoga Garden Teens® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with teens 12-18 years old. Students will explore a variety of physical, emotional, and social challenges experienced by teens today. Participants acquire the tools to help teens deepen self-awareness and well-being through yoga and mindfulness. Participants will also explore a personal meditation practice while in training to develop the ability to authentically share mindfulness with youth. Yoga Garden Teens® is a unique, mindfulness-based program that will prepare you to teach yoga to youth and covers in-depth topics such as working with trauma, and at-risk teens.

Philosophy

Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world. Yoga Garden Teens® is built on the science based research that teens brains are developing cognitive processing functions such as reasoning, planning, judgement and self-regulation. By sharing the tools that mindfulness and yoga give us, teens will learn how to relax, practice self awareness, steady their minds and gain more stability and emotional regulation. The program focuses on deepening a personal mindfulness practice, and utilizing a physical practice as an outlet for stress. There is an emphasis on the neuroscience of the adolescent brain.

Curriculum

This curriculum is based on developing and practicing mindfulness and meditation. Students will:

  • embody these teachings through practice during this extensive training,
  • be introduced to research-based neuroscience and physiological development of the adolescent body and brain,
  • explore real classroom experiences and learn how to respond.
Topics include:
  • A comprehensive study of teen brain and emotional development.
  • Non-violent communication skills
  • How words and tones influences relationships
  • Yoga poses and modifications
  • Mindfulness, exercises, and activities
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Class observation and teaching practicums
  • Acro Yoga and partner yoga exercises
  • In-depth understanding of trauma and ways to practice yoga with at-risk youth
  • Tools for reducing anxiety, developing empathy and self-confidence
  • Tools in resourcing, creating, and sustaining a full-time yoga teaching career
After Graduation

Students will be prepared to teach adolescents yoga and mindfulness in:

This course provides 40 elective contact hours for YGSF 300 Hour and/or 40 Yoga Alliance® CEUs toward an RCYT certification in conjunction with Garden Kids Program.

For more about our 300-Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE
For more about our Garden Teens Teacher Training CLICK HERE

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this elective. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this elective.

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Garden Children Training

$990

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$890

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Pro-Elite Membership
(All access)

$425

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Garden Kids® Teacher Training Fall

September 27 - October 1
$990

With Alexandra Rossi Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world. Yoga Garden Kids® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with children 4 to 12 years ... Read More

Cancellations
Cancellations are accepted up to 14 days before the start of a training; if you cancel, the cost of the program will be refunded to you. If you withdraw from a program 13 days or fewer before the program start date, you will surrender your spot in the program and forfeit the entire program cost.

Attendance
A minimum of 90% attendance is required for all multi-day programs, unless drop-in days are specifically offered in the program description. Students who register for or attend less than 90% of a program may not receive credit for the hours that they did attend and may not receive a certificate. In the event of any absence, missed hours must be made up to receive credit for the program.

ProElite Cancellations and Fees
ProElite students who withdraw from a program less than 14 days before the start will be charged a late cancellation fee of 50% of the full program cost, as per the ProElite contract. Pro-Elite students who register but do not attend a program will also be charged the late cancellation fee.

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