Garden Kids® Teacher Training Fall 2019
September 25 - September 29
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 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 both yoga and mindfulness with youth. Yoga Garden Kids® is a unique, mindfulness-based program that will prepare you to teach yoga to youth and will cover topics such as working with children with ADD and ADHD.
Yoga Garden Kids® was built on the philosophy that children learn best when playing. The program focuses on deepening a personal mindfulness practice, bringing yoga to children in their own words and understanding the neuroscience of child development. This training helps prepare students to become kids yoga teachers by giving them the tools to understand children, to communicate with them, to craft unique mindfulness exercises, safe yoga sequences and to launch a sustainable career. This training will also cover trauma informed mindfulness and yoga for use. Please remember this class provides tools that are most easily incorporated if you are already familiar with the yoga poses and have your own personal practice.
- Stages of mental and emotional development throughout childhood
- Communication skills to interact with parents, schools and developmental specialists
- Yoga poses for children in their own words
- Basics of mindfulness, exercises and games
- Teaching skills for a young audience
- Pediatric anatomy
- Class observation and teaching practicums
Wed. – Fri. | Sept. 25-27 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat. & Sun. | Sept. 28-29 | 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This course provides 45 Elective Contact Hours for our YGSF 300 Hour Program (45 Yoga Alliance® CEUs).
For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE.
Tuition is $990, or $890 if enrolled on or before 9/11/19.
YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this elective. TT alumni receive 15% off.