Beings in February 2017: 6 weekends (Friday/Saturday) over 6 months
7 Centers Yoga Arts is a Registered Children’s Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.
Join the distinguished staff of 7 Centers Yoga Arts for our Children’s Yoga Teacher Training! Teaching yoga to kids is a rewarding and joyful experience for teachers, parents, and children. The 100-hour curriculum is presented in a 6-weekend, 6-month format that provides a solid foundation to understanding the changing needs and abilities of children as they develop from newborns to teenagers. Our program teaches students how to observe and evaluate children of different ages and translate yoga philosophy and practices into appropriate exercises for each age group. The training also emphasizes child nutrition from an Ayurvedic perspective and teaching body awareness that will help children to prevent injuries in yoga movement, athletic sports, and other physical activities.
From the experience with Children’s Yoga, you will be able to:
•Build children’s self-esteem and self-image by teaching body awareness and body mechanics in children’s yoga poses.
•Lead children in age-appropriate yoga games, poses, chants, and songs that are fun and engaging.
•Give children skills in dealing with bullying and other conflicts.
•Learn how to manage children yoga classes with ease and positive language.
•Teach children athletes injury prevention
•As part of the Ayurvedic nutrition curriculum, learn how to prepare and serve healthy snacks.
2017 WEEKEND DATES/HOURS
Begins in February 2017. Weekend dates will be scheduled around students’ needs.
TUITION, BOOKS and SUPPLIES:
The cost for the course is $1500. Included in the Children’s program tuition is an in-depth teacher training manual compiled by 7 Centers Yoga Arts. 7 Centers provides yoga props including pillows, blankets, floor chairs, straps, and blocks for student use at no cost. For the Children’s Yoga course, a variety of toys, art materials, and other kid-engaging props will also be available.
Students are required to bring their personal yoga mat and purchase three textbooks before the program start date: Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s Yoga Education for Children and Four Chapters on Freedom (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras), and author John Douliard’s Perfect Health for Kids: Ten Ayurvedic Health Secrets Every Parent Must Know.
An enrollment fee of $200 reserves your place. You may pay by cash, check or by credit card. The full fee is due before the start of the course. Payment plans are also available for this program. The course has a limited number of participants, so please reserve early.
For weekend housing there are nearby motels, hotels and bed and breakfasts. It also may be possible to arrange to stay in a room in a house. When applying for the course, let us know your needs.
All who complete the course with 100% attendance or equivalency will be given a certificate of completion for 100 Hours from 7 Centers Yoga Arts, a Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of this program, students who are Registered Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance are eligible for the Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) designation.
STEPS TO REGISTER
1. Fill out an Application form: VIEW/PRINT APPLICATION FORM HERE and submit via email or mail along with the appropriate deposit amount.
2. Upon receipt of your application and deposit, we will mail you an Orientation Package including a list of available housing options and other course logistics. Please review the orientation package thoroughly.
About The Staff:
Ana Hansen – E-RYT 500 hour registered Course Leader of Children’s Yoga and herself a mother. Read more about her here.
Ruth Hartung – Co-founder & Director, she is initiated with the Bihar School of Yoga and integrates the teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda in all the immersions offered by 7 Centers Yoga Arts. Read more about her here.
Melissa Camacho – Licensed Acupuncturist and Ayurvedic practitioner. Read more about her here.