Yoga Courses - Children's Yoga Teacher Training
There is no greater joy or more rewarding career anywhere than being a teacher of yoga. This is especially true when the lives you are impacting are those of children. In our world today, we can make a significant difference in dramatically impacting violence, hatred, anger, poverty, aggressive behavior, depression, school drop-outs, alcohol and drug addiction, and all other undesirable behaviours and states of mind simply by teaching generations of children the life-impacting principles that will assist them to develop high self-esteem and design their lives with a positive expectation for the future. THI's Shanti Yoga for Children program is such a wonderful way to have a positive, peaceful, loving impact on our world, bringing Shantiji's vision to life and continue to spread the light.
If you are a mum, teacher, childcare provider or someone who cares deeply about the wellbeing of the children in your life and find yourself needing new ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm, we have good news for you. Research has proven that consistent yoga practice facilitates children in staying grounded and helps them navigate their way through daily stress. Shanti Yoga™ has revolutionised the way the ancient science of yoga is taught to children. This refreshing, playful and unique, gound-breaking approach, opens up a world of peace, creativity, joy and discipline to children from all walks of life.
Yoga is a system of many different things to be practiced as well as ways to think and feel. It make the body and mind strong and healthy and helps children be happy, peaceful and full of good energy. The results: less stress, greater success, for all teachers, parents, child-focussed professionals and students. We are privileged to be able to touch the lives of children, to make a difference to them, and help them make a difference.
The Shanti Yoga Health Institute Australia's Foundational Training in Teaching Yoga to Children consists of:
2 x WEEKEND RESIDENTIALS
Initial Training, followed by Revision Training and Assessment
The concept, philosophy, methods and training objectives of Shanti Yoga for Children is taught during your initial residential weekend intensive, consisting of 2 days (one night) of fun, laughter, love, learning and inspiration that will help you connect in new and exciting ways with the child within you. This weekend intensive is inclusive of:
- overnight, single room or twin-share accommodation at Nirvana Wellness Retreat
- delicious, healthy, vegetarian meals (breakfast x 1, lunch x 2, dinner x 1).
The foundational course is designed for you to teach children from ages 5-11. You will leave with tools, practices and fun techniques to begin using with children immediately. You will then serve your apprenticeship, with home study and practicum designed to be completed in 6-12 months.
Upon completion of your home study practicum, you can attend a weekend revision, culmination and integration, present a practicum workshop and be awarded your certification, at no extra cost.
- practicum, consisting of all the components (content, structure, activities that underpin children's Yoga) and the Shanti Yoga way of teaching and connecting with children
- getting in touch with your own body's love of movement, wisdom and creativity
- new ways for you and the children you teach to access inner happiness
- life changing experiences.
Here you will you will learn how to:
- Create, design and plan classes with passion and enthusiasm.
- Include all the components that make up a great children's yoga class, including yoga postures, movements and exercises (asanas), yogic breathing (pranayama), meditation (antar mauna) and relaxation (nidra).
- A whole new array of creative ways to connect with children
- Engage, inspire, teach and deliver children's yoga classes that leave each and every child feeling happy, empowered and believing in themselves.
Shantiji has written some insightful, practical yogic material, helpful for children and their parents to start you on your way. Your resource materials package includes:
• Yoga Education for Children: As a twig is shaped.
198 page manual for teaching Shanti Yoga to children that contains resources, materials, tools and class templates that are professional, generous and immediately usable for you to start running a children's yoga class and also for home study.
• The Childrens’ Book of Shanti Yoga™
85 page illustrated book to guide you with the physical practices of yoga for children.
• Intimacy, Love and Transformation.
A highly acclaimed 352 page book entitled Intimacy, Love and Transformation by Shanti Gowans to help you use spiritual principles to guide your relationships and parenting.
• Meditation for Children
2 CD audio recordings made by Shanti Gowans to guide children learn many different ways to champion themselves, elevate their self-esteem and live their best lives.
• Yoga Cards
Additional resource materials to make your classes even more fun.
Video disc with children's yoga verses and their movements
ATTENDING THI CHILDREN'S YOGA CLASSES
As a course attendee, you are invited to be present and attend the Shanti children's yoga program towards your practicum, with your own children, and have your children experience being at our Shanti Yoga Studio, exploring their world in yoga and engaging in fun learning activities. These classes are currently conducted on Wednesdays 4.00-4.45pm, during Queensland school terms. Fees apply.
CERTIFICATION (optional, at no extra cost)
To achieve certification, you are required to
• Answer a 50 question multiple choice test
• Present a practicum workshop
Children’s Yoga Instructor Training Intensive.
Upcoming Intensive date
24-25 August, 2013
Location of Training
Residential at Nirvana Wellness Retreat,
87 Binnaburra Road, Beechmont. Queensland.
Course and resources fee:
New instructors $2500
Refresher/repeat students 50%
Includes overnight accommodation and meals
Tweens and Teens Course - Coming Soon!