Join Yoga Child, Philadelphia’s first Registered Children’s Yoga School, and let lead E-RYT, RCYT Elizabeth Zack equip you with the skillset and confidence to teach yoga and mindfulness to children. Under her guidance and in conjunction with special guest teachers, you will embark on a 95-hour journey and learn how to teach the Yoga Child Curriculum.
- Developing a safe space for learning
- Managing behavior mindfully
- Inspirational Yoga Themes
- Magical meditations
- 100 simple child-safe yoga poses
- Engaging through Anatomy
- Yoga Games
- Original Yoga Child music and songs
- Asana Stories
- Yoga Journaling
- Thematically significant crafts
- On- and Off-the-mat lessons in mindfulness
Let’s Get Mindful About Mindfulness…
The Yoga Child curriculum was developed in 2002 by Yoga Child founder, Gail Silver, the award-winning author of the Anh’s Anger Children books. Lessons for integrating the teachings of these books into your yoga and mindfulness classes is a unique and integral part of this training. Accordingly, it’s no surprise that this training incorporates mindfulness practice, modeling mindfulness, and a variety of practices for engaging young children with mindfulness.
Mindfulness practice allows one to be fully present in each moment so that we are able to find more fulfillment in life, process our feelings with greater ease, and communicate with others more compassionately. Some trainees learn and practice mindfulness for the first time when they enroll in the Yoga Child training and are pleased to find it to be a useful practice for reducing stress in their own lives as well as in the lives of their students. At Yoga Child we believe yoga and mindfulness go hand-in-hand.
Therefore, you can expect to:
- Develop or refine your own mindfulness practice
- Learn to use mindfulness as a behavioral tool in the classroom
- Experience a renewed relationship with your own inner child
- Learn a ton of fun ways to teach it to your kiddos!
Hands-On Teaching Experience Included!
Hands-on experience is a distinctive and essential part of learning to teach yoga. You will be introduced to this during this training with the opportunity to observe and participate in signature Yoga Child yoga classes taught by your lead educator. You will be provided with time to prep your own classes, teach them, and receive constructive feedback on your teaching.
Upon Completion of Your Training
You will be able to skillfully create and teach thematic yoga and mindfulness classes that are safe, fun, and developmentally tailored for specific age groups within the range of ages three to ten.
Supervision and Support will follow you home and into the classroom:
Post-Training Supervision with Gail Silver and Elizabeth Zack will take place via Zoom on select Sundays in the fall and winter following training.
The Logistics and Yoga Alliance Registration
This training combines Yoga Child’s Level I and Level 2 trainings into one action-packed week. Typically held in retreat settings, this 95-hour Yoga Alliance Approved training provides the perfect combination of direct contact hours, reading, assignments, and on-site practicum and post-training supervision.
At the end of this 8-day training, trainees seeking RCYT status will need to teach 30 hours of children’s yoga and join Yoga Child for three remote (three-hour) sessions.
The appeal of a Composite Training is its flexibility and fast track to teaching, while maintaining the support of your Yoga Child family. Because this training combines Level I and Level 2 into one training, it is priced accordingly for a 95-hour training from a Registered Children’s Yoga School and being offered at a discounted rate of $26.50 per credit hour.
When you Register:
Please be mindful that there are required materials you will need to obtain as well as some that are recommended. In order to participate in the program, you will need to obtain the Yoga Child Teacher Training Manual and The Playlist: Yoga Child: A Peaceful Place Inside. Other materials and literature are highly recommended as they will enhance your teaching and will be referenced during the training.
For more information, please visit our website or contact us at [email protected] or by reaching out to Elizabeth Zack at (215) 510-1923.