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Children's Yoga Teacher Training

  • Namaspa Yoga Community 1135 Northwest Galveston Avenue Bend, OR, 97701 United States (map)

If you missed a module, drop in with us on the next one! This comprehensive teacher training is for parents, caregivers, yoga teachers and educators who want to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with children. Each weekend will give you tools to optimize your offering for various ages, group sizes, and settings, while giving you the opportunity to embody empowerment, relaxation, and practice teaching. 

Our weekend format and schedules are designed to support your personal rejuvenation and self care. From this wellspring you can meet the children in your life with equanimity, patience, and presence. 
This entire course will cover:
* Basics of yoga philosophy and mindfulness delightfully translated for youth
* Guided meditations, breath exercises, partner yoga and mindful games
* Foundations of Non-Violent Communication
* Developmental Patterns & Anatomy
* Practice Teaching & Feedback  
* Science based evidence for why and how these tools work

Attending all four modules, with self-study and practicum hours will complete your 95 hour Yoga Alliance approved certification. 

August 2-4, November 1-3, 2019

Each weekend will focus on the following:

Module #3- August
* Translating Yoga for Schools
* Teaching Tools: Using Themes
* Bully Prevention
* Practice Teaching: Chair Yoga & Meditation
* Developing Curriculum
* Anatomy: Nervous System

Module #4- November
* Teaching Tools: Creative Movement, Writing & Art
* Practice Teaching: Lesson Plans
* Developmental Patterns Ages PreTeen & Teen
* Concepts of Social Justice & Inclusivity
* Anatomy: Immune & Chakra Systems
* Yoga Philosophy: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas

REQUIRED READING (sections of the following): 
The Yamas & Niyamas By Deborah Adele YAMI YOGI MANUAL by Deven Sisler (available for purchase at Namaspa) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life 3rd Edition by Marshall Rosenberg How to Talk so Kids Can Learn By Adele Faber

August Friday 9a-1p/2:30-6:30p; Saturday 1:30p-4:30p/5:30p-8:30p; Sunday 10:30a-2p/3-6:30p

November Friday 5p-8:30p; Saturday 1:30-4:30p/5:30-8:30p; Sunday 11a-2:30p/3:30p-6:30p

$400 preregistration per weekend, $450 post-reg
Payment plans, scholarships and limited work-study positions available.  10% discount for educators, Namaspa teachers & staff. Email to process a discount. 

Go to Scroll down this workshops page to "Children's Yoga Teacher Training" click "Sign up" and follow the prompts. Email with questions or about attending single modules.