"I started teaching yoga and social circus skills all over New York City in 2005. It was, in many ways, a trial by fire. I had the unique opportunity to work with amazing, inspiring youth of all ages, from all demographic backgrounds-- often in the course of one day. I learned that my job as a teacher was not only to teach physical skills, but to listen, to empower, to support, to believe in the highest potential of each child that walks through the door. I learned that it is my responsibility to help keep them safe and offer them with tools to make themselves safer, while also taking care of myself." ~Deven
Learn what it means to be a Warrior of Loving-Kindness and Steward of Safety, while gaining tools to share yoga and mindfulness immediately with the children in your life. Our weekend format is 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 module will cover:
* Teaching Tools: Peak Pose
* Abuse Awareness & Prevention
* Practice Teaching: Mindful Games, Partner Yoga & Warrior/Balancing Poses
* Developmental Patterns Ages 7-10 years old
* Anatomy: Respiration & Circulation
* Basics of yoga philosophy and mindfulness delightfully translated for youth
Join us for this inspiring single module OR the full four modules, with additional practicum hours and self-study to complete your 95 hour journey to become a Certified Children's Yoga Teacher. By attending this weekend and completing the homework you will gain 17 contact hours and 3 non-contact hours towards Yoga Alliance requirements and Children's Yoga certification.
SCHEDULE Friday 5p-8:30p; Saturday 1:30-4:30p/5:30-8:30p; Sunday 11a-2:30p/3:30p-6:30p
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. Participate in the Darkness to Light Training online or in person (d2l.org)
INVESTMENT $450, $400 before April 15th (10% discount for Namaspa Teachers, Stafff and current educators) Email Acroyogadeven@gmail.com to process.