This 20 hour training includes the following three courses taken consecutively over one weekend:
- Yoga Philosophy for Kids
- Teaching K-5th Grade Yoga
- Teaching 6th-12th Grade Yoga
You will learn about traditional yoga philosophy and relevant poises for each stage of childhood development. The Ashtanga Teen Series was developed by Kino McGregor and the curriculum provides yoga games, partner poses, yoga stories and relevant journal prompts to cultivate mindfulness for kids of all ages and all backgrounds. You will learn simple and effective tools for creating a fun and calming environment for kids, strategies for behavior management, age appropriate language, and inspiration in helping students rise up to achieve their goals.
- Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judit
- The Unadorned Thread by Salvatore Zambito
- The Yoga Sutras
How can I use my training & certification?
All three trainings can be used for CEU’s with Yoga Alliance, staff development requirements in a variety of school districts, and to fulfill a 20-hour module requirement in the Radiant Child Family Yoga Certification courses. The hours can also count towards Yoga Alliance’s 95-hour children’s yoga specialty or 200-hour registration through Radiant Child Yoga.
Can I teach with YoKid after this training?
Yes! YoKid volunteer assistants and teachers are needed in Washington DC, Maryland, & Virginia. Apply HERE.
When is the next training?
The YoKid 20 hour basic training is offered every 2-3 months and can be taken in its entirety or as individual courses.
The schedule of 20 hour basic course offerings for 2016-2017 are as follows:
* September 9-11, 2016 (Washington, DC)
* December 2-4, 2016 (Washington, DC)
* February 24- 26, 2017 (Alexandria, DC)
* May 19- 21, 2017 (Arlington, VA)
* July 21-23, 2017 (Baltimore, MD)
* August 25-27, 2017 (Rockville, MD)
“Thank you for such an awesome weekend! It was information-heavy, experience-filled, and given with such passion and love! I truly am grateful to have been a part of it all. I learned so much! It was truly awesome to have been able to learn so much.” ~ YoKid Trainee, Virginia
“I love teaching with Yokid. First, I felt that the trainings Yokid provided prepared me to start teaching children immediately. The tools Yokid provided as well as the open communication with Yokid admin was extremely helpful. Secondly, I love the groups of children we reach out to. From teaching with Yokid I have watched my students go from shy and angry to expressive and able to remain calm.” ~ YoKid Teacher