Yoki Yoga certifies yoga teachers to teach children with a 95-hour certification program that meets the standards of the National Yoga Alliance Association.
The training includes a thorough investigation into the development of these young bodies, minds and understanding of themselves and the world around them and the world within them, according to each age group. You will learn about the childhood development (physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively), ways to actively engage their attention, focus, creative expression and creative imagination. You will learn how to teach them yoga poses, breathing exercises, the effective use of stories, games and how to do it through play and fun.
Included in the training:
Standard stages of development in different models of development: physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual/energetic
How to relate those stages to the practice of yoga, creative movement and meditation/relaxation
Detailed class outline and how to build lesson plans
Strategies to create safety, engagement, play and exploration, and teaching a yoga practice
How to modify poses for kids and adjust them
How to teach meditation, classical chanting, and mudras
How to integrate interdisciplinary learning
How to address multiple intelligences
How to manage the space and environment of the classroom
Lots of games, crafts, stories, songs and props.
How to involve and teach the parents and family members