Children's Yoga Teacher Training 2019
95-hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Program
Yoga Alliance® Registered
Do you have a passion for children’s health and well-being? Do you teach children and want to find an engaging and holistic way to help them become more focused, fit, and calm? Are you a yoga practitioner who wants to share the benefits of yoga with your children or students? If so, this course can help you discover the joyful world of Children’s Yoga.
Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is designed to give you the skills and confidence to teach children aged from 2 to 13 years old. It features seasoned faculty who focus on making classes content-rich and fun, while putting the principles of yoga into action.
Children’s Yoga training can make a valuable addition to the career skills of teachers, parents, physical and occupational therapists, fitness trainers, day-care providers, counselors, social workers, residential treatment and recreational center staff, camp counselors, and all those who want to use the tools of yoga as a caring and healing modality.
IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN:
- Postures and breathing practices for children
- How to structure a class, and create a class based around a theme
- Classroom management tools and skills
- Age-appropriate games, songs and activities
- How to teach meditation and mantra to children
- How to introduce the concept of self-care
- How to create a children’s yoga afternoon workshop
Additionally, there will be special presentations on the topics of Stress in Children, Conscious Parenting, Family Yoga, and The Importance of Sleep.
If you are a student in Yoga Yoga’s 500-hour teacher training program, you can enroll in Module 1 as an Elective course, or you may enroll in the Full Program as part of your Core Course & Specialization hours. Students who complete all training hours and required practice teaching may apply for Yoga Alliance designation as a RCYT, Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher.
MODULE 1 weekend 1: June 14-16, 2019, Yoga Yoga North
MODULE 1 weekend 2: June 28-30, 2019, Yoga Yoga Northwest
Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 9:30am – 5:30 with a 1 hour lunch break
MODULE 2 weekend 1: July 19-21, 2019, Yoga Yoga North
MODULE 2 weekend 2: August 2-4, 2019, Yoga Yoga North
Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 9:30am – 5:30 with a 1-hour lunch break
The 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) training is $995.
Customized payment plans are available for all courses that we offer.
- Yoga for Children by Lisa Flynn
- Smart Moves by Carla Hannaford
- Whole Brain Child by Dan Seigel
about your teacher
STACEY LOOP, E-RYT 500 hours; C-IAYT; IIN Health Coach
Stacey Loop is a certified yoga therapist and holistic health coach specializing in adapting therapeutic breath, movement, and meditation to an individual’s condition. She is passionate about education and is a lifelong student of the mind/body connection and the potential for optimal wellness.
After years of working in public schools as a Special Education Teacher, her personal journey of holistic healing began when her son was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. Intrigued by the ancient teachings of yoga and holistic health, she embarked upon an in-depth journey to acquire certifications as a yoga therapist and health coach.
In 15 years, Stacey has taught over 2,500 classes in teacher training, special education topics, therapeutic privates, mentoring, and public classes. She has co presented at the University of Texas’s Social Worker’s Conference in 2017 and 2018 on the topic of “Inner Transformation: A Holistic Approach for Kids with Neurological Issues”. Stacey has co-written curriculum for Yoga Yoga’s 95-hour Children’s Teacher Training and leads teachers in this certification program as well as training in other programs involving therapeutic aspects of yoga, including meditation.
When I signed up for the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training, all I knew was that I wanted to work with children. Little did I know the joy I would discover within my own self as I journeyed back to finding my inner child! Now I find that I am able to bring that joy into my everyday life, and my relationship with my own children has improved, as I see things with a different perspective.
LAURA 'KIRTAN' MARCOTTE
Laura took the Radiant Child training in 2003 and began teaching yoga to students in the Eanes, Lake Travis and Austin public schools. During this time she began teaching public classes to children and teens at local Yoga Studios. In 2005 she wrote the yoga curriculum for AISD K-5 as part of Physical Education. Laura has been a guest speaker at The University of Texas, Austin, where she discussed how to bring yoga into the class room with future PE and classroom teachers. In 2007 she wrote the yoga section of the Functional Fitness curriculum that is a PE option for AISD High School students. Laura worked at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, as an OT, teaching yoga, meditation, and life skills to teens and adults in the Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Unit. Over the years she has taught Yoga to thousands of children. Laura is the mother of two sons who inspired her efforts to share the benefits of yoga with young adults.
Michele moved to the Austin area in 1997 to attend college, and walked into her first yoga class and immediately fell in love. As a child, competitive dance is what helped ground her through her adolescent years, and the study of yoga is what has carried her through adulthood and more importantly, becoming a mother of three. For the past 10 years, Michele has been raising her three children, one of which was diagnosed with Autism. Her continued study of yoga and experience with teaching teachers, parents, and children of diverse backgrounds has created a strong desire to pass yoga on to the future generation of adults who make an impact on their own and other children. She believes when you give kids the skills to help them calm their minds and cope with the challenges of life, the whole world wins. She is also passionate about supporting families with specials needs, being an advocate and training others on how to better support this population. In her teachings, you can expect attention to breathing, mindfulness, calming techniques, and creating a strong sense of self within.