Teach Yoga and Mindfulness to Children

New, two part training course!

Part 1: 12th - 13th April 2018
Part 2: 30th May - 1st June 2018

Our new, 2 part, training course offers greater flexibility – acknowledging that many school teachers want to learn more about yoga and mindfulness and how they can introduce it at school, but may not want to do the full 5 day vocational course. Part 2 is for those who wish to be fully certified and accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals, with a 60 hour Vocational Training Certificate, to teach yoga to children in and out of the school environment.

Part 1

Who: Open to all teachers and non-teachers, with a regular yoga practice.

What: Successful completion of this course will earn you the Class Yoga Introduction to Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children Certificate. Ideal for Primary School teachers wanting to learn more about yoga and mindfulness and begin to share this with their pupils, as well as Yoga Teachers, youth workers, parents and carers. Part 1 only is non-accredited and not eligible for insurance.

When: 10am – 5pm, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April, 2018

Where: The Eden Project

Why: Be inspired! Learn more about the benefits of yoga for children and begin to share with your children for greater physical and mental health!

Investment: £299. Or, £249 for schools paying for more than one staff member, or to anyone booking Parts 1 & 2 together.

Assessment

1 short essay assignment
Informal class observation assessments

Part 2

Who: Open to all participants, who successfully complete Part 1. Can be booked separately or together.

What: On successful completion of both parts of this course, you will receive a 60 hour Vocational Training Certificate in Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children, with accreditation from Yoga Alliance Professionals. With this certificate you will be eligible for insurance to teach yoga to children in any setting. The best option for Yoga Teachers and youth workers, or anyone wanting to set up private classes.

When: 30th, 31st May and 1st June, 2018

Where: St Agnes or Truro, Cornwall (Venue to be confirmed)

Why: Continue and deepen your learning and understanding of yoga and it’s benefits for a range of children. Become qualified in Children’s yoga, be the leader for Yoga and Mindfulness in your school, teach yoga to children in and out of schools.

Investment: £345

Assessment

1 essay assignment
Informal class observation assessments
Evidence of planning, teaching and reviewing a personally taught class

Who is this course for?

School teachers: with some knowledge and experience of yoga, who want learn how to begin to lead short yoga and mindfulness practices to enhance their classroom learning experience.

Yoga teachers: wanting to expand and develop their teaching skills, with a desire to share the love and the physical and mental benefits of yoga with young people, in or out of school.

Parents/ carers and yoga practitioners from other professions: who work with, or have a keen desire to work with children, to share the proven benefits yoga and mindfulness bring to their young lives.

Throughly enjoyable, informative and interesting course. A supportive and welcoming small group environment to focus, practise and learn in. Lovely venue and location. I’m leaving feeling inspired, confident and motivated to bring yoga and mindfulness into my school.
Jo Martin, HLTA, Bristol
What a brilliant course. I’m leaving keen, confident and ready to start yoga fully within my school. Fantastic teaching and resources have given me the skills, knowledge and understanding I need for delivering a successful yoga class.
Thank you Helen.

Arran, Primary Teacher, Cornwall

The Course Content

Part 1 and Part 2

  • Brain development of a child aged 4-12 and how this will influence the way you teach and communicate with them
  • Anatomical development of children aged 4-12 and how this understanding will affect the yoga you teach them
  • Psychology and its impact
  • Appropriate yoga asana and pranayama
  • Mindfulness meditation and relaxation
  • Games, music and chanting
  • Behaviour management

Why 2 parts?

This 5 day course has been split into two, with the understanding that many school teachers want to learn more about yoga and mindfulness and how they can introduce it at school, but don’t want to do a fully certified course.

This course is designed with a strong focus on enabling teachers to provide yoga and mindfulness in school – as an underlying element throughout the school day, to provide in short classroom lesson breaks and as part of PE. Schools are encouraged to fund their teaching staff for the benefit of the whole school’s health and wellbeing.  Pupil Premium and Sports Funds are most often used.

To be fully certified and accredited by the Yoga Alliance Professionals, to teach yoga to children aged 4-12, in and out of school, you must complete parts 1 and 2. Part 1 AND 2 will give you certification, with Yoga Alliance Professionals Accreditation: 60 hours in Teaching Yoga to Children.

A really good course with a balance of theory and practical. Each day was engaging and interesting and helped shape me in the way that I deliver yoga. I feel inspired and motivated to continue the provision of yoga at our school but most of all I feel equipped. I have learnt new techniques and feel confident planning and delivering a session and tailoring it to the needs of the group. The sessions were inviting and a safe place to share ideas and ask questions. Between Helen and the other students on the course, it made it a very enjoyable and equipping few days.
Matt, Primary Teacher, Cornwall
This has been a very enlightening experience. It has filled me with the confidence to go out and teach children after just 5 days learning!! I came on the course aspiring to use yoga to help improve children’s lives and I really feel this has been achieved. It has also helped me on a personal level. An inner glow has been lit again and I feel able to spread that glow.
Thank you so much Helen. This has been AMAZING.

Gem, Home educator, Cornwall

How to apply

Only limited places are available on this course. To apply for a place please fill out our Application Form. An invoice will be sent to the requested person within 48 hours of submission, which should be paid within 7 days. 

Schools/ teachers wishing to book multiple places on the course: please contact us with the number of places you wish to book. Each individual applicant must fill out an application form. 

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Breakdown of course hours (Part 1 and 2 combined)

40 hours course contact time with Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher Helen Clare, 10 hours expected personal reading time, 4 hours expected assignment time and 6 hours expected class planning, teaching and review time.

Materials

We will provide a full manual for each course, which will match the course content covered. A reading list will be sent to applicants before the start of the course and students are expected to purchase these themselves.

Prerequisites

Successful applicants should be in good health and have stable personal circumstances to complete this course with the focus and dedication it requires. All students should have some knowledge and experience of yoga:

All applicants should have a regular yoga practice, with a minimum of 40 hours of yoga practice before the course.

All applicants wishing to do Part 2, must complete part 1 first.

Attendance

Trainees should attend 100% of each course. Students must be present for all the course hours. Failure to attend all course hours will result in not receiving a certificate of completion.

Accreditation

Our course has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Our graduates are trained to the highest standard.

Terms and Conditions

Full payment is due upon booking. You will receive an invoice within 48 hours of submitting your Application Form, which should be paid within 7 days.

If you need to cancel:

  • Cancellations made more than 30 days before the start of the course are eligible for a refund, minus £50 registration fee.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days before the start of the course are not eligible for a refund.

Class Yoga has the right to cancel the course at any point. In the unlikely event Class Yoga needs to cancel the course: you will be refunded your full course fees; other costs incurred such as travel expenses cannot be reimbursed.

During the course students must be present for all the course hours. Failure to attend all course hours will result in not receiving a certificate of completion.

To receive a certification of completion, the student must demonstrate the desired outcomes of teaching, for which full training and support is given to facilitate and instil confidence in the new teacher. However, failure to meet these outcomes, or failing to attend or submit assessment, will result in not receiving certification.

If a student books a place on both Part 1 and 2 but does not successfully complete Part 1, an individual action plan can be put in place to help achieve the required standards prior to Part 2. If not achieved 30 days prior to Part 2, that place can be cancelled with a full refund, minus £50 registration fee.

Included in your investment

  • 2 days (part 1) or 5 days (part 1 and 2) training and assessment by a qualified Yoga Alliance Professionals Trainer
  • Training manual
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Certificate upon successful completion of the course
  • Entry to the Eden Project during part 1!

Not Included:

  • Transport to and from the venue
  • Accommodation for the duration of the course
  • Lunch
  • Insurance after completion

Refund and cancellation policy

In the event you need to cancel your place:

  • 30 days prior to the course: A full refund minus a £50 registration fee.
  • 29 days or less prior to the course: Payments are not refundable.

To cancel your place please do so in writing to hello@classyoga.com.

Class Yoga has the right to cancel the course at any point. In the unlikely event Class Yoga needs to cancel the course: you will be refunded your full course fees; other costs incurred such as travel expenses cannot be reimbursed.

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Yoga for kids in the classroom and at home!