Not going back to school this semester? You could be! If you’ve been dreaming about bringing yoga to kids, this could very well be your wake up call and the next step to take you there. We’re extra excited to announce this giveaway because 1) many YD readers have inquired about how to work with kids, and 2) we keep reading great stories of how yoga can improve the lives of kids from being a healthy exercise to being an emotional coping technique to building better cognitive skills. This is no little feat, and we have oodles of gratitude for the facilitators and teachers out there putting in the hard work with the kiddles so that all of our futures may be brighter.
WIN: The folks at Yogi Beans are offering a “bring a buddy” scholarship for October’s 25-hour kids yoga teacher training. This means you and a friend/colleague/partner in yoga will both get to participate in the fun and educational training for the cost of one tuition, essentially a 2-for-1, half scholarship each. The total cost for the 25-hr training is $750, which you can split however you like, though halfsies is a always good way to go.*
Course highlights include:
- Child–appropriate Pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (poses), and meditation.
- Focus and concentration games and activities.
- How to make yoga philosophy accessible to a child.
- Incorporating stories and songs into your class.
- Sequencing class for ages 2 to 10.
- Disciplinary techniques.
- Practice teaching and feedback.
- Teaching techniques for parent and child classes.
Training: YOGI BEANS TEACHER TRAINING
Location: Yogi Beans Studio, 1018 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor (@73rd street)
Dates: 10/12/2013 (SAT) – 10/14/2013 (MON)
Length: 25 Hours
Time: SAT & SUN 9:00am – 6:00pm; MON 10:00am – 5:00pm
Note: We do apologize for the regional constraints of this one, but Yogi Beans is located on NYC’s Upper East Side and unless you can teleport, you’ll have to be physically in the area to participate. Yogi Beans does have satellite trainings if you’re interested in checking them out or requesting they hold one in your area.
TO ENTER: Let’s take a trip down smriti lane and go way back to when you were a kid. What was your favorite thing to do? Your favorite game, activity, yoga(ish) pose? Share with us in the comments! Then tell us a little bit about why you’d like to teach kids yoga. That’s it!
Please submit your entries by 11:59pm Sunday, September 22. A winner will be chosen at random and announced soon after!
*In the event that your can’t make it, you will still receive a half scholarship.
UPDATE: Congrats to Samantha! Thank you all so much for sharing your fun kids stories and passion for teaching. We hope this might help inspire you to keep going and make it happen!
- Kids Yoga…In Juvenile Detention
- Baby Yoga is Adorable and Relaxing, Even When It’s Not
- Meditation Effects on Education (Infographic)
- Yoga, ‘It Just Makes My Day’ – Matthew, Age 6