Literally right around the corner could be your opportunity to become a kids yoga teacher. If you’ve had the itch to let out your inner child and share your yoga with little kidlets, you probably don’t want to miss out on this training at Yogi Beans, a super cool kids yoga studio in NYC.
In partnership with Yogi Beans we are superduperfragalisticly excited to offer a 50% discount for their upcoming teacher training to one lucky participant in this here giveaway. It’s time to be all “act fast”-ish because the training is being held NEXT weekend October 24-26 in New York City.
More about YB:
Yogi Beans has a mission to honor the innate energies of children’s bodies, minds and hearts through yoga.
Yogi Beans was formed in 2010 and since then they’ve built an educational and fun program offering yoga to kids ages 2-10, and even adapting their syllabus to meet the needs of children in over 30 private and public schools throughout New York City, Westchester, New Jersey, and Los Angeles. Their teaching is designed to “develop children’s abilities to focus (attention), stand up straight (posture), move their limbs with control (coordination) and grace (flexibility), and find inner strength (self–confidence).” Read more about YB and their specialized TT program here.
This giveaway is for a HALF scholarship for Basic Kids Yoga Teacher Training October 24-26, 2014.
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.
BASIC KIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (for kids 2-10 years)
Location: YOGI BEANS STUDIO – 1018 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10021 (between 72nd & 73rd)
Dates: 10/24/2014 (FRI) – 10/26/2014 (SUN)
Time: FRI & SAT 9:00am – 6:00pm; SUN 10:00am – 5:00pm
Total hours: 25
Standard Rate: $750
YD Scholarship Rate: $375 (50% discount)
Questions & Enrollment: Contact Yogi Beans at 212-585-BEAN (2326) or teachertraining@yogibeans.
Read what people have to say about the training. Check out Yogi Beans on facebook and twitter @yogibeans.
TO ENTER: Because what’s more fun than being a kid? Tell us in the comments your favorite game, activity, pastime you did when you were a kid – or maybe you still do it! Alternatively, riddle us this: what did you (or do you) want to be when you grow up? Then share with us a little bit about why you’re excited about teaching kids yoga. That’s it!
Remember: Winner must be able to attend the weekend of October 24-26 in NYC. The scholarship can not be applied to another training date.
Submissions accepted until 11:59pm Sunday, October 19th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
My favorite game as a kid was, “What time is it Mr. fox?” This game was full of running, laughter, and always was the neighborhood number one choice! I loved this game because I loved being chased and I loved laughing as I ran.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a unicorn. Obviously, as a kid I didn’t think twice about that answer and I know it was because of the love and encouragement I recieved from my parents. “Be who you are! The world will adjust!” My parents would always express this in our household. I am a high school teacher and even though I am not a unicorn- my job is pretty darn magical!
I get excited about teaching kids yoga because I belive that kids need not only the meditation benefits of yoga, but they also crave to connect with themselves, and to realize that they are right where they need to be. Students always seem to be asking me, ” What time is it, Ms. Rakow?” Definitely a different form of Mr. Fox!
Students spend so much of their time making connections with others, whether through peer relations or online relations. Students spend so much time looking towards the future. They need time to look inward, breathe, and learn to enjoy themselves through themselves right now. And it won’t hurt to do yoga during all of this too!
Congratulations, you are the winner! Please contact us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm details.
As a kid and as a grown kid I love to dance! Ballet & modern dance consumed my life as a child all the way up to when I hit my teens. Yoga took over as soon as puberty was out of the picture.
I’m really excited about taking my yoga teaching to the next level and play along with kids because first of all, I love kids. “I totally act like on.” My inner child will come back to the surface of everything that I do as a graphic designer and future art director. Also, my husband and I plan to have kids in the near future, and I don’t see any other perfect way to spend my time with my future babies 🙂 I love yoga.