Kids’ Yoga Course

This Kids’ Yoga  Course (Singapore) is specifically designed for individuals who wish to be certified as a Children’s Yoga Teacher. It’s open to yoga teachers, fitness professionals, teachers and others who love working with children. Participants in this course will learn fun-filled ways to engage children of all ages, providing them with the necessary tools to live a healthy, peaceful and well-balanced life through yoga.

Our approach to children’s yoga incorporates the use of asana, pranayama, dance, props, music, art, games, storytelling, and imagination to stimulate children’s senses, while stretching and strengthening their developing bodies. We learn to have FUN so we can share yoga in a positive way.

Duration:

4 days, 6 hours daily

Weekday and Weekend batches available

Course hours: 24 hours

Research/Homework: 6 hours

Teaching practice: 10 hours

TOTAL HOURS: 40 hours

Requirements:

  • Participants from all walks of life are welcome.
  • Willingness to become a kid again and have fun!

Curriculum

1. General Background in the Specialty Area:

  • Benefits of children’s yoga
  • How to teach children from different age groups (ages 2-4, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15) and mixed age groups
  • Understanding the different developmental stages
  • How to communicated effectively with parents, guardians and teachers

2. Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Basic Hatha Vinyasa/ Ashtanga asanas and sequences, alignment, pranayama and meditation techniques
  • Asana sequences and creative movement routines appropriate to age group and developmental stage
  • Proper alignment and modifications specific to age group and developmental stage
  • Learning children’s yoga sequencing techniques
  • Understanding asana and pranayama contraindications in children
  • Application and teaching of relaxation techniques
  • Use of games, books and activities
  • Incorporation of music, songs and chanting

3. Teaching Methodology

  • Children’s yoga lesson planning
  • Organisation of games and activities
  • Learning behavioral classroom management techniques
  • Communication with children from different age groups and children with special needs
  • Understanding the different needs and conditions of special needs children
  • Applying modifications to accommodate special needs children
  • Using songs, stories and other activities to express Yogic principles and asanas

4. Anatomy and Physiology

  • Understanding childhood developmental anatomy and physiology
  • Application of childhood developmental anatomy and physiology to asanas and pranayama (including benefits, contraindications, normal ranges of movement)
  • Understanding energy anatomy and physiology (including chakras, nadis)

5. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Children’s Yoga Teachers

  • Application of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to children
  • Application of the Yamas and Niyamas in children at different age groups
  • Discussion of ethical language and behviour both when parents or guardians are present and when they are not
  • Understanding supervision requirements of children and special needs children

6. Practicum

  • Practice teaching with Lead Trainer
  • Peer teaching (assessed by Lead Trainer)
  • Submission and Lead Trainer review of 30 minute video of teaching a kids class to receive certification

Course Fee:

SGD 1050 (Standard)

SGD 950 (Early bird price, must sign up at least 8 weeks in advance)

Weekday batch: 8am to 2pm

Weekend batch: 12pm to 6pm

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Location:

Paya Lebar Branch, Singapore

Registration:

Online Registration. Full payment upon registration via Stripe. (Mastercard, Visa, Amex are accepted)

Registration Deadline: 2 weeks before the start date

Min 4 students to start

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