Specialized Children's Yoga Teacher Mentoring
Learn how to effectively deliver yoga and teach mindfulness to young children. Find support, resources and practical tips for working with individual children and groups.
*What I teach - about my approach: *
Mental Health: Yoga for young children is very much about creating opportunities for them to "feel" what is going on in their bodies. In this training facilitators will learn how to help children recognize emotions and notice tension/stress in their bodies. This aspect of the training is all about strengthening emotional competence and supporting self-regulation.
Kinesthetic Learning: Movement and gross motor play is also central to this training. Children's yoga is all about playing games that encourage movement, imagination and fun. There is a focus on dramatic and pretend play through creative movement. Movement is linked to the breath and works on calming the central nervous system thereby reducing stress and anxiety.
Play-Based Fun: Toys, pictures, music and stories are all used to introduce yoga movements and concepts. Some yoga philosophy is also introduced by using concepts related to kindness and compassion for self and others through storytelling.