Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Level 1 and NEW! Level 2 for graduates of Level 1
About Littlefeet Yoga® Kids Yoga Teacher Training – Level 1 (NEW: now 20 hours)
You love yoga? You love being with children? You love playing? You want to connect creatively with children? Littlefeet Yoga Kids Yoga Teacher Training provides fun-filled, engaging, inspiring tools that will spark your creative imagination to provide meaningful yoga experiences for yourself and all the children in your lives.
Littlefeet Yoga, a bilingual company based in the Ottawa region invites you to an innovative and unique Kids Yoga Teacher Training.
Littlefeet Yoga’s programs are designed to enhance and enrich children’s desire to move through the principles of yoga, mindfulness play, cooperation and creativity which results in sustainable positive change: healthier, happier children, educators, families and communities. A proven model based on quality, integrity and learning transferability which creates a positive and sustainable ripple effect.
THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO:
All those of you who are willing to explore your creativity and playfulness, are ready to stretch your mind and body, are prepared to laugh and connect with like-minded individuals, whether your intention is to teach or simply want to share the benefits of yoga with the children around you and within you, as a parent, educator, yoga teacher, therapist. Prior yoga exposure recommended.
A Refreshing Adventure
♥ Exploring through curiosity, imagination, creation, discoveries!
♥ Cooperative games, music, dance, songs!
♥ Fun yoga postures and routines!
♥ Creative breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation times!
♥ Yogic philosophy and basic anatomy!
♥ Benefits for children AND ADULTS!
♥ Innovative teaching tools from Littlefeet Yoga
♥ Opportunities to share, integrate, reflect, grow!
LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES
Come experience this fresh, practical, hands-on, interactive approach for tots to elementary children, gain confidence in creating and teaching with children, add novel ideas to your tool bag, be part of a network of like-minded individuals and for the simple pleasure of moving and playing!
We will take you on a journey through cooperative yoga games, dance and music, animated poses and flows, creative breathing techniques and imaginative relaxation exercises, yogic philosophy, benefits of yoga for children, positive and proven LFY teaching practices and lesson planning.
What to expect
Upon completion, you will receive a Littlefeet Yoga Kids Yoga Teacher Training certificate and a mention of graduation on the Littlefeet Yoga website. During the training, you will receive a
training manual including ideas galore, games, teaching practices, reflections, and more!
To be announced
Pre-requisites for graduation
Prior to training and following complete registration, participants will receive a list of recommended reading that will be used and referred to during training.
After the training weekend, participants will be required to complete a take-home reflection that will deepen their understanding and further integrate the concepts and ideas felt during the weekend. They will also need to teach 2 separate classes to 2 separates age-groups in their community. This is allow them to apply right away the teaching principles and ideas while being supported in this process.
Participants will have one month to complete the take-home and teaching assignments and submit it all to Littlefeet Yoga for support and review.
SIGN UP NOW AND COME EXPERIENCE THE SIMPLE PLEASURE OF CREATING AND BEING!
LEVEL 2 : GROUNDED, GROWING AND GROOVIN’ (22 HOURS)
You are ready to dive more into the adventure of children’s yoga? You are open and committed to the experience of yoga? You want to feel more confident as a teacher, add more ideas to your “magic box”, build on our foundations of level 1, learn how to support creatively the growth of tweens and teens, share and grow with like-minded graduates and deepen your connection with your creative self?
THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO ALL GRADUATES OF LEVEL 1
Who have graduated within 2 years of the date of level 1 training
Who have a minimum of 15 kids yoga teaching hours: from ages 2-10 (on top of their practicum), increased to 30 hours in 2014.
Who have a commitment in personal growth
Who have a committed interest in yoga and children, having attended yoga classes
Children’s Training with Littlefeet Yoga
Because I want to work with children as well as adults, I thought it would be a good idea to get some additional training. After researching programs, I decided to try a local children’s yoga company – Littlefeet Yoga. It was a weekend course and close enough that I could travel comfortably.
All I can say is what a weekend! If you haven’t taught a children’s yoga class before…throw out all your preconceived notions. We drew and coloured, played with feathers, picked things up with our feet, drew with our feet (a funny highlight for me) and just had fun. The other ladies in the group were amazing and not shy about participating and being a kid again.
The instructor – Catherine Lesage – even ran a children’s class so we could participate and observe. The children loved it and the time went by so quickly! There were lots of giggles and I have to admit, I was amazed at the creativity and openess of the children as they “played yoga”. It was truly an eye-opener and one that I’m very glad I experienced.
The weekend exceeded my expectations and if there was one thing I took away from the course, it was to be creative and play for me, then I can pass it on to others.