Yoga Alliance Certified 95-Hour Teacher Training - RCYT
We offer a Yoga Alliance certified 95-hour Teacher Training course for the Akesia Whole Child program. This training has been sanctioned and approved by the Yoga Alliance to be offered online throughout the remainder of 2021.
The components of learning for this course are detailed below:
General Background in the Specialty Area of Teaching Yoga to Children: The study and understanding of all childhood developmental stages from age 2-15 and how the issues of each stage impact what is appropriate for teaching them. Also includes the understanding of the yoga teacher’s relationships with parents/guardians and developmental specialists and basic communication skills for conducting those relationships.
Techniques, Training and Practice: Includes yoga-based practices appropriate for child development, such as asanas, asana-based movement, yoga-based games and activities, breathing techniques and chanting.
Teaching Methodology: Includes knowledge of classroom techniques, lesson plans and group processing for children’s activities. Age-appropriate teaching skills for yoga class techniques (including how to phrase age-appropriate questions to a child) and effective communication skills (such as songs and stories) for working with children.
Anatomy and Physiology: Anatomy and physiology related specifically to changes during child development and their application to yoga techniques. Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: Includes basic yoga precepts as they relate to children and to teaching Yoga to children (e.g., the Yamas and Niyamas). Awareness of ethical behavior and state and local legal requirements as related to behavior with and supervision of children. Specific training in parameters and techniques of ethical touch with regard to teaching children. Basics of ethical language and behavior, both when parents or guardians are present and when they are not.
Highlights of the course:
This training includes online live courses, videos, reading assignments, online video modules, and completion of a special project. Cyndie, the lead trainer will teach anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, teaching methodology and assistant trainers will coach students in designing classes and practice teaching all material and techniques learned each day. This course also includes a module on developing a yoga practice for children in your own community, and you will receive all the materials you need to hit the ground running upon completion of your teacher training program.
95-hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training - $950.00
Eligibility to register for RCYT with Yoga Alliance upon completion (with a current RYT-200)
11 online sessions
Online sessions will be held over Zoom
Online sessions timezone: U.S. Mountain Daylight Time
Training cohorts will be held throughout the remainder of 2021