YogaKids Calendar of Training Events
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May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Level 1 Foundations | Edmonton, Alberta$549.00 - Purchase
This Level 1 Training is a stand-alone training event AND the first step of our Full Certification track.
This event, held in areas around the world, introduces attendees to the YogaKids’ one-of-a-kind way of teaching yoga to children. The YogaKids program is more than just poses. It blends traditional yoga and its benefits with theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to education. This revolutionary approach, developed by YogaKids founder, yoga-pioneer/ educator/author Marsha Wenig, has been helping children — along with adults — discover the pleasures and benefits of yoga for over 20 years.
Attendees will experience 2 full days of life-changing love and laughter, led by one of our experienced trainers. They will be introduced to all 14 of the YogaKids Elements, the building blocks of this amazing program. These Elements (Math Medley, Laughing Language, Visual Vignettes… to name just a few) incorporate all the different ways children learn. They combine yoga with reading, writing, science, art, music, games, ecology, philosophy and much more — and thus, create a matrix for learning that’s accessible to all children.
Attendees also will be introduced to the 20 categories of YogaKids poses/activities. The YogaKids program has over 185 poses/activities and the Foundations Training teaches 85 of them. (The others can be learned by joining the Certification track.) Some poses are based on traditional yoga asanas, while many are unique to the YogaKids program. In addition, attendees will learn successful strategies for lesson planning and will have the opportunity to team-teach an original YogaKids class to children. Other topics covered during the workshop include teaching teens, inclusive teaching, and guidelines for teaching a successful YogaKids class.
Foundations Training events are for anyone wanting to give the gift of yoga to children: yogis, parents, teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other child-focused professionals. No yoga experience is required.
- Saturday, May 26, 2018: 9:00AM– 6:00PM
- Sunday, May 27, 2018: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
#211 316 Windermere Rd Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
TRAINER: Sara Hastings-Morris
Sara’s yoga journey began at a women’s only fitness centre in Leduc in 2002. She obtained her adult yoga certification in 2005 with Trinity Yoga and is a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. After having her son in 2008, she was inspired to teach yoga to children. After earning her YogaKids Certification, Sara created a class called Fitmama Yoga, a postnatal (and baby/toddler-friendly) yoga class for mothers. Sara’s days are primarily spend teaching yoga to children but she can still be found teaching many classes to adults. Sara brings over 10 years of teaching experience and fills her classes with knowledge, laughter and joy.
Sara Hastings-Morris is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. This course is available for Continuing Education credit from Yoga Alliance for Registered Yoga Teachers.