Welcome to the YogaKids’ Training Events Calendar. Here you’ll find the dates and locations for all our upcoming live trainings. We offer 2 types of trainings: Level 1 (Foundations) and Level 3 (Transformations). Both are part of our Certification Program.
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Foundations | New Britain, Connecticut
February 10 - February 11$549.00
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, February 10, 2018: 9:00AM– 6:00PM
- Sunday, February 11, 2018: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
TRAINER: Ashley Simpson
Ashley Simpson started her yoga journey after the birth of her third child. Needing time for herself, she found peace on her yoga mat. As she watched her children grow and struggle in this world, she wanted to help them. Yoga had changed her life, and she wanted to share it with children everywhere, not just her own. She started with a 200hr yoga program at Connecticut Yoga Center, to grow more herself, then she went right to YogaKids. The knowledge she gained inspired her to teach child of all abilities, anywhere they let her. Ashley built a kids yoga room in a local parkour gym called The Elephant Room, a fun family yoga place for peace, fun, and mindfulness. When she’s not doing yoga, you can usually find her making vegetarian soups and salads at her families lunch cafe. She also loves hiking, biking and kayaking with her family.
Adaptive Movement Parkour
60 Peter Court
New Britain, CT 06053