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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** Endorsed by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, & Jean Houston, Ph.D **
Foundations | The Caribbean
January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018$549.00
This Level 1 Training is a stand-alone training event AND the first step of our Full Certification track..
Learn all the benefits of Full Certification here.
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 the different developmental stages of children, 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, January 20, 2018: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
- Sunday, January 21, 2018: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
TRAINER: Shanti Augusta
Shanti has a genuine love for humanity, nature and life. Inspired by the healing power of yoga she completed her first Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2002, she has been teaching ever since. Her love for children led her to become a Certified Yogakids Teacher in 2005 in New Buffalo, Michigan, where she had the blessing to complete her Transformations with founder Marsha Wenig. Shanti is also a Certified Thai Yoga and Massage Therapist and she designed a popular local prenatal program, Shanti Prenatal, for expecting parents. Her newest Certification is the Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training at the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona. Here the true value and power of meditation dawned on her. By receiving the right tools, her meditation practice formalized and is now the heart of her personal practice.
Shanti believes that children are the light of the world. To give children tools at a young age for preserving the light, love and peace that they are naturally born with is the key to enlighten humanity. After 12 years of teaching yoga to children, Shanti is still in love with the YogaKids way of teaching. The 14 Elements meet all the needs of the developing child and they are so much fun with which to work. The Yogakids Teacher Training also helped her deepen the bond with her own two children, now 10 and 18. You can find Shanti and her YogaKids frequently in the park, on the beach, in the garden making compost and even breeding butterflies.And she loves incorporating parents into the class. She recently made a Peace Mantra Music Youtube video for International Day of Yoga.
Shanti is the Director of Prana Yoga and Meditation Center in Aruba since 2013, where she teaches prenatal yoga, mom and baby yoga , hatha yoga, mindfulness and meditation classes and workshops.