YogaKids Calendar of Training Events
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August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Level 1 Foundations | The Chopra Center$549.00 - Purchase
This Level 1 Training is a stand-alone training event AND the first step of our Full Certification track..
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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, August 11, 2018: 9:00AM– 6:00PM
- Sunday, August 12, 2018: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
The Chopra Center
2013 Costa Del Mar Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92009
TRAINER: Kristy King
Kristy began consistently practicing yoga five years ago after having her second child. She quickly learned that practicing yoga not only took away the aches and pains of motherhood but it helped cultivate internal peace and mindfulness. As a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2002, Kristy started incorporating yoga and mindfulness into her individual therapy sessions but felt that there wasn’t a clear purpose to the poses or activities she chose. Once starting the YogaKids Certification program, she fell in love with the methodology and teachings of the program. By incorporating the 14 Elements into her therapy, she was able to reach all types of learners and see genuine progress made. Amazed by the success, she took her experiences and knowledge to all students and educators. She truly believes the YogaKids program encompasses the essence of traditional academics and mindfulness.