OM Schooled believes it is an honor to teach children yoga and offers rigorous but joyful trainings that will enrich any yogi’s life! Our program teaches structure – classroom management, daily lesson plans and curriculum creation – along with the freedom, fun and energy that comes with kids yoga. We create the space and opportunity to practice teach in order to give our participants a comprehensive and innovative teaching toolbox. There are no prerequisites other than the desire to teach children and a love for yoga. Participants will leave with a handful of co-created lesson plans and the confidence to use them. Our goal is to make you a great kids yoga teacher!
This course is great for yoga teachers, school teachers, parents, and anyone who loves yoga enough to share with the next generation.
If you are a yoga teacher, this course will help you learn to translate yoga into age-appropriate goodness.
If you are a school teacher, this course will teach you to incorporate mindfulness breaks into the classroom or teach full yoga sessions in the school setting.
If you are a parent, this course will help you plant seeds of mindfulness, health and wellness in your children early on.
THROUGHOUT THIS PROGRAM, WE’LL STUDY:
>> How to structure a kids yoga class, focusing on 4-12 year olds (K-5) with an overview of other age groups ranging from birth through teen.
>> How to develop complete lesson plans and curriculum aligned with state and national PE standards. You will leave with a stack of lesson plans to start.
>> How to approach kids yoga teaching as a yoga practice in and of itself!
>> Tips for staying balanced, open, empathic and effective as a kids yoga class leader.
>> Ideas for combining yoga with classroom management (key with kids yoga)!
>> School yoga vs. studio yoga.
>> Understanding different learning styles and developmental stages.
>> A dictionary of yoga poses, breath work, kids yoga games, ideas for meditation and relaxation.
>> Real-world yoga teacher advice and practice teaching time.
AS A RESULT OF STUDYING WITH OM SCHOOLED, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
>>Lead a kids class that is age-specific and encompasses varying learning styles
>>Command control of the classroom in a loving way
>>Utilize your own creativity and voice in developing and leading kids yoga classes that are true to who you are
>>Lead both full 45-minute kids yoga classes and yoga breaks, whether in the classroom or in life
>>Write rock-star lesson plans and begin to weave them into curriculum
>>Share meditation, mindfulness and breathwork with the next generation
Participants will also work one-on-one with Sarah Herrington in independent study in your area of kids yoga interest. Past topics have included the history of children’s yoga and yoga and art.
Upon completion of the program, you will be connected to an international alumni network of OM Schoolers so you are never alone!