Support children with Mindfulness and Movement. One breath at a time. Certified by Yoga Alliance. Aligned with the Australian School Curriculum.
About this event
This 30 hour certified Children's Yoga Teacher Training will equip you with the skills needed to teach safe, meaningful and engaging Yoga and Mindfulness to young people aged 3 - 12.
During this evidence-based trauma informed training you'll learn how to support children with Breathing techniques, Movement (Yoga), Games and Relaxation to empower mental, physical and social Health and Wellness. One breath at a time.
Meeting the Australian School Curriculum Standards and focusing on the needs of Australia's children, you'll be equipped with practices and techniques to teach Yoga and Mindfulness classes to help combat Anxiety and Stress, empower physical and mental strength and fitness, and build social cohesion by developing life skills. You're planting the seeds for a lifelong journey of health and wellness.
25 CONTACT HOURS + 5 HOURS of HOME LEARNING
Training Times TBC: Friday 9am - 6pm, Sa 8am - 4pm, Su 8am - 4pm
Learn about the Science of teaching age-appropriate Yoga and Mindfulness for growing bodies and minds. Explore Child Development for ages 3-12 to build customised yoga classes.
Children's Yoga Teaching Techniques, Training and Practice
Actively teach developmentally appropriate and safe Mindful Movement / Yoga while fostering the joy of play and learning through Yoga related games. You'll learn a variety of breathing techniques and understand how to teach a trauma sensitive class to support inclusion and accessibility for every body.
Discover classroom management techniques and learn how to develop your own lesson plans for yoga at school, at home, or in the community.
Anatomy and Physiology
Cultivate an understanding of children's anatomy and physiology while exploring body system and the benefits of healthy movement patterns. Appreciate the positive impact of Yoga on the nervous system and brain development for growing bodies and minds.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Enhance your teaching skills by embodying the basic yoga precepts. Foster Mindfulness and Movement as a life skill (beyond the yoga mat) and learn about legal requirements and ethical guidelines when working with children in Australia.
Murdoch University, School of Education. 90 South Street, Murdoch. Western Australia
No prerequisites needed.
All you need to bring to participate in this training is a passion for Yoga and Health and Wellness for children. Most participants at our trainings are School Teachers/Educators, Health Professionals or Parents who are interested in learning more about mindfulness and movement and how they can support children at school , health settings, or at home.
If you're a certified Yoga Teacher (200hours+), this training will help you deepen your understanding of Children's Anatomy and Physiology and how to safely cue accessible yoga classes for kids. Plus you'll learn how to make yoga fun and playful while planting the seeds for healthy habits on and off the mat.
Certified Children's Yoga Educator/Teacher.
You'll graduate from this training as certified Children's Yoga Teacher with the skills and knowledge to bring Yoga and Mindfulness to children at school or in the community the very next day.
- Yoga Teachers: You'll earn CEU's with Yoga Alliance towards your RCYT.
- School Teachers/Educators: This course will conclude with a certificate and proof of Professional Development meeting ACARA standards.
- Health Professionals, Psychologists, Social Workers: Please check with your peak body and your PD requirements. You will get a certificate upon completion of this training, confirming your attendance and skills development.
Do I need to take another course to start teaching?
You don't need to do an extra training or additional level course to start teaching yoga to kids. We will discuss legal requirements and ethical guidelines for working with children here in Australia as part of this training too.
However - as with all things learning, we believe that the journey of yoga and mindfulness evolves with every practice, every class you teach, with every child you meet. If you're interested in learning more about Yoga and Mindfulness in general, different audiences (Teens Yoga, Family Yoga, ..) etc, we're happy to share our experience and knowledge with you and point you in a direction to further your growth and expand on your skillset.
ABOUT YOUR TRAINER
Facilitated by Regina Cruickshank, Founder and Executive Director of Yogazeit and E-RYT, RCYT. Mum of 3 Regina is passionate about Mindfulness and Movement for growing bodies and minds and has introduced thousands of children safely to Yoga and Mindfulness. She's successfully trained Children's and Teens Yoga Teachers in Australia and New Zealand since 2018. Her training and facilitation provides a welcoming and safe environment to authentically learn and expand on your knowledge to support mental and physical health and wellbeing for kids. Regina actively supports Yoga Australia's Working for Children Group and the Board of ACHPER WA. If not found on the mat, you can find her exploring the beauty of Australia above or below sea level.
Yogazeit Ltd. is a registered Health Promotion Charity with DGR1 status based in Fremantle, WA. Our mission is to make the evidence-based mental, physical and social Health benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness accessible to vulnerable and at risk communities, especially the Young and the Young at Heart. We're actively focusing on program facilitation and education in Australian Schools and remote Aboriginal Communities.
All proceeds from Yogazeit's trainings get reinvested into service delivery for those in need. So while you're advancing your skills with participating in our training, you'll also support communities that really need help through mindfulness and movement. And we're very grateful for your support!
What other's said:
"Amazing training! This was one of the best training workshops I have attended! The training will really immerse you into Children's Yoga and you'll learn how to plan and confidently teach Kids Yoga classes. It was super fun and I met some really wonderful people". - Sandy, Primary School Teacher
"I totally loved this course and want to congratulate Regina and Amy on how accessible and beautiful it was!" - Training Graduate August 2021
"The course was absolutely amazing! I loved it! Well thought out and planned. Excellent and appropriate information and content for a range of attendees. Thank you for the time effort and thoughtfulness you put into presenting this training!" - August 2021 Graduate
"Well done. The fact that you do this for charity inspires the authentic original philosophy of yoga. And that is an inspiration to all of us."