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Kids/Teen Mindfulness & Yoga Training

$450Purchase required to enroll
Kids are not just mini adults. Teaching yoga and mindfulness to children effectively takes a particular set of skills. Yoga Haven’s Kids Mindfulness & Yoga Teacher Training will give you the tools to work with school age children in a variety of settings. Yoga and mindfulness practices give kids and teens the tools to better understand themselves, foster their well-being and develop a sense of empowerment and achievement. Schools and parents are increasingly looking to this field as a way to manage high levels of stress.

During this training, we will look at research in the science of mindfulness and delve into why and how yoga and mindfulness can help improve focus/concentration, support creativity and promote self-esteem.

Other topics covered:
    • Why children should practice mindfulness and yoga
    • Benefits of yoga and mindfulness
    • Teaching basics
    • How to foster a non-competitive environment
    • Age appropriate pranayama, asana and mindfulness practices
    • Sample class outlines
    • Tips for dealing with rowdy or disruptive behavior
    • Skill building, learning-by-doing and trouble-shooting

    This training is for current yoga teachers or teacher trainees and/or classroom teachers, administrators or parents/caregivers who want to learn to use yoga and mindfulness practices to help the children and teens in their lives. Eligible for 16 CEU credit. Some school districts may cover this if you receive a professional development stipend. Ask your administrators!
If you are interested in taking only the mindfulness section (Thursday & Friday nights), please register here.

Teacher Bio:

Clare Mottola started teaching Kids' Yoga in 2010 and is honored to share the practice with yogis from tots on up. She's been teaching yoga to kids and teens at The Fieldston School, where she chairs the Theatre and Dance Department and is most recently co-teaching a course, The Art and Science of Mindfulness. In 2014, Clare began her work on The Fieldston Mindfulness Initiative, which is now in its second year.
Cancellation policy Workshop refund policy: up to 7 days in advance, deposit will be refunded by check, less15% processing fee; up to 2 days in advance, deposit minus 15% processing fee will be credited to your studio account for use within 1 year of cancellation; less than 2 days in advance there will be no refund. Each situation will be assessed individually, however by  registering you agree to abide by these policies.