Module: 1

·         2 Day weekend course: Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday: 9am-5pm

·         Fees: R2600

·         Theory Part 1

-          Origin and philosophy of yoga

-          Paths of Yoga

-          Styles of yoga (What style do we use for children)

-          8 Limbs (The quest of the Soul)

-          Your own daily practice

-          What is kids yoga, why do we teach it?

-          What happens in our classes

-          Benefits of Yoga for Kids

-          Constructing a class

-          Class themes: Sensory, visual, music etc

-          Interactive yoga/ taking part in my yoga class J

-          Cautions during kids yoga classes: modifications, why children should not hold postures

-          Chakras/Energy bodies

·         Assignments: Chakras/mandala art work/vision board 

Module: 2

·         2 Day weekend course: Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday: 9am-5pm

·         Fees: R2600

·         Theory part 2

-          Yoga Asanas/ Postures

-          Adjustments

-          Teaching methods (How to teach a kids yoga class)

-          Fun and interactive yoga games

-          Guided Breathing and Meditation

-          Visualisation (Yoga Nidra) and relaxation

-          Your Sundara business and Benefits of joining Sundara Lifestyle

·         Practical Part 1

-          Practical teaching in groups

-          Constructing a class in groups

-          Learning partner postures

·         Assignments: Yoga Nidra and Constructing a class

 

Module: 3

·         2 Day weekend course: Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday: 9am-5pm

·         Fees: R2600

·         Theory Part 3   

-      Yoga anatomy and physiology for Kids: protecting growing bodies

-          Working with the temperament of the class (Three primary energies/gunas

·         Practical Part 2

-          Teaching a guided visualisation/ Yoga Nidra

-          Teaching a kids yoga class

(Each student will present their Yoga Nidra and kids class)

                               

·        Module: 4

·         Practical Part 2 (Can be completed in your own time)

-          10 Hours observation and assisting during any kids yoga class

-          10 Hours practical Teaching at any  Kids yoga class 

-          1 Hour practical teaching during the course x2 kids classes

(3-6 year olds)

(7-12 year olds)

 

Module: 5

·         3  workshop Days:

·         Yoga for the special child and childhood development

·         Meditation for children

·         CPR course: R200

·         Fees: R1500

·         Theory part 4

-          Adjustments, alignment for kids who need special assistance

-          Challenges that you as the yoga teacher may encounter

-          Theory: The special child, Autism, ADHD, ADD, Williams Syndrome, Asperger syndrome, CP and more

-          Sensory awareness of the special child

-          Dealing with a combination of challenges in one class

-          Childhood development continues

·         Theory part 5

-          Practical teaching on meditation/ taking part in kids meditation

-          Benefits of mediation

 

What will be covered in the course:

FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY:

A basic understanding and overview of each:

  • Ø  Skeletal  System
  • Ø  Respiratory System
  • Ø  Digestive System
  • Ø  Endocrine System
  • Ø  Main Muscle Groups

 

ASANAS/ POSTURES:

The effects, benefits and contra-indications of each asana:

Ø  Pawanmuktasana/salutations/ Warm up Postures

Ø  Supine/lying face up Postures

Ø  Prone/ lying face down  postures

Ø  Seated

Ø  Standing

Ø  Back bending

Ø  Forward bending

Ø  Twists

Ø  Inversions

Ø  Partner Postures

Ø  Relaxation (Guided visualisation and relaxation)

 

 BREATHING TECHNIQUES:

The effects, benefits and contra-indication of conscious breathing:

Ø  Calming breathes:

-Abdominal breathing/safety bubble

-Thoracic breathing

-Yogic breathing

-Humming Bee breath

-tortoise breathing

-Elephant breathing

-Balloon breathing

Ø  Energising breathes:

-          Cooling breath

-          Lion breath

-          Hissing breath/snake breath

-          Kapalbhati/ rabbit breath

-          Candle Breathing

-          Bee breathing

 

OTHER MODULES:

  • Ø Meditation
  • Ø Development of the child
  • Ø  Yoga for the special child
  • Ø  Chakaras or Energy centres
  • Ø  Relaxation techniques
  • Ø  Cautions in kids classes 

 

CERTIFICATION: 

This course is broken up into five modules. A certificate for module 1, 2 and 3 will be awarded to all who complete the two full theory weekends. Module 4 is a practicum module where a certificate will be awarded on completion of the required hours. Module 5 consists of 3 workshop days.  All five modules are compulsory to attain certification as a Kids Yoga Teacher.

Sundara Lifestyle and Wellness, Racine Knipe

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