Why teach yoga to children?
Children today are under tremendous amount of pressure and stress from school, their environment, peer group competition and expectations from their parents. Stress affects the way children learn and interact with their surroundings. It also affects the their health, well-being and confidence. Teaching children yoga creat the ultimate learning adventure while helping them de-stress and relax.
What is YKids?
YKids is a unique approach to integrate learning using yoga as a pathway of learning. Yoga and movement are powerful catalysts in creating a strong foundation for education. Generally children naturally respond to learning that is presented in interesting, fun and integrative ways.
YKids incorporates the two processes that most children love to engage in: sound and movement. Engaging our children in reading, storytelling, music, creative arts and blend seamlessly with yoga movement, we aim to educate the “whole child”. Children learn these invaluable skills that set the groundwork or meeting challenges and growing strong physically, mentally and emotionally, developing self-esteem for a lifetime of successful achievement.
In YKids classes, traditional yoga techniques have been recreated in playful, simple and fun ways using the Multiple Intelligences Theory of Harvard Professor Howard Gardner as a foundation, each yoga pose becomes a springboard for activities that open the doorway to fully integrated learning. In YKids elements enhance the learning experience and tap on all the senses.
Teaching children is always a great challenge and this 30 hour Teacher’s Training Course will equip you with the necessary methodology and understanding to bring about interactive teaching of yoga to children.
What do you learn in the TTC?
30 hour Intensive training includes:
- Lead the dynamic class flow for children with an easy-to-follow outline-
- Understand the concept of Multiple Intelligence Theory and its applications
- Practice feasible yoga asanas for children that are fun and exciting
- Build your own lesson plans that expands the children attention span
- Practice teach sessions
- Appreciate the use of music for teaching children
- Handling Distracted and Difficult children
- Understand safety and precautions needed
- Discuss marketing and business of conducting YKids in Malaysia
You will have a useful manual for the course and also continuous education by coming to the monthly YKids’ Forum where participants of this course will attend to improve your teaching skills.
Ysynergy offers 30 hour YKids program once a year and for those taking the 200 hour TTC of which 10 hours of this program will be recognized as part of the fulfillment of the 200 hour program.
Graduates of this program will be able to participate in the Monthly YKids’ Forum where they will get updates on latest teaching methodology, practice teach and participate in the forum on issues facing teachers in teaching yoga to children.
Our Mission in YKids Teacher’s Training
To grow our community of committed yoga practitioners who have a love for children and teaching children, empowering those who demonstrate dedication to a personal practice, by sharing the knowledge, skills and tools we have learned so they too can start teaching yoga to children.
We intend to guide trainees toward a healthy self-confidence, while at the same time invoking in them a sense of humility and excitement, knowing that they are at the beginning of a long journey. We endeavor to share the know-how of teaching children imparting the latest trends to the participants.