Join us for our special Children's Yoga for Wellness Teacher Training Course
Take the 95 - Hour Children’s Teacher Training Course
Join us and get certified this year with our special Children’s Yoga Teacher Training course. The course covers teaching kids from 2 years of age to teenagers.
Upcoming 2019 Courses: Basic Course & Full Certification starting in March of 2019.
Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Early Bird Price: $495 USD Basic Certification / $1400 USD Full Certification
Register Now or Contact Suzanne for more information message us here or firstname.lastname@example.org or call +84 90 303 9526.
What will you learn?
Fun and engaging ways to teach asana (physical postures) to kids of different ages, including partner and group yoga practices, building body awareness, strength, balance, and stamina.
Activities, games, and challenges to build intuition, wise choice making, confidence, patience, and delayed gratification
Breathing (pranayama), relaxation, and mindfulness techniques for stress management and self awareness.
Theoretical study and practical application into psychology, educational philosophy, and how children learn best.
Infusion of art, music, dance, and storytelling to develop a hands-on, experimental program.
Positive behavior management techniques to encourage compassion, understanding, and self- confidence.
Yoga heritage and philosophy based on the 8 Limbs of Yoga (based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), introduction to chakras, etc.
Partner and individual self inquiry exercises for kids and participants of the training regarding living authentically, honestly and in line with values.
Therapeutic yoga techniques for children with autism, ADHD, sensory differences, communication challenges and anti-social challenges.
In-depth study and guided practice of yoga asanas (movement and physical postures) including proper alignment, verbal and visual cueing, delivering safe, effective hands-on adjustments, modification and use of props to improve expression of a posture, using drishtis, using and strengthening bandhas, and addressing a diverse student base: those with injury and disease, those with varying levels of knowledge about yoga, those in a specific life stage such as pre or post-natal or retirement.
In-depth study and guided practice of pranayama (yogic breathing) including the proper pairing of breath with movement, specific breathing techniques for heating and cooling the body, energizing and calming the mind, and building core strength.
In-depth study and guided practice of meditation & mindfulness techniques and styles, including guided visualization, concentration exercises, mantra, chanting, yoga nidra, journaling, and establishing a regular personal practice of Kelee Meditation.
Get in touch with your inner child while preparing to teach children from toddlers to teens on their level, from the heart. This section has a strong emphasis on fun games for building kindness and confidence and physical yoga. Focus on the basics of mindfulness, self awareness and self development along with emphasis on practical meditation techniques for children of all ages.
This “Foundations” course will prepare you to start teaching kids immediately. If you would like to go for full certification, this course is the pre - requisite for the 7 day, in depth 95 - hour Yoga Alliance Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification mark (RCYT).
"I can't recommend your training enough! I had a lovely weekend, with like minded people & learnt so much. I use ideas in my classroom everyday, & not only do my students love it, their concentration and behaviour has improved so much. Thank you Suzanne!" -Bryony Boo, school teacher
What’s Included in each course
Light food, tea & water
Your comprehensive instructors manual packed with information and techniques
Professional teaching with seasoned instructors / career counseling
Your Children’s Yoga for Wellness teaching certificate (Basic Certification / Full Certification)
Study with experienced teachers at a well established training school, founded in 2003.
Our school has run more than 40 Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings for children (RCYS) and adults (RYS 200).
Dates & Fees
Normal fee $645 USD
$495 USD paid 90+ days ahead.
* Promotion for Basic training in March. Pay $495 USD by January 15th, 2019.
Choose one of the following weekends or the weekday course for Basic Certification.
March 9th & 10th, Saturday & Sunday from 7:00am - 5:00pm at Jiva Studio, HCMC
April 20th & 21st, Saturday & Sunday from 7:00am - 5:00pm at Jiva Studio, HCMC (to be followed by 7 day course. Attend both courses to get your full 95 - hour training certification).
August 31st & September 1st, Saturday & Sunday from 7:00am - 5:00pm in District 7, HCMC
September 9th - 12th, Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 2:00pm in District 7, HCMC
September 28th & 29th, Saturday & Sunday from 7:00am - 5:00pm at Jiva Studio, HCMC. District 2, HCMC (to be followed by 7 day course.Attend both courses to get your full 95 - hour training certification).
Normal fee $1700 USD
$1400 USD paid 90+ days ahead.
*Promotion for the Full 95 - Hour training in March. Pay &1400 USD by January 22nd, 2019.
Choose one of the following courses for Full Certification. You must complete the Basic Certification to attend this course.
April 22nd - 28th. District 2, HCMC
September 30th - October 6th. District 2, HCMC
Yoga Alliance Info
Homework: Please submit relevant homework assignments before the course ends. You will receive your homework after you register.
Yoga Alliance certification: You will receive your Children’s Yoga for Wellness certificates upon successful completion of the full course. For This is a globally recognized training, accredited with the Worldwide Yoga Alliance. To gain Yoga Alliance recognition (RCYT), you must already be an RYT200 / RYT500. Both courses count towards Yoga Alliance Continued Education (YACEP).
"Dear Suzanne. I thank you for bringing such amazing energy to the school. What a difference! My teachers meet every morning for practice and my kids are benefiting from all you have given. I cannot thank you enough." - Karen Kean, Head of Etonhouse Preschool.
Who are these courses for?
For Teachers, Parents and Caregivers. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to teach kids. Anyone can take this course and share yoga and mindfulness with children. Although the full training is composed of three modules, one course is enough to help you on your way and give you plenty of resources to begin sharing yoga & mindfulness practices with children. Share helpful tools with kids to help them handle the daily trials and tribulations of being a kid.
For Yoga Teachers. If you are already a yoga teacher and are interested to teach children, you will find that it requires a very different approach from teaching adults. The focus is on building rapport, engagement, motivation, and dialing up the fun factor. Kids benefit more from a “show me, don’t tell me” style of instruction and this course provides you with plenty of age-appropriate techniques, activities, games, and challenges to help you connect with children on their level.
Suzanne Vian E-RYT500, YACEP, RCYT
Suzanne is the mother of 2 and since 2003, has taught hundreds of children the practices of yoga, self development, mindfulness and pranayama (breathing). She was the first person and first yoga studio to offer kids yoga in Vietnam over 13 years ago at her first studio, Saigon Yoga. Suzanne has had the privilege of training teachers at a United Nations School, was the in-house yoga instructor for one of Vietnam's top international schools (Australian International School), and she set up the foundational Mindfulness Program at the International School of Ho Chi Minh City. Suzanne has run well over 20 Kids Yoga Alliance teacher trainings and develops tailored mindfulness programs and staff trainings for schools wanting to bring more peace, focus and harmony into their student body and onto their campuses.
Robin Shepard E-RYT200, RYT500, RC
Children's Yoga for Wellness teacher training instructor, curriculum coordinator, instructor of children's yoga.
Robin Shepard is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor with a special focus in Children’s Yoga. She enjoys teaching the young and the young-at-heart. She was a preschool teacher and program leader for seven years in an international school environment, teaching both mainstream and special needs children. Her goal then and now is to inspire curious, confident, and creative kids and she brings a wealth of practical classroom knowledge and experience to her children’s yoga classes. Read Robin’s bio.
It is also easy to rent a motorbike if you feel like scooting around. Take a motorbike taxi or a drive yourself over the Saigon Bridge over to downtown to see the markets, do a bit of shopping and catch a little Saigon city action on your day off. Or just kick back in District two and chill out. around, read a book or do your homework.
Out of town guests
There are plenty of Air BnB's near Jiva Studio to come and stay in Vietnam while you train. Before or after your program, you can get away and explore the city or take a trip outside of Saigon. Our area of HCMC is Thao Dien, District 2 and is a quaint town that has become a hot spot for travelers due to it's simple charm, awesome restaurants and easy walking, biking and daily living. Let us know if we can help to assist or advise.
Most courses are held at our studio, which is a short motorbike or taxi ride away from downtown Ho Chi Minh City in the outskirts called Thao Dien, An Phu, District 2. This is a beautiful area with a local, hip vibe; a developing yet quaint little neighborhood near the Saigon River with lots of great coffee shops to have a quiet meal or mix it up with local and expat others.
We have lots of chilled out places in the area with amazing local and western food where you can lounge
Accomodations near the studio range from very affordable to luxury. District 2 is a great place to call home for awhile as you train, focus on yourself and your studies. There are lots of quiet little streets to ride a bike (you can bike to class, most apartments and rental places would have a bike to borrow if you ask) or take a long walk in the evenings.