Children's Yoga for Wellness
Teacher Training Course
by Suzanne Vian, 200 E-RYT, 500 RYT, RCYT
Share Yoga with the Next Generation
Inspire the children in your life to build strength and stability. Stimulate their incredible imaginations through the practices of yoga and mindfulness. Teach them techniques to calm and center themselves, while cultivating a deeper body and mind connection and emotional balance.
If you are a Yoga Alliance instructor and want to become a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher, you are eligible to apply for the RCYT mark once you have completed all 3 Modules. All individual parts of this course count towards Yoga Alliance continued education.
Yoga Alliance Info: If you are a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Alliance instructor, this training counts towards Yoga Alliance continued education credits. Complete our full 95 hour course to become a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance (Only 200 Hour Yoga Alliance graduates can become Children's Registered Yoga Alliance instructors, but all graduates are certified Children's Yoga for Wellness teachers upon successful graduation and receive a certificate of completion.).
95 - Hour Yoga Alliance Children's YTTC Course
We are in the process of arranging a weekend kids yoga training here in Saigon starting in March of 2018 (approximately every other weekend) and will be running another 10 day intensive course soon. Full details TBA shortly, so feel free to check back here for more information or send us an email with questions. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get an automatic notification once dates are announced.
Participants of the course can expect to come away with the following preparation and tools, with each days training building in depth and breadth upon the next:
- 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), Hindu mythology and story telling, 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.
Spaces are limited and can only guaranteed upon full registration and payment. A discount of 10% is given to groups of 5 or more students registering and paying in full all together.
Course fee: 1,695 USD
Tuition includes: Teaching certificate and a comprehensive teaching manual
Refund Policy: We do not give refunds for purchases made, no exceptions. If we cancel a course, a full refund will be given.
Photos from the 2016 UNIS Hanoi Kids Yoga for Wellness training 2016
"I invited Suzanne to run a workshop at my school. She gave us inspiration as well as practical teaching ideas and cues. I would recommend Suzanne to any organisation wanting to increase their understanding of yoga, as well as positive, mindful practices." - Andy Dutton, UNIS
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 was the first person to offer kids yoga in Vietnam at her studio, Saigon Yoga, over 13 years ago. She 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 develops tailored mindfulness programs and leads trainings for schools wanting to bring more peace, focus and harmony onto their campuses.
What people are saying about Children’s Yoga for Wellness Teacher Training…
"I can't recommend it 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
"My dear Suzanne. I thank you for bringing such amazing energy to the school. What a difference! My teachers meet every morning at 6:45 before school, and it brings calm and centered energy for the day. And my kids are benefiting from all you have given. I cannot thank you enough! Looking forward to seeing you in your new space!" - Karen Kean, Head of Etonhouse Preschool