What factors are important to you in choosing a yoga teacher training? With news of the ongoing advocacy work of Yoga Alliance to prevent Yoga Teaching from becoming legislated, it is not unreasonable to feel a little confused about what is actually required to teach yoga. At this year’s Yoga Show and Conference in Toronto, the most common question we were asked was: “What training do I need to become a Kids Yoga Teacher?”
Picture a classroom full of young students, some eager to move and learn while others remain nervous or disinterested. A kids yoga teacher asks the kids to sit still and close their eyes, and when they are ready, the teacher reveals a bubble wand and soap. While this simple prop introduction may sound insignificant, it promotes a safe and engaging environment while teaching incredibly relevant lessons.
It’s not unusual to use questions to engage kids in yoga and let them show you what they know. It’s a common kids yoga teacher training tip. I remember two instances this summer, during our Kids Yoga Teacher Certification, when questions kind of backfired with similar surprising results.
In kids yoga, how do we put the needs of the participant ahead of the needs of the activity? This is one of the methods of an effective kids yoga teacher.
It’s handy to have a few quick attention-getters for those moments when your yoga class is getting excited, maybe even too excited. I have used many different tricks over the years, I like to change it up to keep it interesting for the kids and myself. So here are 3 of my current favorites. Please […]
A Kids Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Story A student once asked a teacher, “How do I learn best?” Without hesitation, the teacher said to the student, “Teach!” So the student became a teacher. The teacher then asked a student, “How do I teach you best?” Without hesitation, the student said to the teacher, “Learn!” […]