Mindfulness for Children

This short course takes a holistic approach towards discovering mindfulness and meditation in engaging ways for children between 4-12 years.

Course Information

Dates

Weekend 1: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July
Weekend 2: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July

9.30am to 5.30pm each day with one hour for lunch.

  • Cost £475
  • Booking Full Details

    Mindfulness for Children

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue The Arc Centre
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Open to yoga teachers, school teachers, yoga practitioners, therapists and parents with an interest in the healing art of yoga.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 30

    Number of hours: 28

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This course will prepare you to support children in discovering a greater sense of self-awareness throughout this four day course. By exploring both the technical theories and using practical ‘hands on, minds on’ exercises, you will support children in developing healthy habits that will help them to self-regulate their behaviour. Through this unique training you will explore how to support the nature of consciousness, build children’s resilience and heighten their self-confidence.

How this Course Benefits You

  • Your understanding of how to create mindful spaces will expand.
  • You will have the opportunity to reflect on and deepen your personal mindfulness practice.
  • You will learn how to help children discover ways to self-regulate their emotions. With an emphasis on cultivating attitudes of gratitude, and nurturing kindness towards themselves and others.
  • You will learn fun and creative ways to teach mindfulness to children using tools such as breath work, sound and visualisation.

Topics Covered

Please note the topics covered are provided as a guide on what to expect throughout the experience.

Topic 1 – The Intentions and Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation
The course tutors will guide you through the history of mindfulness and meditation. Whether you are a parent, teacher or therapist, their guidance will provide you with the holistic knowledge to be prepared in various situations to bring the best out of the child.

Topic 2 – Breath and Voice Work
Develop an understanding of how to use sound, rhythm and chanting as a valuable part of the practise.

Topic 3 – Music and Movement
You will be guided through a series of music and movement practices that will become supporting tools in encouraging children to explore the depth of their attention spans.

Topic 4 – Visualisation
Various visualisation practices will be explored as a form of meditative play. An experimental approach will be adopted to help you find creative ways of supporting children in dealing with everyday pressures using visualisation.

Topic 5 – Cultivating Gratitude and Compassion
You will be shown specific teaching techniques to expand your ability to encourage gratitude, self-compassion and compassion for others around them.

Topic 6 – The Nature of Consciousness
Your tutors will guide you through the concept of consciousness and how it can be nurtured within children.

Topic 7 – Tools to build resilience and self-confidence
You will be shown specific teaching techniques to expand your ability to encourage resilience and self-confidence.

Teaching Style

You will be guided through highly effective and accessible strategies for integrating the remedial advantages of Special Yoga methodology into the lives of children. This experience is learning to teach from the heart and not just from the book to explore ways of supporting children while deepening your personal practice. With these skills you could tailor various settings to the specific needs of the child or group you support.

What experience do I need for this course?

This course is open to all, including people who do not teach yoga professionally. However it is recommended that you have some previous experience in a mindful practice. This could include (but is not restricted to) attendance of an 8 Week Mindfulness Training, a Vipassana retreat or ongoing personal practice.

Regular attendees of this course include but are not limited to:

  • Mindfulness or meditation teachers
  • Yoga teachers and yoga therapists
  • Mindfulness or meditation practitioners
  • School teachers and staff

Once payment has been made, you will be emailed a registration form for completion prior to your booking being finalised.

Certification

Your success in completing the Mindfulness for Children course will be celebrated with a distinguished certificate of participation from the Special Yoga training centre of excellence as well as a Yogacampus certificate of attendance.

What our students say

Deeply grateful for being able to take part in this course. Inspiring and humbling. Nadege Soula on Special Yoga for Special Children, November 2017

Accreditation

British Wheel of Yoga Special Yoga Yoga Alliance UK

Course Information

Dates

Weekend 1: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July
Weekend 2: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July

9.30am to 5.30pm each day with one hour for lunch.

  • Cost £475
  • Booking Full Details

    Mindfulness for Children

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue The Arc Centre
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Open to yoga teachers, school teachers, yoga practitioners, therapists and parents with an interest in the healing art of yoga.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 30

    Number of hours: 28

Book Now