LIVE ONLINE: Empowering Children through Yoga and Creativity - Children’s Teacher Training
Empowering Children through Yoga and Creativity (ECYC) is a 6-day, comprehensive registered children’s yoga teacher training (50 hours) that will equip students with the knowledge and tools needed to share the magic of yoga with children aged 2-12; empowering them by stimulating their creativity and curiosity, supporting their well-being, and acknowledging their inner beauty.
Children are born creative, with an inherent curiosity and endless imagination. As adults, it is our responsibility to nourish these natural traits in children. Because being creative allows our little ones to find solutions to everyday issues, to be able to see two sides of the coin, take risks, and face fears.
Empowering Children through Yoga and Creativity (ECYC) is a 6-day, comprehensive registered children’s yoga teacher training (50 hours) that will equip students with the knowledge and tools needed to share the magic of yoga with children aged 2-12; empowering them by stimulating their creativity and curiosity, supporting their well-being, and acknowledging their inner beauty. This is not about ‘teaching’ yoga, but ‘sharing’ yoga with children in an inclusive way, based on progressive and experiential methods that help bring out the best in them.
Being creative is a skill that contributes dramatically to children’s well-being and development. We are here to harness this skill.
The course will focus on delivering new methods of sharing yoga and mindfulness to age groups 2-5 years, 5-8 years, and 8-12 years moving progressively from one group to the next with creativity as the anchor.
This course challenges the traditional teaching paradigm to encourage an innovative learning environment, recognising the importance of various learning methods such as visually, musically, linguistically, kin-aesthetically, mathematically, in community and privately.
Ayala Homossany is passionate about spreading the benefits of yoga and creativity to children. A mother to three boys, she is the creator of the award winning Enchanted Wonders A-Z cards; a teacher trainer with extensive experience spanning 15+ years, and a professional in working with families, toddlers, children, teens and children with special needs. She has designed this progressive course to empower students to move away from traditional models of teaching and embrace new and independent methods of pedagogy in order to meet each child as they deserve to be met.
Each Module weekend will be structured as follows: Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am -5pm (with 1.5 lunch break) each day
Live learning calls with Ayala
Ayala will lead daily sessions for live learning presentations on course content.
9.00-11.00 first session each day
11.30-13.30 second session each day
15.00-17.00 third session each day
Physical practice and group learning
The course material will be studied through both group discussions and as smaller ‘breakout groups’ of a maximum of five in each group, to reflect on particular elements of the course content. This structure is aimed toward making the course accessible for all personalities and learning types.
Live Guest Teacher discussion on specialist topics
Each weekend throughout the course will include a live discussion or learning call with a guest speaker and students will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and practices with the guest speakers
Yoga for Children’s Anxiety with Lisa Kaley-Isley
Children’s anxiety is becoming an epidemic. How can we support children’s mental health and equip them with tools to deal with anxiety and even prevent it?
You will learn about the autonomic nervous system and understand how anxiety develops.
You will explore and get tools to better understand how creativity can become a game changer in preventing children’s anxiety while practicing yoga.
Self Care for Children, Carers and Teachers with Suzy Reading
What does Self-Care mean and how can it contribute to children’s wellbeing? What methods can you use when you offer self care to children, carers, teachers and most importantly to yourself?
You will learn different practices and techniques to start your own self-care journey and practices to share with children.
Additional guest teachers will join the training to add on the experience and exploration of the learning.
Self-Study through our online learning platform
Students will be expected to do some self work in between weekends as a preparation for the upcoming session. Such self work might include short fun practices and reading assignments. Students should allow around 3 hours per week during the duration of the course for such self work.
At the end of the training you will need to submit an assignment that is divide into three short parts. (Max 3 hours work)
The course will also include:
- Observation of one live children’s classes led by Ayala on Zoom
- Tailoring of course content according to the group’s needs
- Tutorials on leading online classes. Online classes versus face to face classes – parallels and how to create this as a part of your brand offering
- Parents and Toddler class pre-recorded observation
Pre course work
Short reading assignment (30 mins), inspiring your own creativity assignment
Trainees will also receive:
- (Sent by post prior to the training) a unique inspiration learning pack including created by Ayala to aid your self-study and creative engagement on the course
- Ayala’s Enchanted Wonders A-Z cards.
- Course Manual
- Membership to the ECYC Sangha Facebook Group
- Private ECYC Whatsapp group for your intake
One bursary place is offered to one person who can demonstrate that they will take the skills gained in the training to be of benefit to a specific group in need. The bursary is at 50% of the total course fee. Please contact email@example.com to request an application form.
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Upon successful completion of all elements of the course you will receive a certificate of completion from Enchanted Wonders and Yogacampus which enables you to share yoga and mindfulness to children aged 2-12. The course is accredited with Yoga Alliance Professionals enabling you to register as a professional with them.
What our students say
We let go of right and wrong ways of doing things and had freedom! It had perfect timing, was fun, inspirational, playful and we connected to inner child. LOVE! Kate Conner on Elevating Children's Imagination, Creativity and Self Expression through Yoga, July 2017