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.

Course Information

Dates

Weekend 1: Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February
Weekend 2: Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March

9.30am to 5pm each day with one hour lunch break.

  • Cost £690 Early Bird until 15th November, then £740
  • Booking Full Details

    Empowering Children through Yoga and Creativity - Children’s Teacher Training

    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 Yogacampus Finsbury Park
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    You should have either a yoga teaching qualification (from any tradition) or at least two years regular yoga practice under the guidance of an experienced teacher and some experience of working with children.
    In both cases you need an interest in working with children and ideally some experience of working with them.
    If you do not fulfil these criteria, please feel free to contact Ayala at ayala@ayalayoga.com or info@yogacampus.com to discuss whether this course is for you.

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    Maximum participants: 24

    Number of hours: 50 hours (39 contact hours and 11 non-contact)

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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.

Recent studies have shown that yoga, breathing techniques and guided mindfulness based activities can help reduce stress, anxiety, reactivity, and improve sleep, and self-esteem while bringing about a greater sense of calmness and self-awareness in children. We believe that fostering creativity in children contributes directly to the positive development of cognitive skills as well as greater self-esteem and the ability to build meaningful relationships with those around them.

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.

The syllabus uses the blended learning method, which mixes traditional face-to-face education with online learning, allowing students to engage through visuals and online interaction even when off campus.

What to expect?

The aim of Empowering Children through Yoga and Creativity (ECYC) is to equip students with the knowledge and tools needed to share the best of yoga and mindfulness practices with children aged 2-12 years old, with an emphasis on creativity. We believe that creativity empowers children and emboldens adults to connect more deeply with one another.

Between 75% and 85% of the total course hours will focus on sharing yoga and mindfulness with children for age groups 2-5, 5-8, and 8-12. Every student will observe, assist, co-teach, and practice teach on the course as well as give and receive feedback in order to help build up the teacher’s tool box.

One of the unique features of the course is that students will have the opportunity to observe live classes with children and have the chance to teach children with the guidance of their peers and trainer while on the course.

Taster morning

Join Ayala on Saturday 12th October for a 3 hour introductory taster morning to get a sneak peek into what your journey as a kids yoga teacher could become.

About the trainer

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.

Certification

Upon successful completion of all elements of the course you will receive a certificate of completion from 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

Accreditation

Yoga Alliance UK

Course Information

Dates

Weekend 1: Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February
Weekend 2: Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March

9.30am to 5pm each day with one hour lunch break.

  • Cost £690 Early Bird until 15th November, then £740
  • Booking Full Details

    Empowering Children through Yoga and Creativity - Children’s Teacher Training

    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 Yogacampus Finsbury Park
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    You should have either a yoga teaching qualification (from any tradition) or at least two years regular yoga practice under the guidance of an experienced teacher and some experience of working with children.
    In both cases you need an interest in working with children and ideally some experience of working with them.
    If you do not fulfil these criteria, please feel free to contact Ayala at ayala@ayalayoga.com or info@yogacampus.com to discuss whether this course is for you.

  • Prospectus Download PDF
  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 24

    Number of hours: 50 hours (39 contact hours and 11 non-contact)

Book Now