Introductory afternoon to Empowering Children through Yoga and Creativity Teacher Training
Join Ayala Homossany on this 3 hour introductory workshop to her upcoming 50 hour Empowering Children through Yoga and Creativity Teacher Training. An opportunity to get a sneak peek into what your journey as a kids yoga teacher could become.
Children are born creative with an inherent curiosity and endless imagination. They carry in them the ability to turn objects that seem mundane to us, to wonders. Create new and original shapes with their bodies, ask powerful and daring question and think about innovative solutions. They are explorers of the world!
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.
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.
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.
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 three hour workshop, is an opportunity to experience a short session of the full course. It will offer you a door to your heart, in order for you to explore your passion to children’s yoga and creativity.
Ayala invites you to practice and sense what yoga for children means for you, get a glimpse of what it is that you need in order to offer a safe and nourishing space for children while sharing yoga and mindfulness and have time for Q&A regarding the course.
The full training starts in January 2020 with weekend 1 running Friday 31st January to Sunday 2nd February, and weekend 2 running from Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March. You can read more about the full 50 hour Teacher Training here.
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook
What our students say
Ayala explains things fantastically and the game involvement was really good to experience what the children experience. I really enjoyed the day as I am a newly qualified yoga teacher and it opened up new perspectives, gave me great ideas and a platform to start teaching children's yoga. Anna Williamson on Elevating Children's Imagination, Creativity and Self Expression through Yoga, July 2017