Certified Children's Yoga Teacher Training - Koh Lanta, Thailand

Certified Children's Yoga Teacher Training - Koh Lanta, Thailand

15 Jul 10:00 - 24 Jul 16:00 - Ban Koh Lanta
Oasis Yoga Bungalows

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Join us for 10-day playful days on the beautiful island of Koh Lanta in Thailand. Offering breath-taking views of turquoise ocean, green mountains and perfect white sand.

This training is for you if:

- You love to sing, dance, play, share, learn, reflect
- You LOVE to be part of a supportive, conscious community in which you can feel empowered and inspired as well as empowering and inspiring others with your stories, experiences and mindful actions and words
- You LOVE shared learning environments
- You LOVE to meet new people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and countries

- Your attitude to life is positive

We welcome individuals from all corners of the world, with a whole range of backgrounds, experiences, cultures, languages and professions. We have trained community workers from Guatemala, Play Therapists from Hong Kong, Social Workers from Singapore, Yoga Trainers from South Africa, Parents from Oman, Grandparents from India, Business Professionals from London, Speech Therapists from Austria, Elementary School Teachers from Canada, Sports Coaches from New York, Yoga Teachers from Australia - We truly believe that everyone has valuable experience to share with children, teens and families, through yoga and mindfulness. We respect, honor and celebrate our differences, just as we do with children, and we connect through our shared intentions of making great changes in the world through the power of therapeutic, playful, creative childrens yoga and mindfulness.

What does our daily schedule look like?

6.30am, Optional Yoga Class – An excellent the way to get connected to your intentions for the day as well as learning some new yoga, breathing and meditation techniques

8am, Breakfast - Delicious local, vegan and veggie options, surrounded by the natural world and your new heart-centred community

9am, Morning Opening Circle - Starting with a creative check-in led by Laura, to see what everyone is feeling physically, mentally and energetically.
A quick dance party (always with a theme) to wake everyone up, get the creative juices flowing and get everyone on the same level energetically and mentally

9.15am, Experiential Workshop – Laura demonstrates particular techniques and sequences whilst you take the role of the child or teen. Not only an excellent way to learn (especially for those visual, kinesthetic and interpersonal learners!) but the most effective way for you to connect to and develop, your playful spirit, essential for children’s yoga teachers. PLUS experiencing the sessions through a child’s eyes, will help you to gain a greater understanding, compassion and empathy for their behavior, thought-process and feelings.

10.45am, Brain-Break - to refresh with an organic coffee or freshly squeezed juice

11am, Practice Teaching Time – Laura will give you a fun, theme-related assignment in which you will either be working creative and collaboratively in a small group, partners or independently to plan and practice teach, in a safe, supportive environment in which we welcome mistakes, trial-and-error and creativity.

Laura will give immediate constructive feedback in a mindful manner, emphasizing your strengths and offering creative suggestions for the future. We also encourage positive feedback from the rest of the group to double-emphasise your unique qualities as a children’s yoga teacher

12.30, Long, Lazy Lunch – Whether its beach-side, pool-side or above the rainforest, delicious, nutritious meals are offered. This is an excellent opportunity to connect on a deeper level with the rest of our community, including your teachers, the wonderful local children and families or for you to take some time to reflect, nap in a hammock or dive into the fresh ocean

2pm, Afternoon Check-In - With a short relaxation through meditation or breathing techniques

2.15pm, Afternoon Workshops – Usually a little more relaxed as we recognise that connecting to your inner child through high-energy movement all morning, can be tiring. Our afternoon workshops usually involve Laura sharing her relevant experiences and more gentle experiential learning on areas of meditation, breathing techniques, mandala art as well as shared learning spaces to deepen our knowledge of yoga philosophy for children, the developing mind and body, educational philosophy (and its valuable place in childrens yoga)

5pm/5.30pm, Daily Closing Circle – An opportunity for any final questions or reflections from the day, intentions for the days ahead and closing with a quick check-out and maybe a few meaningful Aums.

5.30pm Optional Yoga Class – usually little more relaxed, Yin or Gentle Flow style. This is also a great opportunity to find a spot in nature to relax, reflect and find a deep sense of gratitude.

Evenings differ depending on where we are in the world, but we continue to evolve our supportive and playful community through group dinners, local night markets, evening full moon circles, sunset ocean dips and a lot (really, a lot) of laughter!

Our Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is registered with the Yoga Alliance (RCYT-95 Hours). We provide all the tools, techniques and inspiration that teachers will need to develop their own individual, creative lessons to share with children of all ages and abilities. We are focused on providing a holistic environment for children, combining elements of musical mantras, interactive story-telling, art, nature, movement and dance, group discussions and play to explore the principles and practices of yoga and mindfulness.

Our approach incorporates elements of the educational philosophies of Reggio Emilia’s Hundred Languages of Children and Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences because we understand, value and support each child’s individual learning style. Furthermore, our approach regards the environment as a key component of the education process, therefore, we place emphasis on providing a safe, nurturing, holistic environment in which we give children time and space to explore yoga and mindfulness.

We have a maximum of 12 students on each of our trainings to enable full support and attention for each individual.

Through interactive, experiential activities and practice teaching time, we will explore:

* Techniques and activities to introduce asana, breath-work and meditation to children aged 3-18 years old
* Partner and group yoga fun for all ages
* Combining Educational Philosophy and teaching methodology with Yoga
* Introducing yoga philosophy and practices to children of all ages, including the Chakra System, Yama and Niyama, the 4 Paths of Yoga
* Meditation & Visualisation techniques for each age group
* Creative Mindfulness activities and techniques
* Therapeuitc yoga techniques for children with Special Needs
* Understanding Autism, ADHD, Sensory Disorders, communication difficulties and social-emotional difficulties and how to effectively use yoga for each of these SEN.
* Incorporating art, music, dance and nature into children’s yoga
* Hindu Mythology for Tweens & Teens
* Interactive story-telling and yoga journeys for all age groups
* Yoga for children with English as an additional language
* Behaviour managment in the yoga class
* Positive & Empathetic language skills
Our typical daily schedule will be as follows:

Prices include:
* 9-nights accomodation in a beautiful ocean-view room
* Delicious breakfast and lunch each day
* All tuition fees, training manuals and course material
* Transport from Koh Lanta Pier

For bookings visit www.divine-light-yoga.com/koh-lanta

Email info@divine-light-yoga.com for further details

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