Asheville Yoga Center is one of the most popular yoga schools in the Southeast. Our foundational programs are designed to enhance your personal knowledge, deepen your practice and provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely experience or teach yoga.
We offer three types of event:
- Yoga workshops (non-certification events)
- 200 Hour RYT training courses
- 300 Hour certified training courses (Advanced Study and Therapeutically-Oriented)
Children's Yoga Teacher Training
August 9 - 12, 2018
All Levels Welcome
300-hour YA Credit
Save $100 if you sign up by June 28, 2018
$350 with Early bird Special!
($450 after June 28, 2018)
Thursday - Saturday 9:00am – 12:30pm l 2:30 – 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Want to give back? Why not share yoga with the next generation? Join Jane Anne Tager for a fun and interactive weekend of play! Learn how yoga can help to counter the challenges we face in our current public education system and uncover lots of great ideas for sharing yoga with children of different ages and in different settings.
What is yoga, what is children’s yoga, and what are the innumerable benefits of each?
Which learning theories might be appropriate for you.
The different learning styles for children, taking into consideration: age groups from pre-school to teens and male vs. female.
How to teach different age groups: 2-5, 6-9, 10-12, and teens.
How to create themes, games, partner yoga, and interesting stories.
Appropriate breathing, relaxation, chanting, meditations, and visualizations for children.
How to lesson plan, sequence classes, and improvise.
Adapting to different teaching environments from public schools to churches, rec. centers, etc…
Many opportunities for group teaching and peer review.
Developing different behavior management techniques that support a loving, non-competitive environment and encourage self-respect and freedom of expression.
How to prepare for class, and tons of ideas for incorporating art, music, books, props, singing, storytelling, and spiritual inspiration in children’s yoga classes and more…
Requirements for application:
We strongly recommend you have some classroom teaching experience (of any kind — yoga or school), as this is an intensive short training focusing on teaching children’s yoga. We are assuming you have had some basic familiarity with yoga. Open to yoga teachers, school teachers with yoga experience, or serious yoga students.
Required Reading (click on book title to purchase): (please bring one of these to class with you)
Yoga Calm for Children by Linea and James Gillen
The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury by Jack Prelutsky
The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach The Peace Book by Todd Parr
Planting Seeds by Thich Nhat Hanh
Fly Like a Butterfly by Skakta Kaur Khalsa
300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modules
Choose 11 modules in total from these four categories:
- Pick at least one 3-day course
- Pick at least one 4-day course
- Pick at least one 5-day Intensive
- Pick the remaining eight courses from any of the four categories (weekend, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day*)
*You must complete 11 separate modules for graduation. Most modules offered multiple times per year.