Children’s Yoga Teacher Training
This course is accessible to all Primary School Teachers who have an interest in teaching their pupils yoga and wellbeing within their school setting.
There is no prerequisite for enrolling onto this course.
On successful completion of the Yoga Leader TT course you will:
- Have a basic understanding and respect for Yoga philosophy and science
- Have a basic understanding of children’s anatomy and physiology for teaching Yoga
- Know and be able to teach some basic Yoga Postures, breathing and mindfulness techniques
- Be able to effectively design, plan and teach your own Yoga classes and stories
- Be able to follow codes of practice for children’s Yoga
- Know what Yoga Props are essential to run various Yoga Games
- Be given Yoga Teaching tips for SEN children
You will be given:
- 100 postures, breathing techniques, partner poses, mindful activities and games
- Live recorded yoga classes to study good practice
- 3 X Early Years Yoga Lesson Plans
- 6 X KS1 Lesson Plans
- 6 X KS2
- A list of Resources
- Suggested Reading List
- Suggested Music & Playlists to complement Lesson Plans
- Ongoing support throughout the course
- Continued support via the private group for qualified schools
To qualify you will need to:
Complete all of the following:
Final 1-2-1 Mentoring Review
You will need to submit:
1 X KS1 Lesson Plan
1 X KS2 Lesson Plan
1 X Video of you teaching a KS1 or KS2 Class
- Lectures 49
- Quizzes 3
- Duration 67 Hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
2. Yoga Philosophy Unit
In the following lessons you will learn some of the basics of 'Yoga Philosophy'. It is important to have an understanding of yoga philosophy when teaching children yoga, so you can incorporate them into your class plans. Many of the teachings of yoga philosophy can help children navigate their way through life.
3. Anatomy & Physiology Unit
It is important to understand a childs development and their anatomy and physiology when teaching yoga to children. This will help you to teach it to them safely and you can share how each posture or breathing technique can benefit them.
- The Musculoskeletal System | The Skeleton
- The Musculoskeletal System | Neck Precautions
- The Musculoskeletal System | Centre of Gravity during Child’s Development
- The Musculoskeletal System | Development of Neck & Head
- The Musculoskeletal System | Development of Limbs
- The Musculoskeletal System | Alignment
- The Musculoskeletal System | Hypo-mobility & Hyper-mobility
- The Musculoskeletal System | The Muscles
- The Musculoskeletal System Quiz
- Musculoskeletal System Assignment: The Benefits of Yoga on the Musculoskeletal System
- The Nervous System & Stress
- Feelings and Developmental Hormones
- The Respiratory System
- What makes yoga different to gymnastics or dance?
- The Bladder Control
- The Immune System
- The Science behind Yoga Video
4. Yoga for Special Needs Unit
A basic knowledge of special needs is essential when teaching yoga to children. If you would like further teaching into yoga and special needs, I recommend Jyoti from 'Special Yoga' https://specialyoga.org.uk/ and specific to yoga and autism Nicole from 'Yotism' https://www.yotism.com
5. Policies and Codes of Practice Unit
When working in an educational setting it is essential to consider all policies and codes of practice related to working with children.
6. Practical Guide to the Basic Postures, Breathing Techniques, Partner Poses and Mindful activities and games Unit
Here you will find a visual and descriptive guide to all the practical elements you will need to include in a yoga class. You will need to know these thoroughly and be able to teach them confidently. There are so many more you can include so please refer to the resources section but please familiarise and practice these basic ones first. You can also purchase the Yoga cards for use in your class which is an excellent resource and can be a lesson in itself.
7. Effective Teaching Practice Unit
Now you have the knowledge, it is time to learn about how to put it into practice and actually teach yoga. This section will guide you through an effective teaching practice when specifically teaching yoga.
Final 1-2-1 Review
Please follow the instructions to book your 1-2-1 Review.