- Are you a Primary School Teacher who is qualified and has been teaching Yoga and Wellbeing within your school setting?
- Do you feel inspired by how yoga and mindfulness has changed your life and want to be able to share this with others?
- Do you want to offer the teachers in your school setting the skills to teach yoga and mindfulness to their own pupils?
- Do you want to bring back the ‘WOW’ to teaching within your school and offer class ideas to spark creativity and fun?
- Do you want to you stand out amongst other teachers, PE and PDL Leads and facilitate a Whole-school approach to yoga and mindfulness.
Then this course is for you to create a Whole-school Yoga Provision and transform the way you teach.
Prerequisite for this course is at least 1 year of yoga practice and teaching of yoga in your school setting.
Let’s get started
On successful completion of course you will:
- Have a greater depth of understanding and respect for Yoga philosophy and science
- Have a good understanding of children’s anatomy and physiology specific for teaching Yoga
- Know and be able to teach 230 Yoga Postures, Partner Poses, Breathing and Mindful Techniques and Games
- To use your knowledge to create your own postures relevant to your topic
- Be able to effectively design, plan, teach and evaluate 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
- Become a Yoga Leader for your Primary School
- To enable you to effectively teach Yoga within the curriculum
- To create your own Yoga Scheme of Work
- To train other Year Group Teachers with the aid of the ‘Teachers Yoga Booster Course’
You will be given:
- 230 postures, breathing techniques, partner poses, mindful activities and games
- 3 X Early Years Plans
- 6 X KS1 Plans – 3 X Story Scripts and 3 X Adventures
- 6 X KS1 Plans – 3 X Adventures and 3 X Topic-based class
- 5 X 1-2-1 Mentoring Sessions with Sam B
- A list of Resources
- Suggested Reading List
- Suggested Music & Playlists to compliment Lesson Plans
- Ongoing support throughout the course
- Continued support via a private group for qualified schools
To qualify you will need to complete all of the following:
5 X 1-2-1 Mentoring Sessions
Submission of 2 X Ks1 Lesson Plans – 1 X Story Script and 1 X Yoga Adventure
Submission of 2 X KS2 Lesson Plans – 1 X Adventure and 1 X Topic-based Class
Submission of 2 X Videos – 1 X Teaching KS1 Yoga and 1 X Teaching KS2 Yoga
A taster of Inclusive Yoga training is also included by Lisa Greenough.
Adult RYT 200 HRS
Children RCYT 95 HRS
- Lectures 61
- Quizzes 2
- Duration 26 week
- Language English
- Students 274
- Certificate Yes
- 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 Skeletal System
- Head & Neck
- The Muscular System
- The Musculoskeletal System Quiz
- Musculoskeletal System Assignment: The Benefits of Yoga on the Musculoskeletal System
- The Nervous System
- Stress & Yoga Assignment: What happens to the body when under stress and how yoga helps
- The Endocrine System
- The Cardiovascular System
- What yoga postures and practices help increase the heart rate?
- The Respiratory System
- What makes yoga different to gymnastics or dance?
- The Urinary System
- The Digestive System
- How can Yoga teach a child about the health of their bodies and diet?
- The Immune System
- The Science behind Yoga
- Anatomy & Physiology 1-2-1 Review
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. Children and Young People's Mental Health Unit
When working in an educational setting it is essential to consider the child's wellbeing and if they have any mental illness.
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.
- KS1 Example Lesson
- KS2 Example Lesson
- Knowledge & Experience
- Behaviour Management
- The Structure of a Yoga Class
- Room Set Up
- Yoga Mats
- Lesson Plan for KS1 – Story
- Lesson Plan for KS1 – Adventure
- Lesson Plan for KS2 – Adventure
- Lesson Plan for KS2 – Topic
- Effective Teaching Practice 1-2-1 Review