Introduction to Children’s Yoga in School
- Are you a Primary School Teacher who has an interest in teaching Yoga and Wellbeing within your school setting?
- Are you on the fence as to whether yoga will actually help your pupils and would just like to explore more?
- Do you want to begin to offer your pupils a ‘wellbeing toolkit’ to help them manage their emotions, build resilience and engaged with their learning?
- Do you feel the pressure of work overload and would you like to start to use these tools yourself to combat overwhelm and manage your energy?
✨Then this course is for you to begin to explore how yoga and mindfulness can change your pupils lives and YOUR life.✨
There is no prerequisite for enrolling onto this course.
🙌 Let’s get started 🙌
On completion of this course you will:
- Have a basic understanding of Yoga philosophy and science
- Know and be able to teach some basic Yoga Postures, breathing and mindfulness techniques
- Know how to teach some yoga postures safely
- Know how to teach yoga effectively
- Know the structure of yoga class
- Be able to design, plan and teach your own Yoga classes and stories
You will be given:
- 40 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
- Suggested Music & Playlists to complement Lesson Plans
- Ongoing support throughout the course
This is not a qualification, although if you would like to complete the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training course after, these 2 days will count towards your qualification.
- Lectures 16
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 2 Day Course
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 273
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
2. Basic Yoga Philosophy
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
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.
4. Yoga for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
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
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
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.