Posted :30+ days old
Website/Blog : http://www.yogatogo.com.au/
Location : PETERSHAM-NSW-2049 ()
Price : $0.00
Anything you do Yoga can help you do it better
DATES: January 13th - 15th 2012
TIMES: Friday 13th 9:30am - 4:30pM, Saturday 14th 9:30am - 4:30pM, Sunday 15th 9:30am - 5:30pm
LOCATION: 108 Crystal St, Petersham, Sydney, NSW
Our teacher-training program offers comprehensive, experiential based training. By sharing the magic of yoga with the youth of today, we are helping to shape the future.
Through the practice of postures, breathing, meditation, visualization, song, dance, creativity, partner yoga, play and a huge amount of fun, we will journey back to a place in our hearts that we left long ago, reconnecting with our own child within.
The philosophy of Yoga To Go Kids is that optimal learning occurs when multiple learning styles are incorporated into teaching methods. We offer a multi disciplinary approach that combines movement, music, breathing, creativity, visual and auditory stimulus and social interactions with yoga and education as the foundation.
Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate a young childs growing curiosity.
Over this three days, we will look at the physical, mental and emotional needs of the stages from 5 to 12 years. Through experience of classes, we will learn fun and cool games, songs and creative activities for each stage. We will look at special needs and how to get kids attention and keep it! What works and what doesnt!
Whether you are a school teacher, carer or aspiring kids yoga teacher, this weekend will give you insight and inspire you to connect with this very special Primary school age group.
You will attain the following Course Outcomes:
* Understand the benefits of Yoga for children
* Learn age appropriate, postures, breathing exercises, games, partner work, group work, relaxation, meditation, games, visualization, sequencing ideas and planning. We look closely at what works and what doesnt!
* Absorb the foundations of teaching Yoga to Kids
* Learn how to bring discipline, fun, concentration, creativity and passion to every class that you teach
* Learn Contraindicated / indicated poses
* Understand the role of fun and learning for kids
* Receive tools for creative class sequencing and structure, templates and designs for appropriate age groups
* Participate in practical teaching
*How to teach relaxation to children 5 to 12.
* Assess age appropriate child development - physical capabilities and how yoga can assist with development
* Understand the challenges of teaching this age group and learn strategies for keeping their attention
* Gain effective classroom management skills
* Learn how to teach children with special needs.
* Create ways to build confidence, trust, teamwork, focus, concentration, and a sense of calm. Get kids to relax and develop self-control
Benefits of Yoga for Children
* Develop strong, flexible, healthy growing bodies
* Increase concentration, balance and body awareness
* Increase confidence and self-esteem
* Ignite creativity of ripe imaginations
* Cultivate a peaceful, relaxed state of body and mind
* Acquire much needed tools for stress management
* Have fun with anatomy, health and environmental awareness
* Encourage peer & social interaction
* Exercise self-reflection and tolerance towards others
What you will receive:
* A Yoga To Go Kids teaching manual for each module
* Registration on our teacher training website
* A Yoga To Go Kids certificate of completion
* Suggested play lists for classes
Nikki is a self confessed kidult, enabling her to easily take her lifelong love of yoga into the world of children. Her energy, passion and enthusiasm gives her an innate ability to see and share the world with the lightness and playfulness of a child yet with the wisdom and maturity of a teacher.
Nikki has spent the last 10 years of her life sharing the amazing transformative benefits of Yoga with in her leading Sydney yoga school, Yoga to Go.
Nikki launched Yoga To Go Kids, Australias leading company specializing in teaching curriculum based yoga programs in schools, after care centres, school holiday programs, pre school centres and studio kids class. As well as running age specialty Kids Yoga teacher-training programs, Nikki has also taught extensively throughout the world, running retreats, Kids Yoga teacher training programs and workshops. Nikki has delivered numerous keynote addresses on well being and Life Balance particularly in the education sector and Early Childhood. She has had numerous articles published in health and yoga magazines, and in newspapers.
Nikkis has over 20 years of Yoga experience; her first teacher-training program was through Yoga Arts in Byron Bay. She then went on to complete an apprenticeship under Alan Goode and became a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Nikki attended the Rainbow Kids teacher training and went on to be trained as a master teacher trainer by Gopola, Co Director of Rainbow Kids.
Nikki is the mother of two beautiful children a teenage son, Nathaniel, and a ten-year-old daughter, Lucia, with whom she has shared her love of yoga. The practice of yoga mixed with the blend of many roles - mother, partner, director of a yoga school, friend and daughter combined with a lifetime of dedication and commitment to personal growth have been formative in developing Nikkis teaching style.
She is excited to offer her collective experience to introduce the benefits of yoga to children throughout the community.
I recommend this course to every family, Pre School, kindergarten, primary school, high school and youth centre in the WORLD!!!
If you want to learn how to engage children, this course is a must. The tools you take away are invaluable. Nikki is the best teacher/trainer I have been privileged to work with.
I recommend this course to anyone who wants to work with kids or who already works with kids, or even if you just want to get in touch with that joyfulness and sense of play that kids embody. A great weekend of lightening up and regaining a sense of play. As well as gaining more skill to work with kids that we never got when we studied! Where were you ten year ago? .YIPEE!!
Its an unbelievable experience from beginning to end. Its an experience that has touched me and will stay with me.
Wow, what an experience. Its been a long time since I acted like a kid; I had forgotten how much fun it is.
But with all good parenting, a strong mother with clear boundaries, the ability to create fun and to teach is a gifted person. And that is what we experienced doing the Kids Yoga Teaching training.
Nikki's ability to teach experientially through example, demonstration, practically with humour and pathos was pure joy.
We worked hard, dug deep, laughed loud and connected to a very special place.
My feet still, a week later, have not touched the ground. I am overjoyed for having the experience- spiritually, personally and professionally.
Thank you Nikki and Yoga to go
When arriving for the first time at the Yoga to go Studio for the Kids teacher training and meeting Nikki I felt like I had been attending the studio for years. I felt at home and very welcome.
The weekend went extremely fast and was packed with loads of information, tips, ideas and fun. The manual that was provided is going to be like my new bible for a while until I become more confident with my own ability to teach, guide and influence. The tips that Nikki shared with us from her extensive experience I can see will be invaluable when I get into the classroom.
I completed a Hatha yoga teacher training course 2 yrs ago and havent done much with it. Nikki's energy, enthusiasm and values have inspired and encouraged me to take the bull by the horns and get out there.
Yoga is a journey and I am looking forward to seeing where my yoga kids journey will take me.
The Yoga for kids training course was fun, interactive and I am left feeling inspired that I can teach kids Yoga. Nikki was loving, assertive, incredibly open and generous with her knowledge. The weekend was fantastic, flowed beautifully and there was so much information in a couple of days. I felt safe and held in a space of learning. I learnt the more open, honest and natural you can be with the kids the easier the class flows.
Let go of expectation
Let go of perfection
If you love kids,
If you love Yoga.
Youll love this course.
This was a really powerful weekend for me.
I learnt what works, what doesnt And that life is not about sticking to a plan.I feel brimming with new and creative ideas.
What a fantastic weekend I loved it!
If you want to laugh till you cry. Feel love surround you. Fly like a bird. Discover that inner imaginative child. Sweat like you have never sweated before Do it!
Nikki Thank you for the experience, you are such an amazing person and I am a better person for having come in contact with you.
A journey, an experience NOT to be missed. You will be awakened.
Posted : 30+ days old
Date: Saturday 2nd December 2000
Location : PARRAMATTA - 2150 (NSW - Sydney)