Initially created for the British National Curriculum’s PSHE syllabus (Personal, Social & Health Education), SUN YOGA KIDS has grown into an international movement with over 300 teachers in more than 20 countries worldwide.
SUN YOGA KIDS’ philosophy stems from the belief that children need to learn mat yoga as well as yoga off the mat. Based on Kundalini Yoga with its wonderful dharma of selfless service and mindful action, SUN YOGA KIDS’ philosophy is appropriate and relevant for children growing up in today’s challenging world.
The nature and the content of the course is designed so that at the end of the program of intense discussion, listening, observation, role play, yoga and meditation you will feel confident and equipped to teach yoga to children.
Three days of intensive theory, practical, meditation, sharing and inner growth:
- Classical yoga postures
- Classroom management
- Coping strategies
- Designing yoga classes and yoga courses
- Getting started in your new career
- Where to get help and additional resource
You must be in a fit state physically and mentally to undertake any Sun Yoga Teacher Training Programme. If you do not have any yoga background, we encourage you to start taking up yoga classes regularly at least 3 months before this program starts.
Please note that this is a summary, as the actual course will be greatly enriched by the experience of the facilitators and the participants
- 565 teachers, 18 countries – be part of this network
- Principles of Kundalini Yoga and why it is suitable for children
- Yoga philosophy
- Sun Yoga Kids’ THREE PHILOSOPHIES
- Supporting the school curriculum, home-schooling and general yoga classes
- Anatomy of the growing child (and why certain postures / pranayama are contraindicated)
- Modifying classical yoga postures for children
- Teaching pranayama and meditation to children
- Storyboarding (for younger children)
- Creating interesting and relevant classes for children
- Ideas for teaching an engaging class
- Behavioral management, the yogic way
- Safety – conducting a safety audit
- Lesson plans
- Sample class teaching