Children & Family Yoga Teacher Training BLENDED

Empower kids and families to harness the magic of yoga to help connect, play, explore, spark curiosity and support wellbeing. This 6-day Yoga Alliance accredited course with the inspiring Ayala Homossany is blended in format with 3 days online learning and 3 days in the studio.

Children & Family Yoga Teacher Training | IN STUDIO & ONLINE | 50 hours&

with Ayala Homossany

Enchanted Wonders’ Children & Family Yoga Teacher Training is a 6-day, comprehensive registered and accredited children’s yoga teacher training (+50 hours) that will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to share the magic of yoga with children (2-12 years old) and families and empower them by stimulating their creativity and curiosity, supporting their well-being, and acknowledging their inner beauty.

Children are born creative with an inherent curiosity and endless imagination. As adults, it is our responsibility to nourish these natural traits in children that contribute dramatically to their well-being. Being connected to our own creativity allows us to find solutions to everyday issues, see two sides of the coin, take risks and face fears. One of the aims of Enchanted Wonders training is to harness this skill.

This Children & Family Yoga teacher training focuses on ‘sharing’ rather than ‘teaching’ yoga with children and families in an inclusive way. It is based on progressive and experiential methods which are designed to help bring out the best in children and families, while acknowledging the emotional challenges many children and families are facing during this time.

It can be attended as a stand-alone course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme

Children & Family Yoga Teacher Training | Course Overview

The course will focus on delivering new methods of sharing yoga and mindfulness to children at the different age groups (2-5 years, 5-8 years, and 8-12 years) and to families moving progressively from one group to the next with creativity as the anchor for the training.

This course challenges the traditional teaching paradigm to encourage an innovative learning environment, recognising the importance of various learning methods such as visually, musically, linguistically and kinaesthetically, learning in both community and private settings.

Studies have shown that yoga, breathing techniques and guided mindfulness based activities can help reduce stress, anxiety, reactivity, and improve sleep, and self-esteem while bringing about a greater sense of calmness and self-awareness in children. We believe that fostering creativity in children through yoga contributes directly to the positive development of cognitive skills and the ability to build meaningful relationships with those around them

Children & Family Yoga Teacher Training

Children & Family Yoga Teacher Training | Course Content

  • How to encourage creativity and curiosity in children and families using yoga
  • The relationship between self-practice and intuitive teaching
  • The connection between creativity and anxiety and how the yoga practice can empower children and families
  • Yamas and Niyamas in children’s and family yoga classes
  • The power of Mindful self compassion affirmations and meditations
  • The use of different learning aids and their benefits
  • How to engage children with asana poses through association and creativity
  • Specific modified restorative yoga practices for children
  • Breath awareness, pranayama and meditation practices to relevant age groups
  • Child Development
  • Experimental anatomy
  • Self-care for Children and carers
  • The magic of family yoga
  • Co-Regulation within the family and in the school environment
  • The relationship between behaviour and communication
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Setting up a class, teaching ethos
  • Different approaches for creating experimental learning environments
  • The importance of PLAY in a yoga setting as an exploration and a learning tool
  • Using creative movement within the yoga session
  • Observe a live children’s and a family yoga class
  • Understanding how yoga is being introduced to schools and the educational system
  • Yoga in School and different Settings
  • Introduction to yoga for children with additional needs
  • Setting up your own business
  • How to lead virtual children and family classes

 

The course will incorporate:

  • Observation of children’s class and Family Yoga class led by Ayala.
  • Teaching and sharing yoga in person with children while on the course.
  • Guest teachers to enhance the learning in the field of yoga in schools, yoga and play, yoga and anxiety for children and somatic creative movement for children.
Children and Family yoga Teacher Training

Teacher Bio

Ayala Homossany

E-RYT/ YACEP/SYT/BWY Teacher/ Yoga Therapy Trainee

Over the past two decades Ayala’s passion has been in exploring the link between yoga and creativity and how it can support well being and mental health. Her research and learnings during this period led her to develop a unique way of bringing yoga and creativity together and sharing it with adults, families, toddlers, children, teens, and children with special needs. She shares yoga, mediation and creativity in leading yoga studios, privately and online as well as running trainings for teachers.

Ayala is an accredited teacher trainer for yoga for children and family yoga and her teaching style prioritises encouraging her students to appreciate themselves, find their own inner voice, and stay playful and curious. In her teachings, she integrates the transformative teachings of Kristin Neff, Chris Germer, Doug Keller, Judith Hanson Lasater, Lisa Kaley Isley and the living lineage of Tantric Hatha Yoga taught by Parayog

Having deep roots in dance, sports and virtual communication design, Ayala’s unyielding appreciation for the creative elements that yoga entails, led her to develop and publish the award winning Enchanted Wonders A-Z Yoga Cards, which are yoga and mindfulness activities aimed at enhancing creativity, self-expression and imagination in children and families. The cards are part of the Enchanted Wonders™ series, which includes e-books and an A-Z yoga poses poster for children

Ayala has over 700 hours of specialist training covering mediation, restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga, yoga for children with special needs, teen yoga, yoga for anxiety and mindful self compassion meditations.

Ayala is a yoga therapy 580-hour trainee at the Minded Institute. She also holds a B.Tech in Design and Design Education with honours from HIT (Holon Institute technology). Visit Ayala’s website HERE

Ayala Homossany

Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

  • Friday 30 September 2022 Day 1

    9am-5.30pm | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

  • Saturday 1 October 2022 Day 2

    9am-5.30pm | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

  • Sunday 2 October 2022 Day 3

    9am-5.30pm | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

  • Friday 14 October 2022 Day 4

    9am-5.30pm | IN STUDIO

  • Saturday 15 October 2022 Day 5

    9am-5.30pm | IN STUDIO

  • Sunday 16 October 2022 Day 6

    9am-5.30pm | IN STUDIO

Pricing

Express interest

Please register your interest in this course so we can keep you updated.