Yoga for Children
We are opening up a few spaces in Union Tree's advanced teacher training for a module on Yoga for Children, taught by Mira Binzen of Global Family Yoga.
Saturday, Dec. 2 8am - noon and 1pm - 5pm
Sunday, Dec. 3 8am - noon and 1pm - 5pm
Children love Yoga. They love the movement and creative expression associated with the asanas, and they cherish the opportunity to “rest” at the end of each class. Based on sound child development principals, the ancient science of Yoga is turned into fun, engaging, age appropriate stuff kids love.
Children experience the same benefits from a Yoga practice as adults – increased body awareness, overall fitness, mental acuity and stress hardiness. By learning to teach Yoga to children you can help them:
· Develop strength, flexibility and coordination – of both body and mind
· Improve focus
· Raise self-awareness
· Build self-esteem
· Release stress
· Relax completely
· Breathe well
· Cultivate healthy habits
· Generate a sense of inner peace and contentment they can share with the world
The practice of Yoga for children is unsurpassed as a form of preventative health – health on all levels – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. Through stories and games children develop lifelong healthy habits and are supported in blossoming into their highest potential.
This workshop includes an introduction to the benefits and specialized techniques of teaching Yoga to children ages 5 years old through teens as well as whole families. We then get to become the children and practice a class just as they do. A question and answer session follows with resources for further study. You will walk away with many tools and techniques to share with the children in your life as well as a deeper understanding of yoga.
Swami Satchidanada, a great spiritual leader said, “Children come into this world very pure. It’s up to the adults to help them stay bright, strong and healthy.”
Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 8am - noon and 1pm - 5pm each day