Training Workshops

Our 2018 training schedule is coming soon!

We have created 7 distinct training workshops that can be taken in any order, but one at a time, so you can customize your training experiences. All of the trainings may be counted toward your RCYT except Prenatal (per Yoga Alliance). Taking 4 of the 7 training workshops equals the 95-hours required for RCYT status. We recommend starting with Foundations as some of the content is sequential, but you may start with any of the 7 trainings. Please note you must be working toward or already be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) to receive the official RCYT status.

Introduction to Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®

  • Introduction to the theories and practices that serve as our foundation of teaching yoga to families and youth of all ages in a variety of settings;
  • Weekend of transformational demonstrations, discussions and activities with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders;
  • Interactive experiences facilitating and demonstrating team-building, cooperation, antibullying and tolerance;
  • Information and opportunities about starting your own kids yoga business;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual with educational and yoga philosophies, trilingual charts, class ideas, basic pose lists, instructions and information designed specifically for youth of all abilities and needs;
  • A to Z Bilingual eBook of Poses;
  • Wholesale discounts on our t-shirts, music CDs, posters, books, and stamps before and during the weekend session;
  • eCommunication and OHMinar sessions with Elizabeth B. Reese, Ph.D., RYT, RCYT, and Yogiños Leaders

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama)
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage kids physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify lessons for various audiences and age groups
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple languages and intelligences into your yoga for kids class
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and technqiues to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally

Register today!

Prenatal Training with Amy Bidrman

Prenatal training with Amy Bidrman will cover anatomy of the female pelvis and the physiology of normal labor and birth. Postures specific to labor, which offer comfort during pregnancy and familiarity and ease of movement during labour and birth will be covered in depth. We will discuss variations and modifications for common discomforts of pregnancy and contraindicated postures, sequencing, adjusting, cueing, breathing, meditation and relaxation. With a belief that the support a woman receives before and during labor affect both mother and child, this course offers preparation for offering that support and teaching prenatal yoga with knowledge and confidence. YYY founder, Elizabeth Reese, PhD,will also share foundational YYY information about connecting to the 8 limbs of yoga, multiple intelligences and other learning theories will be included. Please note that at this time Yoga Alliance does not approve Prenatal Yoga as part of the requirements for the 95-hour RCYT credential.

About Amy Bidrman:
“I started practicing yoga after my second child was born. Asana practice embodied so many of the thoughts and feelings that early parenthood brought up in me and was incredibly reassuring. As a new parent I was learning and living the first two limbs of yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas which form the structure of practice on and off the mat. These qualities will always guide my teaching: non-harming, truthfulness, purity, non-grasping, contentment, learning through self-experience and a devotion to the divine in all beings.

I have been a childbirth educator since 1999, and took my first yoga training and started teaching pre and postnatal yoga in 2005. I took another training in 2008 with Yogrishi Vishvketu and continued to teach and to lead teacher trainings in pre and postnatal.”

Postnatal Training with Amy Bidrman

Postnatal training with Amy Bidrman offers information and inspiration for guiding women back into their practice with confidence, and sharing their knowledge about immediate postnatal physiology, post vaginal or c-section birth. We will cover pelvic floor anatomy and physiology, and postures specific to regaining strength and reconnecting to the pelvic floor and abdominals safely and patiently. We will discuss breastfeeding and postures for creating space in upper back, chest and neck. Aspects of, and the importance of community are discussed, as well as community and connection as a teacher. With a heartfelt belief that supported mothers are the cornerstone of healthy families and communities, you will finish this training ready to begin working with women postpartum. YYY founder, Elizabeth Reese, PhD,will also share foundational YYY information about connecting to the 8 limbs of yoga, multiple intelligences and other learning theories will be included. This training can be included as part of your 95-hour RCYT program.

About Amy Bidrman:
“I started practicing yoga after my second child was born. Asana practice embodied so many of the thoughts and feelings that early parenthood brought up in me and was incredibly reassuring. As a new parent I was learning and living the first two limbs of yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas which form the structure of practice on and off the mat. These qualities will always guide my teaching: non-harming, truthfulness, purity, non-grasping, contentment, learning through self-experience and a devotion to the divine in all beings.

I have been a childbirth educator since 1999, and took my first yoga training and started teaching pre and postnatal yoga in 2005. I took another training in 2008 with Yogrishi Vishvketu and continued to teach and to lead teacher trainings in pre and postnatal.”

Find out more about Amy at www.amybidrman.com

 

More information coming soon!

Yogiños in Schools: Mindfulness and Movement Across the Curriculum

  • Introduction to the theories and practices of teaching yoga to youth in more formal educational settings, including schools;
  • Weekend of transformational, interactive, and interdisciplinary activities with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders;
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools and techniques especially suited for schools that support students with focus, stress and anxiety management, problem-solving and decision making, social interactions, and self-esteem
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools adapted to promote self-regulation in any environment with emphasis on youth working in chairs or at desks
  • Tips and techniques for starting your own yoga for youth program in schools;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual; Yoga in Schools: Mindfulness and Movement Across the Curriculum eManual; Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Trilingual A-Z Pose Guide; Support to complete your Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® certification
  • Modules may be taken in any order

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class especially designed for use in a variety of school settings
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama)
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage kids physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify lessons for various academic disciplines, age groups and school contexts
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple languages and intelligences into your yoga for kids class
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and technqiues to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally

Register today!

Yogiños for Youth with Special Needs & Different Abilities

Your leaders include Eve Margol, M.Ed. in Special Education, who has over 18 years of personal and professional experience and training in this area.

  • Introduction to the theories and practices associated with teaching yoga to youth with special needs
  • Discuss characteristics of and practice yoga-based tools to assist the most common forms of special needs including physical, developmental, sensory-processing, cognitive and socio-emotional needs
  • Discuss characteristics of and practice yoga-based tools to assist youth who manage trama-based challenges including various forms of abuse, neglect and kids in foster-homes
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools and techniques to empower kids with special needs to increase focus, stress and anxiety management, problem-solving and decision making, social interactions, and self-esteem
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools adapted to promote self-regulation in any environment including with youth working in classroom spaces
    Strategies for integrating youth with special needs who are included in regular classrooms
  • Tips and techniques for starting your own yoga for youth program in schools and adapting these skills into an existing OT/therapy practice;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual; Yoga for Youth with Special Needs eManual; Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Trilingual A-Z Pose Guide; support to complete your Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® certification
  • Modules may be taken in any order
  • You may also take the EVERY KIDS YOGA training to count toward your YYY 95-hours.

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class for youth with special needs
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama) for youth with special needs
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage youth with special needs physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify yoga practices especially for youth with special needs in a varety of contexts
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple intelligences into your yoga for kids class
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and technqiues to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally

Register today!

The Yoga of Art, Music & Dance:

  • Introduction to the theories and practices associated with teaching yoga to youth in more less-formal educational settings including museums and festivals;
  • Discuss characteristics of how the intersections of yoga, art and music are meaningful for our bodies, hearts and minds;
  • Use music and art as catalysts for designing and implementing yoga classes;
  • Make art and music in relation to a theme-based class;
    Presentations and discussion of current research and programs associated with yoga, art and music;
  • Weekend of transformational, interdisciplinary activities with live musicians and original works of art with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders;
  • Tips and techniques for starting your own yoga for youth program in museums, festivals and related spaces;
  • Wholesale discounts on our t-shirts, music CDs, posters, books, and stamps before and during the weekend session;
  • eCommunication and OHMinar sessions with Elizabeth B. Reese, Ph.D., RYT, RCYT, and Yogiños Leaders
  • The Yoga of Art, Music and Dance eManual .

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based, interdisciplinary Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class intergrating art and music;
  • Construct and teach kids yoga classes that include creative and expressive art- and music-making
  • Create and teach activities to center, relax or rejuvenate learners in a various environments;
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama);
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage kids physically, emotionally, and mentally;
  • Modify lessons for various audiences and age groups;
  • Modify lessons for various audiences designed for less formal learning (ie, museums and festivas) environments;
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple languages and intelligences into your yoga for kids class;
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and technqiues to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally.

Register today!

Yoga for Tweens and Teens

  • Tools and techniques for teaching yoga postures, breathing exercises & mindfulness practices to tweens and teens
  • Specific practices for empowering tweens/teens to cope with common stressors and transitions, including test anxiety, body image, pressure from friends and family, career planning, and goal setting
  • In-depth exploration of functional anatomy, the benefits of yoga postures and practices, and how to safely sequence postures
  • How to adapt yoga classes for studios, schools, workshops, and camps
  • A weekend of transformational demonstrations, discussions and activities with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders;
  • Interactive experiences facilitating and demonstrating team-building, cooperation and tolerance;
  • Information about starting your own youth yoga business;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual, A to Z Bilingual eBook of Poses, Module 5 eManual, support to complete your Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® certification.

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

  • Conceive, design and teach age-appropriate theme-based tween and teen yoga classes
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama)
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage youth physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify lessons for various audiences and age groups
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple intelligences and tween/teen-based developmental theories into your yoga classes
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and technqiues to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally

Register today!