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Trainings and Workshops for Adults

Since 2008 we have been a Registered Children's Yoga School teaching adults how to become effective kids yoga instructors in schools, studios and beyond. We also provide the trainings and resources to earn the official Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) credential.

Our courses are comprehensive and designed for parents, classroom teachers, counselors, therapeutic professionals, yoga instructors and others. We offer different courses so you can select and customize your experience based on your interests. Our courses include:

  • Foundations: Introduction to Yoga for Youth
  • Yoga for Youth with Special Needs and Different Circumstances
  • Yoga in Schools
  • Yoga for Early Childhood
  • Yoga for Tweens and Teens
  • The Yoga of Art, Music and Dance
  • Mindfulness and Meditation for Youth

What are my next steps? Take a workshop, participate in a training to become an instructor, and consider working toward your RCYT! 

  • Take a 3-12 hour workshop and earn CEUs for your school or other credentialing organization, and/or
  • Take a weekend Training (totaling 20 hours) and complete 3 assignments to become a YYY Instructor;
  • Want to dive deeper? Become a Certified YYY Instructor by taking a minimum of 4 trainings and teach 30 hours;
  • If you are a RYT200/500, you qualify to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance;
  • We purposefully offer several courses so you can customize your training toward your interests
  • You do not need to already be a yoga teacher, though an existing yoga practice is helpful.
  • Workshops and Trainings are beneficial for parents, educators, yoga and fitness instructors, Occupational and Cognitive Therapists, Special Education professionals, and anyone who works with kids and families.
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® workshops and trainings are approved and recognized by Yoga Alliance.
  • Learn how to offer classes and build a business!
  • Step into your own Leadership and learn how to facilitate trainings!
  • Participants who complete workshops and trainings receive a certificate of hours completed
  • As a Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS) and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), our online and in-person hours are approved as CEUs for Yoga Alliance (or other groups per their approval; some schools accept them as CEUs)
  • In-person training hours may be used toward your 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher credential approved by Yoga Alliance (minimum 4 in-person trainings)
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® instructor status available after submission of follow-up assignments (approx 12-20 hours)
  • In 2020, you can earn your RCYT in collaboration with us and MOVE Yoga, YogaWorks Houston (Midtown), Four Dragons School, and in a combination of locations!

Location: MOVE Yoga 1355 Judiway Street, Suite A-2, Houston, TX, 77018 Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3, 2020: Saturday, 11:30am – 8:30pm Sunday, 11:00am – 7:00pm   Mindfulness and meditation are OHMazing®! Note: This course is offered both as a 3-12 hour workshop for CEUs, and as a longer weekend training (18-20 hours) to become an instructor. Opportunities: Read moreMindfulness and Meditation for Youth, Parents and Teachers (training)

Venue:  

Address:
1355 Judiway Street, Suite A-2, Houston, Texas, 77018, United States

  • Mindfulness and Meditation
    May 2, 2020 - May 3, 2020
    11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Location: MOVE Yoga 1355 Judiway Street, Suite A-2, Houston, TX, 77018 Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3, 2020: Saturday, 11:30am – 8:30pm Sunday, 11:00am – 7:00pm Yogiños for Youth with Special Needs & Different Abilities Your leaders include professionals in Special Education, who have over 18 years of personal and professional experience and training in this area. Introduction Read moreYoga for Youth with Special Needs and Different Circumstances (training)

Venue:  

Address:
1355 Judiway Street, Suite A-2, Houston, Texas, 77018, United States

  • Special Needs
    June 20, 2020 - June 21, 2020
    11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Our Course Options

We have created 8 distinct workshops and training courses that can be taken in any order, but one at a time, so you can customize your training experiences. We recommend starting with our Foundation: Introduction to Yoga for Youth as some of the content is sequential. 

We are now offering select workshops as CEUs and coming soon we will offer several courses online! Contact us for more information

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 clas
  • 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

Early Childhood

  • Introduction to the theories and practices that serve as our foundation of teaching yoga to families and youth 12 months to 6 years old in a variety of settings;
  • Transformational demonstrations, discussions and activities with Yogiños Leaders;
  • Interactive experiences facilitating and demonstrating age-appropriate social emotional learning and mindful movement;
  • 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
  • Have awareness of the 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 techniques to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally

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 desk
  • 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

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

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.

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

Mindfulness and meditation are OHMazing®!

Note: This course is offered both as a 3-12 hour workshop for CEUs, and as a longer weekend training (18-20 hours) to become an instructor.

Opportunities: participants will learn and practice how to integrate practical mindfulness and meditation tools into preK-12 curricula, the work place, and daily life, including how to cultivate calmness, balance, and focus amidst most any circumstance;

Honor: participants will learn processes for generating evidence-based loving kindness tools toward the self and others, including people with which we may feel at odds;

Mindfulness and meditation: participants will learn the similarities and differences between these terms and be able to articulate and demonstrate concepts to others, including slowing down, stillness, and being present with compassion and without judgment;

Aware: participants will learn techniques to become aware of body sensations, moods, feelings and thoughts with tools to disrupt habitual reactions and instead cultivate intentional responses;

Zzzzzzz: participants will learn practices that can be used to help ourselves or someone else fall asleep or return to slumber;

Investigate: participants will explore, identify and connect research-based practices and how they are aligned with social-emotional learning (SEL) and social justice protocols;

Nourish: participants will learn strategies to deepen connections and relationships to themselves, others and the universe;

Grow: participants will learn strategies to create and grow mindfulness and meditation practices and lessons for various ages, contexts, and outcomes.

More info coming soon!

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