Instructor: Mary Ward Lupinacci Currently full-time Faculty in the Children’s Studies Department at Eastern Washington University and finishing up her dissertation to complete a Ph.D. in Education in the Spring of 2018
The Be Still & Dream Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training (Kids YMTT) offers a comprehensive program to prepare you for teaching inclusive, engaging yoga and mindfulness to kids of all ages and abilities! Our unique teacher training program incorporates BOTH yoga and mindfulness with an emphasis on mindful learning, inclusion and social-emotional development. We offer a customizable experience so that you are able to focus on building skills that meet your personal goals, while establishing a strong foundation in kids yoga, mindfulness, development, and teaching. People who train with us include teachers and principals, social workers, counselors, occupational and physical therapists, early childhood education teachers, yoga teachers, parents, etc. Our program has something for everyone who is looking to incorporate yoga and mindfulness into their work with kids! The Be Still & Dream teaching team consists of award-winning, highly experienced educators and yoga teachers from across the United States, who are dedicated to bringing inclusive kids yoga and mindfulness to as many kids and families as possible. Our combined experience and expertise makes this Kids YMTT Program both rigorous and rewarding, as we journey with you through transformation, authenticity, and commitment to mindful change for kids and families!
Sequence: Students will be required to complete the Be Still & Dream Kids YMTT Basics Course as a prerequisite to all other Kids YMTT courses. Once completed, students may move to our Level I courses. Upon Completion of the Level I, students may move to the Level II extension of each course. Successful completion of our Kids YMTT Basics, two Level I Courses of your choice, and two Level II Courses of your choice are required to obtain a Kids YMTT Certification. However, you may begin using your training to work with children and families AT ANY POINT! Our courses are designed for use across multiple settings with kids of all ages and abilities. We want you to use what you’ve learned and begin incorporating yoga and mindfulness in your work with children whenever you are comfortable.
Kids YMTT Basics: 6 Hours *Pre-requisite for all other Kids YMTT courses.
Our Basics course provides students an introduction and foundation for teaching yoga and mindfulness to kids.
Topics Include: Introduction to Yoga & Mindfulness for Kids Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Techniques--Asanas, Breathwork, Meditation Teaching Methodology—Classroom Techniques, Games, Lesson Planning Anatomy & Physiology—Body/Mind/Emotion, Alignment and Balance for Kids.
Location: Yogachelan Yoga Studio
Time: 11:00 to 5:30
Investment: $169 Early bird registration $149 by May 7.