Endorsed by the Yoga Teacher's Fellowship of South Africa
Yoga4Kids has successfully being teaching our yoga, mindfulness and wellbeing programs for children in South Africa since 2003. We are represented at a number of schools and studios in Johannesburg and Cape Town and will expand to Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2014. Since 2005, we have been blessed to share the curriculums of our Teacher Training Modules with many magnificent people.
The Yoga4Kids Teacher Training for children’s yoga is divided into four Modules.
· Module 1 is comprised of a 2-day weekend course. This course is open to all people who would like to know how to bring yoga, meditation, soul awareness and mindfulness to children.
· Module 2 is comprised of a 2-day weekend course and a minimum of 12 hours practical classroom experience. This practical experience will be obtained as you attend, observe and teach the Yoga4Kids children’s yoga classes offered at the schools and studios. This includes our remedial and special needs classes.
· Module 3 is comprised of a 4-day course.
· Module 4 is comprised of 80 hours of teaching.
We encourage you to participate in the Modules best suited to your goals and current skill-set. For example, Module 1 may be sufficient training if you are already a qualified yoga instructor interested in teaching to children or if you are a parent wanting to bring yoga and mindfulness into your home.
Modules 1 - 3 cover 120 hours of Teacher Training. Those hours will be divided between:
· Workshop attendance & participation,
· Teaching & attending the Yoga4Kids children’s yoga classes,
· Writing lesson plans, and
· Doing homework as assigned during each of the modules.
Combined with the 80 hours of teaching for Module 4, you will have completed a total of 200 hours once your full training is complete. An outline of each of the four Modules is given in Section 4 of this document.
Becoming a Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher
This section details the steps you must take should you wish to become a
certified children’s yoga teacher. Once you have completed Modules 1 and 2,
Yoga4Kids will issue you a certificate of competence and you will be able to start
your journey of teaching children yoga. You will then be required to teach for
a further 80 hours (Module 4) under the supervision of the Yoga4Kids head
office and complete Module 3 in order to receive your certification from the
Yoga Teachers Fellowship of South Africa. This will accredit you as a certified
children’s yoga teacher. Module 4 will be completed in your own time and you
will be remunerated for the children’s yoga lessons you teach to accumulate the
required 80 hours. All lessons must be logged and supervised by the Yoga4Kids
Section 2 – Who Should Take This Training
Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is about teaching children how to:Go within & listen to their soul self, Have fun in a creative & non-competitive space, Live in harmony with themselves & others, Balance mind, body and self, and Change state & manage energy levels.
The Teacher Training is for yoga teachers, teachers at school, therapists and any person interested in starting a new career teaching children’s yoga. It requires that you have a very good understanding and knowledge of yoga and its disciplines. Where you begin this life-long learning process is entirely up to you. However it is imperative that you learn the way of yoga and are in a practice of yoga in order to be a good teacher.
Section 3 - Fees, Training Dates & Venues
Please note the following which applies to all South African training dates & venues given below:Vegetarian lunch & refreshments will be served. Training is held over Saturday & Sunday from 9:00am – 5:00pm each day. You must wear loose-fitting clothing and please bring your own yoga mat & writing materials. Fees are as follows: Module 1 - R3 300 (includes training manual, yoga postures workbook and a certificate) Module 2 - R3 500 (includes training manual, and a certificate of competence). Module 3 – R3 500 (includes certificate)
· Please note that a minimum of four, enrolled persons are required to open Modules 1 - 3.
”I never thought I would be good at teaching yoga to children, but I was very aware of how beneficial it would be for children to start yoga from a young age. My adult yoga students pushed me to teach yoga to their children and the Yoga4Kids course was a fantastic, ideal learning experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and Suzie put all the scattered bits and pieces that I had read and gathered over the years into a neat, easy to use package. It gave me the tools and confidence I needed to make teaching yoga to children a reality. Her course left me feeling empowered and rearing to go and I am enjoying the many benefits of brining yoga to young children.”
- Carla De Gouveia, Pretoria
“As an adult yoga teacher, the Yoga4Kids teacher training module 1 was an enlightening experience, fuelling my inner child, releasing my creativity and inspiring me to teach yoga to children. I look forward to providing children with a safe space for self-expression. Suzie is an inspiration in herself, her love of her work and her understanding of children is contagious.”
- Cathy Rogers (The Breathing Space), Johannesburg
“Hi Suzie, Once again thanks for an awesome weekend. For the first time in a long time I have unwavering faith for I know with every fiber of my being and that I am on the right path, that I am exactly where I am supposed to be and my soul is singing.”
- Tamar Botha (Dakes), Johannesburg
“Thank you so much for what we’ve learnt over the past weekend, I came home feeling so relaxed and mostly excited about teaching yoga to kiddies. I really believe that this is what I’d love to do and would love to see where we could be able to work together if possible.”
- Debbie De Beer, Benoni
“I am writing you just a few lines to tell you, once again, how much I enjoyed the course and how great your teaching was! You really inspire people. Your energy, sweetness, positive attitude and feelings are so contagious…Thanks for your passion in teaching children (and in training us to do so!) and also for your professionalism. Much appreciated.”
- Barbara Vitti, Italy
“Thank you so much for the great course...it was very inspiring and opened up a whole new approach for me!! You have a fantastic energy and I am sure a special gift to work with kids.”
- Jane Teffrey-Goatley, Knysna
“The Module 1 training was so amazing, thank you for bringing such a divine teaching to my heart, mind and body. The children’s yoga is more special that I expected it to be, it blew me away completely. I find myself thinking about it all the time! At first I thought that I was simply processing the weekend, but, now I know that I am crazy in love with it and that I want to teach yoga to these little angels.”
- Tanjia van der Walt, Centurion
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