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TEACHER TRAINING

ONLINE!

"Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future."

 

~ John F. Kennedy

The Yoga Therapy for Youth Foundations 100-hour Teacher Training is a foundational training in therapeutic approaches to support children and youth ages 5-17 with emotional, physical and mental health and well-being.

Children today are over-scheduled, over-stressed and over-stimulated. When given the proper tools and coping skills to manage stress, children can thrive physically, socially, emotionally and academically.

Research has shown that the practice of yoga & mindfulness for children and youth can increase self-awareness and self-regulation, increase attention, support more positive social relationships with self and others, decrease anxiety and improve 

behaviors.

In addiiton, studies have shown that yoga, pranayama and meditation improves digestion, supports better sleep, strengthens the immune system, increases cardiovascular health, strengthens the lymphatic system and improves overall strength, flexibility, stamina & endurance.

Participants who complete this training will receive a Certificate of Completion in 100-hours training in Yoga Therapy for Youth.

*Please note: 800 hours + in an IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Program is required in order to be a "Certified Yoga Therapist". This training offers therapeutic approaches to working with a wide range of youth, however it does not equal being a Certified Yoga Therapist upon completion.

 

Participants who have completed the Asanas for Autism and Special Needs Level 1 and Level 2 Trainings, will receive a 200-hour Yoga for Children and Youth with Complex Needs Certification through Asanas for Autism and Special Needs (with the completion of a final 5 hour Course requirement).

 

This course is an APD course through International Association of Yoga Therapists and counts as 80 CEU's.
 

TRAINING MODULES 

 

The 5 Koshas

Embodying a Whole Child Approach

  • Child Development

  • Pediatric Anatomy & The Brain

  • Asana & Movement

  • Breathing Strategies

  • Meditation

  • Aromatherapy for Children

  • Music & Sound Therapy

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

  • Chants, Mudras & Mantras

  • Autism, ADHD & Neurodiversity

  • Sensory Processing & Sensory Integration

  • Building Interoception

  • Pediatric Cancer

  • Autoimmune Conditions (Digestive, Thyroid, Asthma, Weakened Immune System)

  • Yoga Therapy for Cerebral Palsy & Other Movement Disorders

  • Childhood Trauma & Mental Health

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Dosha Practices for Teens

  • Working in 1:1 and group Therapeutic Settings (Assessment, Case Studies, Developing individualized Yoga Therapy Programs from a Whole-Child Approach)

  • Business of Yoga Therapy

  • Final Project

Please note: curriculum is subject to change.

The course will be a combination of Live Zoom learning and on-line content.

 

CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING FACULTY

 

LOCATION:
Online via Zoom and self-learning

DATES:
January 6th -April 22nd​, 2023

Learn via Online Modules, Webinars, Reading/Study time, Live Zoom Workshops, Community Facebook Forum and Final Project hours

PRICING:
$2,100
$1,900 Early Bird

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: 
December 6th, 2022

Prerequisite - 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification or completion of Level 1 and Level 2 Asanas for Autism and Special Needs Trainings.Please note - there are NO EXCEPTIONS to these pre-requisites. 
Proof of 200 RYT will be required.


REGISTER HERE

CONTACT: Please contact Shawnee with questions.
 
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YOGA THERAPY FOR YOUTH IS OFFICIALLY A MEMBER SCHOOL WITH THE 
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF YOGA THERAPISTS!

 

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SCHEDULE

Please note: This is a tentative schedule - module topics are subject to change

Zoom Meetings: 

Date & Times

January 2023

Module Workshop: January 7, 14, 21 & 28

1-5pm PST

January 7th - Introductions, Overview of Course Expectations, The 5 Koshas

January 14th - Pediatric Anatomy & Biomechanics - Mallika Varadarajan Iyer

January 21st - Asana, Pranayama & Therapeutic Benefits 

January 28th - Child Development & the Brain 

February 2023

Module Workshop: February 4, 11, 18 & 25

1-5pm PST

February 4th - Autism, ADHD, SPD & Neurodiversity

The Power of Connection: A Yoga therapy Case Study - ADHD and Emotional Regulation - Stacey Loop

February 11th - Childhood Trauma and Mental Health - Understanding ACE's & Polyvagal Theory, Building Interoception, Self-regulation, Capacity and Resilience. Working with Energy of Anxiety and Depression

February 18th - Expressive Arts & Somatic Movement - Ann Davis

February 25th - Yoga Therapy for Cerebral Palsy and Other Movement Disorders - Brenda Bakke

March 2023

Module Workshop: March 4, 11, 18 & 25

1-5pm PST

March 4th - Music Therapy, Healing Sound & Chanting - Sita Rose

March 11th - Dosha Practices for Teens, Yoga Therapy for Teens with Scoliosis - Rachel Krentzman

March 18th - Yoga Therapy for Pediatric Cancer - Tyla Stephensen Arnason

March 25th - Aromatherapy for Children & Youth - Courtney White Menezes

April 2023

Module Workshop: April 1, 15 & 22

1-5pm PST

April 1st - Working in 1:1 and Group Therapeutic Settings (Assessment, Case Studies, Developing Individualized Yoga Therapy Programs from a Whole-Child Approach)
No meeting April 8th due to Easter holiday

April 15th - Business of Yoga Therapy / Final Projects

April 22nd - Final Projects / Graduation

Please Note: Homework will be assigned as part of this course