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Yoga in the Preschool Classroom

Children's Yoga Teacher Training for Early Childhood Educators

This unique course was developed specifically for preschool educators and administrators, and has been designed to provide essential tools and techniques for incorporating yoga into the preschool classroom.

Preschool teachers know the importance of varying activities throughout the school day to keep children engaged. Introducing yoga into the preschool classroom is a great way for teachers to check in with students and to create meaningful transitions when moving from one activity to another. This course focuses on the age appropriate poses and games, breathing exercises, and visualization techniques, as well as specific developmental considerations, that can be seamlessly incorporated in the classroom throughout the school day. We will share creative and fun ways for keeping kids engaged, for transitioning between daily tasks, for calming and soothing, for focus and attention, and for whenever energy needs to be released, no matter where you are or what your class is doing.

You'll learn how to teach fun yoga classes from 5 minute exercises to 60 minute classes. Experience how we combine simple yoga poses with engaging songs, puppets and stories that exercise social, sensory and motor skills while increasing flexibility. Kids will strengthen their bodies as they learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques.

Help your students to:

  • Release energy in a small space
  • Build focus and concentration
  • Gain body awareness and a feeling of well-being
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Build confidence and self-esteem, as well as self-control
  • Find a sense of calm through breathing and relaxation
  • Cultivate love for one's self, inside and out

Sharing yoga with your preschoolers is for any time of the day - during lessons, story time, transitions, winding-down time, or after active play.

No previous yoga experience is required in order to participate in this workshop.

Course Fee: $300 which includes a KKY Teacher Training For Preschool Educators Manual, a certificate of course completion, and a listing and email contact on our website.

Payment in full is required to hold your spot, as space is limited. Billing and invoicing for Schools can be provided upon request. There is a $40 cancellation fee.

Upcoming Courses in NYC:

  • Friday, February 16th, 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, April 15th, 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Courses for individual schools can be scheduled privately for professional development - flat rates can be negotiated.

 

What Directors have said:

At Karma Kids Yoga the teaching staff amusingly ignites the interest of our students by whimsically sharing many yoga poses and breathing exercises. Our students love going on field trips there because it’s an exciting and fun place where they get to explore physical yoga in creative ways!
Brunie D Surget, Educational Director at Village Preschool Center

I absolutely loved the Karma Kids Teacher Training Workshop. It was one of the few programs that I have participated in where the teachers actually know how to teach teachers. It is evident that the instructor's posses a complete understanding of yoga, children, and teaching techniques. The music and creativity draws you in to this wonderfully imaginative yoga world that you really want to recreate for your class. You just know the kids will love it, because you had so much fun learning how to facilitate it. One of my most favorite activities that I love to watch come to life since I learned to do the poses are the imaginary worlds you can travel to. There are lots of different poses to get you where you want to go and then more fun poses to help you transform into the inhabitants of the place you created. My colleagues and I took a boat, a plane, and a car to the jungle in outer space! We were upside-down monkeys, stomping elephants, slithering snakes, and silent, twinkling stars. I enjoyed the workshop so much that the next day my class of two year olds went to the jungle in outer space as well. Every session we take a different trip. I also take my son to community yoga at Karma Kids very often. I love to watch the teachers and the kids in action and see what else I can learn. After all the fun I had, I couldn't allow him to miss out. Phoebe Mihael, Director at Village Kids Nursery, NYC

Yoga is beneficial to everyone!

 

Registration Policy: Payment in full is required to reserve your space in this course, which is non-refundable. There is also a $40 processing fee to change the date of your course to a future date. If you change the date of the course you planned to attend within 2 weeks or less of the course, there will be a $100 fee. The original payment will be applied to a future course or workshop only.

Call us at (646)638-1444 or email downdog@karmakidsyoga.com with any questions, to set up Staff Development, or to register for an upcoming course.

We are located at 25 West 23rd Street • between 5th and 6th Avenues. Our Phone is (646)638-1444 and email downdog@karmakidsyoga.com
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