Nesheemah Kids Yoga Teacher Training
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Integrating yoga, creative arts, play and mindfulness.
Dates: 9 Sundays
October 14 & 28
November 4 & 18
December 2, 9, 16, & 23
Location: Freedom Within Yoga
211 Chadwick Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666
$100 non-refundable deposit
Group school discount for 3 or more teachers.
The Nesheemah Kids Yoga Teacher Training (NKYTT) is a 95-hour Yoga Alliance accredited program. It is based on current cognitive neuroscience research and evidence-based education pedagogy. NKYTT utilizes the best practices of yoga, mindful education, creative arts and play, precepts of social emotional learning (SEL) and social emotional competency (SEC), and guiding principles of positive psychology.
NKYTT integrates yoga and mindfulness education with the modalities of circus, art, dance, drama, and music to offer an interdisciplinary approach to enriching children’s lives.
Through attainable, relatable, accessible and fun ways to understand yoga for children, participants will graduate with a very valuable toolbox.
Who is NKYTT for?
This comprehensive program is for yoga instructors, classroom educators, administrators, directors, counselors, physical and occupational therapists, nurses and anyone who works with children, ages 3-17, and has the mission of bringing out the best in them.
NKYTT trainees will learn the many ways that yoga can create joy; promote the healthy physical, emotional and social development of children; and help them develop life-long healthy habits.
Teaching Methodology: stages of child development; best practices for children’s yoga and mindful education; user-friendly methods for developing age-appropriate lesson plans; strategies for creating a calm, yet energized environment
Techniques, Training & Practice: age-appropriate yoga poses & adaptations; experiential learning modules; classroom management tools and techniques
Anatomy & Physiology: how the skeleton matures from childhood to young adulthood;
major systems of the maturing child; developmental challenges in the growing body
Philosophy & Ethics: the Yamas & Niyamas; Patanjali's Eight-Limbed Path;
ethics and safe practices as they apply to children's yoga
Practicum: self-directed practice-teaching; constructive group and
one-on-one feedback; self-reflective inquiry.
NKYTT is in the news! Read the article in the Bergen Herald in which Nancy speaks about the benefits of yoga and mindfulness in the classroom. And read how NKYTT graduates are successfully incorporating them into their own classrooms.