Do you want to support children in becoming creative, open-minded, accepting, compassionate individuals?
Do you see a need for social change in the world and in children’s individual lives?
Do you want to create a safe space for children and teens to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas freely?
Do you want to share essential tools with children and teens to self-regulate and heal themselves independently?
As an experienced early childhood educator, community worker, global traveller and a yoga instructor, Laura, founder of Divine Light Yoga can see and feel the fundamental need for all of the above. Laura has witnessed first-hand, the powerful healing effects and life-skills that yoga & mindfulness has on children from all backgrounds, experiences, languages, cultures and religions.
Our trainings really are one of a kind. This Yoga Alliance Registered programme, combines relevant educational philosophy and up-to-date research with all elements of yoga, mindfulness and meditation, incorporating key teaching methodology and practices plus Laura's 20-years experience of working with children and families, so that you can confidently create, plan, lead and manage interactive, engaging and creative yoga classes that support and enhance the physical, emotional and mental health and well-being of children, teens and families. Our training program is divided into two modules, by completing both modules you will gain a certificate of completion of the Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher Training (RCYT 95-Hour) and you can start leading yoga for 3-18 year olds right away.
Module 1 (IN-PERSON) [40 hours] consist of the fundamentals of Children’s Yoga, the foundation you need to share yoga, meditation and mindfulness activities at home, in classrooms and your day-to-day work with children. It includes essential breathing techniques for self-regulation, yoga games to keep children engaged, therapeutic yoga practices for childhood anxiety and incorporating story-telling, play, music, dance and journaling into children yoga. In Module 2 (ONLINE) [50 hours] you will dive deeper into teaching all aspects of yoga to children & teens, including teaching neurodiverse classes, challenging poses and inversions for teens, mandala art and moving meditations, yoga philosophy & Hindu Mythology for children. This module is open to everyone.
Date: Module 1 25-28 Aug 2023 & Module 2 (Self paced) Time: 8am - 6.30pm Teacher: Laura McEgan Investment: Module 1 (40 hours) BD375or early bird rate (register before 25 Jun) BD320 Module 1 and 2 (90 hours) BD735 or early bird rate (register before 25 Jun) BD680
Laura McEgan, originally from the UK, has over 20 years experience of teaching both children and adults. Laura is an E-RYT 500-Hours, RCYT 95- Hours & a YACEP having completed over 1000-hours of training in Vinyasa Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Yin & Yoga Therapy, Hatha Yoga, Prenatal & Children's Yoga Laura has almost 10-years experience of teaching yoga to adults and children in studios, retreats, trainings and private settings in Hong Kong, Thailand, Mexico and Europe. Prior to teaching yoga, Laura was an international primary school teacher with a BA Degree in Early Years and Special Needs Education, and over 20 years experience of working with children, teens and families in educational, therapeutic and yoga settings throughout Asia and the UK.