ONLINE TRAININGS: next online course begins JANUARY 5, 2015!
FUTURE LIVE TEACHER TRAININGS: JANUARY 9-11 AT YOGAVIDA IN NOHO, NYC
We believe it is an honor to teach kids and teens yoga and offer TOP NOTCH trainings that will also enrich your life as a yogi! We’re all about structure: getting it (classroom management, lesson plans and curriculum development, cultivating how to hold space for youth) and freedom (the utter joy of yoga, health and happiness!)
OM Schooled is special because it was formed out of hundreds of classes in NYC public schools over many years (5-7 classes a day in school, 5 days a week!) The daily in-and-out experience of teaching, with the need for lesson plans, lots of tools, an understanding of working with different developmental stages and learning styles all came into play EVERY day. Out of this teaching bootcamp, the training and book were formed.
Trainings are held several times a year in New York City, California and occasionally in PA, FL, Boston, Washington, DC. Online courses are also available so you can learn no matter where you are.
What To Expect:
We believe in educating the whole child, body, mind and spirit, with All of yoga. Take a deep breath!
If you are a yoga teacher, this course will help you direct and share your yoga with purpose. You’ll learn how to translate yoga into age-appropriate goodness.
If you are a school teacher, this course will help bring peace to your day. You’ll learn to incorporate mindfulness into the classroom. Yoga is for every child and is a low-cost, accessible addition to any school.
If you are a parent, learn how to share mindfulness, health and plant seeds of wellness in your children early on.
There are no pre-requisites for OM Schooled other than a desire to teach kids, and a love and appreciation for yoga.
Kids Teacher Training Includes:
-how to structure a kids’ yoga class, focusing on 4-12 year olds (K-5) with an overview of other age groups ranging from birth through teen
-how to develop lesson plans and curriculum aligned with state and national PE standards
-approaching kids yoga teaching as a yoga practice in and of itself! Tips for staying balanced and open. (hint: “Stirum Sukham Asanam”…Yoga is both steady and joyful. -The Yoga Sutras, Patanjali)
-ideas for combining yoga with classroom management (key with kid’ yoga!)
-ways to share yoga in the classroom (yoga & math? yoga & history? yoga pauses? Yes!)
-ideas for addressing different types of learners and developmental stages
-ideas for sharing yoga with different communities
-yoga poses, breath work and ideas for meditation and relaxation
-real-world yoga teacher advice and practice teaching time
Teen Training Includes:
This training focuses on asana/poses, breath work, meditation and complimentary activities (such as nutrition and the arts) to empower teen students ages 13-18 to be their best selves. We’ll examine the different developmental stages for this group, looking at changes in body/mind/spirit, identity and social shifts.
You will learn not only the building blocks of a successful teen class, but tools for putting them together in successful lessons and curriculum.
The teen years are full of change, exploration and introspection naturally….it’s powerful to arm kids with yogic tools to help them be peaceful warriors at this time of life and beyond!
*included in course fees: full teacher training manual and access to our international online cOMmunity
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Online Teacher Training: $450 and good vibes
Live Teacher Trainings (kids and teens): $600 and your full and loving attention
*training doesn't end after the course! you will forever be part of our cOMmunity, linked online and supported from where you are :)
Past Teacher Trainings:
NYC February 28-March 2, Yoga Collective NYC, June 2013 Summer TT at YogaVida SOHO, NY,May 9-13 2011 Spring TT, Yoga Collective NYC, July 15-17 Summer TT, October 21-23, NYC, January 20-22, 2012, April 13-15, 2012
EASTON, PA, November 18-20, 2011, Easton Yoga
ORLANDO, November 4-5 2011, through the Minerva Institute, Yoga & Poetry workshop and OM Schooled workshop, Mindful Body of Maitland
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 2011, Yoga to the People, kids’ yoga workshop for 200 hr teacher trainers, Summer TT: July 20-22, 2012
LA, CA , July 2011 Om Schooled Workshop at Yogis Anonymous in Santa Monica: the Crash Course
ONLINE: ongoing, 2011-NOW!