Join us for our special Children's YOGA Teacher Training

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Get certified this year. Our Children’s Yoga for Wellness Teacher Training

course covers teaching kids from 2 years of age to teenagers.

 

Dates: Next course in May of 2019

Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Price: $465 USD Basic Certification / $1695 USD Advanced Certification

Register Now or Contact Hayley Heyser for more information. FB message us here, email info@suzannevian.com or call +84 90 303 9526.

Current Promotion: Groups of 5 + paying at one time receive a group rate of $360 USD per person

 

Basic Certification

COURSE FEE: $465 USD

Weekend Courses:

May 4th & 5th 2019 from 07:00 - 05:00pm at Jiva Yoga Studio

June 1st & 2nd 2019 from 07:00 - 05:00pm in District 7, HCMC 

*October 5th & 6th 2019 from 07:00 - 05:00pm at Jiva Yoga Studio Early Registration $405 USD

Weekday Course (Monday to Friday):

*February 10th - 14th 2020 from 08:30 - 02:30pm (Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm) at Jiva Yoga Studio in District 2, HCMC Early Registration $405 USD

What’s Included:

  • Light food, tea & water

  • Your comprehensive “Basic Level Children’s Yoga for Wellness Instructors Manual” packed with information and techniques

  • Professional teaching with seasoned instructors / career counseling

  • Your “Basic Level Children’s Yoga for Wellness Teaching Certificate”

  • Access to alumni discounts on courses and workshops

 

Advanced Certification

COURSE FEE: $1695 USD

PREREQUISITE: Please complete the Basic Level course first.

Dates:

May 7th - 13th 2019 from 08:30- 05:30pm & May 14th from 08:30-12:30pm at Jiva Yoga Studio D2

* October 8th - 14th 2019 from 08:30- 05:30pm & October 15th from 08:30-12:30pm at Jiva Yoga Studio D2 Early Registration $1635 USD

What’s Included:

  • Light food, tea & water

  • Your comprehensive “Advanced Level Children’s Yoga for Wellness Instructors Manual” packed with information and techniques

  • Professional teaching with seasoned instructors / career counseling

  • Your “Advanced Level Children’s Yoga for Wellness Teaching Certificate”

  • Access to alumni discounts on courses and workshops

Yoga Alliance Info:

  • After completing both Basic and Advanced course requirements (Full 95 - Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training), Yoga Alliance instructors will be eligible for Yoga Alliance RCYT status.

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What will you learn?

Advanced Certification

  • Fun and engaging ways to teach asana (physical postures) to kids of different ages, including partner and group yoga practices, building body awareness, strength, balance, and stamina.

  • Activities, games, and challenges to build intuition, wise choice making, confidence, patience, and delayed gratification

  • Breathing (pranayama), relaxation, and mindfulness techniques for stress management and self awareness.

  • Deeper and theoretical study and practical application into psychology, educational philosophy, and how children learn best.

  • Infusion of art, music, dance, and storytelling to develop a hands-on, experimental program.

  • Positive behavior management techniques to encourage compassion, understanding, and self- confidence.

  • Yoga heritage and philosophy based on the 8 Limbs of Yoga (based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), introduction to chakras, etc.

  • Partner and individual self inquiry exercises for kids and participants of the training regarding living authentically, honestly and in line with values.

  • Children’s Anatomy & Physiology

  • More in-depth study of breathing techniques suitable for children

  • More in-depth study and guided practice of yoga asanas (movement and physical postures) Classroom teaching kids,

  • Therapeutic yoga techniques for children with autism, ADHD, sensory differences, communication challenges and anti-social challenges.

  • Assisting senior instructors in the classroom (live kids classes for observing and participating as assistant).

Basic Certification

  • The Basic Certification course will prepare you to start teaching kids immediately. If you would like to go for full certification, this course is the pre - requisite Advanced Certification. basic study and practical application into psychology, educational philosophy, and how children learn best.

  • Infusion of art, music, dance, and storytelling to develop a hands-on, experimental program.Infusion of art, music, dance, and storytelling to develop a hands-on, experimental program.

  • Positive behavior management techniques to encourage compassion, understanding, and self- confidence.

  • Basic study of yoga asanas (movement and physical postures) with verbal and visual cueing

  • Basic study of breathing techniques suitable for children

"I can't recommend this training enough! I had a lovely weekend, with like minded people & learnt so much. I use ideas in my classroom everyday, & not only do my students love it, their concentration and behaviour has improved so much. Thank you Suzanne!" -Bryony Boo, school teacher

Study with experienced teachers at a well established training school. We’ve run more than 30 Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings for children and adults since 2003.


Who is this course for?

For Teachers, Parents and Caregivers

You do not need to be a yoga teacher to teach kids. Anyone can take this course and share yoga and mindfulness with children. Although the full training is composed Basic and Advanced course, the Basic Certification course provides plenty of material to begin sharing yoga & mindfulness practices with children. Share helpful tools with kids to help them handle the daily trials and tribulations of being a kid.

For Yoga Teachers

If you are already a yoga teacher and are interested to teach children, you will find that it requires a very different approach from teaching adults.  The focus is on building rapport, engagement, motivation, and dialing up the fun factor. Kids benefit more from a “show me, don’t tell me” style of instruction and this course provides you with plenty of age-appropriate techniques, activities, games, and challenges to help you connect with children on their level.  


Course Instructors

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Suzanne Vian E-RYT500, YACEP, RCYT

Suzanne is the mother of 2 and since 2003, has taught hundreds of children the practices of yoga, self development, mindfulness and pranayama (breathing). She was the first person and first yoga studio to offer kids yoga in Vietnam over 13 years ago at her first studio, Saigon Yoga. Suzanne has had the privilege of training teachers at a United Nations School, was the in-house yoga instructor for one of Vietnam's top international schools (Australian International School), and she set up the foundational Mindfulness Program at the International School of Ho Chi Minh City.  Suzanne has run well over 20 Kids Yoga Alliance teacher trainings and develops tailored mindfulness programs and staff trainings for schools wanting to bring more peace, focus and harmony into their student body and onto their campuses.

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Robin Shepard E-RYT200, RYT500, RC

Children's Yoga for Wellness teacher training instructor, curriculum coordinator, instructor of children's yoga.

Robin Shepard is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor with a special focus in Children’s Yoga. She enjoys teaching the young and the young-at-heart. She was a preschool teacher and program leader for seven years in an international school environment, teaching both mainstream and special needs children. Her goal then and now is to inspire curious, confident, and creative kids and she brings a wealth of practical classroom knowledge and experience to her children’s yoga classes. Read Robin’s bio.


Location

It is also easy to rent a motorbike if you feel like scooting around. Take a motorbike taxi or a drive yourself over the Saigon Bridge over to downtown to see the markets, do a bit of shopping and catch a little Saigon city action on your day off. Or just kick back in District two and chill out. around, read a book or do your homework.

Out of town guests

There are plenty of Air BnB's near Jiva Studio to come and stay in Vietnam while you train. Before or after your program, you can get away and explore the city or take a trip outside of Saigon. Our area of HCMC is Thao Dien, District 2 and is a quaint town that has become a hot spot for travelers due to it's simple charm, awesome restaurants and easy walking, biking and daily living. Let us know if we can help to assist or advise.

Most courses are held at our studio, which is a short motorbike or taxi ride away from downtown Ho Chi Minh City in the outskirts called Thao Dien, An Phu, District 2.  This is a beautiful area with a local, hip vibe; a developing yet quaint little neighborhood near the Saigon River with lots of great coffee shops to have a quiet meal or mix it up with local and expat others.

We have lots of chilled out places in the area with amazing local and western food where you can lounge

Accomodations near the studio range from very affordable to luxury. District 2 is a great place to call home for awhile as you train, focus on yourself and your studies. There are lots of quiet little streets to ride a bike (you can bike to class, most apartments and rental places would have a bike to borrow if you ask) or take a long walk in the evenings.


More Info

Homework

Please submit relevant homework assignments before the course ends. You will receive your homework after you register.

Yoga Alliance certification

You will receive your Children’s Yoga for Wellness certificates upon successful completion of the full course. This is a globally recognized training, accredited with the Worldwide Yoga Alliance. To gain Yoga Alliance recognition (RCYT), you must already be an RYT200 / RYT500. Both courses count towards Yoga Alliance Continued Education (YACEP).