Teacher Training

Youth Empowered

Saturday August 25th 12-5pm & August 26th 2-6pm

Yoga Garden, San Francisco

Early Bird Tuition: $185 before August 11th 2018

Regular Tuition: $200

This weekend-long kids teacher training with Leigh provides background on ways we as educators can use language, set up spaces and offer outlets for community among youth.

Whether you are a yoga teacher, classroom teacher, parent, or youth advocate, this workshop will provide creative ways to integrate yoga-based movement with trauma sensitivity in mind into classrooms and classes for youth.

We will explore the physical manifestations of trauma in the body and delve into the research that backs a movement-based approach to healing. The core of this weekend will provide practical postures, activities and games that are sensitive to the trauma students may have.

We will spend time experiencing movement sequences and games and activities ourselves, then practice weaving in trauma-informed language into our teaching. Additionally, we will explore ways to integrate self-care rituals into teaching practices. You'll leave our time together with a printed toolkit for integrating trauma-informed yoga into your work with children and teens, a guide to teaching with a dedication to self-care practices, and experience teaching among a community of dedicated teachers.

Throughout our weekend you'll learn:

  • Defining your philosophy: How we teach defines what we teach
  • Appropriate guidelines for functional speech, language and touch
  • Kids Anatomy 101: Applying anatomy to trauma-informed approaches
  • Anatomy of a Classroom: Shapes for student success
  • Safe Sequencing
  • The power of the Do Now
  • Breathing activities for transformation
  • Trauma-informed yoga-based movement: Cuing and curating your classes to meet the needs of your students
  • Community building through movement
  • Integrating Play: Group games & partner poses
  • Mindfulness Informed Arts Integration
  • Holding the space as a teacher: Classroom management

This training is open to RYT's for continuing hours, educators, parents and youth advocates.

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For more information on upcoming events, training and opportunities to bring yoga-based practices for youth to your space, contact us