Learn How to Teach Yoga for Ages 2-17
The key to learning how to share yoga with children is to embrace the practice WITH them. Children are naturally drawn to engage in any activity that is embodied by the adult who is presenting it. This course is offered to anyone (teachers, parents, caregivers, therapists...) who wishes to introduce and practice yoga with the children in their lives.
Become a Peacemaker
Concrete tools and practical application are presented in a simple to follow sequence. Yoga can be part of any lifestyle, as traditionally presented, it comprises 5 basic principles:
Positive Thinking and Meditation.
A Garden of Peace
The content of the course reflects these simple aspects and demonstrates how to offer this wellness practice in an age-appropriate and appealing style for children, youth, teens and families.
Reaping the Path
Flower Yoga teachers are trained and guided in a traditional, humility and service - oriented way. A deep understanding of education pedagogy, child development, movement development and sensory integration practice is at the heart of every lesson created by the teacher. Each lesson is nourished through seasonal awareness, cultural and mythical storytelling and a practical knowledge of yoga philosophy.
87 contact hours - divided into 7 modules, including training, classroom observations and practice teaching.
8 Hours self-study- lesson planning and an open book exam.
TRACK 1: FLOWER YOGA TEACHER 95hrs
If you are teacher, parent, caregiver, or a child professional in any other field, you will be presented with a Flower Yoga Certificate upon completion of course requirements. You will be able to conduct your own programs and classes for children ages 2-11, Youth/Teens ages 12-17 and Family Yoga.
TRACK 2: Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT)
If you are a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200/300/500) and would like to become a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) through the National Yoga Alliance, you will receive a Flower Yoga Certification after completion of course requirements. You will then be able to be a certified RCYT and conduct your own programs and classes for children ages 2-11, Youth/Teens ages 12-17 and Family Yoga.
TRACK 3: Foundations Course
for Schools and Organizations
Foundations Course for schools or organizations. This will give enough training for a specialty area and students will receive a certificate to teach ONLY within the organization and would need to join TRACKS 1 or 2 in order to conduct programs of one's own apart from their organization. Organizations may opt for one or more of the Course Modules listed in the course outline.
TRACK 4: Private Skype Training
This track provides any of the above 3 track offerings that apply to the individual student.
Yoga Education Module Content Module 1:
Module 7 (Self-Study):
Winter-Spring 2019 Flower Yoga Teacher Training
Where: Majestic Yoga Studio, Cambridge. MA
This training is a 6-weekend model. a great way to integrate your learning throughout your day to day work with children. A great option for local students as well as a fun option for those out of town folks whom cannot attend a retreat training.
Attend Live Classes
Tara Rachel teaches all over the Boston area. You will have the opportunity to observe in studio, school and event -based classes!
Dates: 2019 Training
Module 4/practice teaching
Module 5/practice teaching
Module 6/practice teaching
1hr lunch break per day
Tuition: $1600 (Early Bird by December 15, 2018) Full Tuition $1800
1. Pay Tuition
2. Contact Tara Rachel Jones to receive your application. Bring the Flower Yoga Application and Integrity Agreement on the first day of the training.
Summer Flower Yoga Teacher Training
This is a 12-day retreat at a beautiful yoga ashram setting. While training to become a Children, Youth, Teen and family Yoga Teacher, participate in a traditional yoga lifestyle for your own self-development which is a significant focus in becoming a heart-centered teacher of the future world citizens.
Attend Live Classes
There will be Family Yoga and Youth Yoga Retreat Programs running concurrently with this unique training! You will participate in LIVE children’s (ages 3-10) and Youth (ages 11-14) yoga classes during the course!
Day 1: Arrival Day
1-2:30p.m. Arrival and settle in
3:30p.m. Child Yoga TTC Inauguration
4:00p.m. Begin the training!
Days 2-11: Daily Schedule
Follow Children's Yoga Teacher Training Schedule
Day 12: Departure Day
Complete Final Assignments and Open Book Exam (all must get done before you leave)
12:30p.m Child-Yoga TTC Graduation
7:00 a.m. Wake up
7:30a.m. Silent Walk
Morning Training Group Asana Class
8:45-10:00a.m. Session 1:
Children's Yoga Philosophy and Children's Hatha Yoga.
You will Participate in LIVE classes for Children's Satsang and Asana classes taught by OMKARI and other Flower Yoga trained teachers!
10:45a.m. Karma Yoga (30-45minutes)
11:30a.m. Study-Prep Time- Meet with a partner for lesson planning
12:00p.m. Session 2: Child Development
1:30p.m. BREAK: 30 minutes
2:00p.m. Session 3: Structuring a Family/Child/youth/Teen Yoga Class Experience
3:45p.m. BREAK: 15 minutes
4:00p.m. Session 4: How to Teach Family/ Child/ Youth/Teen Yoga classes OR Teaching Lab
7:30p.m. Session 5:Children's Yoga Meditation experience/partner work OR Satsang
PLUS $ Accommodation for 11 nights (includes accommodation and meals)
Strongly Recommended additions to Training Library:
BOOKS BY MARYLN APPELBAUM:
Additional Books on Child/Youth/Teen Development
Adult Self-Study Guide
"I whole heartedly recommend Tara Rachel Jones' Flower Yoga teacher training! As a special educator, in the field of education for 20 years, I learned more from Tara Rachel regarding children's development than I did in graduate school. For what feels like forever, I have had a strong knowledge base for working with differently abled children, and to a large degree, I had not kept up with staying formally educated on teaching to typically developing children. Tara Rachel's curriculum beautifully showed me how to tap into and expand the social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills of children using the many gifts found within a yoga lesson. Her curriculum, supported by research driven articles and texts, took a serious look at the science behind the practice of yoga as well as the philosophy of yoga and how all of its many pieces holistically support the whole child. With regards to self-study, I appreciated Tara Rachel's assignments outside of class (yoga class observations, reading assignments and summaries, self- practice (yoga postures, meditation), journaling and even an exploration into ayurveda. Most important, the training helped me come home to myself. As a very small child, I did not give myself permission to fully express myself through play and this often got in the way of my being playful with my students and my very own children. Throughout the Flower Yoga training, I discovered waking up to movement, music, story telling, and art in ways that all seemed brand new to me. I am forever grateful for this training and I think it should be on every children's yoga teacher training list!"
E-RYT 200, RCYT. RCYS
Founder of Stretch What Matters
Mother, Educator, Teacher Trainer
"Flower Yoga teacher training, masterfully lead by Tara Rachel Jones is positively one of my life's most special experiences. Nurtured by her astounding multi-decade spanning experience as an early childhood educator and daily yoga practitioner, Jones is able to fully capture the stages of childhood development. She encapsulates childhood and provides a structure for teaching that facilitates ease in lesson plan creation. Jones models peace and loving kindness with every movement she makes and verse she sings. Steeped in knowledge about yoga philosophy, educational styles such as Montessori and Waldorf, this training is taught in such a way that any one that participates will walk away with myriad ideas and inspiration. The training manual is in depth. To walk away with it is to walk with both the facilitator's and her mentor's life's work. You get such a richness from the manual that it feels like bonus material."
E-RYT 200, RCYT, RCYS
Founder of Flow and Grow Kids Yoga
Mother, Author, Educator, Teacher Trainer
"I took Tara’s Teacher Training Course for Children in 2015 at Sivananda Yoga Ranch. I couldn’t be happier. It was 10 days of a very intense work and fun. I could write a book about the program itself, but you really need to experience that. The only thing I would say, that after the 10 days spent with Tara, I was ready to comfortably teach yoga to children and families, lead yoga programs at schools and community centers, I knew how to register my business, how to advertise and price my services, all the “dos and donts” that were necessary to just go out and be a children’s yoga teacher. And that’s what I did. A week or two after my training, I was organizing classes and teaching. I have been successfully doing it since then, teaching in local schools, centers, giving private lessons, etc. And all that’s great, but for me, the most important aspect is the constant support and mentorship that Tara offers after the training is over. You become a member of a beautiful Flower Yoga Teachers Family.... its a bit like becoming an Ivy League College alumni, but better."
RYT 200, RCYT
Young Flower Yoga