Teacher Training Offerings
Evolving from the pandemic, we are offering 2 "not in person" options for training in Asana Alphabet Kids Yoga. También se ofrece los cursos en Español.
HYBRID ASANA ALPHABET INTENSIVE
KIDS YOGA TRAINING
Asana Alphabet's 25 years + of service is compiled together into this comprehensive training:
-Personal Mentorships: Receive a minimum of 5 one-on-one sessions to coach you through questions and your teaching techniques.
-175 page teaching manual (PDF) takes you through safe and authentic asanas, breathwork, partner yoga, mantra, mudra, relaxations and meditations combined with fun games, stories and lesson plans for school-aged children.
-Hours of training lectures and unedited kids yoga classes in schools to give you the real-life training experience and make sure you are confident to teach children's yoga directly after training.
-Yoga song downloads and Yogi and Yogette Learn the Asana Alphabet book (PDF) also included.
-After completion of the training and a teaching practicum for feedback, you will be presented with a letter of completion and your Level I Asana Alphabet Children's Yoga Certification.
-This is a self-paced program that can be completed in as little as a week, especially for those with an extensive background working with children and in taking yoga. We recommend devoting one-month to taking and completing the training, especially if you are new to yoga and/or new to teaching kids.
-Once you register, we will seach out to you to set up your live zoom meets. and get you started.
Total Investment for 2022 for Level I certification
Private training with mentor: $300
2 people together: $250/person
3-6 people together: $200/person
7+ people together: $175/person
Please email us and we will send you an invoice based on
the number of participants in your group.
Teaching Guide Bundle
Already have a background in children's yoga but perhaps want some new framework and ideas? The teaching guide bundle includes the Level I teaching manual to peruse at your leisure (PDF), kids yoga book (PDF) and music downloads mp3s for $108. On this discounted track you do NOT earn a children's yoga certification or letter of course completion.
Yoga Organization Memberships:
We are a founding circle member of Yoga Unify.
We follow (and exceed) Yoga Alliance standards for all of our children's yoga trainings. To complete their 95 hour CYT standard, you will need to take future Asana Alphabet trainings for our advanced certification (Teen Intensive, Baby/Family Yoga, Yoga for Children with Special Needs and Developing Curriculum). The hybrid training listed above is the first step for anyone who would like to work towards the 95 hour standard. Level I training and the continuing ed credits it provides can be reported to YA as needed. An additional fee of $250 is added to Advanced Certification on request if you specifically want your certification sanctioned by the Yoga Alliance. Note that the Yoga Alliance is NOT an accreditation agency, rather it is a voluntary group of yoga instructors pledging to uphold high standards in the practice, similar to Yoga Unify.
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Yoga Certification and Workshop Information
For specific questions on Asana Alphabet's Workshops and Certification track please email us: AsanaAlphabet@gmail.com. We are happy to offer a complementary phone call to discuss. Most simply, here are the various workshops we currently offer. You can take them a la carte or take them all for CYT standing with the Yoga Alliance (95 hours).
Asana Alphabet's " T is for Teacher
Most trainees take this workshop first as it gives a general background in kids yoga, geared to kinder to grade 5 students and equips trainees with the nuts and bolts in order to begin teaching right away. Required for basic certification with Asana Alphabet as well as Yoga Alliance recognized Children's Yoga Teacher with Asana Alphabet.
Experiential Lectures in this workshop include: Yoga benefits; kid-friendly asanas/poses and safety; developmental stages of childhood; pranayam/breath work; mantra/songs; mudra/finger play, creating community, mindfulness; partner yoga; yoga games/stories/activities; adaptable
lesson plans for multiple age groups; relaxation, meditation; business basics; classroom management strategies.
Asana Alphabet™ Teaching guide, yoga song album download, letter of completion with detailed hours listed, video samples, yoga goodies, follow up Q and A as well as an optional teaching practicum (up to 12 extra hours) towards Asana Alphabet™ basic certification.
Asana Alphabet's Teaching Practicum
We have observation, assisting and real-life teaching opportunities in most if not all of our training locations. Required for basic certification with Asana Alphabet as well as Yoga Alliance recognized Children's Yoga Teacher Certification with Asana Alphabet.
Currently offered free of charge as part of the hybrid training during Covid-19 (see left column)
Asana Alphabet's Beautiful Baby and Terrific Toddler Training
For those wanting to work with the very youngest of children as well as those who wish to lead family (adult/child) classes. Required for baby and family yoga certification with Asana Alphabet as well as Yoga Alliance recognized Children's Yoga Teacher Certification with Asana Alphabet.
Asana Alphabet's training in yoga for kids with Special Needs
Required for Special Needs Yoga for Kids Certification with Asana Alphabet as well as Yoga Alliance recognized Children's Yoga Teacher Certification with Asana Alphabet.
Asana Alphabet's T is for Teen Intensive
For those wishing to work primarily with middle school and high school students. Required for Asana Alphabet's Certification in Teen Yoga as well as Yoga Alliance recognized Children's Yoga Teacher Certification with Asana Alphabet. Online format available in late 2021. Stay tuned.
This is an advanced training that is usually done in a privae or semi-private setting after taking at least two different workshops with Asana Alphabet. Required for Yoga Alliance recognized Children's Yoga Teacher Certification with Asana Alphabet.
For those students far from a training or who require advanced specializations and/or those who need to complete any incomplete hours for Yoga Alliance recognized Children's Yoga Teacher Certification with Asana Alphabet .
For more on Yoga Alliance Children's Yoga Standards, please visit their website.
T is for Teacher: Teacher Training in Children's Yoga
April 29-30, 2023
Saturday, April 29 in NYC, 10am-5:30pm
Sunday, April 30 via Zoom,
The best of both worlds! Saturday is a day of physical fun with like-minded peers, then quieter, meditative study on Sunday. All the tools you need to begin teaching yoga to school-aged children.
Full Workshop Investment with Practicum:
$425 register by 4/15; $495 after 4/15
Saturday only: $300 by 4/15; $375 after 4/15
Sunday zoom only: 10am-12:30pm