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TEACHING TEAM                             

Victoria Martinez, E500 RYT           

Dr. Brian Strahine, 200 RYT    

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KIDS YOGA & mindfulness training
25Hr Intensive | February 25-27
Kids Yoga Festival, led by graduates from this training on April 23, 2022

Kids are our future.  Are you ready to raise up a generation of humans who are prepared with the skills to live a more vibrant, ecstatic existence?

Humans were born to move their bodies.  However, the changing landscape in America has encouraged children to sit for longer periods of time than ever before in positions that are physically, mentally, and emotionally debilitating. This immersion will provide participants with the confidence and ability to teach and guide a generation of humans that are prepared with the skills to live a joyous and mindful life.  We will explore the major tenets of yoga and mindfulness and provide opportunities to practice them throughout the weekend while also learning how to make the practices accessible to children.  The weekend will include an exploration of the brain and how mindfulness can be used to facilitate the use of one’s nervous system as an effective intervention to support a child’s response to their environment.  We will learn specific skills that can assist children in developing resiliency.  We will also learn practices that can help children become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations and how they can be in relationship with them in a more kind, nonjudgmental, and curious way.

In this training you will learn how to develop creative kids yoga classes that guide children on visualized journeys through playful exploration.  These themed classes feed their imagination and take them on adventures that encourage them to move their bodies, think on their feet, take care of each other and the environment, and feel empowered to interact with one another. 

 

We will explore how yoga and mindfulness are beautifully aligned and share how kids can move their bodies in fun, creative, and intuitive ways.  Kids yoga helps to undo the hours of sitting that kids often do at school and home.  It also focuses on teaching children the 10 disciplines of yoga in a way that is engaging and accessible: 

  1. Non violence

  2. Truthfulness

  3. Do not steal

  4. Direct your energy consciously

  5. Non hoarding 

  6. Cleanliness

  7. Satisfaction and contentment 

  8. Discipline to always do our best

  9. Study yourself

  10. Stay humble 

TRAINING OUTCOMES:

  • Make yoga accessible to children ages 4-12

  • Structure a class for kids that will keep them engaged and active

  • Theme classes appropriately for kids of all ages

  • Make asanas accessible to children

  • Learn what discipline looks like inside yoga spaces for kids

  • Teach mindfulness practices to children 

  • Appreciate the impact of trauma on a child’s life and introduce practices that can build resiliency

  • Lead games and activities that build mindful future leaders

  • Introduce meditation to children

  • Teach children the yamas and niyamas in an easy and accessible way

  • Use music and sounds to cultivate a deeper understanding of yoga, mindfulness, and collaboration

  • Introduce seva, selfless action and service, and how it can impact a community

This training will culminate with a Kids Festival on April 23, 2022 at Clarity Farms in China Grove, NC. This will provide all the participants from this training an opportunity to teach kids yoga classes of all ages and gain valuable insight through hands on experience with children and families. 

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TEACHING TEAM

Victoria Martinez, E500 RYT

Dr. Brian Strahine, 200 RYT

Victoria leads the way in this training as she brings her 20+ years experience as a yogi.  She completed a Kids Yoga certification at the Yogi Beans Kids Yoga Center in NYC and spent 7 years teaching kids yoga to countless children, including her daughter and son.  Yogi Beans is known for introducing adults to playful and creative ways of teaching kids yoga beyond just the asanas.  Most recently, she taught a kids yoga class at Okra Charlotte for over a year.  She is excited to bring this way of sharing yoga with kids to the Charlotte area and beyond. 

 

Brian has been an educator for 21 years and has served several different student populations in K-12 and university settings.  He is a Doctor of Education and also holds a Specialist in Education degree and Master of Science degree, both in School Counseling.  Throughout his professional career working with families, he has taught mindfulness practices to children and adults in order to assist them in developing a deeper sense of self-awareness, regulated nervous system, healthy interpersonal relationships, and overall well-being.  Brian’s extensive training in the field includes completion of two Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses and the Mindful Schools K-12 Curriculum training as well participation in several weekend- and week-long mindfulness retreats.  He also completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India and is currently completing a 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training program.  He loves to wear costumes and welcomes any opportunity to evoke the childlike wonder that lives in each of us.

SCHEDULE

FRI FEB 25- 1-8PM

SAT FEB 26- 8AM-6PM

SAT FEB 27- 8AM-6PM 

 

LOCATION

Casa Chakra Flow

4304 Bowline Drive

Charlotte, NC 28269

WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR:

  • Yoga Teachers

  • School Teachers

  • Educators

  • Parents

  • Counselors

  • Therapists

PREREQUISITES

A desire to change the world by teaching our children yoga, mindfulness and essential leadership skills. 

This 25hr Module can count towards your 300HR YTT with
Chakra Flow University

25 CEU’s also available

Chakra Flow University

RYS 200, RYS 300, YACEP

 

INVESTMENT

$375

***Please contact me if you are traveling to Charlotte for this training, accommodations are available. 

Email Diosayogaschool@gmail.com with any questions or to inquire about payment plans.

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