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Yoga for Children Teacher Training Course
with Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari)

Friday, July 6, 2018 - Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Yoga for Children Teacher Training Course at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari)

Tuition: $925
– plus –
Accommodation or Ashram day rate

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FLOWER YOGA: Toddler, Children, Youth, Teen and Family Yoga Teacher Training

This course is offered to ANYONE: teachers, parents, caregivers, therapists; who wishes to introduce and practice yoga with the children in their lives. Concrete tools and practical application are presented in a simple to follow sequence. 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.

Flower Yoga is a 95-hour Specialty Training Course that is a Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) through the National Yoga Alliance. RYT 200 or 500 level Yoga teachers wishing to become Registered Children’s Yoga Teachers (RCYT) will be eligible to register upon the completion of this course.

You DO NOT have to be an Registered Yoga Teacher to take this course, but you must have a yoga practice.

This course is a Training INTENSIVE and has its own unique schedule.

•   Asana classes include: a 1 hour self practice every morning, observing live children’s or youth class before brunch and child-asana practice lab in the afternoon.
•   You will be working in small groups to write lesson plans and present the lessons in practice teaching.
•   An open book examination must be completed by the end of the course.
•   In addition, a list of 4 reading books will be sent to you upon registering for the course (These books are a separate purchase and must be brought to the training). It helps to do some reading prior to the course. However, the books will be an excellent resource well beyond the training.

Please visit the website www.floweryoga.com or email Omkari directly at omrachel@icloud.com for a full curriculum to the Yoga for Children Teacher Training Course.

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole course. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.
If you decide to bring your child, YOU MUST arrange to bring a babysitter. All fees and accommodations are separate and apply for your child and the babysitter. Your babysitter and child may attend Family Week events while you are in training!

Course Tuition Includes

•   1 Flower Yoga Teacher Training Manual (Digital PDF)
•   1 Flower Yoga Asana Manual (Digital PDF)
•   1 hardcopy of It’s Time for Yoga, by Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari)

Please bring a Digital Devise to Access your manual and use it throughout the course. Print your manual prior to the course, if possible and desired. It is recommended to have it spiral bound when printed.

Course Schedule Snapshot

Day 1 (Arrival Day)

2:00pm onwards     Check-in
3:30pm onwards     Children’s TTC Inauguration
4:00pm     Begin the training!
6:00pm     Dinner
8:00pm     Satsang*
10:30pm   Lights Out

Day 2 – 11: Full Days

5:30am     Wake up Bell
6:00am     Satsang* or Silent Walk
7:45am     Hatha Yoga Class
8:45am Session 1: Children’s Yoga Philosophy and Children’s Hatha Yoga
You will Observe LIVE Children (ages 3-6, 7-10) or Youth (ages 11-14) program classes concurrently running along with this training course. Satsang and Asana classes taught by OMKARI and other Flower Yoga trained teachers!

10:00am   Brunch
10:45am   Karma Yoga
11:30pm   Study/prep time
12:00pm    Session 2: Child Development
1:30pm      BREAK: 30 minutes
2:00pm     Session 3: Structuring a Family/Child/youth/Teen Yoga Class Experience
3:45pm     BREAK: 15 minutes
4:00pm     Session 4: How to Teach Family/ Child/ Youth/Teen Yoga classes OR Teaching Lab
6:00pm     Dinner
7:45pm     Session 5: Special Subject Discussion and/or Practical Work OR Satsang* (with entire Ashram at 8:00pm)
10:30pm   Lights Out

Day 12 (Departure Day)

5:30am     Wake up Bell
6:00am     Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am     Complete final assignments and the Open Book Exam (all must be finished before you leave)
10:00am   Brunch
10:45am   Karma Yoga
12:00pm   Check-out
12:30pm   Graduation Ceremony

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Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari)

Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari), M.Ed, is an experienced Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Mainstream educator, and Sivananda Yoga teacher and has been working professionally with families and children since 1989. Her approach to sharing yoga for children, youth, teens and adult children’s yoga teacher training is a synthesis of education, developmental movement, and yogic teachings that she created under the guidance of her teacher Sarabess Forster (Yashoda), a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. She is the director of both Family Week at The Sivananda Yoga Ranch, and Family programs at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat. Omkari is the founding teacher and director of the Youth Yoga Camp at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch and the author of It’s Time for Yoga. http://www.littlebounderbooks.com/

The Ranch's Daily Schedule

5:30amWake Up
6:00amSatsang or Silent Walk
8:00amHatha Yoga Class
11:00amKarma Yoga
12:00pmAfternoon Program
& Free Time
4:00pmHatha Yoga Class
10:30pmLights Out

Satsang & Yoga Classes

Satsang consists of a 30-minute silent meditation, followed by 30 minutes of spiritual chanting (kirtan), and finishes with 30 minutes of spiritual lecture.
Daily attendance at both Satsangs and Hatha Yoga Classes is encouraged for your health and well-being and to maintain the proper rhythm and atmosphere of the ashram community.

Sivananda Yoga Ranch


Friday, July 6, 2018
Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Sivananda Yoga Ranch
500 Budd Rd
Woodbourne, NY 12788


The Sivananda Yoga Ranch