Yoga for ChildrenTeacher Training Course
Yoga for Children Teacher Training Course
Led by: Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari)
Flower Yoga, the Yoga for Children Teacher Training Course, is a unique children’s Yoga program developed by Sivananda teacher Tara Rachel Jones that is based on the principles of nurturing children to “bloom like flowers” through the practice of classical Yoga.
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.
"Om is your best companion in life, because it gives you immortality and eternal bliss."- Swami Sivananda
An Intensive Training
This course is an intensive training. 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, there is required reading to be completed prior to arrival. A full list of required reading books will be sent to you upon registering for the course (these books are a separate purchase).
Flower Yoga is a 95 hour Specialty Training Course that is a Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) through the National Yoga Alliance. Those 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.
Course Tuition Includes
- 1 Flower Yoga Teacher Training Manual
- 1 Flower Yoga Asana Manual
- 1 copy of It’s Time for Yoga, by Tara Rachel Jones (Omkari)
Special Accommodation Offer
The course tuition above ($825) is for the workshop and does not include accommodation. The separate accommodation rate (a special rate of $800 as a member of this course for the shared room option) includes Satsang, vegetarian meals and Hatha Yoga classes which are offered daily.
1-2:30pmArrival and settle in
3:30pmChildren’s TTC Inauguration
4pmBegin the training!
Working on Final Assignments and Open Book Exam Evening Satsang: Celebration Feast and Graduation
Complete Final Assignments and Open Book Exam (all must get done before you leave) Departure Day (Check Out at 12:00 pm)
6amSatsang* with entire ashram
7:45amMorning Group Asana Class
8:45amSession 1: Children’s Yoga Philosophy and Children’s Hatha Yoga
10:45amKarma Yoga – Opportunity to offer selfless service
12pmSession 2: Child Development
1:30pmBREAK: 30 minutes
2pmSession 3: Structuring a Family/Child/Youth/Teen Yoga Class Experience
3:45pmBREAK: 15 minutes
4pmSession 4: How to Teach Family/ Child/ Youth/Teen Yoga classes OR Teaching Lab
7:45pmSession 5: Special Subject Discussion and/or Practical Work OR Satsang* with entire Ashram
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 www.littlebounderbooks.com