Therapeutic Yoga for Children
JULY 21-26, 2013
The ancient insights of Yoga for children’s wellness today.
- About the Training
- About the Instructor
- About the Retreat Center
- What to Bring
- What Past Participants Say
Most imbalances children face today are either triggered or exacerbated by stress. Yoga reduces stress, oftentimes strangling the root of the “disease.” Yoga also expertly addresses mental and emotional imbalances – anxiety, depression, sensory processing issues and problems with focusing. Yoga helps regulate the nervous system – the home base of these conditions. It also addresses the mind which includes attitudes and perspective that effect health at every level.
There is mounting evidence that the medications used to treat these “soft” conditions of the mind and emotions are not only ineffective in the long run, but are also dangerous and impede proper development. Read more. Lifestyle enhancements and personal discipline, inherent in the practice of yoga, can make a huge difference.
Regardless of where an individual falls on the spectrum of health or disease, Yoga is a life affirming practice that promotes wellness on all levels, while addressing the whole person and revealing the natural state of true health that is everyone's birthright.
In this 50 hour summer intensive you will learn -
- Specific assessment tools
- Criteria for the diagnosis of health conditions children commonly face
- How to research conditions
- How to create individualized wellness plans - for both children and families
- The components of an optimal healing environment - internal and external
- Lifestyle – diet, sleep, routine
- Sensory integration techniques
- 5 kosha model
- energetic and nervous system anatomy
- Deep listening skills/compassionate communication
- Meditation, Mantras and Mudras
- Yoga nidra
You will learn how to facilitate one-on-one, family and small group sessions for children with specific health needs. Included in the manual is a complete 6-week course for managing anxiety, done for you and ready to use. You will also have several opportunities to practice these skills in small group sessions during this training. All in a beautiful retreat center in rural Illinois.
There is some required reading for this course which includes Yoga and Ayurveda by David Frawley and Yoga For Wellness by Gary Kraftsow. You will also need the Yoga Teachers Toolbox, produced by Joseph LePage of Integrative Yoga Therapy. It is an incredibly rich resource that you will want to familiarize yourself with before our training. You can purchase it online.
The complete list of required reading will be sent to you when your application is accepted. All other assignments not listed above are available for free online.
Our Training Director, Mira Binzen, will facilitate the intensive. She has been committed to the development of children for over 20 years. Mira has a degree in Child Psychology and received her teacher’s training certificate from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in India in 1999. She is certified to teach both children and adults, and is registered at the 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance. She also has 1,000 hours of training with Integrative Yoga Therapy as a Yoga Therapist. For her, the heart of Yoga is discovering the Self through joy and laughter.
Located about 60 miles west of Chicago along beautiful Big Rock Creek, the retreat center is situated on 47 acres of rural countryside.
The indoor portions of the training will be held in the main lodge. There are a variety of spaces we will be using throughout the training including a two-story great room with a balcony on three sides, screened porch area, lounge with fireplace, library, small group rooms, dining lounge and game room.
And while we have a very busy training schedule, we will still be able to take advantage of all there is to do outdoors. The property has a prairie, wooded paths, a small lake with canoes, and a fire pit for bonfires. An in-ground heated swimming pool, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and volleyball court are all available for our use.
The entire property will be exclusively for Global Family Yoga during our stay.
$1895 regular price - includes 5 night's accommodation and all meals.
Ohana members save 10%
The number of participants is limited for this training. Please register early to ensure your place.
The rooms are in a dormitory building connected to the main lodge through an enclosed breezeway. All the rooms have single beds with shared bathrooms on each floor. Inside each room you will find a comfortable bed, desk, chair and sink. One side of the dorm overlooks the lake, the other the pool. Please view the photo gallery at the bottom of this page to see pictures of the lodge, grounds, and dorms.
Following is a list of a few essentials you’ll want with you. You’ll receive more details when the session nears.
- plenty of comfortable clothes for Yoga
- yoga mat and props
- swim suit and towel
- shoes for walking outdoors
- personal size fan
- required reading books
Required reading/source material for this training: Integrative Yoga Therapy's Yoga Teacher's Toolbox. You may purchase online in advance directly from IYT's website, or purchase at the training.
I grew professionally, personally, and spiritually. It exceeded my expectations in every way and I made wonderful friends in the process".
The intensive can be just that - intense - but having a group of supportive, thoughtful, inquiring people to be on the journey with made the experience very enriching".
I got more out of this intensive than I envisioned. I have a much better understanding of the concepts of Yoga than just the asanas. The additional insights from all the attendees was very valuable".
Please contact us for more information or register by clicking REGISTER below.
A completed application form is required to be considered for this training. You can download the application form below.
The number of participants is limited for this training. Please get your application turned in early to ensure your place.
Childrens Yoga Teacher Training Application
This is an easy to complete two-page form asking for basic personal information, yoga experience and your experience with children. If you have questions about the application process, please contact us.
Registration is a two step process. You can put both the application form and the training registration in your cart at the same time to simplify the process.
- Download, complete and submit the application form (available above).
- Register online by clicking below.
Please contact us if you have questions about the application/registration process.
Ohana members save an additional 10%.
Sunday, July 21, 2013 02:00 PM - Friday, July 26, 2013 02:00 PM
50-Hour Training | Adult
You must complete this registration AND an application for this training.