Therapeutic Yoga for Children
ATTENTION Teachers, Therapists, Counselors, Yoga Instructors, and Others who Guide and Influence Children…
Are You Looking for an Effective and Transformational Way to Help Children Become Confident and Empowered?
Tap Into Training that Will Help Children Become More Centered, Self-Aware, and Positive… with the Therapeutic Yoga for Children Training Program in Chicago!
April 14-19, 2015, 9:00AM-6:00PM
Tuition: $1,295 ($1036 for Ohana Members)
- About the Training
- How Will This Training Help the Children?
- What Will You Learn?
- Who is This Training For?
- About the Instructor
- Required Reading
If you work with children in any capacity… whether as a teacher, counselor, psychologist, or other youth leader… you can certainly empathize with the challenges that children face. More than ever, children today are bombarded with expectations and conflicting standards everywhere they turn… at home, at school, on television, and social media.
Add to this the pressures they face from their classmates (especially if they don’t quite “fit the mold”)… and it’s little wonder why they often feel imbalanced… unsure… and even afraid.
As someone who influences and guides children, you feel like it’s both your responsibility and your privilege to provide them with a feeling of safety and centeredness… and to empower them to develop the self-awareness and confidence they deserve.
Through yoga, you can do exactly that… and much more!
Yoga is among the most effective approaches available for not only helping children develop physically… but also to achieve the sense of calm awareness and stability they need to navigate the challenges of childhood, adolescence, and on through adulthood.
But if you’re like many people… you either don’t have the depth of experience with yoga, or you don’t know how to communicate the transformational power of yoga to the children you work with.
But now… I’d like to invite you to take part in an exclusive training event that can help you provide children with the life-affirming benefits of yoga… in an advanced yoga training setting!
Therapeutic Yoga for Children Gives You Powerful, Positive, Advanced Training that Empowers You to Help Children to Succeed
I’m Mira Binzen, ERYT, RCYT. I’ve devoted the past 20+ years of my career to being a positive guiding force for children, both as a Developmental Therapist and a Certified Yoga Instructor. I’ve seen first-hand how the calming benefits of yoga can help children become more focused, centered, confident, and productive. That includes children who have been diagnosed with behavioral, sensory, mental/emotional and other conditions that may have made schoolwork, social development, and other aspects of childhood difficult.
Because I understand that there are many more children out there who could benefit immensely from yoga than I could possibly reach on my own, I’ve developed this in-depth training to help compassionate, committed professionals like you facilitate the same transformation in the children you work with.
Mira’s knowledge and her ability and willingness to effectively communicate it to her students are unequaled in my experience.”
The content was so "spot on" for me and where I'm at in my journey to define myself as a yoga teacher and school psychologist. I just loved the energy I felt there... from the other students (who were bright and curious and grounded) and of course from you...you set the stage for great things to evolve".
I found this course one of the most profound experiences so far in my journey toward becoming a children's yoga teacher. For me, connecting yoga to the many ways in which through yoga, we can address needs of children and their parents, especially in these times of over-stressed kids, brought it all together for me--why I practice yoga, why I want to share yoga with others, and with children especially, and what is behind my passion for doing this work. As a teacher, I see so many needs in children, and I also have students with special needs. This class has given me tools to help a wide range of students. I came away with such inspiration to continue my training and to bring yoga to the children and families in my life. I also realized how all of us can benefit from the therapeutic aspects of this practice. I would highly recommend this training!!
After completing the course, you’ll have the exact training you need to inspire children through yoga… helping them:
- Regulate their emotions and energy… which allows them to participate in classroom and social activities with minimal disruption.
- Gain authentic confidence to avoid negative peer pressure, bullying, and other social challenges.
- Develop a deep-rooted sense of calmness… which helps them make effective decisions in high-pressure situations.
- Improve physical strength and posture… which positively impacts confidence and all other aspects of a child’s life.
- Develop the self-awareness to understand and pursue their own aspirations and goals.
- Benefit from individualized wellness plans you’ll learn how to create.
- And much more!
I couldn’t possibly list every topic we’ll cover and everything you’ll learn during this 50-hour intensive course… there’s just so much to discover that you have to be there to see it for yourself! But I want to give you a small taste of what to expect when you attend this transformational training event:
- You’ll learn the theory and practice of specific yoga techniques such as regulated breathing, guided relaxation, and yoga poses to help children easily understand and benefit from yoga practice.
- You’ll discover life-affirming approaches that help children see themselves as much more than the diseases and conditions with which they’ve been diagnosed.
- You’ll discover how to positively impact environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence the behavior of children.
- You’ll learn how to help children identify and adopt optimal healing environments… both externally and internally.
- You’ll get specific assessment tools to help each child get the most out of yoga practice.
- You’ll learn a wide range of yoga techniques to provide individualized healing for each child.
- You’ll discover how to effectively use small group and one-on-one sessions to maximize each child’s potential through yoga.
- And much, MUCH more!
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".
This training is particularly targeted to pediatric therapy practitioners, educators and yoga teachers. Parents and other caregivers who meet the application criteria will also benefit from this learning experience.
Those who are registered yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance® will earn 50 contact hours of continuing education.
This is considered an “intermediate” course for Occupational Therapists’ continuing education credits and qualifies for 5 AOTA CEUs.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Our Training Director, Mira Binzen, ERYT, RCYT 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 a 1,000 hour Professional Yoga Therapist certificate with Integrative Yoga Therapy and is a Certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher. For her, the heart of Yoga is discovering the Self through play and laughter.
The required reading for this course 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 and Lillian LePage of Integrative Yoga Therapy. It can be purchased online for $59.95 plus shipping.
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.
Please contact us for more information or register by clicking REGISTER below.
Submit Your Therapeutic Yoga for Children Application Today!
Because I will be giving my full attention to each attendee, I can only accept a limited number of professionals into this in-depth training. I really would love to work with everyone who wants to attend…but I do have to grant admission on an application-only basis.
This is an advanced training course and previous experience is required. You must have a minimum of one-year of personal yoga practice and one-year of experience working with children in a professional or home setting. Additionally it is recommended that you have formal training in basic yoga and yoga for children. Each application is assessed on an individual basis.
The sooner you apply, the sooner you can start your journey toward providing powerful, life-affirming yoga instruction to your children… so complete the application below and submit it right away.
I will tell you that many of the spots have been filled already… so the best way you can maximize your chances of locking in one of the remaining spots is by completing the application below and submitting it right now:
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, or you have any special needs or requirements 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.
Regardless of where an individual falls on the spectrum of health or disease, Yoga is a life affirming practice that promotes well-being on all levels while addressing the whole person and revealing the natural state of true health that is everyone's birthright.