YOGAKIDS SPECIALIST ACADEMY
The 50 hours spread between Level 1 & Level 2
covers the recommended hours of training suggested by Yoga Australia of:
- Teaching Methodology
- Classroom Environment & Lesson Structure
- Philosophy & Ethics
- Classroom Management
- Teaching Practice
- Anatomy, Physiology & Social/ Emotional Development
LEVEL 2 builds on key competencies introduced in LEVEL 1 to develop your skills to make you a truly competent, outstanding Kids Yoga Teacher.
The combination of the LEVEL 1 TEACHER TRAINING (previously called YogaKids S.A.'s 3 Day Kids Yoga Teacher Training) and this LEVEL 2 TEACHER TRAINING makes a 50hr qualification that has been Accredited by YOGA ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA/INTERNATIONAL
Completing LEVEL 2 makes you eligible for registration with YOGA ALLIANCE as either a Yoga Alliance Affiliate Member or as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher, depending on your situation.
TEACHING & ADJUSTING ASANA DEEP DIVE
Expanding your understanding of how to teach Asana effectively to Kids, learn the benefits of each asana, develop your skills in offering correction and learn how to teach trickier asanas. Enrich this important aspect of your teaching that required continual development.
In LEVEL 1 we looked at how best to structure a Yoga Class for each of the different age groups. In LEVEL 2 we build on this and explore how to create sequential, engaging 4, 6 & 10 Week Yoga Programs for School & After School Classes.
It takes practice to know how to respond to difficult class dynamics. Knowing how to manage a classroom well makes a huge difference to the teaching experience. We dive in from where LEVEL 1 left off.
Practice these essential skills & get guidance from Lindy on tricky real-life situations.
How to weave the Yamas and Niyamas in an age appropriate way into your Kids & Teens classes to greatly enrich your class content
What was touched on in Level 1, we fully explore in Level 2. Learn multiple meditations & creative relaxations you can incorporate into your classes, including moving meditations. Learn how to link these with themes in your classes to create sophisticated kid class content that connects, motivates & benefits.
Master the knowledge you need for Kids Yoga Teaching.
Some of this will be taught in Pre Course work and non contact hours.
An introduction to advanced techniques in heart-centred ethical yoga marketing and business.
How to attract and retain students to build class numbers so you can share yoga with the world.
We give you the cream of the crop of more games & creative teaching approaches & techniques we are using with our students to keep your classes and fresh and engaging.
AND MUCH MORE!!!
Level 2 is required for Yoga Alliance accreditation.
(LEVEL 1 locations & dates can be found here )
Can I attend Yoga Kids S.A.'s LEVEL 2 Teacher Training if I have completed a different Kids Yoga Teacher Training (ie. not with YOGA KIDS S.A)?
No, sorry. Our training has gone through a rigorous accreditation process with Yoga Alliance Australia/International which consists of our Level 1 & Level 2 trainings as two components of one whole training that has been authorised by them.
Will you be running Level 2 Teacher Training in every capital city?
We will be running them in most major cities, but not all.
We run them where there is sufficient demand. They are run less often than the Level 1 Teacher Trainings so please take advantage of whatever opportunities you have to complete it
Is there a minimum time limit between doing Level 1 and Level 2?
There usual gap between courses is 6 weeks to 6 months. You may complete Level 1 & 2 in under 6 Weeks if you travel to a different city to do Level 2 (and there is a Level 2 course available). Just make sure you have taught at least 2 Practice Classes and completed your Pre-Course Work (which will take approximately 3 hours)
Can I enrol in Level 2 as a follow-on course when I enrol in Level 1?
Absolutely, this is the usual way to enrol to ensure your place in the upcoming LEVEL 2 Training. Please make sure you complete a Level 1 Training before attending Level 2. You must have either completed a Level 1 Teacher Training or be enrolled in one
to have your enrolment in Level 2 accepted.
Is there any non-contact hours work required for Level 2?
Yes, there are some readings that are required which will be supplied 1-2 weeks prior to the training.
These contribute towards your 50 hours and can be done on the evening of the trainings or in the week prior to the training. If you are completing the Level 1 & Level 2 trainings back to back you will be able to complete the readings as homework in the evenings of the training.
Can I teach before completing Level 2?
Yes certainly!! We encourage it (but it's not compulsory!).
I am a very experienced yoga teacher. Will I benefit from this training?
Yes!!! Continued professional development is essential for Yoga Teachers, even very experienced ones. You will learn all the knowledge specific to teaching children and will be able to be recognised as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
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