Week Long Training Intensive: Earthrise Retreat Center

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Experience one of the most professional and comprehensive children’s yoga teacher training programs available, and learn to teach a holistic class that uses all aspects of yoga practice to meet children’s physical, emotional, and social needs, from pre-school through high school. Classes incorporate yoga and mindfulness activities that help children and youth connect to themselves and their community; access the power of their breath; develop focus and concentration; find strength, balance, and confidence through physical movement; recognize and regulate emotions; and learn to nurture themselves through relaxation.

Explore the challenges of teaching in school environments, studios, and community spaces. Gain practical information about how to set up new classes, navigate relationships with schools, manage challenging behavior, serve the needs of diverse populations, and much more. You will leave this training with a deeper understanding of child development, the capacity and confidence to create lesson plans that meet  children’s needs, and the knowledge to teach in a safe, engaging, and compassionate way.

This week long immersion combines all three levels of the Little Flower Yoga certification program for a deeply connected and empowering experience, rich with opportunities for personal practice.

  • Level 1: Foundations of Children’s Yoga: Creating Safe and Engaging Experiences
  • Level 2: Teaching the Whole Child: Creativity, Compassion & Mindfulness
  • Level 3: Advancing Your Teaching & Expanding Your Reach

Completion of this training, plus an online mentorship program and required reading and writing, qualifies you for Yoga Alliance registered children’s yoga teacher certification (RCYT).

Objectives

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between the brain, nervous system, and body, and how yoga and mindfulness can support effective integration and function.
  • Recognize situations in which yoga and mindfulness practices will be helpful, and understand how to implement them.
  • Implement yoga and mindfulness practices from a trauma informed perspective, in an engaging, safe, and effective manner.
  • Maximize children’s capacity for focusing attention in a a way that is strength based and supportive of their individual needs.
  • Help children come into better emotional balance, reduce impulsive behavior, and support their capacity to make good choices.
  • Learn a variety of implementation strategies to share yoga and mindfulness across ages groups, in diverse circumstances and settings.
  • Develop the capacity to create curriculum aligned with student needs.
  • Identify how to increase your own resilience and effectiveness with mindfulness based self-care.

Training Benefits

  • Learn a clear, structured framework, based on our five element methodology, that will allow you to teach an integrated experience of yoga and mindfulness in any setting.
  • Learn from an organization with 10 years of experience successfully implementing programs for over 2000 students a week, where all trainers remain immersed in direct service.
  • Explore effective ways to partner with schools and sites in order to understand and meet the needs of students, teachers and administrators.
  • Opportunities for collaboration with Little Flower Yoga in schools nationwide.
  • Yoga Alliance RCYT program, offering a 95 hour certification, which includes an online or live mentorship opportunity.
  • Invitation to the LFY Teacher Membership Program, which offers ongoing support and professional development as you build your career.

We welcome all participants who are interested in sharing the life skills of yoga and mindfulness with children. You do not have to be a yoga instructor, or advanced practitioner, although some basic yoga experience is recommended. If you would like to discuss whether this training is appropriate for your experience and needs, please be in touch any time by emailing info@littlefloweryoga.com. Please direct questions about registration or housing at Earthrise to the UCSD Center for Mindfulness

 

DETAILS ABOUT TRAINING, AND ANSWERS TO SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Sample Schedule During Your Training

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017        
Check In (Rooms available after 4:00 p.m.)
4:30p-6:00p Check-in rooms (Break) 
6:00p-7:00p Dinner                  
7:00P-9:30p Workshop 

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017      
7:00a-8:00a Mindfulness/ Yoga Practice
8:00a-9:00a Breakfast (Silent) 
9:00a-12:30p Workshop
12:30P-2:00P Lunch/ Reflection
2:00p-6:00p Workshop
6:00p-7:00p Dinner
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017 
7:30a-8:00a Mindfulness Practice (Optional) 
8:00a-9:00a Breakfast (Silent) 
9:00a-12:30p Workshop (including 30 minute practice)
12:30P-2:00P Lunch/ Reflection
2:00p-6:00p Workshop
6:00p-7:30p Dinner/ Break
7:30p-9:00p Workshop & Evening Practice
  
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017    
7:00a-8:00a Mindfulness/ Yoga Practice
8:00a-9:00a Breakfast (Silent) 
9:00a-12:30p Workshop
12:30P-2:00P Lunch/ Reflection
2:00p-6:00p Workshop
6:00p-7:00p Dinner

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017        
7:30a-8:00a Mindfulness Practice (Optional)
8:00a-9:00a Breakfast (Silent) 
9:00a-12:30p Workshop
12:30P-2:00P Lunch/ Reflection
2:00p-6:00p Workshop
6:00p-7:00p Dinner
7:30p-9:00p Workshop & Evening Practice

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017        
7:30a-8:00a Mindfulness Practice
8:00a-9:00a Breakfast (Silent) 
9:00a-12:30p Workshop (including 30 minute practice)
12:30P-2:00P Lunch/ Reflection
2:00p-6:00p Workshop
6:00p-7:30p Dinner/ working evening discussion groups

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017   
7:30a-8:00a Mindfulness Practice (Optional?)
8:00a-9:00a Breakfast (Silent) 
9:00a-12:30p Workshop
12:30P-2:00P Lunch/ Reflection
2:00p-6:00p Workshop
6:00p-7:00p Dinner
7:00p-9:00p Celebration/ Party

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2017    
8:00a-9:00a Breakfast
9:00a-12:30p Workshop
12:30P-1:30P Lunch/ Check out



Meet Your Trainer: Mayuri Gonzalez

Mayuri Gonzalez is a nationally recognized presenter, trainer and instructor in mindfulness and children’s yoga. She has more than 25 years of experience practicing yoga and mindfulness, and provides therapeutic yoga classes to children and families as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness classes in schools and community centers. In her role as director of the School Yoga Project, Mayuri trains and mentors teachers, counselors and school support staff. She is a contributing author to Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, and a presenter for PESI, offering continuing education to educators and health care providers.  

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Meet Your Trainer: Argos Gonzalez

Argos has 13 years of experience teaching high school English in the Bronx and teaches to pre-service and in-service teachers at Hunter College School of Education. He is a Mindful Schools and LFY Certified Instructor. Argos was a contributing editor of Best Practices for Yoga in Schools and has been featured in The Atlantic and NPR. Argos has also had the honor of sharing his expertise at conferences such as the Kripalu Yoga in Schools Symposium, Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference, and The Yoga Service Conference. He’s currently finishing his Ph.D. in Urban Education.

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Meet Your Trainer: Abigail Wilber

Abigail is a certified yoga instructor and lead teacher for LFY. She is a certified Empowerment workshop trainer, has additional training in breath, anatomy and movement with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, and has studied with Mindful Schools. Her true passion is to empower children and to support parents in empowering their children.  Abby has many years of experience in working with typically developing children, as well as children who have special needs. She is also featured in GoNoodle’s Empower Tools videos.

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Contact Us

Little Flower Yoga is based in New York and provides classes in all five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County.

Tel: (212) 634-7890
Email: info@littlefloweryoga.com