This three day training intensive provides participants with a deeper understanding and tools needed to teach a well rounded class deliberately combining yoga and mindfulness in ways that are accessible, engaging and safe for children. We recommend training participants take the LFY Part One Training (Feb 16-19, 2018) before attending Part Two as the trainings and the information build upon each other.
Experience one of the most professional and comprehensive children’s yoga and mindfulness teacher training programs available, and learn to teach holistic classes that meets 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. Training is taught from a trauma informed perspective, and creating a safe and accessible practice for all children regardless of circumstance is emphasized.
Gain a greater understanding of the relationship between the brain, nervous system, and body, and how yoga and mindfulness can support effective integration and function. 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 three day training combines Level Two-Three of the Little Flower Yoga certification program for a deeply connected and empowering experience, rich with opportunities for self-inquiry and personal practice.
Level 2: Teaching the Whole Child: Creativity, Compassion & Mindfulness
Level 3: Advancing Your Teaching and Expanding Your Reach
Little Flower Yoga is an RCYS (Registered Children’s Yoga School) through Yoga Alliance, and completion of this training along with LFY's Chair Yoga and Trauma Informed trainings (which is offered online), plus an online mentorship program (register separately through LFY), and required reading and writing, meets Yoga Alliance requirements for 95 hour children’s program. Registration with Yoga Alliance is subject entirely to their policies, and requires having an additional 200 hour teacher training. We suggest reviewing their requirements directly as they may be subject to change. Those not interested in Yoga Alliance registration are still eligible for Little Flower Yoga Certification.
Friday, June 8, 2018: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 9 , 2018: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2018: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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.