Part One - Yoga and Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training Iceland

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This three day training intensive provides participants with the fundamental 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. 

Time is spent introducing participants to the framework of Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus and Relax that all LFY classes are based on. Practice teaching is emphasized. Classroom and behavior management strategies that support relationship building and engaged learning are discussed, as are compassionate communication strategies for working with students.

  • Understanding the brain-body-nervous system relationship and how yoga and mindfulness support integration and function
  • Making yoga poses accessible, safe and engaging
  • Teaching mindfulness & meditation
  • Breathwork for children
  • Compassionate classroom management skills
  • Creating physically and emotionally safe space for learning
  • Working with schools, community centers and yoga studios
  • Creating lesson plans
  • The ethics of teaching yoga to children

Course Hours:

          Friday, Feb 15, 2019: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
          Saturday, Feb 16, 2019: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
          Sunday, Feb 17, 2019: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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.  

Learn More About Mayuri Gonzalez

Recent Blog Post

Working with Teens - Creating Engaging Mindfulness Experiences for Adolescents
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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