When:  Friday, February 23, 2018

Time:    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

YogaFit Training:

Kids

YogaFit Training:

Anatomy and Alignment

When:  Saturday and Sunday, February 24 & 25

Time:    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Using mindful movement, games, share circles, breathwork and visualization, this YogaFit Kids workshop demonstrates how to create an active, safe, and inclusive environment for kids and teens to explore their natural flexibility, develop more strength, and counter the stress of their daily lives. 

Note: YogaFit Kids fulfills the specialty requirement necessary for completion of your YogaFit 200-hour teacher training certification. You may take this program at any time that works for your schedule.What you will learn:

  • To instruct kids and teens in basic poses, breathing techniques, and mindful movement to relieve stress and develop confidence
  • How to teach playful, creative and fun functional movement to move energy through the body and calm the mind
  • How to communicate the YogaFit principles of breathing, feeling, and listening, and clearing the mind in a way that kids can understand
  • Transformational language that helps all students feel included and supported
  • The “Three Hills” of a YogaFit Kids class—warm‐up and share; physical activities; holding poses and relaxation
  • How to structure and sequence classes appropriate for certain age groups: babies to 3 years old; toddlers and preschoolers (3 to 6 years); kids (6 to 12 years); and teens (12 to 18 years)
  • How to introduce tools for coping with pressures of school and emotional ups and downs, especially for preteens and teens
  • How to modify poses and sequences for children with special needs

This two‐day interactive module explores the musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics you need to know in order to safely and effectively teach hatha yoga classes. You may take this workshop at any time that fits with your schedule.What you will learn:

  • YogaFit’s Seven Principles of Alignment (SPA) in depth  
  • To identify and locate bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons, understand their functions in the body, and learn how they move the body into and out of yoga poses
  • How movement occurs and how it is constrained
  • How to apply principles of functional anatomy to specific asana and to transitions between poses
  • The use of neurological reflexes to make poses safer and more efficient
  • Anatomy of breathing
  • To understand alignment principles (based on functional anatomy) of specific pose categories
  • How to add anatomical language to your cuing so that your students can understand it as they practice with you
  • To use worksheets to test your knowledge and retention of the information