teaching yoga to children training
with Susannah Hoffman
01 – 02 august + 21 – 23 august 2020
learn skills that contribute to the world’s future
We believe that yoga is a vital practice for children that supports and enhances physical development and cognitive skills and also helps children to deal with their emotions in a world which can often places extreme demands on them.
triyoga is proud to offer this teacher training with one of the foremost children’s yoga teachers in the UK. The course will cover teaching children from ages 2 – 3 ½, 4 – 6, 7 – 9 and 10 – 14. Learn how to teach interactive classes based on yoga asana, combined with games and movement to develop co-ordination, creative expression and motor skills.
This online course is structured into clear separate sections and will provide students of the training with the necessary skills to teach yoga to children. School teachers will also learn how to integrate aspects of the training into regular classroom time as appropriate.
Trainees will learn to teach children up to 14 years of age.
DAY 1 Saturday 1 August: 9.30am – 1.00pm + 2.30pm – 5.30pm
DAY 2 Sunday 2 August: 10.00am – 12.30pm + 2.00pm – 4.00pm
DAY 3 Saturday 15 August: 9.30am – 12.30pm + 2pm – 3pm
DAY 4 Friday 21 August: 9.30am – 1.30pm
DAY 5 Saturday 22 August: 9.30am – 1.30pm + 2.30pm – 4.00pm
DAY 6 Sunday 23 August: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Over the duration of the course, students will:
- learn appropriate postures for each age group
- learn about physical and cognitive development of each age group and how to support this in classes
- better understand typical behaviour of children.
- learn how to manage large groups
- develop class plans for each age group.
- Practise teaching with children of chosen age group and will be provided with feedback
eligibility + pre-requisites
This training is open to anyone who has been practising yoga for at least two years.
Please note that you will need to obtain a DBS check and ensure that you have the correct insurance in place to teach yoga to children. All graduates of the course will be eligible to join Yoga Alliance Professionals and will then be able to source insurance via BGI.
This training is accredited as a vocational training course by Yoga Alliance Professionals and meets BWY requirements for CPD.
Susannah Hoffman studied yoga as a child and grew up with eastern philosophy and various meditation techniques. She has been teaching for over 20 years and her teaching style is her own, incorporating influences from the many styles and traditions of yoga that she has studied and practised over the years. She teaches everything from pregnancy yoga, kids classes and beginners’ classes as well as teacher trainings. Each student is treated as an individual, encouraged to work at their own level and take responsibility for their own well-being. Susannah is a fully qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a Senior Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, she is also one of the original faculty members of the triyoga teacher training, founder of triyoga’s teaching yoga to children trainings, and author of the best-selling book ‘yoga for kids’ published by DK.
Andrew McGonigle Aka Dr Yogi
After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. Andrew has been practising yoga and meditation since 2005 and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses internationally.
He has taught on Susannah Hoffman’s ‘yoga for kids training’ since the start.
He has contributed to the two popular books Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees and Yoga Student Handbook: Develop Your Knowledge of Yoga Principles and Practice
Tara has been working with children for the past 13 years in the UK, USA, Argentina and Ghana. After qualifying to become a primary school teacher in 2011, she worked in an inner London primary school for several years. Her fascination with yoga and its benefits for children led her to complete triyoga’s ‘Teaching Yoga to children’ with Susannah. She taught children’s yoga in several nurseries, schools and community centres across London for 3 years. Her desire to deepen her understanding of yoga led her to complete triyoga’s 2-year yoga teacher training for adults in 2018. She returned to full-time primary school teaching in 2017 and brings daily meditation and yoga to her class, as well as teaching evening yoga classes for the teachers. She is currently on maternity leave with her first child.
Mairead has been teaching children in many different settings since 2015. She has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in the UK and has taught in London for a number of years as well as Hong Kong and South Korea.
She trained with Susannah on the yoga for children training and also qualified to teach yoga to teens. She has also qualified on the triyoga teaching Diploma, and is currently assisting and mentoring on Jean Hall’s and Mimi Quo Deemer’s Daosit Flow course,
She has taught within the school curriculum during school time as well as after school clubs, in a variety of schools and runs family yoga sessions at the weekends.
As well as teaching at a Nurture Farm where children with additional emotional and educational needs are taken weekly to practice yoga and spend some therapeutic time with animals.
Mairead also set up a very successful ‘Wellness Week’ initiative at a local school which focussed on all aspects of mindfulness for families and children.
dates: 01 – 02 august + 21 – 23 august 2020
teacher: Susannah Hoffman
applicationYoga teachers and yoga teachers in training can book direct via the workshops + events booking page
If you are not a yoga teacher / yoga teacher in training, please contact the triyoga teacher training administrator Flavia Cerrone (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your eligibility to join this training.
020 7449 3151