This November, we partner with Michele Anderson of Radiant Child Yoga® to offer you a 20-hour training. If you have an interest in bringing yoga to children of any age group, even in a non-yoga setting, this course is for you. It will take place over one weekend, with continuing ed credits available for existing teachers. You needn’t be a yoga teacher, however, to take the training.
Nov. 8th, 9th & 10th
Friday 5-9pm, Uptown
Saturday 11:30am-7:30pm, Midtown
Sunday 12-8pm, Midtown
(includes all materials)
$495 pre-reg until October 25th / $550 after October 25th
Radiant Child Yoga (RCY) 1-2 Program 20-hour training
What students can expect:
This course is appropriate for anyone who works with children, including teachers, speech/language pathologists, social workers, school counselors, therapists, special education teachers, occupational and physical therapists, parents, grandparents, and care takers.
From this course, students will gain knowledge which will assist them in bringing yoga to children. Students will gain an understanding of Kundalini yoga and how teaching yoga to children is different from adult yoga. Included in the course:
· Daily morning Kundalini yoga and meditation practice
· Instruction in how to develop and teach classes to children, pre-school through teens using the RCY principals and methods
· Using kriyas as yoga stories
· Intro to Brain Gym
· Yoga Games and songs
· Partnering exercises
· School yoga
· Meditation practices for children
· Family Yoga
· Discipline/Class management
· Yoga for sensory processing
· Business of yoga
· In-class presentations delivered by class participants to allow practice time for all learned concepts. Students receive feedback from the trainer.
· CEU credits available
Materials included in the course:
RCY Levels 1-2 Manual
“Happy” yoga music CD (download)
“Cozy” yoga music CD (download)
Deeply Relax and Meditate CD (download)
Children’s Yoga Songs and Meditations (download)
Yoga in Motion DVD (download)
Yoga in Motion workbook
Fly Like a Butterfly book by Shakta Khalsa
Kundalini Yoga book by Shakta Khalsa
RCY tote bag
Michele Anderson is a 200-hour Radiant Child Yoga teacher and certified K-12 special education teacher. She uses Radiant Child Yoga in her own classroom to help students become calm, focused, and self-regulated. Beginning with Morning Movement and Mindfulness has made a big difference in her students’ ability to become more self-aware and able to learn. She felt so strongly about the benefits of Radiant Child Yoga that she decided to share it with the entire school. In 2018, she began a Yoga Club, which boasted nearly 90 students at its peak. She also teaches the entire student body yoga and mindfulness techniques during monthly assemblies.
Michele is a certified Level 1 Aerial Yoga teacher through Good Karma Yoga Studio, specializing in kids and teens aerial classes. She attended the Mindfulness in Education training at The Omega Institute for Holistic studies in 2018, and is currently being trained in trauma-sensitive Kundalini yoga through the Guru Ram Das Center. She plans to offer classes to for individuals with chronic health issues in the near future.
In 2019, she completed the Radiant Child Facilitator training and is happy to now offer trainings for others who are interested in sharing the beauty of yoga with children.
Michele teaches yoga classes at both her private studio in Red Hook, NY as well as Rainbow Body Yoga Studio. When not in a studio, you can find her on the athletic field sharing yoga with student athletes and their coaches. She tries not to just teach yoga, but BE the yoga, and is thrilled to share her passion with others.