United States, Lombard, 2 S Park Ave, 60148
**Endorsed by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston, and Dr. Andrew Weil**
Our 3-day Foundations Training is both a stand-alone event and the prerequisite for the YogaKids Teacher Certification track. This event, held in areas around the world, introduces attendees to the YogaKids’ one-of-a-kind way of teaching yoga to children.
The YogaKids program is more than just poses. It blends traditional yoga and its benefits with theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to education. This revolutionary approach, developed by YogaKids founder, yoga-pioneer/ educator/author Marsha Wenig, has been helping children — along with adults — discover the pleasures and benefits of yoga for over 20 years.
Attendees will experience 3 full days of life-changing love and laughter, led by one of our experienced trainers. They will be introduced to all 14 of the YogaKids Elements, the building blocks of this amazing program. These Elements combine yoga with reading, writing, science, art, music, games, ecology, philosophy and much more — and thus, create a matrix for learning that’s accessible to all children.
In addition, attendees will learn successful strategies for lesson planning and will have the opportunity to team-teach an original YogaKids class to children. Other topics covered during the workshop include the different developmental stages of children, inclusive teaching, and guidelines for teaching a successful YogaKids class.
Foundations Training events are for anyone wanting to give the gift of yoga to children: yogis, parents, teachers, pediatric specialists, and other child-focused professionals. No yoga experience is required.