How Yoga Can Help Kids

children practicing yoga

Yoga Promotes Healthy Lifestyle Among Children

Yoga is a great way to get kids interested in a healthy lifestyle and to encourage the development of movement and creativity in your child. With fun exercises, it can develop self-discipline, strength and good posture as well as improve breathing, concentration and co-ordination. Kids who take part in yoga classes can also develop empathy, listening and team-building skills.

Yoga for kids can be a great confidence builder and help children reach their full potential. These are all essential traits for success in later life during college, university or at work.

A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children.

Emerging research studies also suggest that yoga can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by improving the core symptoms of ADHD, including inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It can also boost school performance in children with ADHD.

A growing number of schools in Ireland integrate yoga into physical education programs or classroom curriculums, and many yoga studios offer classes for school-age kids. Yoga can be fun, playful and interactive for parents and children at home, as well.

How to Become a Children’s Yoga Teacher

You don’t need to be a yoga teacher to take up Children’s Yoga Teacher Training. If you are a parent, school teacher, teacher’s assistant, occupational therapist or work with children in another field for minimum three years, you can sign up for our Children’s Yoga Teacher Training.

Our professional teacher training is comprised of four weekends and designed by an expert in the field, Melissa Curtis. Upon completion of training and passing the final exam trainees will feel confident to teach children ages 3 – 13 years, in age appropriate class types. (School, after school classes/courses, midterm and summer camps and family Yoga classes)

Areas of study cover:

  • Childhood development
  • Fundamentals of teaching
  • Age appropriate Sequencing
  • Dealing with behavioural problems
  • Pranayama & meditation
  • Family Yoga
  • Teaching in schools
  • Intro to Yoga with additional needs

Yoga for Kids Teacher Training: Open Day

To learn more about our upcoming Children’s Yoga Teacher Training, starting in February 2022, join us for an online open day with Melissa Curtis. This session will be a great opportunity to meet the teachers and experience their teaching style. You will get an opportunity to take part in a children’s class sequence and have any of your questions answered. Furthermore, you will explore the potential it will give you to further your personal development, work satisfaction and future earning potential. Click here to secure your space.

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