10 Days Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Amazing Thailand Childrens Yoga Teacher Training

Channel your passion for yoga in a worthwhile cause, and that is to teach the children of today the positive change they need for tomorrow. Divine Light Yoga offers you a brilliant opportunity to become an instrument of positive well - being with its first ever childrens yoga teacher training. Learn the tools and techniques that you will need to develop your own individual creative lessons to share with children of all ages and abilities. Make a difference while you gain knowledge as this training will also be an avenue to support the underprivileged beautiful children of awe-inspiring Thailand. Start your journey to a new cause in the beautiful Oasis Yoga Resort.

Meet the instructors

Laura
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Highlights

  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Daily rejuvenating morning yoga practice
  • Discussion on the fundamentals of educational philosophy
  • Yoga, meditation and mindfulness techniques for children aged 3-16 years
  • Incorporating nature, music, dance, art, nature and story telling into yoga classes
  • Including yoga philosophy, practices and mythology in children's yoga.
  • Essentials of teaching yoga to children with special needs
  • Yoga therapy and techniques for children

Styles


9 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

The beautiful newly-renovated bungalows all have private porch with hammocks to chill out and rest, en-suite bathrooms with hot water, air-conditioning, fans and a small fridge. The bungalows are situated around the resort pool and hammock lounge, and are surrounded by lush, tropical greenery, just steps away from the beach.

The open-air, mountain view yoga sala is the perfect space to practice mindfulness, presence and delve into the creative world of children's yoga and mindfulness.

Private pool-side bungalow

Each pool-side room is beautifully decorated with either king or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with hot water, air conditioning and fan, small fridge plus a private porch with hammocks and pool view.

Private garden-view bungalow - limited availability

Each garden-view bungalow, tucked away amongst the lush greenery features either queen or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with hot water, air conditioning and fan plus a private porch.

Family bungalow - limited availability

Each pool-side bungalow features queen bed, bunk-bed, en-suite bathroom with hot water, air conditioning and fan. Outside there is a spacious shared full kitchen and dining area that has been mindfully outfitted for three different families to enjoy share plus a private porch.

Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential. Please note that you need to complete the 10-day course in full in order to receive the certification, starting on day 1 with the opening circle and ending on day 10 with the closing circle.

The training is programmed to focus on providing a holistic environment for children, combining elements of musical mantras, interactive story-telling, art, nature, movement and dance, group discussions and play to explore the principles and practices of yoga mindfulness. On the duration of the training, workshops incorporating the educational philosophies of Reggio Emilia's Hundred Languages of Children and Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences will be conducted.

The syllabus:

Techniques and activities to introduce asana, breath-work and meditation to children aged 3-18 years old

Partner and group yoga fun for all ages

Combining Educational Philosophy and teaching methodology with Yoga

Introducing yoga philosophy and practices to children of all ages, including the Chakra System, Yama and Niyama, the 4 Paths of Yoga

Meditation & Visualisation techniques for each age group

Creative Mindfulness activities and techniques

Therapeutic yoga techniques for children with Special Needs

Understanding Autism, ADHD, Sensory Disorders, communication difficulties and social-emotional difficulties and how to effectively use yoga for each of these SEN.

Incorporating art, music, dance and nature into children’s yoga

Hindu Mythology for Tweens & Teens

Interactive story-telling and yoga journeys for all age groups

Yoga for children with English as an additional language

Behaviour management in the yoga class

Positive & Empathetic language skills

Start your morning with a calming tea or coffee which are provided daily to your hearts content. Your mornings will then be filled with peace and rejuvenation as yoga sessions will be done daily to revitalize you and help deepen your practice while you learn how to efficiently provide a safe, nurturing, holistic environment to children. Various styles of practices will be incorporated in your daily practice ranging from Anusara yoga, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga to Yin yoga.

Worthwhile Cause

The event is not just a training program in itself but also a program that would benefit the lives of many. 30% of the proceeds from the Divine Light Teacher Training will go directly to the Thai Child Development Foundation to support the healthcare, education and welfare of underprivileged children within Thailand. The Eco-logic resort itself is run by the foundation and the profit they earn benefits local children in different ways. They also have various handmade products made by the children of the foundation which are sold at the resorts art eco shop.

Instructors

Laura McEgan
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yin Yoga)
Learning under the guidance of many inspirational teachers, Laura has developed a teaching style that enables yogis of all levels to feel empowered, confident, and inspired in their own practice by combining elements of yoga therapeutics with Vinyasa flow, mantra, and meditation to provide a supportive, healing, and playful environment both on and off the mat.

Location

The training will take place on the beautiful Khlong Dao Beach on the peaceful, tranquil side of Koh Lanta. Offering breath-taking views of the sunset over the aquamarine ocean, green mountains and a three-kilometer long, white sand beach.

Food

The open-air, pool-side restaurant has fresh delights to suit vegan and vegetarian dietary requirements. The menu is designed around local produce and ingredients with an emphasis on health and sustainability. A delicious breakfast and lunch are included each day, as is unlimited French-press coffee, a variety of teas and fresh water.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Things to do (optional)

Acquaint yourself with the rich taste of Thai culture in a Thai cooking course

Explore the awe-inspiring sceneries in a daytrip to the beach or the hot springs

Learn the local language in a Thai language workshop

Let your worries melt away with pampering Thai massages, body scrubs and more

Make your stay more memorable by volunteering or joining the resort's activities in support of local kids

Soak in the beauty and tranquility of nature in a mountain trek or a bike ride

Test the river waters with an adventurous or rather relaxing bamboo raft ride.

Visit the art - eco shop where various products are sold like items specially made by the children supported by the foundation and make a valuable purchase that would benefit the special school program of TCDF

Work the magic of your green thumb and experience the satisfying feeling of gardening

Spa treatments

Pamper your body with traditional Thai massages, oil massages, body scrubs and other treatments offered at the Eco - logic Resort. These treatments are available at extra cost.

What's included

  • 9 nights accommodation in your choice of a private poolside or garden view bungalow
  • All tuition fees, training manuals and course material
  • Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack each day
  • Welcome dinner
  • Teaching practice with the local children

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Spa treatments
  • Items not listed on the what's included section

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Koh Lanta Island is a very small island with the nearest airport being Krabi International Airport (KBV) which is an easy 90-minute drive to Koh Lanta. Direct international flights also arrive in Phuket which is a two-hour ferry ride away. Airport pick ups can be arranged at an additional cost of 75 USD / 2500 Baht.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Arrival: Saturday May 25, 2019
Departure: Monday June 3, 2019

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