The training is highly practical, providing a sound foundation in the yogic understanding of ethics, respect, kindness and energetic harmony between adults and children. The course will include short written assignments and case studies within a fully supported framework for study. To facilitate effective learning and assimilation of the wealth of material covered, the training will be spread out over 3 months, with the basics being taught in the initial 3 day session with time then being given for students to observe classes, complete practical assignments and to put the principles into practice.
The course will cover postnatal recovery yoga for healing and vitality; asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation and deep relaxation with babies for each developmental stage during the early years together with sample class plans; the conscious and positive use of yoga to build physical and emotional contact between parents, babies and young children and the use of yoga to promote joy in family life; and group dynamics, the use of language, yoga games, songs and pair work in family yoga sessions.
During the course there will be opportunities for teaching practice, as well as informal assessments. There is also some assignments to complete both before the first weekend and during the course. The pre-course assignments will be sent to you as part of the email booking confirmation you receive so please do look out for this.