“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” –Dalai Lama
In this hands-on workshop participants will learn tools, techniques and philosophies for teaching yoga in both public and private schools, focusing on grades K-5 with some discussion of upper grades. Topics discussed: understanding developmental stages and learning styles for optimum teaching; class structure, lesson planning and curriculum development; how to teach pranayama and meditation to children; how to share asana in a fun and safe way; approaching philosophy in the kids classroom; combining classroom management with yoga; understanding differences between studio and school culture, incorporating art and creativity.
Registration is available online (click here). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.
About the Speaker
Sarah Herrington, M.F.A. is the program administrator for the MA in Yoga Studies program at LMU, a kids yoga teacher and writer. She taught yoga in schools full time in NYC public schools for years before beginning her own teacher training, OM Schooled, and has now taught hundreds of yoga teachers and classroom educators how to share yoga, mindfulness and meditation within schools. She is the author of OM Schooled: How to Teach Yoga in Real World Schools, EssentialYoga, the Idiot’s Guide to Yoga, co-author of Wanderlust: Find Your True North.