How can yoga help a young person develop a life time of resources that are always available? Why can the body be a resource for children and youth to access? What can embodied yoga provide that other forms of movement cannot?

What to Expect::

Converging Grace Yoga Instructor and Educator, Melanie Hester (BS. M.ED E-RYT 200 RYT 500 RCYT) has taught and worked with special needs children and their families for over 30 years. She believes that all children are unique vibrational beings and yoga allows each to explore that inner space where there is a convergence of all potentiality. Her passion for the healing nature of yoga has fired her interest in MindBody Centering Yoga and embodied yoga for children and adolescents. She will lead conversations and teach activities for helping even the youngest children to grow big with breath and find space in the body. There will be discussions on how breath, movement and touch are the silent conversations we have with ourselves and others even before we have language, we can feel.

Converging Grace Children’s Yoga Training is an adventure of playful exploration through the stages of child development. It is an opportunity to learn how to teach yoga to all children no matter their developmental or physical differences. We use games and stories that promote self-love, acceptance and compassion for others and themselves. Activities that allow choices and non-judgmental creativity and music and songs that promote movement in all directions all steeped in the ancient and traditional practices of yoga. Using the body and breath, children of all ages and abilities can be honored for who they are while helping them to re-pattern what is there by nature, nurture or both. These yogic tools can Help them to slow the movement of the world around them and to come home to themselves when their environments and circumstances are not nurturing. Giving children the gift of movement and breath is giving them tools that become familiar and accessible as they grow and develop into adults. To teach tolerance, acceptance and understanding of ourselves, we also promote the ability to see others.

Syllabus::

  • Learn the physical and emotional characteristics of the main developmental stages of children and how each stage impacts what and how you teach.

  • Learn the many ways that yoga can benefit children and adolescents.

  • Learn developmentally appropriate yoga based games, stories, songs and asana that incorporate breath with movement.

  • Understand how to communicate with children using non-judgmental and supportive language.

 


Meet Your Teachers:

 
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Location:

Global Breath Studio
Durham, NC

Schedule:

Fri: 6-9 pm;
Sat: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sun: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

Dates:

January 5-7, 2018
November 2-4, 2018
January 4-6, 2019
 


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