THE YOGA ROCKS! KIDS TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

Certification Program with Yoga Alliance

The YRK 100-Hour Scientifically-Based Kids Yoga Certification for teachers, therapists and parents.

Do you want to share your love and enthusiasm of yoga with children?

Do you want to help kids of all ages and abilities learn effective calming yoga skills?

Then, this is the training for you!

 

"I enjoyed the relaxed learning environment and how we were actively participating in the poses, dances, songs, and teaching. I would recommend other educators and those who practice and love yoga to take this training! Thank you so much!" Alie Klein, Guidance Counselor

"Yoga Rocks! Kids really works and is fun! I learned a lot about instructing yoga and expanded my knowledge on the mannerism of kids. In addition, I also developed a sense of motivation to be more productive in my own life! I really loved this training!" Mary Alice Miller, student

"This was a wonderful experience. I loved the time we spent together mostly because it was a true bonding experience to focus and think only about yoga and what it is truly about….and to take a deep look into yourself. It is a great gift to give to yourself, even if you are not going to make a career out of it." D.I.,Teacher's Assistant

 

Getting Started

There are no requirements for taking this training however we strongly recommend that you have six months to one year of yoga experience.  Upon completion of the 100-Hour Program, you will be a Certified Yoga Rocks! Kids Teacher (C-YRKT).

(Those who are RYT-200 or RYT-500 through Yoga Alliance may register as an R-CYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher) at the completion of the course.)

The mission of the Yoga Rocks! Kids Teacher Training Program is to give parents, teachers and those who love kids the tools they need to effectively teach yoga skills to children of all ages and abilities. Our practical and informative training will provide you with what you need to teach traditional and non-traditional poses and teach you age-appropriate language and methods for creating a fun, yet calming environment for kids. You will also learn effective methods of classroom management and stages of child development in order to modify, differentiate, and make your instruction appropriate for all children.

Offered as a series of workshops and a mentorship/certification program, this interactive training introduces you to the principles of the Yoga Rocks! Kids® Program. All workshops provide a unique and balanced approach to wellness by including mind & body movements, breathing exercises, educational and scientifically-based yoga poses, social/emotional skill development activities, relaxation/storytelling processes and emotional guidance techniques. Workshops are suitable for teachers, counselors, yoga teachers, therapists and adults who work with or just love children.

The movements and sequences are designed to create a balanced, focused, and calm atmosphere for learning. The sequences used in The Yoga Rocks! Kids Program are simple and effective and can be used before, after, or during the school day providing immediate results for students and teachers alike.

It encourages a healthy learning environment and sets the foundation for a productive, positive, and peaceful future.

You may take one or all workshops depending on your needs. For those going on to become a Certified Yoga Rocks! Kids Teacher (C-YRKT), you will need to complete all workshops as well as the Mentorship & Certification Program.

 

NOW REGISTERING FOR 2014 TRAININGS!

NEW for 2014! We are now offering a Two-Track Training Program.

Track One – Take the FUNdamentals of YRK (Level One) Training and begin using the tools and skills immediately. (You can also take any of the other workshops after this if you choose.  Each workshop offers invaluable tools for teaching the wide range of students you will encounter.)

Track Two – Complete the full 100 Hour Program – all three workshops and the Mentorship Program.

2014 TRAINING SCHEDULE AND INFO*

*The FUNdamentals of YRK can be taken as an Online Training at anytime from the comfort of your own home.  This Online Training gives you tools, lesson plans, tons of activities and more so you can get started teaching right away!

*The FUNdamentals of YRK is a pre-requisite for all other trainings.

*Workshops held at The Dancin Place, Carle Place unless otherwise specified.

 

Summer Training

July 12, 13 – FUNdamentals of YRK

July 26, 27 – Adaptive Yoga Strategies for Kids with Special Needs

August 9, 10 – Yoga for the Whole Family 

 

Fall Training

September 13, 20 – FUNdamentals of YRK

October 11, 25 – Adaptive Strategies for Kids with Special Needs

November 8, 15 – Yoga for the Whole Family

 

TRAINING PROGRAM OUTLINE & FEES:

  • One Time Registration Fee – $40. 
  • Level One FUNdamentals of YRK (Also offered as a ONLINE TRAINING) – $595
  • Level One Lesson Plans – Fall, Winter, and Spring Lessons – $100
  • Level Two Adaptive YRK Strategies for Kids with Special Needs – $595
  • Level Two Adaptive Lesson Plans – Energy, Focus, Integrate, Soothe – $125
  • Level Two Adaptive Lesson Plans – Fall, Winter and Spring Lessons – $85
  • Level Three Yoga for the Whole Family  - $595
  • Mentorship and Certification Program – Observation and Assisting, Student Teaching,reading and journaling assignments – $600
  • Additional fees for supplies and books – optional
  • Workshops for schools and studios – fees to be determined according to school/studio need

 

LEVEL ONE – THE FUNDAMENTALS OF YRK (Also offered as an online course you can take anytime.)

Our basic, FUNdamental, interactive workshop, (also offered as an online training course), includes an overview of The Yoga Rocks! Kids Program developed by Jeannine Perotto, M.Ed., E-RYT, during her 15 years of study and teaching of science and yoga to children of all ages and abilities. This comprehensive training is a prerequisite for all other courses and workshops and is suitable for all levels and abilities. Through lecture, hands-on learning, reflection and discussion, you'll learn the Yoga Rocks! Kids Method and Program as a complete wellness system. You'll learn the research supporting it and activities that can calm a lively class and develop attention and control in students.

This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and ability to immediately begin teaching the educational Yoga Rocks! Kids development activities. You will learn the basic Yoga Rocks! Kids poses, games, songs, activities, relaxation skills and breathing techniques.

You will be awarded a Yoga Rocks! Kids Certificate of completion for 25 hours of training.

  • 2 days of interactive training including asana, pranayama, philosophy and relaxation
  • The FUNdamentals of YRK Teacher Training Manual
  • The FUNdamentals of YRK Posture Packet of over 100 poses, games and more
  • New! Three Lesson Plan Books – Fall, Winter and Spring Lessons
  • Take home and self-study materials
  • The opportunity to observe live YRK classes in action
  • Certificate of completion
  • Healthy refreshments throughout the weekend
  • The opportunity to connect with wonderful people with like-minds and love for kids and yoga.
  • Information about becoming a C-YRKT by taking the Certification Program

DOWNLOAD THE YRK LEVEL ONE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

DOWNLOAD THE YRK PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT HERE

DOWNLOAD THE INFO PACKET ABOUT THE YRK LEVEL ONE ONLINE COURSE

LEVEL TWO – ADAPTIVE YRK STRATEGIES FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS & ABILITIES

This amazing, interactive workshop developed by Jeannine Perotto and Amy LaCentra, provides the next level of hands-on instruction through learning specific ways to approach children with special needs and abilities. In our unique program, we dedicate an entire weekend to learning our scientifically developed Adaptive YRK Method specifically designed to teach yoga to children with special needs and abilities. Using highly experiential activities, students will learn adaptive strategies for diverse abilities with specific instruction on attention, focus skills, integration, and softening or stimulating the environment. Breathing physiology, cognitive strategies and health and wellness lesson planning will also be included. Through lecture, hands-on learning, reflection and discussion, you'll learn adaptive techniques, activities and lesson plans that can be taught in a variety of settings to instill healthy, lifelong physical, mental, social and emotional habits in children as well as in yourself.

Pre-requisite: FUNdamentals of YRK

You will be awarded a Yoga Rocks! Kids Certificate of completion for 25 hours of training.

  • 2 days of interactive training including adaptive asana, movements, and strategies for children with special needs
  • The Adaptive YRK Strategies Teacher Training Manual
  • The Adaptive YRK Strategies Posture Packet of over 100 poses, techniques and more for adapting yoga for kids with special needs
  • New – Four Lesson Plan Books – Energy, Focus, Integrative & Soothe Lessons
  • Take home and self-study materials
  • The opportunity to observe live YRK classes
  • Certificate of completion
  • Healthy refreshments throughout the weekend
  • The opportunity to connect with wonderful people with like-minds and love for kids and yoga.
  • Information about becoming a C-YRKT by taking the Certification Program

DOWNLOAD THE YRK LEVEL TWO REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 

  • LEVEL THREE – YOGA FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

In this workshop, you will learn how to use the Yoga Rocks! Kids Method as well as the Adaptive YRK Method to teach children in preschools, to teach toddler and mommy and me classes, teen yoga, and family yoga.  You will also learn advanced tools and tips including advanced poses, more songs and games, and various activities to add to your experience and training.  We also cover the basics of the Business of Kids Yoga giving you beginning tips on how to build and grow your classes.  You will also have time to practice teach and receive feedback to help you learn and improve all that you have learned thus far.  Finally, you will receive all the information you need for the Mentorship & Certification Program.

Pre-requisite: FUNdamentals of YRK

You will be awarded a Yoga Rocks! Kids Certificate of Completion for 25 hours of training.

  • 2 days of interactive training including specific asana, movements, and strategies including Yoga for the Whole Family, teen yoga, preschool yoga, advanced tools and tips, the business of kids yoga and more
  • The Yoga for the Whole Family Teacher Training Manual
  • Take home and self-study materials
  • The opportunity to observe live YRK classes
  • Certificate of completion
  • Healthy refreshments throughout the weekend
  • The opportunity to connect with wonderful people with like-minds and love for kids and yoga.
  • Information about becoming a C-YRKT with the Mentorship & Certification Program

DOWNLOAD THE YRK LEVEL THREE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 
  • MENTORSHIP AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

While you may take our FUNdamentals of YRK workshop and begin teaching yoga to kids immediately, in order to become a 100 Hour Certified Yoga Rocks Kids Teacher (C-YRKT) you must complete the Mentorship and Certification Program.

APPLICATION PROCESS & ACCEPTANCE: You must fill out an application prior to acceptance into the Yoga Rocks! Kids Certification Program. Becoming a C-YRKT (Certified Yoga Rocks Kids Teacher) is for serious students only who are committed to teaching the Yoga Rocks! Kids Program and Method in schools, studios, and centers.

Certification Process for becoming a C-YRKT:

  • The Mentorship and Certification Program includes 6 hours of observation, 6 hours of assisting in a Yoga Rocks! Kids class, and 6 hours of student teaching.  In addition, this includes a self-study program that consists of reading and journaling your experience. You will complete reading assignments, keep your own journal, develop your own personal practice, observe, assist and student teach Yoga Rocks! Kids® classes.
  • When completed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion which recognizes 100 hours of training officially Certifying you in The Yoga Rocks! Kids® Program as well as demonstrating that you have successfully mastered the YRK curriculum and program.
  • If you wish to receive your R-CYT certificate from Yoga Alliance, you must contact them directly after you complete the 100-Hour YRK Program.
  • You will be connected to our growing community of parents, teachers, and therapists who desire to create a happier, healthier, and brighter world for our children and ourselves.
  • You have 3-6 months to complete this training.
  • More information will be given during the Teacher Training Workshops.

Benefits of Certification (becoming a C-YRKT) include:

  • A listing on the Yoga Rocks!® website.
  • Eligibility to become a YRK Mentor to new YRK Trainees.
  • Diploma of Certification
  • Information on how to build your own Yoga Rocks! Kids Program at your school, center, or studio.
  • Updated lesson plans (additional fee applies)
  • The opportunity to license the name and use the logo to promote the YRK Program at your school, studio or center.
  • The opportunity to receive referrals and job opportunities.

Registration Process:

1. Full payment is due at registration for each workshop.

2. To register, download the forms above and email – yogarocks1@gmail.com with your name and which workshop you plan to take.

3. You will be sent all materials via email.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Yoga Rocks! Kids Family!!!!

XO Jeannine

COMING SOON! MORE WORKSHOPS:

-ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING

-THE BUSINESS OF KIDS YOGA WORKSHOP

-YOGA IN THE CLASSROOM

-PEACEBABY YOGA