Empowering Children through Yoga and Creativity (ECYC) is a 6-day, comprehensive registered children’s yoga teacher training (50 hours) that will equip students with the knowledge and tools needed to share the magic of yoga with children aged 2-12; empowering them by stimulating their creativity and curiosity, supporting their well-being, and acknowledging their inner beauty.
Children are born creative with an inherent curiosity and endless imagination.
As adults, it is our responsibility to nourish these natural traits in children. Because being creative allows our little ones to find solutions to everyday issues, to be able to see two sides of the coin, take risks, and face fears.
This is not about ‘teaching’ yoga, but ‘sharing’ yoga with children in an inclusive way, based on progressive and experiential methods that help bring out the best in them.
Being creative is a skill that contributes dramatically to children’s well-being and development. We are here to harness this skill.
Recent studies have shown that yoga, breathing techniques and guided mindfulness based activities can help reduce stress, anxiety, reactivity, and improve sleep, and self-esteem while bringing about a greater sense of calmness and self-awareness in children. We believe that fostering creativity in children contributes directly to the positive development of cognitive skills as well as greater self-esteem and the ability to build meaningful relationships with those around them.
The course will focus on delivering new methods of sharing yoga and mindfulness to age groups 2-5 years, 5-8 years, and 8-12 years moving progressively from one group to the next with creativity as the anchor.
This course challenges the traditional teaching paradigm to encourage an innovative learning environment, recognising the importance of various learning methods such as visually, musically, linguistically, kin-aesthetically, mathematically, in community and privately.
The syllabus uses the blended learning method, allowing students to engage through visuals and online interaction even when off campus.