About the Course:-
Teaching yoga to 8-12yr group can be challenging, especially if you are using the same techniques you use for the 3-8yr group.
At this age Children want to feel grown up and often shun many of the activities that are seen as childish or they become bored with their existing interests/activities.
The Little Greene Yoga alignment based 8-12yr yoga course beautifully caters for this age group – Classical yoga is taught with precision using techniques that are inspirational in the level of brain absorption and yet the children are never bogged down with detail and continue to have fun.
The course focuses not only on the postures, which are age related, but also class plans and how to deliver and teach this wonderful age group.
The 3 day course is intensive yet extremely practical. The syllabus is completely different from the Foundation certificate (3-5yrs & 5-8yrs) where the focus is on ‘yoga derived’ postures, stories & games.
Now as the children move into their pre-teen years their bodies are going through a huge, internal development as their endocrine systems gear up for puberty. Their coordination and balance are more developed as is their concentration …………Now yoga comes into its own!
The techniques used keep the children very much present, in the moment, by helping them focus on their bodies and breathing. Of course this is what yoga is about, if you are a mature adult, but this course makes yoga accessible for the 8-12yr group and keeps them coming back!