100-hours Kids Yoga Teacher Training

5th June 2019 – 17th July 2019

Scheduled breaks:

  • HKSAR Establishment Day (1 July 2019)

Who we are

Anahata Yoga is a premier yoga centre based in the heart of the Central district. It is best known for offering the most authentic yoga experience available in Hong Kong, with classes led by Indian instructors hailing from different lineages devoted to the practice and study of yoga.

As a centre, Anahata Yoga is fully committed to fostering a community of yoga practitioners who are not only equipped with the skills to perform yoga as a daily activity, but as well as the knowledge to live out yoga as a lifestyle.


What is kids yoga?

Starting a yoga practice at a young age creates a healthy life for youngsters. By nature, children’s minds and bodies are flexible, adaptable and easily teachable. So long as yoga is fun, creative and interactive, it’s an activity they’re sure to like. In addition to being a great physical activity, yoga offers an entertaining way for children to learn about the mind and body, and their functions and abilities.

Children also learn to balance their emotions and improve their focus and concentration through yoga. Various studies have shown that children who regularly practice yoga have better health and emotional balance, and are less likely to be afflicted with common health issues such as allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, obesity, ADD and ADHD.

At Anahata Yoga, parents who enjoy yoga also pave the way for their children to enjoy the activity, making yoga a regular family activity and cultivating a healthy lifestyle. And just as yoga can be tailored according to the needs and capacities of every individual, so can kids’ yoga be designed to match the interests of every individual child – not only ensuring a healthy body and mind, but also some fun and laughter along the way.

Benefits of yoga for kids

  • Yoga helps improve strength and flexibility.
  • Yoga increases concentration, focus, and attention.
  • Kid’s yoga increases self – esteem.
  • Yoga decreases anxiety and increases ability to relax.

About Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course

Anahata Yoga’s Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training Course (100 hours) is one of the first accredited Certification Programme for Kid’s yoga in Hong Kong. Anahata Yoga offers a solid foundational grounding of yoga instruction and mindful yoga practices for children. Students learn the physiology and psychology of children of various age groups, and how to incorporate yoga to their leisure time as a hobby, a sport, and a discipline in a fun and creative way.

“It takes a big heart to shape little minds,” it is said. At Anahata Yoga, students learn to teach kids’ yoga from the heart. At the end of our programme, students will be able to confidently teach yoga to children and design creative yoga classes for children of various age groups.

The course is best suited

  • Regular Yoga practitioners to deepen your yoga knowledge
  • Yoga instructors
  • School Teachers
  • Physical Education teachers
  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Even If you have kids and would like to teach mindfulness techniques to your kids such as meditation and yoga you can consider joining our kids’ yoga program.


Accreditations & Affiliations

RCYS (Registered Children’s Yoga School and RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher)

Anahata Yoga’s Teacher Training is accredited by the Asana Andiappan College of Yoga & Research Centre in India (www.andiappanyoga.com) , the International Yoga Academy in Hong Kong (www.iya-asia.com) and Yoga Alliance USA, classified under the Registered Children’s Yoga School (RYCS).

About Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre – Chennai, South India is known throughout the world for its contribution to Yogic Science. Founded by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in 1950, it is meticulously run by Dr. Asana Andiappan and Trust Members, all of whom have over 50 years of experience in Yogasanas and Naturopathy. It is the only yoga college and research centre recognized by the government as well as two universities in India.

Located in Chennai, South India, the centre runs various yoga programmes as well as free awareness camps that are aided and supported by various government and private organisations. It has been collaborating with various medical universities, hospitals and organisations that run research programmes on yoga and its therapeutic benefits. The centre is also home to the widely read Asana International Yoga Journal (www.asanajournal.com) , which has a readership of 200,000 and growing, in India and around the world.

Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre also has accredited franchisee centres in over 30 countries that run yoga programmes, and teacher training courses.

This Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training Course is presented by Anahata Yoga, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teachers are therefore eligible to enroll in this course for Continuing Education hours through the Yoga Alliance Certification.

Please note: In order to become a certified Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance USA, students must have completed Anahata Yoga’s Kids Yoga Teacher Training and 200hrs Basic Foundation Course. 200 RYT as per the requirement of the Yoga Alliance.


Class Schedule

Date Time Description
Monday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Theory and Practical
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Theory and Practical

Andiappan Yoga Self Practice Classes (Optional)

Date

Time

Monday

4:30 pm– 6:30 pm
Tuesday

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wednesday

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Thursday

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Friday

4:30 pm– 6:30 pm

Sunday

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

All YTT students can attend up to 30 Andiappan Yoga classes as part of the teacher training learning. There are also exclusive Andiappan Yoga classes conducted for ongoing YTT students where they get to interact with the teachers and ask questions from the syllabus about their practice and improve on their limitations.

This class will equip students with knowledge to develop sequence for self-practice which they can do at home or while traveling. The ability to put together a sequence to meet one’s goals while taking into consideration one’s limitations will be very important when one start to teach.

Please note classes and schedule may change without prior notice.


Venue

The Teacher Training will be held at 18/F, Anahata Yoga, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Hong Kong.


Eligibility

It is recommended that interested students have at least two months of regular yoga practice to better understand the various effects and benefits of yoga practice. Aspiring yoga students with no prior yoga experience may simultaneously enroll in the Kids Yoga Teacher Training and start their yoga practice at Anahata Yoga, where they may physically and mentally prepare for training.