As a Radiant Child Yoga Lead Trainer, it is my honor to guide yoga teachers, school teachers, counselors, therapists, parents and grandparents in the art of children’s yoga through the Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training program. The vision of Radiant Child® Yoga is to create a world of peace through the union of yoga and children. The Radiant Child is the child who is self-aware, who honors the spirit of all, and is naturally dedicated to creating a world of peace. Yoga is a holistic, practical tool toward that end. RCY was founded by Shakta Khalsa, E-RYT 500, AMS Montessori educator, and published author, an internationally recognized teacher of yoga for both adults and children, having taught extensively at conferences and gatherings for over four decades. As one of the leading founders of the children’s yoga movement, Shakta developed the Radiant Child® Yoga training program in 1999. Read on to learn more about my weekend trainings, which can stand alone or get you started on a longer, life-changing certification with Radiant Child Yoga!
LEVELS 1-2: FOUNDATIONS
During the Levels 1-2 weekend, you will experience and practice clear instruction of age-appropriate yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditations for toddlers to teens. Additionally, we will cover teaching strategies, yoga songs and games, partner and group yoga for kids, and curriculum ideas.
Radiant Child Yoga Levels 1-2 is open to all, regardless of previous yoga training experience. Parents, teachers, counselors, therapists, childcare providers, yoga enthusiasts, and all supporters of children’s well-being are welcome.
LEVEL 3: HEART AND SOUL WORK WITH CHILDREN
Taken after completing RCY Levels 1-2*, this one-day course takes you to the heart and soul of your relationship with children, and in the process allows you to uncover the possibility of finding simple innocence and wisdom within. We will cover exciting ground – the new world within yourself and a new world of children – using yoga, meditation and consciousness-raising practices.
We will explore:
– Transforming ordinary life into extraordinary life through deeper communication skills, such as Deep Listening
– Yoga for yourself and to share with children
– Yogic teachings about children, including the four phases of childhood and the development of the energy field and chakra system.
*If you have not yet completed RCY Levels 1-2, but have other training and/or teaching experience in children’s yoga and would like to attend Level 3, please e-mail me to inquire.
NOTE: All Levels 1-3 training hours can be counted toward a 200-hour (RCFY) or 95-hour (RCYT) certification with Radiant Child Yoga should you choose to pursue one, though no further training is required! For yoga teachers already registered with the Yoga Alliance, training hours can alternatively fulfill YA’s continuing education requirement.