The Yoga Bananas Technique®
A fulfilling, creative and vocational course. The Yoga Bananas Technique™ is a unique Children's Yoga Teacher Training Course offering an alternative way of building a child's confidence akin to performing and creative arts, but by the very nature of yoga and its roots within the sacred Indian tradition, it also offers a child the opportunity to explore their intuitive nature and spirituality.
The course is run by founder Vicky 'Skip' Oliver, Dip Physical Theatre, BA English, MA Creative Writing and yoga teacher and trainer since 1998. The course involves 3 intensive days of practical work in a studio and a school. There is a maximum of 2 - 5 places on each course as Yoga Bananas would like each trainee to complete the course feeling fully confident and inspired. Yoga Bananas also gives you access to an insurance policy with a preferential rate and great cover (non-commissioned).
This certificated training course will prove invaluable to yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainees. The course is also open to non yoga teachers who have a sound knowledge of yoga asana. You can earn Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits with this course if you are already a registered teacher with this organisation.
The course work is constantly being updated and expanded to explore the benefits of teaching yoga to children. The theoretical manual now exceeds 12,000 words and the poses manual now has illustrations of 200 unique Stick- Kids™ designed by Yoga Bananas in-house design team OneLongHum.
DAY ONE - Practical And Theory: Working through the training manual written by Vicky 'Skip' Oliver e-RYT500, SYT and partaking in an hour long Yoga Bananas class and focusing on Yoga Bananas Technique™ Structure 1.
DAY TWO - Practical And Theory: This day offers you the chance to apply your knowledge and expertise into the class setting under the guiding eye of Vicky. You will be trying out your class plans on each other and Vicky will be giving individual practical advice on how to hone your skills.This day will also focus on yoga stories and Yoga Bananas Technique™ Structure 2. There will be exercises throughout the day designed to help you connect with your inner child and improve your storytelling skills.
DAY THREE - Practical And Theory: By now you should be brimming with confidence and inspiration. Its time to visit a village school and throw yourself into the deep end! There will be groups of children in attendance throughout the day. Each trainee will get the chance to try out his/her new skills on a group pf children. Scary but great FUN! Vicky is on hand throughout to discuss any problems that you may need to address and she will offer you suggestions for improving your class. This day will close with a short written examination of 20 questions.
Little Bookham Village Hall, Bookham, Leatherhead Surrey, KT23 3AF
AVAILABLE 2013 TRAINING DATES:
16 - 18 March
20 - 22 April
11 - 13 May
15 - 17 June
13 - 15 July
07 - 09 September
12 - 14 October
16 - 18 November
07 - 09 December
Price: £625 non-residential (non-refundable £225 deposit)
Residential: £63 per night (2 nights, breakfast included at Federation House on Sunday and Monday, lunch included with course on Saturday and Sunday). Or lovely local B and B's for £35 - £45 per night - 2 nights, breakfast included at St Nicholas Cottage or Selworthy. (Lunch included with course on Saturday and Sunday).
The local village school on Monday will offer a nutritious lunch for £2.50 or you have the option of bringing a packed lunch.
If you would like to use any Yoga Bananas material outside of the normal use that the training offers then please contact Skip Oliver or Andrew Lawrence on 01372 459 400. All work is protected by Design Protect.
BOOK ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD (full balance plus paypal fee)
TO PAY BY BANK TRANSFER - please submit only the deposit of £225 to:
Yoga Bananas Limited
Acc no: 94718269
Sort: 09 01 27
(no paypal fee payable)
Download booking form and email to Skip Oliver.