Yoga Bananas' Abridged Course
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Yoga Bananas® offers a One Day Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Course for everyone..
The Yoga Bananas® Abridged Course is for those who would like to train in breathing, visualisation, basic yoga techniques, physical theatre and meditation to creatively work with children. The content is taken from the 3 Day course, cherry-picking those elements from the Yoga Bananas® Technique that require no prior formal training in yoga and that are most relevant to schoolteachers. The training day is both practical and pedagogic. It is possible to attend this One Day course and then top-up to the full Teacher Training when you are ready.
The Yoga Bananas® Technique has been taught in schools for over two decades. You will recognise lots of activities we do as linking to the broader curriculum, strengthening children's learning in areas such as PSHE, citizenship, emotional development, music, beat and rhythm, phonological awareness for little ones and speaking and listening skills. It also caters to visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. The Technique encompasses a structure that can be used for an entire PE lesson, strengthening children's gross motor skills - or can be divided into smaller bite-sized pieces for the classroom. There is an emphasis on original storytelling throughout the course, which can support children's narrative skills and strengthen their learning pathways in storytelling, which can be beneficial for visual and kinesthetic learners.
Although some of the more advanced yoga asana work from the 3 Day Course is removed, the main elements are preserved such as:
Basic postural alignment for a healthy spine and lungs
Dynamic energy work for cardiovascular health
Teaching respect for developing positive relationships
Balancing poses for harnessing the mind as well as the body
Imaginative memory games for improving concentration
Vocal exercises that create camaraderie and connection between peers and allow children to indulge in narrative chatter, giving them a voice and imaginative freedom
Relaxation and visualisation techniques for controlling anxiety
And, of course, everything that is taught is backed up by a 40,000 word illustrated manual that recounts the course verbatim.
It is possible to attend this One Day course and then top-up to the full Teacher Training when you are ready.
If you would like Yoga Bananas® to train a group of schoolteachers then please contact us for a quote.