'Anyone thinking of training with Skippy - stop thinking. Just do it! Skip is an amazing, interesting and warm person and her enthusiasm for her work is infectious. She is a supportive and encouraging teacher and instills confidence in the trainees on the course and the children in her classes.'
Yoga Bananas Graduate
A rewarding and vocational 3 day Children's Yoga Teacher Training Course for those looking for a life-long career choice. This course is for anyone who has been attending yoga classes for 40 hours or two years. The course is recognised by the Independent Yoga Network and registered as a Children's Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK and a CEU course with the Yoga Alliance International. Includes a 50,000 word training manual, written by Skip Oliver.
An original and highly creative vocational 3 day Children's Yoga Teacher Training Course for anyone who has been attending yoga classes 40 hours (YAP) or two years (YAUS). The course is recognised as a registered Children's Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance Professionals and a CEU course with the Yoga Alliance International and the Independent Yoga Network. Includes a 50,000 word training manual, written by Skip Oliver.
Established since 1998, the Yoga Bananas® Technique is a unique Children's Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training Course in which movement and physicality of the body play a predominant role in helping children understand and take control of their mind's narrative. The technique not only builds children's confidence but by the very nature of yoga and its roots within the sacred Vedic tradition also offers a child the opportunity to explore their intuitive nature and spirituality.
Celebrating 21 years, this course continues to be run by founder Skip Oliver, (SYT, ERYT-500, Yoga Elder, Dip Physical Theatre, BA Hons. English, MA Creative Writing) yoga teacher and trainer since 1998 and former artistic director. Skip has personally trained over 1400 people in the Yoga Bananas® Technique.
Skip has been analysing the connection between the mind and body since she was a teenager and competitive athlete. From her twenty-one-year teaching experience as a yoga therapist for children and adults, she has discovered that the layers of the mind always speak through the physical body. Out of this understanding and through an exploration of yoga techniques and energy work, Skip has devised an exciting and inspirational approach to working with children to help them fulfil their unique potential and develop into caring, sharing individuals. The Yoga Bananas® Technique, at the very least through its innovation, sows the seed of yoga and all its all benefits in young children's minds. It is hoped that those young children will maintain or reignite their passion during adulthood, returning to yoga as a much more complex experience, where they can feel that the life lived in between learning the Technique and attending adult classes has been imbued with a spiritual intensity.
The Yoga Bananas® Children's Yoga Teacher Training Course is for those who would like to train in small groups as a children's yoga teacher, exploring the full pantheon of the Hatha yoga tradition to creatively work with children to help them live a meaningful life. It includes over 170 original techniques and a unique structure that makes teaching fun and easy whilst enhancing the well-being of both teachers and children.The pre-requisite is that you have been attending yoga classes and self-practising for 40 hours. The Yoga Bananas® Technique can be used in schools and within a yoga studio by anyone who would like to or who already works with children. The techniques can also be used at home by the whole family (also see 'Rumpus Routines' - a book especially written for parents).