Age 3-11 Years Training

Yoga Bananas Graduates
 

'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.'

 

Jo Black

Yoga Bananas Graduate

A highly creative 3 day Children's Yoga Training Course using the Yoga Bananas® Technique.

This pioneering accredited and certificated course offers an intelligent, practical and highly creative approach to teaching children's yoga. Suitable for those who have practised yoga for a minimum of 40 hours and who are looking for a rewarding career. Includes 3 days of training and a 50,000k word illustrated manual. The course is approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance US and Independent Yoga Network.

​Day One - 9.00am - 7.30pm:

Location: Forest Green Village Hall, Horsham Road, Forest Green Village, Dorking, Surrey Hills, RH5 5RZ

Lunch: Supplied

Hours: All 10.5 contact hours are taught by Skip Oliver.

 

Working through Structure One of the tried and tested Yoga Bananas® Technique - This is a full-on demonstration day in which you will be expected to be fully immersed. The day includes original storytelling and rhythm and rhyme to yoga movement because where there's an action there's a story. On this day you will begin to understand how movement and physicality play a role in helping children understand and take control of their mind's narrative.

 

Be prepared to connect with your inner child as you learn breath awareness, postural alignment, dynamic empathy exercises, controlled transitions, the power of respect, songs, chants, visualisations, classroom management and much, much more, and always through creative techniques that spark the imagination. The Technique not only builds children's confidence but by the very nature of yoga and its roots within the sacred Vedic tradition offers children the opportunity to explore their intuitive nature and spirituality.

 

Homework will be set on this day so it is important that nothing is planned for the evening. 

​Day Two - 9.00am - 8.30pm:

Location: Forest Green Village Hall, Horsham Road, Forest Green Village, Dorking, Surrey Hills, RH5 5RZ

Lunch: Supplied

Hours: 9.5 contact hours are taught by Skip Oliver and 2 contact hours of Anatomy and Physiology are taught by Ben East with Skip Oliver.

Practical Assessment Day and Working through Structure Two of the Yoga Bananas® Technique - On this day you will teach elements from Structure One to the group and receive constructive feedback from Skip. This is a fantastic learning environment as you absorb more and more of the Technique with your participation in each practical assessment. Following this, Skip will demonstrate her Storyos™ - original and epic stories narrated through asana.  On this day you will also learn other Alternative Class Structures that are a total departure from Structure One and Structure Two to further expand your repertoire. At the end of the day, osteopath, Ben East will teach an engaging 2 hour Anatomy and Physiology session. 

 

Homework will be set on this day so it is important that nothing is planned for the evening.

​Day Three - Part One

Times: 9.00am - 12.30pm:

Location: Forest Green Village Hall, Horsham Road, Forest Green Village, Dorking, Surrey Hills, RH5 5RZ

Lunch: Not supplied

​Day Three - Part Two

Times: 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Location: Polesden Lacey Infants, Oakdene Close, Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 4PT

Hours: All 6 contact hours are taught by Skip Oliver.

Written Test and School Visit Day - Today is the day you sit down with a cup of tea and a Written Test of Twenty Questions designed to support your understanding of the Technique. The written test will be overseen by Skip Oliver and will take a maximum of 2 hours. Following this, Skip will demonstrate any remaining cameo techniques.

This is followed by a visit to a local school where Skip will teach Structure One and Structure Two to school-children and you will be asked to integrate as an assistant. All 7 contact hours are taught by Skip Oliver.

 

Please note you will be expected to spend a minimum of 12 hours on self-supervision work. Once you have booked, we will send you details of this. 

 

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Training takes place at:

Forest Green Village Hall,

Horsham Road,

Forest Green,

Surrey Hills

RH5 5RZ

© Yoga Bananas® 1998 - 2020- all images portray Yoga Bananas' students with Skip Oliver except Teen YB (stock image). Photographs taken by Claire Robertson for Yoga Bananas®.

 

 

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