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Yoga for Teens 13~18 years old Teacher Skill Up Course in Osaka with Karen Wightman

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About the course

Have you been drawn to teaching Yoga to Teens but are not quite sure how to connect and engage with this special age group. This one day teacher skill-up explores all the major areas of Yogic tools and practices that are relevant, practical and can be taken 'off the mat' and used in their daily lives to support them. Providing teens with tools for stress management, anxiety and depression, all of which are common experiences and conditions that many teens share is crucial. We cannot ignore the increase in teenage suicide, low self esteem and eating disorders which clearly reflect the emotional and mental health challenges many teens are facing. Emotional resilience and coping mechanisms are becoming absolutely essential to navigate our modern world. Learn to guide, inspire and empower teens to greater levels of self awareness and in turn provide them with the opportunity to connect to a sense of inner stability and peace. As they begin to discover this place of inner harmony this is then reflected outwardly enabling them to surf this challenging transition to adulthood.

This course includes a 'Certificate of Completion' which can be used as 6 - Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance for RYT 200 hours. We recommend taking the three modules offered as an opportunity to both deepen your knowledge and skills and as continuing education.

Course Modules

・ Being present for Teens
・ The Teen brain
・ Teaching with a spirit of fun
・ Sequencing and creating the Teen tempo
・ Teaching according to ability
・ Teaching boys
・ Reflective discussions
・ Breathwork / mudras and meditation
・ Relaxation / yoga nidra
・ Ayurvedic tips for daily life
・ Yoga philosophy - making it relevant

This course is open to parents, school based educators, paediatric professionals, yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts. It is essential for all participants to have a minimum of 1 year consistent yoga practice before taking this course.
Facilitated by Karen Wightman E-RYT 200/500 RCYT
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Date&Time: 29th March 2018(Thu) 10:00~17:00(1h Lunch time)
Place: Spirit Yoga International School 5F
Interpreter:Rieko Umeyama
Text: Handout Japanese or English
Price: Normal Price:¥30,000+Tax

★★Special discount until 30th of November at 19:00★★

・Spirit Yoga Gold members and active Ticket members,Non active ticket members,Non-members:¥23,000+Tax

※Full payment no cancel no refund
※Special discount for teacher training courses or workshops will be applied when we confirm your complete payment. We set exact deadline at 7pm of the day showed on our web page. The payment required after that will be subsequent discount price or the normal price. Please be aware that the payment has to be completed at least 3 days prior as bank transfer requires few days for the processing. Thank you.

About certificate IMG_3800.JPG [6 hours certificate of Yoga Alliance 300 hours]
Certificate will be given.
About Teacher: Karen Wightman
Capacity: 16 people (Space is very limited. Please book early)?
Free Orientation: Every Wednesday from 15:30

※Booking is necessary※
※Private orientation is available now please request your day and time.
For more information and booking contact us by e mail please.

Karen Wightman Profile

unnamed.jpg Karen began her Yoga practice in Thailand in 1995. During the last 30 years Karen has dedicated her time to working with children in the role of both art teacher and for more than a decade as a children's yoga teacher. Karen began assisting in Children's yoga classes under the guidance of Justin Herold at the Iyengar Yoga School in Bangkok in 2003 and then went on to coordinate a 2 year Yoga program at Satit Kaset International Program as part of the Sports program. In 2006, after 12 years in Thailand she left to follow her passions and immerse herself further in the study of Yoga in Australia. Initially studying the foundation, intermediate and pregnancy Teacher Training in the Knoff Yoga system she then began studying with Rachel Zinman in 2007 and onwards finally completing her training in the Ishta System in 2012. Karen continued to develop her skills in Children's Yoga by completing Level I and II trainings in Yoga for Primary School children with Kylie Peters of Simply kids Yoga in 2006/7 and then at later stage in 2011 Yoga Theraphy for children with Lorainne Rushton of Zenergy Yoga 4 Kids. Settling in the Byron Shire in 2007 Creative Yogis was founded. Karen is both an E-RYT 200/500 hours and a speciality RCYT and teaches both adults and children of all ages from Pre-school to High school. Karen facilitates teacher trainings and workshops both locally and internationally and is a Senior teacher on Rachel Zinman's yearly international training in Australia. Karen continues to design a range of Yoga Education resources for children and has created a Yoga colouring book for children suitable for a variety of ages to enjoy - even big kids - available for purchase on her website in both English and Japanese.
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