Teaching Children Yoga
with Gemma Carey Clarke
Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th October 2022
You do not need to be a certified Yoga teacher for this course.
This course uses yoga as a therapeutic approach for children. We will learn through our experience of this wonderful practice. We will learn about philosophy, yoga postures, positive affirmations, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and massage. By sharing this with children, we help children understand how they can self-soothe, regulate emotions and develop self-awareness, thus empowering them to take charge of their own mental and physical health and learn how to consciously relax.
This course will give you practical, fun and accessible ways to share yoga with children.
“Sharing yoga with children is such a joy, there is no pressure, it is never forced, it is a fun exploration into what feels good and what works for each unique individual child. We focus only on celebrating the positives and noticing how we are the same, not different. Children appreciate our presence and attention and by focusing on our breath, we practice being present in the moment which allows us to build a strong connection with the child. We try to have ‘no expectations’ of what the children will or won’t do, we simply offer techniques and enjoy and celebrate ‘being’ with each child for their wonderful uniqueness.”
This course is taught by Gemma Carey, of Yogagems.
Gemma started her career as a primary school teacher. She spent ten year working in many different areas, including special educational needs schools and alternative provisions. During this time she developed increasing concerns about children’s mental health in education, recognising that children cannot learn if they are stressed, anxious and have a negative self-image.
As a keen yoga practitioner from a young age, Gemma embarked upon a 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Diploma and then found Special Yoga and it all clicked into place. She had found a therapeutic approach for children which could help them feel regulated, calm and peaceful.
She has been sharing yoga with children ever since and works in educational and therapeutic settings. She is passionate about the importance of this work and aims to share it far and wide.
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Price for the full course
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