We are thrilled to announce the fabulous launch (late June 2017) of our newest Let Your Yoga Dance training: Learn to Teach Kids and Teens!
Learn to Teach Kids and Teens: Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training
Pre or Post - requisite: Mod 1 of Let Your Yoga Dance®Teacher Training Mod 1. To take Kids and Teens training before Mod 1, you need special permission from the director. To fully graduate from Kids and Teens training, you must have taken Mod 1. Highly recommended to take Mod 1 first, as it will be challenging for you to fully understand the material
Dance your way to the program that people have been asking for for years! This strength-based training will give you the tools you need to bring Let Your Yoga Dance® to impressionable young ones. Imagine the younger generation immersed in a dance form that is not only fun, but rich and deep, and respectful of all bodies, genders, ages.
In this training, participants will:
- Learn your top signature strengths
- Dance and practice-teach your way through the chakras
- Receive a library of age-appropriate music for kids and teens
- Experience embodied positive psychology to share with your students
- Discover the power of nature within the dance of yoga
- Fill your Let Your Yoga Dance tool-kit with playful, creative resources to teach kids and teens
- Hone your teaching skills
The Let Your Yoga Dance® world community has a profound mission, which is:
"To spread joy and consciousness throughout the world by transmitting body health, brain health, heart health, and soul health to all populations"
With the entry of the Kids and Teens program, our mission is now complete. We are indeed teaching all populations.
To graduate, you must take Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Traning Module 1, either before or after the training is complete.
Your Training Director and Assistant Director
Megha Nancy Buttenheim, brings a lifetime of work in the arts, both as a performer, teacher, and trainer. She started teaching dance to teens when she was 15 years old. Later Megha taught Creative Dramatics for Children in Dunedin, New Zealand, as well as creating my own Shakespeare company for kids, aged 8-17: The Pondside Players. Megha also was founding director for The Bare Bones Shakespeare for kids and teens in Juneau, Alaska. She has led literally hundreds of trainings at Kripalu, graduating thousands of people in Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Holistic Health Teacher Training, and Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training, which she has directed for twenty years!
Luminous and lovely Missy Brown is the assistant director in this special kids and teens training. Missy also brings two decades of experience working with children in both dance and yoga. She has taught in Connecticut public schools, and has been on staff for hundreds of Kripalu programs. Missy is not only a Let Your Yoga Dance teacher trainer, co-directing the training with Jurian Hughes in exotic parts of the world, but is also a force field in the world of children. Her Deep Play for Kids has been loved for many years at Kripalu and around New England.
The Kids and Teens training will begin before arrival at Kripalu. Immediately after registration, trainees will be asked to go online to discover their key signature strengths. They will be using these strengths throughout the week. In this way, participants will unearth a new language which will help them to “broaden and build positivity” (Fredrickson, B. Love 2.0) in their own lives, and the lives of their young students.
Participants will be given a wealth of music and movements, a roadmap to guide their students through the chakras, the body’s energy centers. Trainees will also be given relevant teachings in positive psychology that will be served forward to their students. Trainees will play in nature, deepen their creativity, and rediscover what it means to be a kid again.
This course will be rigorous, yet also fun. Trainees will be expected to engage in practice teaching sessions during the last day of the program to share what they have learned. Due to the brevity of the program, trainees will be asked after graduation to offer 7 practice-teach sessions to kind friends in order to hone their skills before teaching the general public.