KPJAYI Authorized Level II Ashtanga Yoga Instructor 

 E-RYT | Private Instruction| Kids | Prenatal| Vinyasa | Yin

SURYA KIDS

15- Hour

Kids Yoga Teacher Training

“Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” - Dr. Suess


    
Hi, Namaste, and Welcome to the Surya Kids Yoga Teacher Training! We are thrilled and excited to take this journey into teaching yoga to children with you.

In this training, you will introduced to basic techniques to guide children ages 3-12 through classes appropriate for schools, yoga studios, community centers, and right at home. You will learn fun and exciting ways to instruct children on asana, pranayama, and meditation. We will cover yogic philosophy, and explore asanas children can enjoy and benefit from regardless of age and ability. We will play funny games, sing silly songs, and bring out your inner child.


With a little creativity, yoga can be taught to anyone, anywhere. We believe, that every teacher will have something different and special to bring to every student. Get ready to let your imagination run wild!

About Tina

Tina has been working in the children’s fitness world for over a decade. In 2005, Tina took her first job with kids working at her town’s recreation department's summer camp. For two summers, she would lead the campers through various fitness and sports related activities along with arts, crafts, and music. Shortly after, Tina headed to study music at Ramapo College of New Jersey where she would land a job teaching ballet and tap dance to preschoolers at an Apple Montessori school in Northern New Jersey.

In 2009, at the age of 19, Tina took a job at My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in West Orange, NJ. Little did she know, she would spend the greater part of her early adulthood inside that gym! Tina continued to work as a lead teacher at My Gym leading thousands of classes for children aged 6 months to 13 years. After graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in Music, Tina was appointed director of My Gym Parsippany.

After five years at My Gym, leading numerous classes, camps, events, mobile courses, and birthday parties, it was time to say goodbye. Tina likes to think she “grew into an adult as a child” through those doors. Although she spent most of her time teaching fitness and wellness to children from the age of 19 to the age of 23, Tina was always a yogi on the side. In 2012, her love for yoga took her away from My Gym and on her first of many trips to study in India.

After returning back home, she took various freelance jobs at yoga studios, but continued to teach children through music and yoga. Tina taught music lessons at various preschools with a small company called “The Jam Cats” and brought yoga to schools through enrichment programs with The Learning Experience. Shortly after, Tina moved to Montreal, Quebec with her husband Kyle and continued to run children’s yoga courses through her own business called “Monkey Time Yoga Montreal”. Their time in Montreal was short lived, as Tina and Kyle soon relocated to Abu Dhabi, UAE to start a life abroad as expats. Since then she has been sharing kids yoga throughout Abu Dhabi. Tina has studied yoga six times in India, and has gone through numerous training courses and workshops all over the world. Tina is extremely excited for this opportunity to share yoga with the children of the world, and help yoga teachers, parents, and educators do the same! 

Sample Schedule

Friday:
10:00am-10:30am- Orientation & Introductions
10:30am-11:30am- Mock Kids Class! Kids ages 4-6 are welcome to join!
11:30am-12:00pm- Circle Time, Attention Getters, Introductions
12:00pm-12:30pm- Warm Ups
12:30am-1:00pm- Surya Namaskara A & B, Imagination, + Alignment
1:00pm-1:30pm- Lunch Break
1:30pm-2:30pm- Seated Asanas, Imagination + Alignment
2:30pm- 3:00pm- Games, Songs, and Dances
3:00pm- 4:00pm- Backbends, Safe Spotting, Imagination, + Alignment

4:00pm- 4:30pm- Surprise Time
4:30pm- 5:00pm- Philosophy


Saturday
10:00am-10:45am- Sequencing Your Surya Kids Class

10:45am-11:30am- Public Speaking with Children
11:30am-12:30am- Game, Song, or Dance Review + Practice Teaching

12:30pm-1:00pm- Philosophy

1:00-1:30- Lunch Break
1:30pm-2:30pm- Pranayama + Meditation + Practice Teaching
​2:30pm- 3:30pm- Storytelling/ Public Speaking
3:30pm- 4:00pm- Partner Yoga for Kids
4:00pm- 4:30pm- Spreading Your Business
4:30pm- 5:00pm- Graduation! Families are invited to attend!