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All trainings are offered at the Shanti Niketan Ashram

Children’s Yoga Teacher Training – April 24-26, 2020

In this training, we will explore how to teach yoga movement to children using anatomy, science, art, singing, life lessons and games, creating a practice that is both fun and educational. In addition to the fun and educational aspects of Children’s Yoga, you will learn to weave the spiritual side into teaching Yoga to children of all ages. Yoga teaches children to love, honor and respect themselves and others and to develop an invaluable source of strength as they learn to draw on their own inner center for calm and stability. Most importantly, children have fun while gaining incredible benefits to their overall health and well-being.

Yoga helps children to build self-esteem and confidence, develop concentration, attention and focus, increase self-awareness and self-discipline and enhance self-expression through creativity and imagination. Children’s Yoga classes bring together elements of hatha yoga poses, breathing awareness and meditation in creative and interactive ways that are appropriate and fun for children of all ages. This training is designed for yoga teachers, teacher trainees, child professionals and anyone interested in developing a greater knowledge of the dynamics of teaching Yoga to children.

Pre-registration required. For more information click here: Shanti Niketan Ashram Childrens Yoga Teacher Training


Seniors Yoga Teacher Training – February 26 – 28, 2021

More and more seniors are interested in learning about and attending yoga classes. Since yoga can be adapted to all ages, lifestyles and abilities it is a perfect practice for those who are aging and wish to keep the body fit and the mind calm and relaxed. As the popularity of yoga grows, even doctors are now recommending senior populations incorporate yoga into their health lifestyle. Yoga can help one sleep better, reduce anxiety, prevent injury, reduce or eliminate disease and stabilize emotions.

This specialized training is designed for yoga teachers who wish to learn practices and techniques for working with older populations. You will learn how to create classes for seniors, including chair and floor yoga sequences, appropriate breathing and visualization practices for seniors, the anatomy and physiology of aging and modifications for aging bodies and minds. Selecting a yoga class is often difficult for seniors as most teachers are not properly trained in working with older populations. This training covers the chronic conditions many seniors face and students will leave with a broad understanding of how to work with this specialized segment of yoga enthusiasts.

Pre-registration required. For more information click here: Shanti Niketan Ashram Seniors Yoga Teacher Training


240 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

This 240 hour program is an exploration and study of the full science of yoga, encompassing the eight limbs and nine forms of yoga. Designed for both aspiring and current teachers as well as those who simply wish to deepen their own personal practice, our intention is to share the joy of the spirit of yoga with you while providing the most systematic and comprehensive course in traditional yoga. 

Pre-registration required. For more information click here: Shanti Niketan Ashram 240 Hour Teacher Training Program


Gentle & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – March 20-22, 2020

Gentle and Restorative Yoga practices are specialty classes incorporating supported asanas, appropriate pranayama and specific concentration techniques to assist in healing, recovery, relaxation and restoring the mind, body and spirit.This training is designed for yoga teachers, teacher trainees, fitness professionals, and anyone interested in developing a greater knowledge of these specialty types of classes. Yoga can help to relieve common discomforts, strengthen muscles, improve circulation and blood flow, stabilize emotions and develop concentration and focus – all valuable tools for life.

Learn to teach gentle and restorative yoga by bringing together elements of hatha yoga postures, breathing awareness and meditation to help students new to the practice, those recovering from injury or illness, expectant mothers, and anyone who wishes to simply slow down. Students in this training will learn how to incorporate supportive yoga props (blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, sandbags, etc) into each class as well as anatomy and intelligent sequencing for each type of gentle or restorative class.

Pre-registration required. For more information click here: Shanti Niketan Ashram Gentle & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training


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