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Teacher Training: Engaging Children through Yoga, Dance, and Gymnastics

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About: This training session will share a typical class lesson plan for Keoni Movement Arts Yo-Dan-Nastics™ -- blend of Yoga, Dance, and Gymnastics -- format for children. Topics covered will include:

  • warmup activities
  • teaching sun salutations
  • creative games for learning yoga, dance and gymnastics moves and positions
  • using the wall for handstands
  • building an obstacle course
  • breathing techniques
  • spotting techniques
  • touch techniques
  • savasana techniques
  • tone of voice, and pacing of instruction
  • how teaching general needs populations is different than teaching children with advanced skills

Target Audience: this training is ideal for movement educators, yoga teachers and practitioners who work with children.

About the trainer: Paul Keoni Chun, Keoni Movement Arts Founder, has been teaching yoga, dance and gymnastics to "children" ranging from age 3 to 80+(!) of all ability levels for over 20 years in New York City. This training will be derived from many of the approaches he's discovered along the way, as he's developed a pedagogy that integrates yoga, dance, and gymnastics vocabularies into one movement class format that children find to be exhilarating and fun, while also calming and self-esteem building.

Location: Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th St. (@ 6th Ave.), Floor 9, Studio B

Cost: Free

Requirement: All participants must complete a post-training survey.

To secure a spot:

  1. email with your request
  2. Click here to sign the Release and Waiver of Liability Form
  3. Click here to sign the Photo/Video Release

Space is limited to 20 participants.