Cabarete, Dominican Republic
18th - 27th April 2020
Do you want to create a nurturing space for children and teens to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas freely?
Do you want to share essential tools with children and teens to become resilient and confident, to self-regulate, self-soothe and heal themselves independently?
Do you want to share concepts and ideas of gratitude, self-worth, awareness, respect, empathy, connection and peace?
Are you ready to spend 10 light-hearted, nourishing and playful days learning everything your need to know to confidently share all aspects of yoga and mindfulness to support children's emotional and mental health?
"Laura is one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever come across in any field and exudes tons of passion for what she does; which is evident in how she talks about and teaches this practice."
- Jessica, Educational Psycholgist
We're so excited to partner with brand new studio, The Space. Offering a beautiful, nurturing yoga space for us to be playful, supported, nourished and immersed in learning.
Located in between Kite Beach & Playa Encuentro, it's the perfect location for a post-training surf or lunch-time beach break, and just a short drive to the colourful town of Cabarete.
All Tuition Fees and Yoga Alliance certificate
Training Manuals and resources
Exclusive online Master Class on Meditation for Children
Lesson plans and templates so that you can start teaching with confidence immediately
On-going access to online support community of Divine Light Yoga Teachers
who is this training for?
We welcome individuals from all corners of the world, with a whole range of backgrounds, experiences, cultures, languages and professions. We have trained community workers from Guatemala, Play Therapists from Hong Kong, Social Workers from Singapore, Yoga Trainers from South Africa, Parents from Oman, Grandparents from India, Business Professionals from London, Speech Therapists from Austria, Elementary School Teachers from Canada, Sports Coaches from New York, Yoga Teachers from Australia.
We truly believe that everyone has valuable experience to share with children, teens and families, through yoga and mindfulness. We respect, honor and celebrate our differences (just as we do with children) and we find unity through our shared intentions of making great changes in the world through the power of therapeutic, playful, creative childrens yoga and mindfulness.
One of the absolute highlights of this programme is the opportunity to teach with the children of the local community.
This is a wonderful chance to share your love, light and joy with children, that may not ordinarily have the opportunity to experience yoga play & creativity. This is guaranteed to be one of the most valuable aspects of the training and something that makes us a little unique.
Through interactive assignments, experiential learning, teaching practices and group discussions, we'll explore:
Creative, safe and age-appropriate yoga poses & sequences
Making yoga fun and engaging for little ones all the way to teens
The developing mind & body of children, including the different learning styles and how to tailor your classes to different ages & abilities
Making Yoga Philosophy & Hindu Mythology relevant and interesting for all ages
Incorporating story-telling, play, music, movement, dance, writing and group discussion into yoga
Breathing and meditation techniques to support and enhance children's emotional and mental health
"Laura is inspiring and I came away confident to move forward in my goal of becoming a children’s yoga teacher. Go for it - you won’t look back"
- Ellen, Primary School Teacher
"I was blown away. The workshops were well-planned with lots of activities that got the trainees involved so it was never dull, and we had such a fun time with Laura's repertoire of creative tools and techniques to engage children. My inner child was totally stoked!!!
She understands child development so well and shares all these deep knowledge through easy-to-understand ways. I loved how she was able to hold the space for such a large group of us, and managed to create this safe space for us to learn, share and teach".
- Applie, Social Worker
"Laura is a fantastic, caring and knowledgeable teacher. I learned so much over the 10 day course, all of which I now feel confident to instantly use to teach my own children's yoga and meditation classes.
Laura instantly made me feel at ease and part of the group"