Module 9: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR: Yoga & Mindfulness with Children
- Infant-School Age Development
- Asana Lab
This session will focus on the classifications of kid’s yoga from baby and toddler through preschool and elementary school-age. The Dalai Lama once said, “If every 8-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” One doesn’t have to take this spiritual leader’s word for it, though. And we don’t have to wait until they’re eight. And we definitely can’t wait an entire generation. The time is now.
Experts in early childhood education, doctors, and mental health professionals have already begun to weigh in on the many benefits of a regular yoga and. mindfulness practice in young people. This session will focus on the research and evidence-based practices that guide our work with younger children.
Primary module topics include brain and social and emotional development, gross and fine motor development, games, problem-solving, team-building activities, and strategies for effectively planting the seeds of positive image, self-esteem, and self-expression. A practicum exprience with community partners included as well.