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Rockin’ Yoga with Kira Willey

Using the magic of music, rhythm and song to create incredibly fun and engaging kids’ yoga classes! In this dynamic and experiential workshop – full of immediately actionable ideas – award-winning musician Kira Willey will teach you how to incorporate music, rhythm and song seamlessly into your classes in order to:

  • Completely engage (and keep!) kids’ attention
  • Use music as a teaching tool, without losing control of the group
  • Create predictable, calming structure
  • Ease transitions
  • Give children tools to release stress and anxiety
  • Help children focus their energy

Kira will demonstrate her teaching methods using original music from her five albums of kids’ yoga songs, as well as playing live. She’ll guide you in creating your own rhythm games, call & response activities, and songs which will captivate children, and serve as musical “touchstones” throughout your classes. There’s absolutely no musical experience necessary, Kira’s an expert at making these techniques immediately accessible, and FUN, for everyone!

Rockin' Yoga with Kira Willey
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • How music and rhythm help focus the brain
  • How to combine music and movement to fully engage kids
  • How to use music to create predictable, calming structure for children
  • How to build community through music
  • How to use music to help teach mindfulness
  • How music and memory work together to help kids retain information
  • How to use “hooks” & refrains to create memorable rhythm games and songs

You’ll have a blast trying these techniques in breakout groups, and will leave totally inspired, with tons of use-it-now ideas to incorporate into your classes right away!

THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES
  • A downloadable playlist of Kira’s most loved songs for kids’ yoga and movement
  • Downloadable pdfs of the course material
  • Entry into a drawing to win a set of Kira’s board books series: Mindfulness Moments for Kids!  
CE HOURS / APPROVED PROVIDERS

Trainings are valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.

Teachers interested in earning graduate-level, professional development semester units/credits for completion of a ChildLight Education Company training may contact: Courses4Teachers/University of the Pacific, 925 837.3817, Courses4Teachers@Courses4Teachers.net 

ChildLight Education Company is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. 

ABOUT KIRA WILLEY

Kira Willey, author of Breathe Like a Bear and the Mindfulness Moments for Kids series, is a children’s music artist, kids’ yoga and mindfulness teacher, and creator of Rockin’ Yoga school programs. She has released five albums of kids’ yoga and mindfulness songs; her work has won Parents’ Choice Gold, Independent Music and International Songwriting Awards, as well as the ASCAP Foundation Children’s Songwriting Award. Her hits include “Colors,” which was featured in a worldwide Dell ad campaign. Kira created and hosts several yoga-for-kids programs which air on PBS TV affiliates nationwide; and her TEDx talk, “Bite-Sized Mindfulness,” can be viewed online. Learn more at kirawilley.com!

Music Industry Awards:
Dance for the Sun: Parents’ Choice Award, two Children’s Music Web Awards, JPF Award for Best Children’s Song: “Colors”
Kings & Queens of the Forest: Independent Music Award for Best Children’s Song: “Roller Coaster,” Parents’ Choice Award, Vox Pop Award for Best Children’s Album
How to be a Cloud: Parents’ Choice GOLD Award. In heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live
Mindful Moments for Kids: Parents’ Choice GOLD Award. In heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live

Upcoming Dates

Dates: TBD
Times: Sat 12-3pm
Trainer: Kira Willey
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: $149
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TRAINING FEEDBACK

"This training is very vital in becoming a truly informed and prepared yoga and mindfulness teacher."

Jennifer S.
ChildLight Education Company
2021-04-06T12:12:09-04:00
"This training is very vital in becoming a truly informed and prepared yoga and mindfulness teacher." Jennifer S.
"Inspiring, uplifting, fun are just a few words to describe ChildLight Education Company and the trainings they offer. I have completed three different ChildLight trainings and I am so excited to continue learning, growing and developing as a Yoga instructor. I can't thank Megan and Sally enough for offering such thoughtful, professional, meaningful opportunites. Looking forward to my next CEC training."

Karen C.
ChildLight Education Company
2021-04-06T12:15:46-04:00
"Inspiring, uplifting, fun are just a few words to describe ChildLight Education Company and the trainings they offer. I have completed three different ChildLight trainings and I am so excited to continue learning, growing and developing as a Yoga instructor. I can't thank Megan and Sally enough for offering such thoughtful, professional, meaningful opportunites. Looking forward to my next CEC training." Karen C.
"WOW - This has been such an informative two days. Every teacher should attend ChildLight's Trauma Informed trainings. In fact, every community leader, preacher/priest, counselor, etc. should attend these trainings."

Karen S.
ChildLight Education Company
2021-04-06T12:15:21-04:00
"WOW - This has been such an informative two days. Every teacher should attend ChildLight's Trauma Informed trainings. In fact, every community leader, preacher/priest, counselor, etc. should attend these trainings." Karen S.
"I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this training and how valuable of an experience it was. I feel so empowered, not just as a yoga teacher but as a woman. I learned so much and am excited for the opportunity to pass my experience and knowledge learned onto others. Thank you, thank you!!"

Brittany C.
ChildLight Education Company
2021-04-06T12:12:51-04:00
"I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this training and how valuable of an experience it was. I feel so empowered, not just as a yoga teacher but as a woman. I learned so much and am excited for the opportunity to pass my experience and knowledge learned onto others. Thank you, thank you!!" Brittany C.
“Willey’s approach to songwriting and her passion to encourage kids (and grown-ups) to find beauty in themselves is ever-present.”

Kids Can Groove
ChildLight Education Company
2021-04-06T12:14:44-04:00
“Willey’s approach to songwriting and her passion to encourage kids (and grown-ups) to find beauty in themselves is ever-present.” Kids Can Groove

"This training will absolutely make me a better therapist which translates to a more effective therapist. My teens will experience less suffering. If that isn't worth it then I don't know what is."


Paulette D.
ChildLight Education Company
2021-04-06T12:16:14-04:00
"This training will absolutely make me a better therapist which translates to a more effective therapist. My teens will experience less suffering. If that isn't worth it then I don't know what is." Paulette D.
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