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Teaching Family Yoga

Have you ever wanted to teach Family Yoga but don’t know how to get started?

Join former school counselor, Colleen Smith, E-RYT, RCYT, for a 2.5-hour Continuing Education Workshop that offers practical suggestions, tips and step-by-step instructions to create and lead interactive family classes for multiple ages and abilities.

Family yoga is focused on strengthening relationships and communication. The practice includes activities such as yoga postures, breathing techniques, partner poses, mindfulness games and rest.

Participants can invite the entire household to join in on the 45-minute Family Yoga Class happening during the workshop!

General Outline:

  • 1st Hour: Lecture & Discussion
  • 45 Minute LIVE Family Yoga Class – Everyone in household welcome!
  • 45 Minute Wrap Up: Discuss sequence, Lesson Planning, Q&A

Completion of this workshop allows for 2.5 contact hours toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.

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Meet Your Trainer

Colleen Smith, BS, MS, CAS, E-RYT 200, RCYT, YACEP, has been teaching yoga to kids in the Syracuse, NY area for 20 years. While Colleen previously trained with Radiant Child Yoga and YogaKids, she decided to further her training with ChildLight beginning in 2015 and completed their 95 hour Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) and is now a Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). Colleen is excited to share her love of kids yoga as a Yoga 4 Classrooms and ChildLight Yoga Trainer. Colleen has a MS and CAS in School Counseling and worked as an Elementary School Counselor in an inner city school district in Virginia for several years. After she had children, she became a stay at home mom and discovered yoga as a way to exercise and relax. Her middle son was a very busy child and much later was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. Colleen attended her first kids yoga training, came home, did some yoga and relaxation with him, and saw immediate benefits. She has been hooked ever since. Colleen soon began teaching yoga and mindfulness to local kids and families, and in 2014 launched her company, BeLive Yoga. Currently, Colleen is teaching yoga and mindfulness in several school districts, preschools and studios. Many of the elementary schools she teaches in are in the inner city and she enjoys developing relationships with the kids there who need something positive, helpful and hopeful in their lives. She enjoys bringing yoga into schools and classrooms and seeing the impact it can have on kids and teachers, especially in terms of providing children tools they can use to deal with stress and anxiety now and throughout their lives. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University. When not sharing or practicing yoga, Colleen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering.

Upcoming Dates

Dates: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
Times: 9-11:30am PT | 12-2:30pm ET
Trainer: Colleen Smith
Location: Live Online
Cost: $45

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