Yoga & Mindfulness for Athletes
According to the Urban Dictionary, the definition of an athlete is “An individual who participates in sports characterized by dedication, focus, intelligence and work ethic.” The benefits of participation in athletics are many, however specialization in a single sport at a young age may lead to an increased risk of injury and unnecessary psychological stress.
Created by two experienced yogis who share a variety of best practices for integrating yoga and mindfulness into a training regimen. This introductory one-day training includes group discussion, facilitated brainstorming, and a sampling of yoga and mindfulness practices for athletes. Materials include anatomy-focused lesson plans appropriate for sports teams and individualized athletic practices and training sessions. Practical tools are presented in both lecture and experiential format.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This training is ideal for coaches, athletic trainers, physical education and health teachers, physical therapists, yoga teachers, school or family counselors, child psychologists, camp counselors, recreation directors, parents and any others who regularly work with athletes. A background of at least six months yoga experience and/or a background in physical education is recommended.
- Define an athlete and how yoga & mindfulness can support athletic development.
- Integrate a variety of mind-body practices to support the “mindful athlete” such as breath awareness, yoga-based movement and visualizations.
- Develop anatomy-focused, sport-specific lesson plans with an emphasis on injury prevention and recovery, as well as optimal performance.
- Implement effective methods for encouraging mindful communication and cooperation between coach, athletes, parents, administrators, etc.
- Access additional tools and resources for continued learning.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion that can be valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.
It is strongly suggested that those interested in working with athletes and/or interested in certification attend the ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens Teacher Training.
CE HOURS / APPROVED PROVIDERS
Trainings are valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.
Since 2014, ChildLight Education Company has been a Yoga Alliance approved Registered Children’s Yoga School, a Registered 200 Hour Yoga School and a Registered Prenatal Yoga School providing teacher training and continuing education.
ChildLight Education Company is a Continuing Education Provider through Courses4Teachers. The credit they offer is graduate-level professional development semester credit, through the University of the Pacific, designed for salary advancement and/or to renew credentials for teachers in districts across the U.S.
Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC)
ChildLight Education Company is an approved program provider as a non-matriculated course or program that will improve the ability to get a job or encourage further study for VSAC grant recipients who are not enrolled in high school.
Department of Rehabilitation in California
ChildLight Education Company is an approved entity for training with the State of CA, Department of Rehabilitation.
***Participants have also had CE hours accepted through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), and the Foster Care system in addition to PT, SLP, American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and individual school districts across the country.
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Have you previously attended our Yoga & Mindfulness for Athletes Workshop and need a refresher? Retake this training live for $100 -OR- Watch a previous training recording as often as you’d like over a 7-day period for $100.
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4 Benefits of Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth Athletes – written by Sally Delisle
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