All courses are taught by Tamsin Dyke, who is an accredited trainer for Yoga Alliance Professionals with over 20 years experience working in education and 8 years working through yoga with young people aged 3 to Post 16.
The courses are in-depth trainings with 40 hours contact time and are accredited as 60 hour vocational trainings by Yoga Alliance Professionals. If you are a qualified yoga teacher or a professional working in an educational establishment on completion of the course you will be eligible to become a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Why Teach Yoga to Young People ?
The physical practice of yoga encourages young people to be physically active, more coordinated and bodily aware and to be able to relax. Yoga and mindfulness also have the capacity to enhance concentration in the classroom, increase academic performance, deepen trusting relationships, reduce stress and create greater harmony in a class or school as a whole.
We very much hope that a yoga teacher training course with Sprite Yoga will give you the confidence and inspiration to teach yoga in school or to a group of young people and to share the many benefits that yoga can offer. Introducing young people to the idea of a holistic approach to their health and wellbeing is so rewarding. As yoga teachers we can inform choices that may well last a lifetime.
Who are the courses for?
School teachers with a personal interest in yoga who would like to lead yoga and mindfulness activities to enhance their class teaching and PE programmes.
Yoga teachers ((qualified 200hrs) wanting to develop their teaching skills to be able to offer yoga to young people in or out of a school setting.
Our courses are secular and non-dogmatic. Trainees will learn:
the benefits of yoga for children and young people
how to design and develop lesson plans and schemes of work appropriate for the age group you are teaching
how to teach yoga breathing, yoga postures, yoga games and group work, partner yoga, mindfulness and relaxation exercises to young people
how to teach yoga classes to enhance concentration, build self-esteem, increase body awareness, deal with stress and anxiety
a basic understanding of anatomical, mental and psychological development of the young person
how to promote a holistic approach to wellness in young people
How to Apply
To apply for a place please see below for upcoming dates. Down load your application form here.
Our 5 day courses are designed with a strong focus on enabling school teachers to provide yoga and mindfulness in school as part of PE, as an enrichment activity or as short classroom breaks. Schools are encouraged to fund their teaching staff for the benefit of the whole school’s health and wellbeing.
For UK school teachers Pupil Premium and Sports Funds are most often used. Applicants will need to pay their course fee and get reimbursed by their school finance office.
If you have any questions before you apply please contact us.
Teaching Yoga to
Primary Aged Children
LEWES, EAST SUSSEX
Fri 18, Sat 19, Sun 20 Oct
Fri 15, Sat 16 Nov 2019
(Early bird rate when booked before 20th July £500)
Teaching Yoga to
Secondary and Post 16
LEWES, EAST SUSSEX
Fri 7, Sat 8, Sun 9 Feb
Fri 6, Sat 7 Mar 2020
(Early bird rate when booked before 20th Dec £500)
Breakdown of Course Hours
40 hours course contact time
8 hours personal reading
8 hours planning
4 hours evaluation assignment
Applicants should have a professional qualification to work with children or be qualified yoga teachers. All applicants should have a regular yoga practice, and should have attended at least a weekly class for a minimum of a year prior to the course start.
Terms and Conditions
Our full terms and conditions for our Teach Yoga in Schools Courses can be found here
Course Materials and Reading List
Trainees will be provided with a full manual for each course, which will match the course content covered. The Teach Yoga in Schools course reading list can be seen here. Students are expected to purchase the required books themselves.
Getting to Lewes
Lewes railway station is served by regular trains from Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and London.
Lewes is 7 miles from Brighton, 14 miles from Eastbourne.
Drivers using the A27 should enter the town from the eastern end of the Lewes.
Key Stage 2 Teacher, Horsham
I learnt how yoga can benefit young people in terms of self-awareness, being calm and ‘in the moment.’
Key Stage 1 Teacher, Newhaven
I really enjoyed the practical sessions and the pair work ideas were great.
Secondary Teacher, Brighton
I discovered easy ways to implement yoga with my students.