*We hold a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®) designation.
Our trainings welcome anyone who is interested in bringing healthy coping strategies to youth! You do not need to be a yoga teacher or have a yoga background to participate.
Through data-driven techniques, engaging lectures, hands-on learning, and group activities, you will finish the training with the knowledge and ability to begin teaching right away. All components have been successfully used with ages 3-18 and are especially helpful for special needs and at-risk-youth. Our lesson plan structure allows you to feel confident teaching classes that everyBODY enjoys. Each training offers participants a solid foundation on which to build their own individual style of teaching.
Whether you want to teach for five minutes in your classroom, teach an hour in an enrichment class, or use the tools to create a peaceful environment, our training will give you the skills to bring yoga and mindfulness into any environment. All trainings offered by Radiant Beginnings are secular and appropriate for parents, educators, therapists, or anyone interested in bringing yoga and mindfulness to youth.
A manual is included to help support you after the training along with a certificate of completion.
- We are a data-driven and evidence-based program using a curriculum used in hundreds of schools.
- Community partner of Denver Public Schools and the After School Alliance gathering data on what it takes to have a quality after-school enrichment program
- Partnerships with over 50 schools
- We use a trauma-informed approach to address diverse learning styles
- We have partnered with Denver University, Regis University and the University of Southern Maine to collect data on emotional health outcomes
- Trained hundreds of people over the last 8 years
- Trainees walk away with tools to help youth with social-emotional learning skills, mindfulness, yoga, self-regulation, stress resilience, and healthy coping strategies
- We offer trainings in Denver, CO and Portland, ME
- Breathing exercises
- Youth-friendly mindful movement
- Partner poses/relationship builders
- Brain games
- Guided Imagery/Relaxation scripts
- Lesson plan structure along with sample plans
- Lesson plan themes
- Positive behavior management
- Teacher conduct
- Brain Function and how to teach children about the brain
- How trauma affects the brain
- Prop ideas
- Teaching practice
- How to create a peaceful environment
- Safety Precautions
- Community builders
- Educating the Whole Child
- Creating a physical and emotionally safe environment
- Creating routines and consistency for successful classes
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training
Dates: This training is full. Please contact us to be added to the winter training Saturday, October 12th & Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Location: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center 4005 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Price: Sliding Scale– $300-$400: For more information
Through data-driven techniques, engaging lectures, hands-on learning, and group activities, you will finish the training with the knowledge and ability to begin teaching right away. Whether you want to teach for five minutes or an hour, our training will equip you with the skills to bring mindful yoga into any environment.
*Our lesson plan outline offers participants a solid foundation on which to build their own unique style of connection with students.
*Community and connection to self and others are emphasized to create a physically and emotionally safe space for all to thrive using a trauma-informed approach.
*Appropriate for parents, educators, therapists, or anyone interested in bringing yoga and mindfulness to youth.
*Increase attention, compassion, emotional regulation and resilience naturally.
About trainer Jennifer Werner:
For the past 20 years, Jenny has been a visual arts teacher for Denver Public Schools. In 2009 she discovered yoga and it was instant love. She received her 200 hr. Hatha training from Shambhava yoga school along with a 100hr kids training from Prana Yoga Ayurveda Mandala Training Center in Denver. She’s been teaching youth yoga and mindfulness for the past decade and currently teaches part-time for Denver Public Schools while teaching several yoga classes a week.
Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning
Dates: Winter/Spring – specific dates TBD
Radiant Beginnings and Wise Minds. Big Hearts. are teaming up to offer a weekend intensive on Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning for K-12 settings. During this course, educators, mental health professionals, and youth workers will learn to use mindfulness as a tool for social-emotional learning in their work with youth. We will focus on teaching these tools to young people, in addition to developing a personal mindfulness practice and managing our own stress. Components of this training will be differentiated to meet the needs of different age bands.
Course Outline: Mindfulness theme-5 Core Competencies
* Introduction to mindfulness and SEL
*Physical Mindfulness-Self Awareness
*Emotional Mindfulness-Self Management
*Mindfulness of Thought-Self Management/Responsible Decision Making
*Mindful Relationships-Social Awareness/Relationship Skills
About trainers/owners Erica Marcus and Julie Campilio:
Erica and Julie have been bringing mindfulness into K-12 settings for over 18 years combined. With backgrounds in trauma-informed approaches, they use stress management techniques, yoga, and mindfulness as tools for social-emotional learning. Their mission is to help youth and educators reduce stress and increase wellness.
“The Radiant Beginnings yoga training provides a full depth of learning that is immediately able to be implemented. I loved the structure and supportive lesson plan with a ‘menu’ of options. Each piece of the plan gave me the confidence to teach! This training is taught by instructors with a wealth of knowledge with delivery techniques that reminded me of what it was like to be young again. The times flies!”
“This training, although short in length, was full of rich and fun information to share with kids. I am grateful to have taken with me tools to help children in a variety of formats: in schools, at home and in the studio. I left feeling confident and prepared to plan and lead a group of children at a variety of ages.”
“As an elementary special educator, I’m always looking for ways to help students love learning while developing key social skills. The Radiant Beginnings Children’s Yoga Teacher Training provided me with a phenomenal understanding of how to teach yoga and mindfulness skills in a fun and engaging way to kids. I learned concrete ways to teach kids breathing, postures, and mindfulness. Now I incorporate the skills I learned every day at school. The students and I love it! When I start lessons off with a breath or partner pose, students feel focused, calm, and energized. Additionally, it resets my mind as a teacher and gets me ready to teach when I take deep breaths with my students. Julie and the Radiant Beginnings Team are amazing! I highly recommend this training.”