TEACH KIDS YOGA

Earn your RCYT certification in 2 months with Mission Propelle’s 95-Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2018

Next Training: March-April 2018
Location: 418 S Wabash, Chicago

Trainees must attend or make-up all of the following sessions.  Sunday classes run from 1-6 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday sessions run from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
March 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25
April 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
We will accept 12 trainees in our spring 2018 program. We expect to reach capacity before February.

Don’t let cost stop you from applying. If you need a partial scholarship or payment plan, email jill@missionpropelle.com

WHAT YOU GET

• Certificate of Completion and eligibility for RCYT*
• Training Manual
• Onsite Mat Storage
• Coffee & Tea
• Healthy snacks from CLIF, KIND, LUNA, and VitaCoco

* RCYT credential contingent on successful completion of all training requirements

TUITION

• EARLY BIRD RATE: $1,100
• STANDARD RATE: $1,600
• EDUCATOR RATE: $1,300

Early bird rate eligible through November 30, 2017. Educator rate is reserved for full-time preschool teachers and k-12 educators with proof of employment. Payment plans are available.

PROMOTIONS

• $200 kickback for anyone you refer (no limits)
• Buddy discount: Enroll with a friend for $200 off apiece (must enroll same week)

What You’ll Learn

Trainees graduate with the knowledge and skills to fluently teach yoga to kids ages 2-17.

  • Specialize in your age group of choice, from 2-17.
  • Learn asana, partner poses & games for all ages and abilities.
  • Study the history & philosophy of yoga with a children’s lens.
  • Gain positive and empowering behavior management skills.
  • Develop lasting friendships and a strong client network.
  • Learn how to land a job or launch a business while protecting your ideas and interests.

Topics of Study


  • Background of Children's Yoga

    Includes the study and understanding of all childhood developmental stages from age 2-17 and how the issues of each stage impact what is appropriate for teaching them.

  • Techniques, Training and Practice

    Yoga-based practices appropriate for child development, such as asanas, asana-based movement, yoga-based games and activities, breathing techniques and chanting.

  • Teaching Methodology

    Knowledge of classroom techniques, lesson plans and group processing for children’s activities. Age-appropriate teaching skills for yoga class techniques (including how to phrase age-appropriate questions to a child) and effective communication skills (such as songs and stories) for working with children.

  • Anatomy & Physiology

    Anatomy and physiology related specifically to changes during child development and their application to yoga techniques. Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)

  • Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics

    Basic yoga precepts as they relate to children and to teaching Yoga to children (e.g., the Yamas and Niyamas). Awareness of ethical behavior and state and local legal requirements as related to behavior with and supervision of children. Specific training in parameters and techniques of ethical touch with regard to teaching children. Basics of ethical language and behavior, both when parents or guardians are present and when they are not.

  • Practicum

    Practicum hours are divided between hours spent observing a specialty class and hours spent teaching a specialty class.

Faculty


Jill Carey

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
MAT, E-RYT 200, RCYT, YPLE

About Jill

Jill brings more than a decade of experience teaching children yoga. As the co-founder and president of Mission Propelle, she has worked with more than 3,000 children across Chicagoland.

Linnea Birdwell

LEAD TRAINER
E-RYT 200, RCYT

About Linnea

Linnea Birdwell (E-RYT 200) graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance in 2013, and completed her RYT training at Zenspot Yoga in 2013 and her RCYT training through Mission Propelle in 2017. Linnea has over 10 years of experience instructing children in yoga and dance in Oregon, New York City, and Chicago, and her passion lies in empowering children to know their worth and their potential through her movement classes.

Yoga trainings are expensive.
Spend your time & money wisely.

There are countless children’s yoga teacher trainings that claim to certify you in one weekend. The truth is, those companies charge a boatload of money in return for a certificate of completion that isn’t recognized by yoga studios, schools, or other reputable children’s yoga providers.
Only 95-hour teacher trainings approved by the Yoga Alliance can issue the industry-standard RCYT designation.

OUR PROMISE

Mission Propelle’s 95-hour CYTT exceeds all curriculum and faculty standards established by the Yoga Alliance.

APPLICATION

To apply for Mission Propelle’s Spring 2018 CYTT, complete the form below.

If you simply have questions and would like to learn more before applying, email jill@missionpropelle.com.


After your application is submitted, you will be notified of your status within 24 hours. Once you have been accepted, you will pay a deposit of $150. This fee is non-refundable and may be paid via credit card (PayPal or Venmo), cash, or check made out to Mission Propelle Inc. The deposit will be applied toward your tuition payment. Remaining tuition fees are due by February 14, 2018.

Program Policies

You do not need any prior experience or certifications. Our training program will teach you everything you need to know, from yoga poses to classroom management to trauma-sensitive practices. If you would like to register your training with the Yoga Alliance, you will need to take a 200-hour RYT program, but they can be completed in any order.

If you register at a promotional rate or receive a scholarship, your tuition balance is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid in full by the first class unless a payment plan is established.

If you register at the standard rate and submit written notice of your need to withdraw from the program by January 1, 2018, you may receive a refund minus the $150 nonrefundable deposit. Credit card refunds will be subject to an additional 4% processing fee.

There will be no refunds after January 1, 2018. If you register after this date or withdraw from the program for any reason thereafter, you will be responsible for paying the full tuition, regardless of any partial payments that have been made to date.

Receipt of the RCYT designation is not automatic upon completion of program modules. RCYT certification will be based on successful completion of all required modules and assignments, attendance requirements, and lead trainer’s assessment of trainee’s teaching competence.

Click here to read the Yoga Alliance’s credentialing standards for Children’s Yoga teachers. Note that while many children’s yoga workshops claim to be “certification” programs, only 95-hour programs endorsed by the Yoga Alliance – like Mission Propelle’s – are able to administer the industry-recognized RCYT designation.

Trainees will complete a nominal number of homework assignments during the course of the program. Most work will be completed collaboratively during workshops.

You will not need to purchase any books or resources – your curriculum manual will include everything we need. If we add a resource, it will be provided at no additional cost to you.

If you need to miss a class or two, don’t sweat it! We have built-in makeup hours and two make-up dates scheduled on Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. If these dates don’t work for you, we’ll make alternative arrangements. Our scheduling is very flexible.

Where are they now?

Graduates of Mission Propelle’s 95-Hour CYTT have gone on to teach yoga to children of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds across many different settings — from Cook County Juvenile Detention Centers, to schools, to park districts, to childcare centers, to safe homes for victims of sex trafficking and beyond! Check out how a selection of our graduates are using their education.
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TRICIA MALOVEY
MIDTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB: KIDTOWN YOGA

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CASSANDRA DOZIER
COOK COUNTY JUVENILE TEMPORARY DETENTION CENTER: VOLUNTEER YOGA

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CASEY KINSELLA
LLOYD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: AFTER-SCHOOL YOGA CLUB

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BEVERLYN BAER
MISSION PROPELLE:
GIRL POWER YOGA

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MACK OLIVER
MISSION PROPELLE
CENTERED STUDIOS: PRESCHOOL YOGA & WORKSHOPS

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MIRA XENOS
PRESCHOOL YOGA

TESTIMONIALS

After graduation, trainees in our 95-hour certification program have the opportunity to share anonymous feedback. This is what they said:

All information and materials were presented in a very clear, organized way. Anyone, be it a school teacher or a yoga practitioner, has access to a lot of information to help them grow the skills they need to lead a children’s yoga class. It’s amazing how inspiring, open and ready to help with any aspects of your future children’s teaching the trainers, Jill and Linnea, were. The feedback/evaluation process during practicums was invaluable in showing me which aspects of the training I needed to focus on. MP’s CYTT program gave me a lot of confidence in my classroom management skills which is key when leading a successful children’s yoga class. This program provided the tools to transform my yoga teaching skills to a level that’s understandable to children. The observation opportunities were super helpful – one can see the flow of an actual children’s yoga class and observe the effect it has on children. Overall, three words can sum it up for me – informative, motivating and empowering.

MP’s delivery of classroom management techniques was outstanding.
The training manual is amazing, you provide all the visuals, language, and options that are available for each and every yoga pose and flows. The management style/ language taught is smart, efficient, respectful, kid friendly, and empowering to every child.
Original podcasts were very helpful, manual is very thorough.
This program did an excellent job of catering to the individual needs/interests of each trainee.