School teachers Children's Yoga & Mindfulness training

Come grow with us!

Come grow with us!

The Yoga Bananas® Technique has been taught in schools for over two decades. You will recognise lots of activities we do as linking to the broader curriculum, strengthening children’s learning in areas such as PSHE, citizenship, emotional development, music, beat and rhythm, phonological awareness for little ones and speaking and listening skills. It also caters to visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

The Technique encompasses a structure that can be used for an entire PE lesson, strengthening children’s gross motor skills – or can be divided into smaller bite-sized pieces for the classroom. There is an emphasis on original storytelling throughout the course, which can support children’s narrative skills and strengthen their learning pathways in storytelling, which can be beneficial for visual and kinesthetic learners.

 

The main elements we will delve into are:

 

  • Basic postural alignment for a healthy spine and lungs
  • Dynamic energy work for cardiovascular health
  • Teaching respect for developing positive relationships
  • Balancing poses for harnessing the mind as well as the body
  • Imaginative memory games for improving concentration
  • Vocal exercises that create camaraderie and connection between peers and allow children to indulge in narrative chatter, giving them a voice and imaginative freedom
  • Relaxation and visualisation techniques for controlling anxiety

And, of course, everything that is taught is backed up by a 40,000 word illustrated manual that recounts the course verbatim.

Dates & times

October 2022

Saturday 1st

Sunday 2nd

About your trainer, Skip Oliver

Celebrating 21 years, this course continues to be run by founder Skip Oliver, (SYT, ERYT-500, Yoga Elder, Dip Physical Theatre, BA Hons. English, MA Creative Writing) yoga teacher and trainer since 1998 and former artistic director. Skip has personally trained over 1400 people in the Yoga Bananas® Technique.
Skip has been analysing the connection between the mind and body since she was a teenager and competitive athlete. From her twenty-year teaching experience as a yoga teacher for children and adults (SYT, ERYT, Yoga Elder), she has discovered that the layers of the mind always speak through the physical body. Out of this understanding and through an exploration of yoga techniques and energy work, Skip has devised an exciting and inspirational approach to working with children to help them fulfil their unique potential and develop into caring, sharing individuals.

Who can apply for this training?

The Yoga Bananas® Schoolteachers’ Course is for teaches who would like to train in breathing, visualisation, basic yoga techniques, physical theatre and meditation to creatively work with children.

The school teachers Yoga Bananas® Technique requires no prior formal training in yoga.

The training weekend is both practical and pedagogic.

What is included:

Training Investment:

Full weekend training including manual €350

***** We offer discounted rates for groups of teachers of 5 or more**** please contact for group bookings

**Part payment option available with deposit***