Anahata Yoga is a premier yoga centre based in the heart of the Central district. It is best known for offering the most authentic yoga experience available in Hong Kong, with classes led by Indian instructors hailing from different lineages devoted to the practice and study of yoga.
As a centre, Anahata Yoga is fully committed to fostering a community of yoga practitioners who are not only equipped with the skills to perform yoga as a daily activity, but as well as the knowledge to live out yoga as a lifestyle.
Starting a yoga practice at a young age creates a healthy life for youngsters. By nature, children’s minds and bodies are flexible, adaptable and easily teachable. So long as yoga is fun, creative and interactive, it’s an activity they’re sure to like. In addition to being a great physical activity, yoga offers an entertaining way for children to learn about the mind and body, and their functions and abilities.
Children also learn to balance their emotions and improve their focus and concentration through yoga. Various studies have shown that children who regularly practice yoga have better health and emotional balance, and are less likely to be afflicted with common health issues such as allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, obesity, ADD and ADHD.
At Anahata Yoga, parents who enjoy yoga also pave the way for their children to enjoy the activity, making yoga a regular family activity and cultivating a healthy lifestyle. And just as yoga can be tailored according to the needs and capacities of every individual, so can kids’ yoga be designed to match the interests of every individual child – not only ensuring a healthy body and mind, but also some fun and laughter along the way.
Anahata Yoga’s Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training Course (100 hours) is one of the first accredited Certification Programme for Kid’s yoga in Hong Kong. Anahata Yoga offers a solid foundational grounding of yoga instruction and mindful yoga practices for children. Students learn the physiology and psychology of children of various age groups, and how to incorporate yoga to their leisure time as a hobby, a sport, and a discipline in a fun and creative way.
“It takes a big heart to shape little minds,” it is said. At Anahata Yoga, students learn to teach kids’ yoga from the heart. At the end of our programme, students will be able to confidently teach yoga to children and design creative yoga classes for children of various age groups.
Even If you have kids and would like to teach mindfulness techniques to your kids such as meditation and yoga you can consider joining our kids’ yoga program.
Anahata Yoga’s Teacher Training is accredited by the Asana Andiappan College of Yoga & Research Centre in India (www.andiappanyoga.com) , the International Yoga Academy in Hong Kong (www.iya-asia.com) and Yoga Alliance USA, classified under the Registered Children’s Yoga School (RYCS).
About Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre - Chennai, South India is known throughout the world for its contribution to Yogic Science. Founded by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in 1950, it is meticulously run by Dr. Asana Andiappan and Trust Members, all of whom have over 50 years of experience in Yogasanas and Naturopathy. It is the only yoga college and research centre recognized by the government as well as two universities in India.
Located in Chennai, South India, the centre runs various yoga programmes as well as free awareness camps that are aided and supported by various government and private organisations. It has been collaborating with various medical universities, hospitals and organisations that run research programmes on yoga and its therapeutic benefits. The centre is also home to the widely read Asana International Yoga Journal (www.asanajournal.com) , which has a readership of 200,000 and growing, in India and around the world.
Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre also has accredited franchisee centres in over 30 countries that run yoga programmes, and teacher training courses.
This Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training Course is presented by Anahata Yoga, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teachers are therefore eligible to enroll in this course for Continuing Education hours through the Yoga Alliance Certification.
Please note: In order to become a certified Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance USA, students must have completed Anahata Yoga’s Kids Yoga Teacher Training and 200hrs Basic Foundation Course. 200 RYT as per the requirement of the Yoga Alliance.
Andiappan Yoga Self Practice Classes (Optional)
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All YTT students can attend up to 30 Andiappan Yoga classes as part of the teacher training learning. There are also exclusive Andiappan Yoga classes conducted for ongoing YTT students where they get to interact with the teachers and ask questions from the syllabus about their practice and improve on their limitations.
This class will equip students with knowledge to develop sequence for self-practice which they can do at home or while traveling. The ability to put together a sequence to meet one's goals while taking into consideration one's limitations will be very important when one start to teach.
Please note classes and schedule may change without prior notice.
Busy Hong Kong professionals now have the option of undergoing yoga teacher training at their own pace and in their own schedule. Available for the first time in Hong Kong, Anahata Yoga now applies a modular system to all its yoga teacher training programme. This will allow yoga practitioners with busy schedules to enroll only in one (or more) of the series of classes of their choice - without having to enroll in the teacher training in one go. Students will receive a participation certificate after completing a module. Those who have completed the total number of modules within a two-year period and have successfully completed the practical assessment and assignment may then obtain the 100 Hours Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, which signifies their completion of the entire course.
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructors who are serious about teaching yoga for children need to have good foundational grounding in yoga, and how it can be taught to kids of various age groups. This involves sound knowledge of both practice and theory.
At Anahata Yoga, our Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course is composed of 60% practical sessions and 40% theory. To complete the training, students attend kids’ yoga classes conducted in our studio and also conduct a yoga class for children in the presence of a faculty member.
We ensure that our students are fully equipped and confident to teach yoga to children across a range of age groups upon completion of our programme. Upon completion of our course, students are also invited to be part of the Andiappan Yoga Community as a volunteer and teach in our programmes that offer yoga to children and families.
Instructors need to be well informed and educated about the anatomy, physiology and common health conditions of children to qualify to teach children yoga. They need to understand the different tools and techniques to properly and safely guide children in a yoga class, while making it a fun experience. Our Kids Yoga Teacher Training focuses primarily on equipping our students with these knowledge, skills and training experiences.
Please read our 10 Reasons to Join Our Teacher Training Course. That aside, there are three main advantages to joining our Teacher Training Courses:
Moreover, at Anahata Yoga, we hire only teachers who have completed our own Yoga Teacher Training Courses.
This course is not just limited to aspiring yoga teachers; it is open to everyone who is interested in learning about the teaching mindfulness and yoga for kids. And since the 100hrs Kids Hours Teacher Training Certificate Course covers all the details about the applying yoga for kids of various age group, it is certainly suitable for those with no prior training or experience in the practice.
However, if you plan to teach a comprehensive yoga session for kids and adults that includes tailor made sequence of asanas (poses) and other practices such as breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques it's always better to further your knowledge with a 200hrs foundation teacher training program that we also offer.
Assessments are conducted in two parts, theory and practical. For the theory topic, you will be given some topics on kids’ yoga class and its effects of physical and mental health. You can write an assignment on that topic and submit it online. You have one month after the course to submit this assignment.
For the practical exam, you will teach a kid’s class at Anahata Yoga under the supervision of our yoga instructor. Teacher will assess the class and give you inputs on how to improve on your teaching skills. Upon successful completion of both assessments, you will receive the Course Graduation Certificate.
As a course kids’ yoga teacher training graduate, you are always most welcome to assist our teachers in our kids’ yoga group classes anytime with prior notice to the teacher.