SunChild – Kundalini Yoga for Children

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SUNCHILD TEACHER TRAINING: KUNDALINI YOGA FOR CHILDREN

with Sat Sarbat and Satmukh from Ajai Alai Awakening 

                                 Certified by the International School Ajai Alai Awakening


About the course

Kundalini Yoga has been given to us by a great master, Yogi Bhajan, and encompasses all aspects of life. It helps children to get to know themselves and their body in a joyful and playful way. It balances their emotions and helps to reduce anxiety and aggression. It has been proven by research that yoga increases

SunChild - Kundalini Yoga - Children - Ajai Alai Awakening - China - Austria - Australia - Asia - Taiwanflexibility, concentration and well-being. Furthermore it improves social behavior as it makes children more loving, self conscious and calm. Reinforcing their personality and nervous system.

Kundalini Yoga prepares children to face challenges and negative aspects of life with a positive approach and with tools that work. Course material is included in the price and comprises a manual and copies of sets, meditations, mantras and songs for children.

This course is open to all. Non Kundalini Yoga Teachers need to meet extra requirements (see below).

Course material is included in price and comprises a manual and copies of sets, meditations, mantras and songs for children.


CONTENT:

While learning several techniques that will help you to teach children of all ages, it will at the same time help you to be a more joyful and stable human being in healing your own childhood and confront your patterns.

Childhood from a yogic point of view. Children psychology & stages of growth. Family systems & pattern. Responsibilities as parents.

The inner child in adulthood. Identify your wounds which are an obstacle for your life. How to approach difficult children – non-aggressive communication.

Children development & relationship to children:

• Working with children,
• Kundalini Yoga for adults and children: differences,
• Chakras and chakra development in childhood,
• Pregnancy, birth and first 40 days of life according to Kundalini Yoga philosophy,
• Mother as teacher/first phase of life, father as teacher/second phase of life,
• Family systems and patterns – Responsibilities as parents,
• Childhood from a yogic point of view and growth through life cycles (7/11/18 years of age).

Kundalini Yoga for children:

• Postures for children and effects,
• How to teach a class; Important tips and sets (classes) divided by age groups (2-3; 4-5; 7-10; 11-12 and teens),
• Rituals, games, chants and dances,
• Sets for the eyes, stress, anger; Relaxation; Massage,
• Stages of growth and Kundalini Yoga adapted to age groups,
• How to deal with teenagers,
• Working with difficult children and techniques for teachers and children for strengthening the nerves,
• Trial classes with feedback.

Wounded Child:

Theory and healing work on the inner child and the hidden self,
• Identify personal patterns which blocks your innocence and joy.


Feedback from previous participants

The teacher training for children is a body and mental healing process.It makes me hug my inner child again and can face my wound child with soft energy. It makes me open a pure space to play yoga with children. – Beantjot Kaur

The teacher training for children was a surprising present for me. It allowed me to touch the inside corners I didn’t see for many years. Even as a mother I have learned a lot from teaching my child, I did not realize that how I was driven by the inner child and my hidden self. This course gave me a lot of healings. The classes for children are so creative and so fun,but also a challenge for me. And I learned how to keep neutral by letting go my expectation and how to teach children to love not to love me. Our teacher is full of humor,nwe really enjoyed being children and students in her demo classes. – Dharamjot Kaur


About the teachers

sat sarbat satmukhSat Sarbat and Satmukh offer an honest and dynamic space for growth where you will be challenged and inspired to fulfill your potential. They make teachings alive and, while they strive to keep them pure to the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, Sat Sarbat and Satmukh find innovative ways to deliver them so that they can reach you at the best. You cannot get the teachings, you have to become the teachings. The intention of Sat Sarbat and Satmukh is to offer you this experience. You’ll find more info about Sat Sarbat and Satmukh on the AAA website.

 

 


Requirements for certification

For all students:
1. Pass the interview with the trainers at the end of the training
2. Be present at the whole programme (9 days)
3. Practice: Teach a trial class during the training.

Additionally, for participants who are not certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher Level 1 must:
1. Participate in 4 day intensive Kundalini Yoga Fundamentals Course (Sydney & Melbourne) or attend the first week of Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1.
2. Attendance of 20 regular classes for adults (can be done also after the training)

Recommended:
Practice: Teach at least 5 classes (45-60 minutes each) for children in an institute of your choice (maternity schools, schools, friends, communities…). Document the classes with date, location, number of children, set taught and your signature.

Additionally, for participants who never worked with children: 5 extra classes for children in one or more than one institutes (no private class), OR 3 days of voluntary work in an institution for children (school, maternity school, institute for handicapped, orphanage, etc…)


About the venue:

We are excited to be offering this course at the Mangrove Yoga Ashram, a residential yoga centre based on ashram principles.
 

An ashram is a traditional place of learning for yoga and other spiritual disciplines, a place of simplicity and regularity.

It is a place where one can spend time away from the usual distractions of daily life and focus on understanding one’s own experience and purpose in life.
 
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ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation is offered as triple share.
 
SEVA & SACRED SILENCE:
As part of the ashram experience all training participants will be expected to participate in Seva (service) and a period of ‘Sacred Silence’ from 8pm to breakfast each day.
 
WHAT TO BRING:
Please keep your belongings to a minimum  and don’t bring additional food to the ashram (unless you have food allergies which restricts your intake of ashram food).
 
MEALS:
Three wholesome and delicious meals are served each day, along with morning and afternoon tea of fruit and tea. Meals are vegetarian, and the ashram kitchen uses a wide variety of high-quality, all-natural ingredients to offer nutritionally sound and tasty meals. Fresh salad greens, herbs and other vegetables are provided daily from the ashram’s own vegetable garden.
 
The ashram asks all meals are accepted gracefully during your stay. This also avoids placing unnecessary pressure on kitchen staff and resources.
 

INVESTMENT

The Sun Child Teacher Training course is a residential course offered in two modules, you can start in either one but both modules must be completed to certify:

Module 1: TBA

Module 2: 5th – 9th October 2017.

The total investment includes the 2 modules,  all meals, accommodation and course materials.

A discount is available for Early Bird payments before 20 January 2017. EFT or online payments with a credit card using PayPal are available.

 Early Bird Standard Rate
Course Fee$1,320$1,470
Food & Accommodation$960$960
Total$2,280$2,430
Payment Due1 March 201728 April 2017

Please note:An additional PayPal admin fee of 3.5% per transaction applies for payments made via credit card (using the PayPal button below). If you prefer to pay via EFT please email info@kundaliniyogacollective.org.au for banking details.

Early Bird before 1 March: $2,280 + 3.5%

 

Standard after 1 March: $2,430 + 3.5%

 

ATTENTION NON KUNDALINI YOGA TEACHERS

All non KY teachers must attend either week 1 of our Level 1 Teacher Training in March or the 4-day Intensive Kundalini Yoga Fundamentals  (Cost $450  – 4/5 Mar and 29/30 April)
Payment by Direct Debit

Contact Devpreet for info 0418 884 624


REGISTRATION

Please make your payment and download and complete the registration form below and return it to Devpreet: info@kundaliniyogacollective.org.au, 0418 884 624. Please also note the cancellation policy noted on this form.


For more info contact Devpreet 0418 884 624 or complete the Contact Form below.


More about the AAA SunChild program by Sat Sarbat Kaur Khalsa

Questions have been brought to my attention by students doubting which children yoga teacher training to follow, as programmes offered on the market seem quite different in length and price, and nevertheless end all the same with a certification for teaching children.

Following this, I put together some extra information which can help clarifying the topic. Since I cannot speak for other programmes, I will describe the one that the Ajai Alai International Kundalini Yoga School is offering.

I am a certified 3HO German trainer for children yoga and an active member of their actual team of trainers. I teach in the 3HO children yoga teacher training in Europe. When time came to offer that programme in China, 3HO Germany realized that it was not cost effective to bring their programme to Asia. Furthermore we jointly realize the limitations caused by the fact that foreign programmes are rooted on songs in English or German with which Chinese children cannot identify. We therefore agreed that Ajai Alai would develop its individual training for Chinese-speaking countries, and gradually develop the relationship with the local culture.

Trainers for this teacher training are myself, who among own and adopted ones raised 9 children, and my husband, Satmukh Singh, whose parents worked as foster parents for children of difficult backgrounds who had to be taken away from their family and environment for their own protection. Sharing his childhood with these difficult children made Satmukh a very sensitive and compassionate caretaker for children. His direct personal experience in this field, is a precious and unique contribution to this teacher training.

Our idea for a teacher training is not limited to postures, games or play with children. This is of course a very important and joyful aspect of it. Nevertheless we believe that Yogi Bhajan contributed a lot more than this to children education and growth. He spoke about discipline and how to empower children to create their bright future. Nowadays, children are either exploited or too spoiled. Over care, limiting risks and rescuing children too quickly, does damage their creative potential.

We also believe that before we can work effectively with children, we need to heal our own relationship to our parents and inner child. In failing to go through this process, we reproduce the same patterns that make us miserable, and we put expectations on children that are not connected to who they are. Furthermore, we bring in the work with children our own judgment about what is right and wrong, whether this is cultural, emotional, personal or just part of a ready-made belief system.

Finally, in the years of my yoga studies, I found myself to take courses for children yoga, enjoying them and yet, once back home, not really been competent about how and what to teach.

With the SunChild programme of Ajai Alai we intended to address all these issues. The manual we have written for participants to this teacher training is a 180-page long, very comprehensive guide on Yogi Bhajan’s teachings for children and parenting. It also includes modern research and techniques in the field of child education coming from other sources, and, of course, it has been translated into Chinese for easy access.

We believe that 9 days is the minimum possible for you to integrate these teachings and go at the same time through the possibility of self-transformation and growth. Less than that is totally unrealistic for the goal we have set.

The teacher training is fun, but above all it allows adults to heal, free themselves from patterns of suffering and destruction and be present to the world of children in a pure, authentic and supportive way.


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GETTING THERE
The course starts at 10am on 1 April and finishes at 4pm on the 4th.  Mangrove Yoga Ashram is located at 300 Mangrove Creek Road, Mangrove Creek, NSW 2250.  When making your travel arrangements to the venue please try and work around these start and finish times. For first time guests it is essential to arrive during daylight hours.  If you want to arrive the night before the training begins you must get to the ashram by 5pm and an additional accommodation fee applies in a shared room.
 
If driving from Sydney, on the F3/Highway 1, take the Peats Ridge/Central Mangrove exit off the Freeway (next exit after the Mt White exit). After 14.9 kilometres turn left into George Downes Drive marked “Central Mangrove & Wisemans Ferry”. 2.4 km later turn left into Wisemans Ferry Road marked “Mangrove Mountain & Wisemans Ferry”. After 16 km turn right into Mangrove Creek Road, travel 3.1km and on the right is Mangrove Yoga Ashram. This is a dirt road which is narrow and windy, so please limit speed to 40Km.Important: Do not drive down Pembertons Hill Road. If using a GPS, it may try and direct you down Pembertons Hill Road from Wisemans Ferry Road. Do not take this road as there are locked gates at the bottom of the road and you will have to turn around. Make sure you continue down Wisemans Ferry Road to the bottom of the gully, and turn right directly into Mangrove Creek Road just before you go over Bedlam Creek Bridge.
Please note the main roads north (Pacific Hwy and Pennant Hills Rd) can be extremely congested, so we advise course participants to depart Sydney earlier if possible.
 
There is limited public transport available to the venue.  If you require transport there we can help with car pooling.  Please email us: info@kundaliniyogacollective.org.au

 

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