July 14, 9am-3pm with a break for lunch. (Please bring a sack lunch, or plan to head somewhere nearby.)
Training location: Warren Village Administrative Office – 1300 Gilpin St, Denver, CO
This training is appropriate for anyone interested in teaching community based yoga, or interested in serving special populations in their classes. Training will be required for people who would like to teach at a Yoga for the People site in 2012 and is great preparation for starting your own community-based site. Training covers a comprehensive array of topics designed to prepare you for teaching community based yoga on your own or at a YFP site including:
- History, Mission and Vision of Yoga for the People
- Program Evaluation
- Working with Special Populations including:
- seniors/people with a disability
- community based classes
- Adjusting Students in a Community-Based Setting
- Professional Boundaries
- Role Playing, Teaching and Hands On Activities
To register, please fill out a volunteer application and email your application to email@example.com. CEUs available. To RSVP on Facebook, click here. To register online, click here.
Suggested donation $50, appreciated, never required. Donations assist us in providing yoga services for communities in need and education and training to support our volunteer base.
Being a teacher through Yoga for the People has been a great experience. Right now, I’m teaching at the South Lincoln Bridge Project with 3rd to 5th graders and loving it! It has been interesting to start teaching there because I actually live in the neighborhood. I really feel like I am not just helping Denver, but a community I am a part of.
The kids, of course, have a lot of energy and show it in class, but many also have a very soft side and have gotten into this “yoga thing.” They ask a lot of questions, and most ask for help in many of the postures. The challenging part is that the kids are only around for an hour at a time, once a week, so it is hard to always have their focus. However, many successes have seemed to pop out as well.
I have about 11 completely regular kids, and they are bringing friends to try it as well. The kids favorite game is the “quiet game” and we play it at the end of class . . . It is a way they can understand what so many adults know as Savasana.
– by Holly Rom, Yoga for the People volunteer teacher
With two new volunteer teachers, Yoga for the People now has weekly classes at two new Bridge Project sites for 3rd-5th graders! Holly Rom is teaching at the Bridge Project located in the South Lincoln neighborhood, while Leigh Suskin is teaching in the Columbine neighborhood. Both classes have over 12 energetic and excited kids, all ready to practice yoga. During one class at Columbine, the kids tried to hold tripod pose as long as they could. One boy held it for almost five minutes! His concentration and determination were amazing.
A big THANK YOU goes out to CorePower Yoga and Vital Yoga who donated the mats for these two new classes. Now the kids all have a mat that they can use every week!