Why Children's Yoga Training?
Yoga has been shown to help children improve classroom performance and behavior, and can help with:
* Anxiety * ADD/ADHD * Anti-bullying * Asperger's Syndrome * Autism * Body Awareness * Concentration * Depression * Down's Syndrome * Eating Disorders * Focus * Sports-related Needs * Stress Relief * and MUCH MORE.
Help Your Kids Achieve More... Blissfully!
With so much stress in the school and cultural environment these days, children are more stressed than ever. What if you could find a way to help your students actually do better, more easily, with less stress, improved focus, and a LOT of fun?
Welcome to Yoga in the Classroom!
Our specially-designed training program for educators teaches you an array of simple yoga postures and meditation techniques that are appropriate in the classroom and other professional settings. You'll learn how to design short practices around creating calm, creating focus, and creating energy, with sample lesson plans and even practice teaching opportunities to hone your skills.
This program is open to anyone, and is invaluable for deepening and broadening the scope of your teaching and classroom management techniques. Also great training for parents, recreation specialists, occupational therapists, and medical professionals to broaden your holistic and integrative approach.
Upcoming Course Dates, Locations & Details
Yoga in the Classroom is designed to be a versatile course with applications in a variety of settings. It can be taken as a self-study course, in person or online training, or even held on-site at your location for your staff or community group. Content can be customized to your professional application for on-site courses, e.g. medical/health care, recreation, etc. Please inquire about how we can tailor this program to meet your needs.
GET TRAINING AND CLASSES NOW!
Access online sessions for family and kids, request a private or group session with a live teacher, download training programs, curricula, meditations, and more! Available 24/7 365 days a year on demand - when you want, where you want. Visit the online studio now >
Samadhi KIDS Lead Trainers:
Kristi McDonald, E-RYT 200 & Registered Children's Yoga Specialist with Yoga Alliance, is the Director of Samadhi Kids and creator of the Indigo Project Children's Yoga Specialty Teacher Training Program.
She holds a Master's Degree in Education, and is an elementary school coordinator, Reiki practitioner, and licensed Massage Therapist. She is a graduate from The University of Texas at Tyler, Corepower Yoga Teacher Training, and Collinson Massage School.
Kristi is passionate about helping children and families navigate today’s stressful and ever-changing environments by imparting evidence-based skills from her unique expertise in this wide variety of disciplines. She has also been involved in creating audio practices for children on two digital albums, “The Indigo Project: Meditations for Children” and “HappyThoughts: Positive Practices for Children." Her goal is to build and inspire community well-being by focusing on the health and happiness of the family and child, sharing the teachings of yoga, meditation, and other healing practices.
Kristi McDonald currently offers an array of continuing education and online programs via Samadhi Kids and The Indigo Project trainings and retreats, including convenient online courses and resources.
Samadhi Banks is the founder of Studio Samadhi, offering programs in Texas, Chicago, Illinois, via destination retreats, and online.
She has been dedicated to yoga and meditation for over twenty years, with well over 3000 hours of teaching experience, in addition to over 10 years teaching other forms of fitness and wellness, as well as in implementing corporate wellness programs. Her personal practice and dynamic teaching style are rooted in her study of the Kundalini and Ashtanga traditions, as well as the meditation techniques of Buddhism and the Raj Yoga tradition of Brahma Kumaris.
In addition to IKYTA membership, she is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider and ERYT-500. Samadhi is a Radiant Child (RCYP) Level III children’s yoga teacher and a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT), offering The Indigo Project Children's Yoga Specialty Teacher Training. She is also a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Reiki Master Teacher. Samadhi teaches energy work in addition to yogic disciplines and has a passion for our natural potential for health and well-being, regularly mentoring others.
Her integrated approach to energetic awareness and holistic well-being inspires students of all ages through workshops, training programs, and private yoga sessions. Samadhi embraces the lifetime journey of self-discovery, consciousness, and spiritual evolution.
How Can We Help?
We are happy to chat about any questions or considerations you may have, and can lend our experience to help guide you.