STRETCH & PLAY

CHILDREN’S PILATES AND YOGA FACILITATOR TRAINING

Training for Pilates Instructors, Yoga Teachers, Gymnastics Coaches or Early Years Workers

Are you looking to share your knowledge with kids?

Maybe you think it’s something that is missing in your area?

Whether you’re a Pilates Instructor, a Yoga Teacher or a Coach, Victoria is excited to help you develop those skills specifically for working with children aged between 3 and 13 years old.

What’s covered in this course?

  • Stretches inspired by Yoga & Pilates
  • Games, stories and songs to make the moves fun
  • Meditation and mindfulness practices
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Children
  • The business of Stretch & Play – setting up, marketing and Health & Safety of running children’s classes
  • You will receive a 75+ page Facilitator Manual which includes lesson plans for each age group (3-7 & 8-13)

Pre-Requisites

This is recognised as a Specialist Teacher Training Course by Yoga Alliance Professionals and, as such, students purchasing this course must hold a valid:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing or Exercise to Music,
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates, or a
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate or equivalent.

(However, please contact Victoria to discuss).

COURSE DATES:

START WHEN YOU ARE READY! The course is self-paced and has a number of in-depth lessons (see below)  and a 75+ page manual which are immediately available upon purchase. It should take you anywhere between one week and three months to complete the course depending on how quickly you want to be teaching.

    COURSE FORMAT:

    The Stretch & Play course, like all our courses, runs according to the StretchBodyMind principles of FOUNDATION, EXPRESSION & VISION.

     

    FOUNDATION:

    Rationale behind the programme – why

    Rationale behind the programme = how

    Anatomy & Physiology of Children

    EXPRESSION:

    Stretch activities – action songs and stretches

    Play activities – drama games and relaxation 

    VISION:

    The Business of Stretch & Play

    Stress in Children

    Health & Safety

    INVESTMENT

    The course costs $497.

    BECOME A STRETCH & PLAY FACILITATOR

    TUTOR:

    Hi! I’m Victoria Cunningham and I am the Founder of Stretch & Play. I am a trained youth worker and SYT (Senior Yoga Teacher) who is responsible for all Stretch & Play’s training programmes.

    In addition to my academic qualifications (we’re talking an MA Honours in English Literature and Sociology from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde) and yoga certificates I hold qualifications in community development, conflict management, facilitation skills and community drama, all of which equipped me wonderfully to create and develop Stretch & Play.

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