Yoga Break for Children™
7-Week Online Training

Are you looking for yoga practices, techniques, and activities to help children behave better, become emotionally stable, release stress and get better grades at school?

Yoga Break for Children
Online Training

Learn how to do effective yoga practices with children to teach them essential
self-regulation skills for a healthy and successful life.

Begins October 24th. Registration closes October 29th, 2017


Why Yoga for Children?

Hi, it's nice to meet you!

Hi, I’m Irina Kazakevic.

I’m an elementary school teacher, yoga teacher and a well-being educator.

I began teaching yoga to children behind the closed doors of my classroom more than 15 years ago. At that time, when I went to my principal and asked to buy a yoga manual for our school, he kindly agreed, but warned me that he doesn’t see yoga being a part of the school system in the near future. Fortunately, he was wrong, and within two years of that conversation, I was teaching official yoga classes in my school.

My search for the optimal way to teach children’s yoga began. I researched numerous programs, certified in kids yoga and was constantly on the look out for new and progressive research in children's yoga.

Just like you, I was looking for tools and resources to enhance my classes and make them not only entertaining, but educational as well.

Having experienced the tremendous benefits of yoga in my own practice, I wanted to teach my students valuable self-management skills that they can use throughout of their lives. And that’s why I developed the Yoga Break for Children program and training.

My passion continues to be studying methods and techniques that allow me to know myself better and give me the tools for self-realization and growth.

My “feel good,” “this is me in my zone” type of work is teaching these practices and helping my students of all ages to gain skills and confidence to make changes to improve and evolve.

I share my passion of teaching yoga to children by offering professional development and training in my school board, at conferences and in workshops.

I founded Yoga Break for Children and Well-being Yoga to connect and collaborate with like-minded people. My vision is to make the workshops, courses and training on the topic of yoga and well-being available through live and online education.

Having spent over 25 years in the business of teaching kids, I came to some interesting conclusions:

  • Sometimes we teach content, including yoga, to children without explaining its connection to their daily life. This makes it irrelevant.
  • Sometimes we teach content, including yoga, with a focus on WHAT we teach, instead of WHY and HOW we teach it. Which makes it impractical.
  • Very often, when we teach, we forget to ask the question, “How is it helpful?” and in many cases, we don’t answer it.
  • Sometimes we do yoga with children to entertain and have fun. This is great and much needed especially with very young children. I taught like this for a while, until a student asked, “Why are we doing it?” It stopped me on the spot and made me think. “Why?”

Why do we teach yoga to children? What is the final, ultimate goal?

It made me change the way I practice yoga myself. It made me change the way I teach yoga to children and adults. It made me change the way I teach in general. I became a purposeful teacher by using the 3 A's of Well-Being Method.

The 3 A’s of Well-Being Method™

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What do teachers who teach yoga purposefully do differently? 

You are ready to teach yoga
to children purposefully if you are:

  • A school or ECE teacher, who would love to learn quick and easy yoga tools to use with students for classroom management, improved behaviour, and higher academic achievement.
  • A children’s yoga teacher who wants to bring your classes to the next level.
  • A parent who would like to see your kids healthy, balanced, stable and teach them self-regulation skills that they can use to succeed in life.
  • A health/youth or pediatric practitioner, who is passionate about the success of their young clients and would like to expand the range of professional practices and techniques.
  • A person who enjoys working with children and want to learn how to do yoga with them.

All you need is a comprehensive, well organized program that offers a variety of ready to use practices, activities, step-by-step lesson plans and more.

Introducing: Yoga Break for Children™

A 7-module online training that will equip you to teach yoga to children to develop self-regulation skills for a healthy and successful life.

Yoga Break for Children Online Training Includes:

  • Over 20 Instructional Videos and 6 Downloadable MP3 Meditations

  • 40 Downloadable yoga cards, 30 lesson plans, templates and reproducible student’s workbook

  • E-Books, PDF Documents and Tip Sheets to Make Teaching Yoga Effortless

  • Q&A Calls and Lifetime Access to the Private Facebook Forum


The Yoga Break For Children online training is offered in 7 modules. Each module, released once a week over 7 weeks.

Module 1. Yoga Can Help

You will learn how to introduce yoga and its benefits to children. You will be able to demonstrate and teach the three core yoga practices, which we will be using throughout the whole training: yoga poses, breathing and guided meditation. 

You will discover:

  • The 3 A’s of Well-Being™ Method
  • Why Self-Regulation
  • The three core yoga practices
  • How to introduce yoga sequences to children in a fun and engaging way
  • How to convey the importance of proper breathing
  • How to introduce meditation to children and visually demonstrate its effect on the mind
  • A fun game to introduce yoga to children
  • An art activity, which will engage children for many hours and creatively integrate many subjects, such as Language, Math, Science and Drama

You will receive:

  • Video: Module1. Yoga Can Help + 2 instructional videos
  • MP3: Introductory guided meditation for Children
  • Inforgraphic: The 3 A's of Well-Being (downloadable)
  • Poster: "Yoga Can Help" Poem (downloadable)
  • Yoga Break for Children (YBC) Cards: Yoga Can Help Practice
  • YBC Lesson Plans: Week 1, Lessons 1-5 (downloadable)
  • YBC Reproducible Student's Booklet: Cover Page and pages 1-4 (downloadable)

Module 2. Calm & Grounded

In this module, you will learn yoga practices designed to down-regulate, calm and ground. By doing these practices children will relax and bring their energy level to alert calmness, which is the best state for learning and releasing stress.

You will discover:

  • The mechanism of the ‘fight or flight’ response
  • The theory of 'Calm Teacher, Calm Students™'
  • A complete calming yoga practice, games and creative art activities

You will receive:

  • Video: Module 2. Calm & Grounded + 2 instuctional videos
  • MP3: Meditation for Staying Calm and Grounded
  • YBC Cards: Calm & Grounded practice (downloadable)
  • YBC Lesson Plans: Week 2, Lessons 6-10 (downloadable)
  • YBC Reproducible Student’s Booklet: pages 5-8 (downloadable)

Module 3. Energy Boosters

Here you will learn yoga practices that will help children adjust their energy level by up-regulating and energizing them, to match the demands of a task or situation.

You will discover:

  • Why up-regulating (rising energy levels) is important for some students and when it is needed for all
  • Understanding hypo-active children
  • A complete energizing yoga practice, games and creative art activities

You will receive:

  • Video: Module 3. Energy Boosters + 2 intstructional videos
  • MP3: Meditation for Cultivating Energy
  • YBC Cards: Energy Boosters practice (downloadable)
  • YBC Lesson Plans: Week 3, Lessons 11-15 (downloadable)
  • YBC Reproducible Student’s Booklet: pages 9-12 (downloadable)

Module 4. Emotionally Balanced

You will learn practices for being aware of one’s feelings and the techniques to manage them for emotional stability and balance.

You will discover:

  • Emotions are like guests, they come and go
  • How to be emotionally balanced
  • A complete emotional balancing yoga practice, games and creative art activities

You will discover:

  • Video: Module 4. Emotionally Balanced + 2 instructional videos
  • MP3: Meditation for Emotional Stability
  • YBC Cards: Emotionally Balanced practice (downloadable)
  • YBC Lesson Plans: Week 4, Lessons 16-20 (downloadable)
  • YBC Reproducible Student’s Booklet: pages 13-16 (downloadable)

Module 5. Heartfulness

This module is all about ‘opening the heart’. You’ll learn practices aiming at cultivating the ability to be loving, compassionate, empathetic, and be able to act accordingly.

You will discover:

  • What is heartfulness
  • Why should we cultivate heartfulness in children
  • A complete heartfulness yoga practice, games and creative art activities

You will receive:

  • Video: Module 5. Heartfulness + 2 instructional videos
  • MP3: Heartfulness Meditation
  • YBC Cards: Heartfulness practice (downloadable)
  • YBC Lesson Plans: Week 5, Lessons 21-25 (downloadable)
  • YBC Reproducible Student’s Booklet: pages 17-20 (downloadable)

Module 6. Laser Focus

In this module you will learn practices and techniques that enhance the ability to focus and stay on task in children. Shifting one’s attention and sustaining it is necessary for learning and retaining information.

You will discover:

  • That the ability to focus and stay on task is not a static phenomenon.
  • How consistency, engagement and regulation of energy help with focusing and sustaining attention.
  • A complete focusing yoga practice, games and creative art activities.

You will receive:

  • Video: Module 6. Laser Focus + 2 instructional videos
  • MP3: Meditation to Improve Focus
  • YBC Cards: Laser Focus practice (downloadable)
  • YBC Lesson Plans: Week 6, Lessons 26-30 (downloadable)
  • YBC Reproducible Student’s Booklet: pages 21-24 (downloadable)

Module 7. Teachers' Lounge

In this module I will share with you the ‘bells & whistles” of teaching a children’s yoga class, which is very different from an adult class. We’ll talk about how to plan a yoga break, a yoga class and a monthly yoga unit. You will learn class management strategies which will make your yoga classes educational and fun.

You will discover:

  • How to plan a Yoga Break for Children (YBC) class
  • How to create a Yoga Break for Children (YBC) Monthly Unit
  • Tips and recommendations on How to Teach Yoga to Children

You will receive:

  • Video: Module 7. Teachers' Lounge
  • YBC Lesson Planning Templates (downloadable)
  • YBC Reproducible Student’s Booklet Templates (downloadable)
  • E-Book: How to Teach Yoga to Children (downloadable)
  • Book List: Yoga Books for Children and Teachers (downloadable)

Are you ready to bring your work with
children to the next level?

Do you have a vision of creating more fun and quality time with kids that promote physical health, emotional stability and mental focus?

Do you see yourself teaching yoga classes and yoga breaks to children and equipping them with valuable life skills?

JOIN US IN THE YOGA BREAK

FOR CHILDREN™ ONLINE TRAINING

2 PAYMENTS
$3872 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF
    ENROLL NOW
    • Entire 7-Week Training
      ____________________

      Live Q&A Sessions
      ____________________

      Facebook Private Group
      ____________________

      Module 2 BONUS
      An Introduction to Understanding the Brain
      ____________________

      Module 4 BONUS
      EFT, 
      A Helpful Tool for Regulating the Emotions
      ____________________

      BONUS E-book
      Yoga Arts & Crafts Ideas
      ____________________

      BONUS E-book
      How to Create a Yoga Center for Children
      *if you're one of the first 15 to register*

    PAY IN FULL
    $747ONE PAYMENT
      ENROLL NOW

      Entire 7-Week Training
      ____________________

      Live Q&A Sessions
      ____________________

      Facebook Private Group
      ____________________

      Module 2 BONUS
      An Introduction to Understanding the Brain
      ____________________

      Module 4 BONUS,
      EFT, 
      A Helpful Tool for Regulating the Emotions
      ____________________

      BONUS E-book
      Yoga Arts & Crafts Ideas
      ____________________

      BONUS E-book
      How to Create a Yoga Center for Children
      *if you're one of the first 15 to register*

       


      3 PAYMENTS
      $2673 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF
        ENROLL NOW
        • Entire 7-Week Training
          ____________________

          Live Q&A Sessions
          ____________________

          Facebook Private Group
          ____________________

          Module 2 BONUS
          An Introduction to Understanding the Brain
          ____________________

          Module 4 BONUS
          EFT, 
          A Helpful Tool for Regulating the Emotions
          ____________________

          BONUS E-book
          Yoga Arts & Crafts Ideas
          ____________________

          BONUS E-book
          How to Create a Yoga Center for Children
          *if you're one of the first 15 to register*

        Preety Naik

        I liked the way the training is structured. I initially thought it would be different poses and some breathing involved. I was truly surprised how Irina made me realize the importance of doing a lesson from being aware to achieving a positive result at the same time making it fun and helpful.  I definitely would recommend the Yoga Break for Children training. It’s simple and very information. The method used is suitable for all age groups. Not only will you be able to teach the children but you will educate yourself as well. It will make you more confident with all age groups and give you a purpose to share valuable knowledge to children and make them confident and compassionate leaders.

        Preety Naik Montessori and Yoga Teacher
        Carl Dragnea

        Yoga Break for Children is a well-structured, educational and practical online training, which provided me with all the tools necessary to teach  an 8-week program for children. The way Irina introduces abstract concepts – such as why do we practice yoga, why is breathing important, why do we need to meditate, etc through metaphors and books – it just works. My students were able to understand what I explained to them and asked pertinent questions. They were excited to see what I will teach next! What I enjoyed the most was when we talked about self-regulation. The graph presented in the YBC material was so easy for them to understand that I strongly believe they will always remember it. And with it, they will remember what they learned about how yoga can help them to be “just right”! Irina wants us to teach with purpose and this is reflected in the way she created this training. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this course. The information is detailed, simple to understand and extremely informative. I definitely recommend the Yoga Break for Children training!

        Carl Dragnea Yoga Teacher and Parent
        Melanie Schumacher

        Taking Yoga Break for Children training with Irina has inspired me to become a holistic educator in a way that promotes healthy mental and physical states in all my students. By using the skills that I learned in the course, I now feel confident teaching the students specific techniques such as breathing, relaxation, yoga postures, partner/chair yoga and games,  that will enable concentration, way to relieve stress and promote healthy dynamic relationships in the class.

        Melanie Schumacher Elementary School Teacher
        Tom Bell

        Yoga Break for Children has been a wonderful addition to the calendar of the Mississauga Children’s Choir. Irina has given numerous sessions which have immensely benefited our program and which have made the rehearsals infinitely more productive. From the outset it was clear that Irina had an instinctive understanding of the children and their group dynamics. She both models and communicates the philosophy which she teaches with grace and generosity.

        Tom Bell Music Director, Mississauga Children’s Choir

        What Is Going To Be Different After You Take The
        Yoga Break for Children™ Training?

        • For School Teachers and Anyone Working with Children

        Using Yoga Break for Children practices in your teaching at school or therapy sessions will empower you with many classroom management techniques. The transitions in the classroom will be smooth and quick and behaviour issues will diminish. You will have a collection of short teaching yoga breaks such as: at the beginning of the school day to set an intention, after vigorous physical activities to calm down, before testing to focus and improve concentration, or at the end of the day to build a community and positive climate.

        • For Yoga Teachers

        While teaching yoga classes to children you will have access to a many well-designed practices to serve specific goals you set for your class. You will be able to teach short and effective yoga sequences, specific breathing techniques, and lead guided meditations and visualizations. The variety of games, metaphors and downloadable material (cards, poster, and reproducible pages) will make planning easy and quick. Your classes will be versatile, educational, and full of healthy fun.

        • For Parents

        Doing Yoga Break for Children at home with your kids will give you tools to teach your kids healthy habits to stay physically healthy, emotionally balanced and mentally stable. You can practice along with your kids and demonstrate self-regulation and self-care techniques that your kids will use throughout their entire life. The games stories, suggested book list and writing pages will provide hours of educational experience and quality time. Together you will create a calm, relaxed environment ideal for learning and healing. You will also experience meaningful bonding while having lots of fun.

        Brooke Beney

        I took a Yoga Break for Children training with Irina and after felt prepared to teach kid’s yoga classes and grow my children’s yoga business. In the first promotional community class I taught, I used the yoga sequence, breathing and the games that I learned in Irina’s training. The class was a huge success, and I had 9 kids signed up for my 8-week yoga program. Thank you, Irina, I learn from the best!

        Brooke Beney Owner of Peaceful Panda Kids Yoga
        Stacy McDonald

        Kids certainly do love yoga. That, for me, is a good reason to have it in my Physical Education program, so this year I will be incorporating more of the Yoga Break for Children practices in my classes. Irina is impressively knowledgeable, and I admire her continued aspirations and studies in this area. I find her passion to be inspiring. Irina, thank you for bringing the richness of your ideas, skills and resources to both staff and students.

        Stacy McDonald Physical Education Teacher
        Erika Levy

        The Yoga Break for Children training is a fantastic way to learn how to teach children about self regulation, develop motor skills, instill a sense of pride in their abilities, calm their monkey minds and direct their energy in a constructive way. As both a parent and yoga teacher, I found this course extremely helpful. My kids now roll out their mats and ask to play yoga games. When they get restless in the house, I can burn their energy and then bring them back down to a grounded, calm state. Using props, arts and crafts or other metaphors, I’m able to tap into their emotional state and learn about how they feel and what they’re thinking. I have already started teaching children’s yoga at my local library and hope to start teaching at yoga studios and/ or privately in the next few months. I recommend this course to parents and teachers alike.

        Erika Levy Yoga Teacher and Parent

        Early Bird Bonus
        for the First 15 to Register:

        e-Book
        How to Create a Yoga Center for Children

        In this e-Book I will share with you how to create a yoga center for children either at home, in the classroom or anywhere you do yoga. We will learn many helpful tips on how to organize the space, what props to include, what activities to do there and when and how to use the yoga center. In pictures and words you will find suggestions and inspiration to create you own unique place to share yoga with children.

        Module Bonuses

        Join Jan Yordy, former teacher, child therapist for over 22 years, and Brain Gym Instructor as she introduces you to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and cleverly explains the Triune Brain Theory with her brain animals.

        Module 2 Video - An Introduction to Understanding the Brain

        In this video, Jan Yordy demonstrates how brains can become overwhelmed and dysregulated. She will also show several helpful exercises to help reconnect to the thinking brain and to release stress and anxiety patterns. The techniques in this video are based on Jan's children’s book, Be the Boss of Your Thoughts, A Guide to Reduce Anxiety and Lower Stress in Kids.

        Module 4 Video - EFT, A Helpful Tool for Regulating the Emotions

        Here, Jan explains ways you can teach children about a tapping technique which can be utilized to regulate their emotions. EFT is simple enough for children to use with some practical guidance and can be a helpful tool for teachers and parents as they navigate raising their children. This video is based on Jan's children’s book, Be the Boss of Your Feelings, EFT Techniques for Kids.

        End of the Course Bonus 

        e-Book
        Yoga Arts & Crafts Ideas

        This e-Book is full of creative ideas. I will share with you how to make beautiful and meaningful craft objects, which you could easily turn into yoga props and use in your classes. We'll explore visual art, pipe cleaner art, drama, dance and more. I will also make connections and suggestions on how to integrate these yoga arts & crafts activities  into subjects such as Language, Mathematics, Science and Drama.


        Do You Have a Big Vision for
        Yourself and Your Work with Children?

        Do you feel that your relationship and the work that you do with children could be more effective, meaningful, rewarding and fun?

        Bring children’s education to the next level with a purposeful yoga practice!

         Teach amazing yoga classes and make a difference in children's lives.

        JOIN US IN THE YOGA BREAK

        FOR CHILDREN™ ONLINE TRAINING

        2 PAYMENTS
        $3872 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF
          ENROLL NOW
          • Entire 7-Week Training
            ____________________

            Live Q&A Sessions
            ____________________

            Facebook Private Group
            ____________________

            Module 2 BONUS
            An Introduction to Understanding the Brain
            ____________________

            Module 4 BONUS
            EFT, 
            A Helpful Tool for Regulating the Emotions
            ____________________

            BONUS E-book
            Yoga Arts & Crafts Ideas
            ____________________

            BONUS E-book
            How to Create a Yoga Center for Children
            *if you're one of the first 15 to register*

          PAY IN FULL
          $747ONE PAYMENT
            ENROLL NOW

            Entire 7-Week Training
            ____________________

            Live Q&A Sessions
            ____________________

            Facebook Private Group
            ____________________

            Module 2 BONUS
            An Introduction to Understanding the Brain
            ____________________

            Module 4 BONUS,
            EFT, 
            A Helpful Tool for Regulating the Emotions
            ____________________

            BONUS E-book
            Yoga Arts & Crafts Ideas
            ____________________

            BONUS E-book
            How to Create a Yoga Center for Children
            *if you're one of the first 15 to register*

             


            3 PAYMENTS
            $2673 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF
              ENROLL NOW
              • Entire 7-Week Training
                ____________________

                Live Q&A Sessions
                ____________________

                Facebook Private Group
                ____________________

                Module 2 BONUS
                An Introduction to Understanding the Brain
                ____________________

                Module 4 BONUS
                EFT, 
                A Helpful Tool for Regulating the Emotions
                ____________________

                BONUS E-book
                Yoga Arts & Crafts Ideas
                ____________________

                BONUS E-book
                How to Create a Yoga Center for Children
                *if you're one of the first 15 to register*

              My Guarantee

              I’m so confident in the value that Yoga Break for Children™ delivers I offer a full, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee if you decide you want to cancel your registration from your time of purchase through the first week of the training. 

              Your Yoga Break for Children™ experience starts immediately. Once you click the button above, you'll be taken to our secure checkout. After your registration is complete, you'll be sent an email receipt. You will be sent a link to login on the online training platform where you can start setting up your profile. You can watch an introductory video and download the Yoga Break for Children Recommended Booklist.
              If you’re one of the first 15 to register, your name will be added to receive a bonus e-book, "How to Create a Yoga Centre for Children".

              I look forward to connecting with you in the training.
              Be well and do yoga,

              Irina Kazakevic

              Yoga Break for Children™ is a Registered Yoga Alliance Children's Yoga School.
              The Yoga Break for Children™ Online Training is qualified for 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Non-Contact Hours.

              Look at children today....suicides, cyber bullying, drugs, children having children, shootings....there is a great need for this age group to uncover and maintain an inner relationship with themselves. Irina teaches that. It is her strength, and she can make a difference to children with her teaching that will carry them through adolescence in good standing.

              - Ann Marie Edwards, Children’s Books Author

              Frequently Asked Questions 

              • q-iconIf I'm not a certified yoga teacher, can I take the Yoga Break for Children™ Online Training?

                Absolutely! The Yoga Break for Children™ training is for anybody  who loves to do yoga with kids. It’s a very practical training, if you want to utilize the benefits and effectiveness of yoga in your work with children.
                You will receive lesson plans, which you will be able to use from the very first week of the training. You will also get all the materials, needed for those lessons.
                Even if you don’t have any experience of teaching yoga or don’t have any resources, you will be able to teach a year-long children’s yoga program.

                 

                 

              • q-iconIf I'm already a certified yoga teacher, will the Yoga Break for Children™ Online Training be beneficial for me?

                Yes. In fact, the YBC (Yoga Break for Children™) training will provide you with a new way of structuring your yoga classes.
                The YBC classes or yoga breaks, that you will be able to design after taking the training, will have a specific focus and will deliver a tangible outcome.
                One of the great benefits of the YBC training is that after taking it, you will have a comprehensive year-long program that you can offer in your private yoga classes or in schools.

                 

                 

              • q-iconWill I become a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher after taking the Yoga Break for Children™ Online Training?

                Teachers can register as a RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) if they have successfully completed both a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and a 95-hour children’s yoga training—in either order—that are registered with Yoga Alliance.
                You can count the Yoga Break for Children™ online training and the weekend live training toward your 30 CE hours (20 Non-Contact Hours plus 10 Contact Hours).
                I invite you to check out the Yoga Break for Children™ 95-Hour Teacher Training which is offered throughout the year.

                 

              • q-iconCan I count the Yoga Break for Children™ Online Training toward both Continuing Education and upgrading my yoga teacher credential?

                Yes. Every three years starting from the initial date of registration with YA, all RYTs must submit a minimum of 30 hours of yoga training, 20 of which may be CE Non-Contact Hours. 
                I am a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®) and by taking my online training you will receive 20 CE Non-Contact Hours plus 10 Contact Hours when completing weekend live training.
                You may also count these hours towards upgrading to a higher designation and/or teacher training program.

              © Copyright 2017 - Irina Kazakevic. All Rights Reserved.

              I am happy to answer any questions you have about the training.

              Feel free to email me at info@yogabreakforchildren.com