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Children Yoga: Postures, Breathing and Relaxation/ Meditation Techniques for everyday use
Children Yoga: Complete Guide. The most comprehensive manual for children yoga has arrived. An encyclopedia for teachers, educators and parents alike. There's nothing like it out there! Find out more on Amazon by searching under Alessandrina Lerner.
By: Alessandrina Lerner
The Most Complete Methodology to Teaching Yoga to Children of All Ages
The Cool Kids Yoga training program manual provides yoga teachers, educators, and parents alike with myriads of techniques and ideas that integrate poses, games, themes, songs, props, stories, breathing & relaxation exercises, etc. to enable YOU to introduce children to the wonderful world of Yoga. Play is known to be the most effective and beneficial way to learn for both facilitators and recipients. With Cool Kids Yoga you'll be given the opportunity to rekindle with your inner child and to make sure that our children never lose that innocence and creative power which has always been at the root of the most amazing inventions, discoveries, scientific and artistic achievements throughout the ages. This is most definitely the most complete Children Yoga manual you'll ever find!
The concept for Cool Yoga Kids was born in September 2010 out of the heartfelt desire to create a better education and growing environment for children. Alessandrina Lerner's determination and philanthropic vision was simply to enhance the quality of life of all children.
Cool Yoga Kids was originally established with children in public schools in mind with the simple objective of delivering highly effective Yoga programs geared towards restoring balance, health and calm in our children.
Having personally experienced the tremendous benefits of Yoga, Breathing & Meditation, Alessandrina was convinced that in order to achieve a harmonious balance in our often over-stressed societies we needed to start at the source, i.e. with our children. Years of studies. research and first-hand experience with children and education had convinced her that a more balanced and holistic approach to Education is key to effecting permanent positive changes in our society and environment.
Unlike any other discipline, Yoga integrates all the dimensions of our beings - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and as such it is clear that it is the missing link in our children's education. In that knowledge, it is our duty as parents and educators to make sure that Yoga is integrated into their daily life, whether at home or at school as part of their curriculum, so that they may reach their highest potential in life.
From this concept emerged the idea to begin a Children Yoga Training Curriculum not only geared towards Yoga Teachers but to also include others who could integrate their new skills into their everyday interaction with children. Since children are more likely to spend time with their teachers, family and parents than to visit a private yoga studio, it made sense to design a more extensive Children Yoga Training Program and to make it available not only to Yoga teachers but also to parents, family members, educators, as well as people in the medical profession. This would ensure that the knowledge and skills required to achieve the primary objectives of Cool Yoga Kids - improving and enriching children's lives - are disseminated into a greater population and touch the lives of as many children as possible.
Our role as mentors, educators and examples is crucial to make this possible. By gifting children the skills necessary to achieve a more balanced and harmonious lifestyle, we are providing them with the most important and useful tools, i.e. ones that can help them grow into healthy, self-sufficient, and successful adults who can then effect society positively through their actions over the long term.
The Cool Yoga Kids teaching program incorporates creative, interactive and fun-filled activities that provide our children with the physical exercise they need for their bodies to develop properly and with highly effective techniques to help their mind and spirit grow and expand beyond perceived limitations. The program offers an explorative approach to understanding children psychology and a teaching methodology tailored to the different age groups that correspond to various developmental stages in children.
The Cool Yoga Kids training program provides yoga teachers, educators, and parents alike with myriads of techniques and ideas that integrate poses, games, themes, songs, props, stories, breathing & relaxation exercises, etc. to enable YOU to introduce children to the wonderful world of Yoga. Play is known to be the most effective and beneficial way to learn for both facilitators and recipients. With Cool Yoga Kids you'll be given the opportunity to rekindle with your inner child and to make sure that our children never lose that innocence and creative power which has always been at the root of the most amazing inventions, discoveries, scientific and artistic achievements throughout the ages.
The Cool Yoga Kids training program provides yoga teachers, educators, and parents alike with myriads of techniques and ideas that integrate poses, games, themes, songs, props, stories, breathing & relaxation exercises, etc. to enable YOU to introduce children to the wonderful world of Yoga. This manual is by far the most complete and methodology available to teach yoga to children of all ages.
Alessandrina was born and raised in Paris, France. At just 22, she obtained her MBA in International Finance & Strategic Marketing with merits from France's leading School of Economics & Business Management, Universitė Paris Dauphine. She also holds a BS in Economic & Political Sciences obtained with merits from the same Ivy League university. She lived across 4 continents, traveling to over 55 countries in 7 years while pursuing a career in International Finance for leading financial institutions, including Citicorp, Visa International, and American Express. She resigned her position as the Director of Corporate Audit in 2000 after she gave birth to her little girl, Amandine Love Lerner.
In 2001, Alessandrina became the disciple of Swami Brahmavidyananda Saraswati, best known as Swami Ji, Director of the Institute for Holistic Yoga, an Ashram associated with the Satyananda Tradition of Yoga from the lineage of Swami Sivananda Saraswati. There, she trained and practiced one on one under the expert guidance of Swami Ji for a few months in the science of Kriya Yoga and Meditation. Two years after completing her internship, Alessandrina was initiated into Surat Shabd Yoga, the science of Light & Sound Meditation by Saddhu Ram Ji, a Saint from the lineage of Maharaj Sawan Singh. For the next few years, Alessandrina used her experience mainly to grow her personal practice as well as teach adults privately and children in Montessori and Charter schools.
In mid 2010, Alessandrina decided to widen her horizons and acquire new skills in the yogic field. She completed a Yoga Teacher's Training in Power Vinyasa, Pre-Natal, and Children Yoga at Miami Yogashala. There, she taught as a Yoga Teacher for a few months and helped as a faculty to facilitate a 200-h Yoga Teacher's Training before focusing her energy exclusively to the development and management of her newly formed company, The South Beach Detox. She re-vamped the entire program, designed the full website, and has been single-handedly managing all marketing and distribution efforts. In late 2010, Alessandrina also received her Level 1 Reiki Certification.
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