“We were schooled for the factories and fields, not for the wisdom and the trust in ourselves that we need and that yoga can provide” Mark Whitwell
Big feelings, we all have them, even the little ones in our lives. Big Feelings is all about equipping kids with the tools for the little and not so little bumps in life. This course is open to anyone who wants to make a big difference in kids lives – teachers, yoga teachers and carers.
Anxiety in kids reported to be on the rise many people are looking to the ancient practices such as yoga for answers. The breath, stretching and song have been clinically proven to decrease anxiety and increase children’s ability to focus at school and cope with stress.
This training will not only give you the tools to teach a fun kids yoga class but will open up the methodology developed by Jess Olivieri over the past 15 years of teaching and caring for kids to help them be happy and healthy now and into the future.
Total course hours = 20 hours over two weekends
People are always surprised when I tell them I have been doing yoga since I was 6, they usually ask if I was born on a hippy commune or if my parents were yogis. Neither was the case, I had a very regular suburban up bringing as the eldest of a family of seven (Brady Bunch style) and just happened to have a yoga school at the bottom of my street. I was just lucky. I didn’t realise how lucky until I became sick as a teenager with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Yoga became my solace and got me though what I still consider to be the hardest years of my life. I am so grateful that yoga was close to hard in my tool box of coping mechanisms. I want all children to be as luck as I was.
I am a qualified teacher in Hatha, vinyasa, restorative, Yin, Jivamukti and kids yoga, I have studied with a wide number of Australian and international teachers including Donna Farhi (yoga therapy), Mother Maya (Ayurveda and pranayama), Sharron Gannon and David Life (Jivamukti yoga) Sarah Powers (Yin yoga and meditation) to name just a few of the inspiring teachers I have met along the way.
I am also an internationally acclaimed artists and brings this vibrancy to my classes, which are fun and inclusive with a focus on gathering tools for a happy life.
For more info on Jess please visit her website http://www.bigfeelingsyoga.com/