Our guest today is Foteini Dimitriou the founder of Yoga Family Violet Alignment. She also writes folktales and 2 of them have been published. We have conducted an interview with her.
How can someone with yoga background become a Yoga kids’ teacher?
Anybody who loves yoga and children can participate in the 95hr teacher training. It could be a parent, a grandmother an aunt, practically everybody. However, certification by Yoga alliance is given only to someone who is already a 200hr Yoga teacher.
How long does it take to become a Yoga kid’s teacher? What does the training entails?
The trainer has to complete the 95hr training. Our school 95hr education program starts on October 23rd for nine Sundays 10.00 – 20.00. After successfully completing the training the participant is ready to spread the knowledge and the love to the children.
What are your credentials in yoga training?
After completing more than 600hr teacher training in yoga kids
and the experience I have in kids training, as I have been working since 2009 with children, I decided to put all the knowledge and the tools that have helped so many children in a yoga teacher training program. Then my cooperation with Yoga alliance & Yoga alliance professionals came to complete all the tools that a teacher must have.
How important is the understanding of all childhood developmental stages from age 2-15 before becoming a Yoga kids’ teacher?
It is very important to understand different developmental stages so that children can learn while having fun. If the trainer teaches a lesson to a 8 – 10 year old group and the lesson plan is for 4- 6 year old kids, the children will get bored and will not get the right tools for their development.
What kind of folktales do you write and publish?
I write fairytales for personal development. All of them are inspired from the spiritual path of yoga. The last collection of folktales “Yoga and folktales”, talks about the yama and niyama of yoga. It is so great for everybody to have these principles in their everyday life, or at least trying to have them. We observe our lives and we can see how happy we are. I f we are not satisfied we can try more through joy to change our lives to the life we always wanted to live, a happy life. Everybody in this planet wants to be happy and we all can.