Join Yoga Ed. Trainers Harmony Turner and Mary Reeds for the Yoga Ed. Summer Immersion Program in Hawaii.
Our Summer Immersion Program represents an experiential approach to yoga education, combining one week of intensive instruction with experience-driven mentorship. Learn the evidence-based principles and practices to effectively teach yoga to children and teens. Apply theory to practice by viewing and assisting classes at a local school. Upon completion of our program, you will be certified as a Yoga Educator with Yoga Ed. and eligible for Yoga Alliance’s RCYT certification.
What You’ll Gain
Transformative tools for teaching and learning.
- Understand children’s and adolescents’ physical, mental, emotional, and social development
- Teach from a lens of brain based learning and social emotional learning
- Know the benefits of yoga for children and teens
- Embody the Yoga Ed. teaching philosophies
- Design and develop lesson plans appropriate to the age group you are teaching
- Create yoga classes to meet the National Physical Education and Health Standards
- Effectively utilize yoga tools in the classroom to meet your student’s needs
- Teach yoga to students Pre-K through 12th grade
Resources to support you.
- Professional Institutes 1 & Professional Institute 2
- Mentorship Program
- 18 Hours Classroom Observation at a Local School
- 3 One-on-One Sessions (1 in Person, 2 Follow-up)
- Yoga Ed. Educational Materials
- Children’s Yoga Education Curriculum
- Adolescent’s Yoga Education Curriculum
- 120 Premade Lesson Plans for Grades Pre-K to 12th
- 95 Hours Toward Your RCYT Certification with the Yoga Alliance
Meet the Trainers
Leaders in the field provide training and mentorship.
Harmony Turner, Trainer
Artist, Educator, and Entrepreneur, Harmony Turner has made it her life’s work to inspire, inform, and integrate. Alongside an MFA in Dance, MA in Teaching, and BA in Theatre Arts, Harmony is also a certified Yoga Ed. Trainer for Honolulu, Hawaii, bringing the benefits of yoga education to PK-12 schools, teachers, and diverse organizations. Harmony has founded her own company, HarmsaStar, with goals of artistic expression, integrity, community, and collaboration. Harmony is truly humbled to be part of both the arts and yoga communities, professions, and movements in Hawaii. She is presently working as Lead Resource Teacher at Holy Nativity School, where she also previously served as the Health and Wellness Director.
“Harmony Turner has given our students in the after school program a wonderful chance to experience yoga in a comfortable environment. The students are always excited to see Harmony and can’t wait to get started. She gets the kids calmed down after a busy school day and centered on their breathing and movement. The mixed age classroom allows students to encourage and help each other. Our teachers have also participated in a yoga class with Harmony and definitely saw the benefits. The entire staff agreed that having regular Yoga sessions would promote productivity and happiness. Holy Nativity School looks forward to the future with Yoga Ed. and Harmony.” – Principal, Holy Nativity School
Mary Reeds, Trainer
Mary Reeds Crowley is an artist and yoga instructor who practices, teaches, and lives yoga on the east side of Oahu. A lifelong athlete, Mary recognized the value of yoga for her body while participating in Track and Field at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and soon experienced the amazing impact it had on her overall health and outlook on life. Encouraged by her self-awareness, healthy lifestyle, the arts, and most importantly, her two beautiful children, Mary is constantly seeking growth through continuing education, as well as by serving and teaching others. A White Lotus certified yoga instructor, Mary had the privilege of studying directly under Tracey and Ganga White, gaining her 200-hour as well as Advanced Yoga Teaching certifications in Vinyasa yoga. While teaching adults has been and continues to be very fulfilling to Mary, her experience as a preschool teacher, a nanny, and now a mother to two, deeply inspires her to share the many benefits of yoga with kids. As a Yoga Alliance certified Kids and Families yoga teacher and Yoga Ed. Trainer, Mary hopes to bring the gift of yoga to the world, through our keiki, our future.
“My daughter has enjoyed yoga with Mary more than any other after school activity she’s had so far. She comes out with a smile on her face after every class excited to show me the poses she learned and the fun games they played. I’ve taken my daughter to a few regular yoga classes before and she was bored half-way through. Mary tailors the class to make it fun and engaging for young students, while still getting all the benefits of yoga.” – Melanie Moore, Parent
Block off your calendar.
Location: Yoga Ed. Hawaii
Dates: July 13 – 20, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Space is limited to 12 students.