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A warm welcome to Stretch & Play – Yoga & Pilates for Kids!

Over the last 12 years, I have created health and wellness programmes for children and young people which incorporate Yoga and Pilates activities.

And now you can train to support healthy and creative children in your community thanks to Stretch & Play training courses throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Have a look through the site, read some of the praise we received (I’m especially proud of the work I did with the Ulster Cancer Foundation).

Then sign up for some in-person training to become a Stretch & Play Facilitator or to learn Tools for Teachers. I can’t wait to get everyone stretching and playing!

About

Hi! I’m Victoria Cunningham and I am the Founder of Stretch & Play. I am a trained youth worker and SYT (Senior Yoga Teacher, equivalent to E-RYT) yoga teacher who is responsible for all Stretch & Play’s training programmes.

In addition to my academic qualifications (we’re talking an MA Honours in English Literature and Sociology from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Marketing from the University of Strathclyde) and yoga certificates I hold qualifications in community development, conflict management, facilitation skills and community drama, all of which equipped me wonderfully to create and develop Stretch & Play.

Training

Stretch & Play Pilates & Yoga for Kids! Training

Training for Pilates Instructors and Yoga Teachers

Are you looking to share your Pilates or Yoga knowledge with kids?

Maybe you think it’s something that is missing in your area?

Whether you’re a Pilates Instructor or Yoga Teacher, Victoria is excited to help you develop those skills specifically for working with children aged between 3 and 13 years old.

What’s covered in this course?

  • Stretches inspired by Yoga & Pilates
  • Games, stories and songs to make the moves fun
  • Meditation and mindfulness practices
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Children
  • The business of Stretch & Play – setting up, marketing and H&S of running children’s classes
  • You will receive a 75+ page Facilitator Manual which includes lesson plans for each age group (3-7 & 8-13)
  • You will also receive a Yoga Alliance Professionals Specialist Training Certificate, allowing you to get insurance and teach anywhere in the world … or in your own community!

Pre-Requisites

Students booking this course must hold a valid Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates or a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate or equivalent. (Please contact Victoria to discuss).

Dates

This online course is self-paced and will be available from Friday 21 August 2020. Once you purchase the course you will have access to the materials for a year.

Cost
£447 £297

This can be purchased HERE.

Stretch & Play Tools for Teachers

 1-day Professional Development Workshop for School Teachers

Learn to use simple, effective yoga exercises in your classroom.

Stretch & Play presents yoga as an ideal discipline for mind/body fitness in schools. Because yoga focuses on the integration of breath, movement and concentration, it makes us aware of our mind/body state and gives us tools to be responsible for the condition of that state.

Yoga-education is knowing you have the ability to choose the positive path of health by shifting yourself from imbalance to balance, stressed to centred, angry to calm, anytime you choose.

Stretch & Play provides yoga programmes for schools that are both affordable and easy-to-implement.

Proven effective in University Studies, this workshop has been taught in the USA as well as Europe and now, for the first time, is available in the UK!

It is a programme that empowers Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1, 2 or 3 teachers, even those new to yoga, to instruct simple yoga-based exercises to their students. These techniques are designed for the classroom, require no extra space or equipment, and can help enhance focus, concentration, creativity, communication and discipline.

This training takes place in your own environment (school, community group, etc.) so each course is priced differently according to travel expenses and time required. Please contact me for a quote about this highly desirable in-person training.

Contact

If you are interested in Stretch & Play Pilates & Yoga for Kids! Training check out the Facebook page for the latest dates and venue and to book your place.

If you are interested in Stress Management Consultancy or bringing Stretch & Play techniques to your teachers or early years practitioners email Victoria directly.