On 22 August Ananda Marga Yoga Academy (Singapore) organized a one day Kids Yoga Teacher Training course by Tang Tamminga from Taiwan. From years of experience with Kids Yoga he has developed his personal and unique style of helping kids with physical and emotional issues.
Asana, as practiced by adults, is not suitable for kids as their organs are still undeveloped. On the other hand, if the child is not developing properly either physically or emotionally, special asana or asana-like exercises can be taught. These are often introduced to the child in the form of play and games and Tang Tamminga was throughout the course eagerly sharing his knowledge with the participants.
The training focused on:
Selected and modified asana suitable for children
How to make a Kids Yoga class alive and interesting
Songs for Kids yoga class
Yoga for Kids with special needs
The 1-day course was filled with much laughter and joy and the trainees had an enjoyable time with the trainer. A three days follow up training is planned for 2015.
Advanced Yoga Training
by Ananda Marga Yoga Academy (Singapore)
in Hanoi Vietnam
Vietnam with its 90 million inhabitants is developing a vibrant yoga scene and about 80% of the yoga centers in Hanoi are run by Ananda Marga or Ananda Marga related centers. Needless to say there is a high demand for qualified yoga teachers.
From 1-3 August, Dada Shankarsana’nanda from Ananda Marga Yoga Academy (Singapore) was invited to give advanced training to 150 eager yoga teachers. The 3 days training focused on practical anatomy related to asana and biopsychology. The biopsychology lecture had less of a focus on the traditional endocrine glands and mental propensities, but more of a focus on brain, nerves and the importance of lymph for a balanced yogic development.