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The Indiv Yoga™ Kids RCYT Teacher Training* is a comprehensive 1 week course specializing in yoga for children.
* In accordance with the high standards of the Yoga Alliance.
Standards in yoga are getting higher and more stringent, and working with children is no exception. The Yoga Alliance RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) qualification is becoming increasingly mandatory in public and private settings due to the professional standards it demands of it’s teachers. The Indiv Yoga RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course is the best way to expand the range of people you can bring your yoga teaching to, or deepen your skills and tools if already in a child-care related profession* (see Eligibility for Certification). This yoga teacher training course is for anyone who would like to learn how to add yoga for children to their current profession in a child-care/education related profession or add a RCYT certification to their current yoga teacher training qualification.
What The Course Covers
- Teaching methodology & techniques of yoga, pranayama, meditation and mindfulness, to 2 – 15 years old
- Yoga for anxious kids
- Applied principles & benefits of yoga for children
- Anatomy & Physiology – causal and energetic body
- A full tool box of yoga games, activities, props & ideas specific for children of all ages
- Childhood Development 2-15yrs
- Emotional, Social & Linguistic
- How to use yoga to help with typical developmental issues
- Class plans, sequences & layouts for different ages & settings
- Yoga for Special Needs
- Mama & Baby and Family Yoga classes
- Ethics in Kids Yoga & cooperating with parents/guardians/schools
- Yoga before 2 years old and after 15 years old
- Practical experience teaching kids yoga 2-15 years old (subject to availability)
- Comprehensive course manual
- Yoga mat and props
- Continued email support from Indiv Yoga™ and its alumni community
- Discounts on further courses, retreats, classes and workshops.
- RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance Certificate (for those who already have a RYT200 certification)
- Indiv Yoga Switzerland Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate of Completion (for those who do not have a RYT200 certification)
Price Does Not Include
- Transfers or transport
- Arrival day 2pm – 6pm
- Typical daily timetable 9am – 6pm (lunch & snack break)
- Last day 9am – 1pm
I can not say enough wonderful things about Charlie and the training in general. It is the most intense thing you'll ever do, but it's also the most rewarding. Charlie is true and consistent to the ethos of Indiv yoga. Her knowledge is unbelievable, as is her kindness and compassion. I highly recommend, the quality of teaching and content is amazing 🙏🏻
Choosing this training was the best choice of my life, money spent in the best way ever. it was so difficult to go away I can't describe what could happen in just two weeks, Charlie is an incredible woman and teacher, she has an infinite resource of knowledge and she will be able to leads you and transform you into a confident teacher who will be able to offer this gift to others in safety for the customers and confidently for you as future yoga teacher. the villa where is located the training is beautiful and very comfortable, the food is healthy, genuine and tasty and the training, even if it is intense, is very well done, you will have time to study, learn, rest, and prepare yourself for the final exams. the best choice ever, an experience that I will carry in my heart for my whole life. A big hug again to all the wonderful human beings I was able to stay with, a friendship that will last forever 😌🤍🙏🏼📿
Charlie is a great teacher- compassionate, patient and funny- will cherish this experience for the rest of my life and it made me learn so much about me and human nature -namaste!
It is just amazing how much we were allowed to learn in such an intense time🧘♀️: about how much more Yoga actually is than just asanas, about teaching Yoga to others - beginners, intermediate, elderly, future moms and more -, about the therapeutical view on Yoga, about Mindfulness, Mediation & Spirituality - and most of all about ourselves! Charlie is such an incredible teacher and beautiful soul! Thank you 🙏 for this experience, the great energy and for being our guide on this first step into this magical 🌈 world of Yoga and teaching! So everybody thinking about doing the Indiv Yoga™ RYT 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training with Charlie ➡️ Go for it! Highly recommended! <3
- Minimum 1 year of regular yoga classes/practice +
- Minimum 1 year of experience with children, or working in a child-care related profession
– to receive the Indiv Yoga Switzerland Kids Yoga 95hrs Course Certificate of completion*
- A Yoga Alliance recognised 200hrs teacher training course
– to receive the Yoga Alliance RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) Teacher Training Course Certificate as a recognised Kids Yoga Teacher worldwide**
* On successful completion of the course, every participant will receive an Indiv Yoga™ Kids 95hrs Course Certificate. This is a complimentary certificate for those wanting to bring yoga and mindfulness techniques to their child-care related work or as a parent. This does not certify you as a recognised Kids Yoga Teacher.
** Yoga teachers with a Yoga Alliance recognised 200hrs Teacher Training Course certificate or higher, will receive the additional Yoga Alliance RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) certificate. They are eligible for RCYT status after successful completion of the course, plus an additional 30 hours of practice teaching children, and will be recognised as a certified as a Kids Yoga Teacher worldwide.
READ WHAT THEY SAY
Nadine Grasdepot Blanc
I did the 200 hours yoga teacher training with Charlie in Portugal and it was a fabulous experience. She offers a 2 week course that is easier to do than a 3 or 4 week course when you work full time. Obviously it is very intensive and implies pre and post course study but it … Read more
I couldn’t have picked a better Instructor, program, mentor and friend, than Charlie and Indiv Yoga Switzerland. Charlie is so genuinely caring and passionate about her students and yoga. The two week program was intense and comprehensive.
Charlie’s long experience as a teacher with a variety of clients shines through in everything she does, and her background with an education in physiology was invaluable when it comes to how to adapt classes to people with a variety of challenges.
I was extremely impressed with Charlie’s professionalism, knowledge and commitment to yoga as well as to her students. The course itself was very comprehensive and it was impressive that myself as well as 10 of my other peers were able to gain so much knowledge in 2 weeks
This was one of my greatest choices so far. Charlie is a lovely and knowledgeable yoga teacher. The course is intensive but well planned, and you learn a lot about the basic yoga philosophy, traditions, history, teaching principals, anatomy and poses.
I have been following the 200hrs Teacher Training in Portugal with Charlie and I only can say that this was the best choice ever. Charlie organized the course in a way that you manage to learn that incredible amount of information in this short amount of time.
Authenticity and Sincerity
Charlie’s teacher training course is really well structured and she is a wonderful human being. Sharing her knowledge with authenticity and sincerity, and caring for her students. A great experience!
I would definitely recommend the teacher training course
I had the opportunity to meet Charlie for a Yoga teacher training in April 2017. This was an intensive training with a lot to learn from both a theoretical and practical standpoints as the objective is to be fully capable of teaching a Yoga class safely once you have completed and passed all exams. It … Read more
Charlie is rigorous but fair
I have been following the 200hrs Teacher Training in Portugal with Charlie and I only can say that this was the best choice ever. The course is hold in a wonderful house near Lagoa with an incredible swimming pool, a kitchen where it is good to eat and prepare meal and very nice bedrooms. This … Read more
Something I would recommend everyone!
I was Lucky to meet Charlie and attend her RYT 200HR Teacher Training in Portugal April 2017, this was one of my greatest choices so far. Charlie is a lovely and knowledgeable yoga teacher. The course is intensive but well planned, and you learn a lot about the basic yoga philosophy, traditions, history, teaching principals, … Read more
A sense of confident progress and achievement
I was totally new to yoga, and not really sure what to expect. Charlie assessed my condition accurately, and took time to understand my other activities and interests. As a result as well as enjoying the practice for its own sake – it has also opened significant improvements in my other sports and activities. Work … Read more
Well planned out and designed to ensure our success
When decided to come to Portugal for a Yoga teacher training I was sceptical about the fact that, would I feel confident enough after the course to teach? How much in detail am I going to learn about yoga? I had so much more questions.
The course completely exceeded my expectations. It was so … Read more
Charlie was very knowledgeable about all facets of yoga
I attended one of Indiv Yoga’s yoga teacher training courses. Charlie was very knowledgeable about all facets of yoga – from asana and pranayama to yoga philosophy. I learned a lot in the course, and look forward to continuing to learn from Charlie and her experience as a yoga teacher.
Well balanced between practical teaching, theory and group work
I attended Charlie’s RYT 200 hour course in September 2016, and was incredibly impressed and inspired by her centered, knowledgeable and tailored approach to training new yoga teachers. The group of 9 women she was training had different needs, backgrounds and first languages but Charlie’s professionalism and natural talent for teaching really brought the entire … Read more
A personal touch to all the attendees
I have attended multiple hot yoga classes Charlie gave in Lisbon. She is highly knowledgeable and really made us work out hard even if we all had a different level of experience. Even in a class of 10, she managed to bring a personal touch to all the attendees and I personally felt she managed … Read more
Charlie is an excellent yoga teacher
Charlie is an excellent yoga teacher, she has strong skills and the ability to share and advice.
She gives individualized attention.
Her lessons are made according to your personal goals and health concern.
I strongly recommend her.
Charlie is one of the best instructors I have ever met in my life
I had an unforgettable chance to participate in Charlie’s hot yoga classes in Lisbon. She is one of the best instructors I have ever met in my life. She can combine all those indescribable qualities that you can feel when a great yogi walks into the room — her presence commands attention.Her energy can pick … Read more
The highlight of my week
I have started attending Charlie’s prenatal yoga classes since the Indivyoga studio in Nyon has opened, and it’s been a highlight of my week. The classes take place in a cozy, modern studio filled with daylight and with a view over a water stream (very zen!). Charlie is not only very professional but she also … Read more
Customizes yoga to suit individual needs like no one else
Being Indian I have experienced learning yoga from various instructors growing up – the reason I find Charlie a lot more effective is that not only is she very professional but customizes yoga to suit individual needs like no one else. In group classes and in my private yoga sessions, she’s also very patient and … Read more
My amazing yoga angel
With Charlie you will feel it – you live to enjoy and be happy and her yoga sessions are wonderful reminders of it! I highly recommend her!!! Charlie is a wonderful person and an excellent yoga expert! She plans and delivers yoga sessions with true attention and passion. Charlie’s approach is carefully tailored to each … Read more
Charlie’s competences in her Yoga teaching and approach are fantastic
Charlie’s competences in her Yoga teaching and approach are fantastic. Down to earth, welcoming, warm, and a very soothing voice – all assets that make going to her classes a real delight.
Also, her class schedule and class specifications are suited for various needs, like Power Yoga which is a good class if you … Read more
Charlie is really knowledgeable in what the body needs
It is a real pleasure to attend Charlie’s yoga classes. Charlie is an absolute master yoga practitioner, highly professional and a wonderful teacher. Her ability to combine patience, careful instruction and individual attention means that each class is both suited to your individual needs as well as the right amount of physical challenge; all the … Read more
A deeper understanding of meditation and mindfulness
To become a certified yoga teacher, I attended an intensive and most beneficial teacher training with Indiv Yoga, Charlie Brown. Apart from teaching us, a group of nine, all the skills and knowledge, we had to know for the diploma, Charlie was always helpful, joyful and so kind. I learnt a lot apart from the … Read more
Yoga is an environment of trust and mental discipline which Charlie balances incredibly well
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Charlie for many years, yet it’s only more recently that I’ve come to appreciate her contribution to Yoga! I enjoy all sports and like many, turned to Yoga to complement the fast pace physical activities I’ve been involved with for many years. Charlie is not only meticulous in the … Read more
Based on our personal experience, we highly recommend her private classes!
Charlie has a natural ability to connect with children and build rapport with them at their level. Her yoga therapies are individually tailored to each child’s need whether its confidence building, concentration improvement or simple meditation to relief anxiety. Her each class is designed as building blocks on individual child’s development and interests. Our child … Read more
Charlie was very reliable with the schedule we set up
Charlie is an expert in many areas of yoga, which allows her to tailor individual classes according to every student’s needs. At the same time she is able to conduct group classes and pay special attention to each student. I started having private yoga lessons with Charlie in 2009 and was very pleased with her … Read more
I couldn’t have wished for a better instructor
I have known Charlie´s family for sometime and I kept hearing from people around how brilliant she was but was too scared to try yoga. Having had some medical problems last year I decided to take the plunge and try it and I couldn’t have wished for a better instructor to introduce me to the … Read more
Charlie is professional but approachable and really friendly.
I took astanga flow classes with Charlie twice a week in Lisbon for about a year and a half (until she moved to Geneva). Classes were taught at my workplace, at lunchtime, which was extremely practical. Although I’ve practiced yoga on and off for over ten years, there were about 6 of us attending these … Read more
I really like yoga with Charlie
I really like yoga with Charlie because it is healthy for the body and I am good at it. Yoga is fun and so is my teacher! 🙂
I feel great after a yoga class!
I really enjoy my yoga classes with Charlie as she blends the perfect combination I am seeking in a yoga instructor:
A good guide – she shows us the process and lets us complete it at our pace;
While simultaneously: A meticulous teacher – she makes sure that we are using the correct … Read more
Charlie is a very warm and enthusiastic yoga teacher
Charlie is a very warm and enthusiastic yoga teacher. My daughter Anish and I both like her personality and her inspiring yoga teaching. It is relaxed meditation and at the same time you train your body and feel healthier without realising it!
Aconselho a todos Indiv Yoga!
Conheci a Charlie através de um anúncio numa revista e liguei para marcar um encontro. Desde o primeiro momento que houve uma grande empatia, as nossas energias convergiram logo e encontramos um equilíbrio fantástico nas nossas sessões semanais. Desde há mais de um ano que duas vezes por semana a Charlie vem a minha casa … Read more
Calm and relaxed atmosphere
As a beginner I must say Hot Yoga with Charlie has been a true blessing. Calm and relaxed atmosphere in which she gives us close attention in helping us with the positions, correcting us whenever needed, and giving us a true understanding of what yoga is all about.
Lead Trainer: Charlie Stewart-Brown ERYT500, RPYT, RCYT, YCEP
Yoga for Every Individual
Charlie began practicing yoga over 25 years ago as a recommendation for her severe anxiety, and has been teaching for over 12 years to people of all ages and abilities. She is the lead trainer on the Indiv Yoga RYT 200hrs & RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Training Courses, having certified over 180 students worldwide. She is the voice of the 'Yoga and Mindfulness Program' on British Airways long-haul flights and has give a presentation at the Annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on the 'Importance of Implementing Mindfulness in the Education System'. She also runs an exclusive yoga retreat every year which teaches people to apply simple principles of yoga and mindfulness in their everyday lives.
Originally from London and having worked in New York and Lisbon after her Psychology degree, she has since settled with her husband in Switzerland, and dedicated her life to expanding her knowledge of the science of yoga, mindful meditation and better physical and mental health.
Over the years Charlie has worked with some of the most renowned yoga teachers around the world (David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Anne-Marie Newland, Leslie Kaminoff, Sadie Nardini, Sonia Sumar etc) certifying in Hatha, Sivanada, Ashtanga, Childrens and Family Yoga, Yoga for the Special Child, & Inner Engineering with Sadhguru. She has become highly respected for her successful work in yoga therapy, especially for Autism, ADHD and other behavioural and developmental syndromes. She has also talked at some of the biggest corporations in Switzerland and the annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on implementing Mindfulness in the work place and the education system.
Charlie holds the highest yoga qualifications as an ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), RCYT (Registered Children´s Yoga Teacher), RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and YCEP (Yoga Continued Education Provider) with the Yoga Alliance, and has developed Indiv Yoga™ to bring a more physiological, therapeutic and individual approach to yoga and meditation. Indiv Yoga™ Switzerland is a RYS (registered yoga school) and RCYS (registered children’s yoga school) providing Yoga Alliance teacher training certifications of the highest professional standards.
Read her onlineand for a feel of her knowledgeable and friendly professionalism.