Yoga Bananas

Teacher Trainer
Dorking United Kingdom

Rated 5/5 (2 Reviews)
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Empower Yourself, Empower The Children You Know

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  • Yoga Bananas
  • Year Established
  • 1998
  • Location
  • Forest Green Village
    Dorking, England RH5 5SA
    United Kingdom

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  • 10am - 2pm Monday - Friday
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Yoga Bananas® aims to offer parents, yoga teachers and school teachers an informed, practical and personal approach to teaching children’s yoga. The programme follows a universal yoga ethos, equipping you with the tools to create, inspire and cherish all the children that you teach. 

Established since 1998, Yoga Bananas aims to open in you an awareness of your gifts, strengths and potentialities, guiding you to develop a deep connection with your inner child and the children that you come into contact with. With their focus on embracing the present moment, the Techniques enhance children's self-worth and boost their confidence. A well-rooted confidence in childhood stands much less chance of being lost later in life. 

Yoga Bananas encourages its graduates to praise children whenever they can. Children who are made to feel secure within themsleves whatever is going on around them can more fully enjoy a positive existence despite the competitive nature of human beings and despite children's limited influence in the world.

The Yoga Bananas 3-11 and Teen YB manuals have been formatted to cover all aspects of teaching children’s yoga including breathing, meditation and story-telling, relaxation, visualisation and discipline. But a manual can only ever offer you a foundational knowledge. Your own experience of teaching children will guide you to a deeper understanding of children’s needs and an understanding of the equality and respect that children and their mentors/parents should exercise towards each other. Your commitment and willingness to view life through the eyes of a child and foster a nurturing environment will secure you this understanding. It will make parents and mentors aware of the wonderful benefits of yoga irrespective of age and experience.

 Ethos of Yoga Before Business of Yoga:

Yoga Bananas offers a comprehensive and creative system of teaching, which presents you with an income. We conly want to train people who will support our commitment to yoga principles and who go on and respect the Yoga Bananas name - the real yogis who put the 'business' of yoga second to the 'ethos' of yoga. Please see our Terms of Use before signing up to the course and only support us because you like what you hear. We can have a great deal of fun together, embracing the energy and soul of yoga. Once you have completed the course you will be qualified to teach the Yoga Bananas Technique™ and/or Teen YB Technique™ classes in schools and nurseries.

The concept and trainings are the invention of yoga specialist, Skip Oliver - Yoga Elder, E-RYT500, SYT, Dip. Physical Theatre, BA Hons. Eng, MA Creative Writing, mother of three boys, natural birth advocate and author.

Yoga Bananas® is a child yoga and mindfulness training provider with a creative approach that incorporates all the elements of Hatha Yoga in a form that appeals to children, opening their eyes to the marriage of narrative and movement and the absorbing effects of rhythm and rhyme. We provide original techniques and unique class structures to those who would like to gain an insight into their own inner child whilst playfully working with children to help them live a meaningful and spiritual life. The exercises aim to promote in children and their mentors a healthy awareness of the body and the mind that will be instilled within their lives for many years to come. 

The Yoga Bananas® Technique and Teen YB Technique™ can be taught in schools and yoga studios by anyone who would like to make a valuable contribution to the well-being and future of society, laying down a long-term blueprint of mental and physical health. The techniques can also be used at home by the whole family.

Yoga Bananas' founder, Skip Oliver, has been analysing the connection between the mind and body since she was a teenager and competitive athlete.. Through her eighteen-year yoga teaching experience, she has discovered that the layers of the mind always speak through the body. Out of this understanding she has devised an exciting and inspirational approach to working with children to help them fulfil their unique potential and develop into caring, sharing individuals.

Yoga Bananas Reviews

Submittedby Kirsty Ouellette on Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

Yoga Bananas 3-11 year olds and Yoga Bananas Teen training

I really enjoyed the Yoga Bananas training I received with Skip and am delighted to have passed both the children's course and the teen course. As a British Wheel of Yoga Student Teacher and qualified Primary School teacher I feel this training in children's yoga was the missing link for me. Skip was very informative and professional; she has a fantastic knowledge of all aspects of hatha yoga and a great deal of experience teaching yoga to children in a way that is fun and meaningful to them. I have learnt so much! I highly recommend her courses and to come away with to very helpful manuals is just super. Thank you Skip!

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Submittedby Sophie Phillips on Friday, Jun 16, 2017

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I was unsure what to expect when I decided to go ahead with the Yoga Bananas training but I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was such a fun and inspiring experience full of lovely likeminded people and a wonderful teacher. Skip was so enthusiastic and encouraging throughout, making me feel confident and able in my teaching ability. I completed both the kids and teens training and have come away from the course feeling so excited about the future! I can’t wait to put what I have learnt into practice and share my love of yoga to young people in the hope to empower them to live happy and healthy lives. Sophie x

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