Kidding Around Yoga NYC Teacher Trainings
2017 Trainings: June 10–11; August 26–27; December 9-10
Taught by Amanda Adamczyk and Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz
Kidding Around Yoga specializes in transformational blended teacher trainings for folks who work with children ages 2 through 12. Our blended training, which combines independent online learning plus two exciting days of classroom instruction, is full of interesting and fun ways to share this ancient practice with the little ones in your life. You will learn creative approaches to instruction in meditation, breathing practices, relaxation, poses, games and activities, stress management for kids, how to run a kids’ Yoga day camp, kids’ Yoga birthday parties, and much more. We offer a system that is easily duplicated and a course outline to follow that makes it simple to share the science of Yoga with your students.
We have a unique method for teaching New York City kids’ Yoga teacher training through cultural diversity, tolerance, and the embracing of all religions through our very own songs and stories.
Since we do not require a background in Yoga and our focus at New York City kids’ Yoga teacher training is not on Yoga poses, we highly recommend that you take some Yoga classes before the training to familiarize yourself with the practice.
Our main focus is on how to teach you to share the entire science of Yoga with kids in a way that they will understand and enjoy. We have many inventive ways to do that and a lot to teach you in a short period of time.
- Saturday–Sunday, March 25–26 • 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee information and to register: NYC Kids Yoga March Teacher Training.
- Saturday–Sunday, June 10–11 • 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee information and to register: NYC Kids Yoga June Teacher Training.
- Saturday–Sunday, August 26–27 • 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee information and to register: NYC Kids August Teacher Training.
- Saturday–Sunday, December 9–10 • 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fee information and to register: NYC Kids December Teacher Training.
Integral Yoga certified teachers: will receive a 33.3% discount for this training. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details on registering.
Yoga Alliance hours: 18 contact + 5 non-contact = 23 hours for registered yoga teachers
Amanda Adamczyk (Anya) graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Dance. At JMU, she was a dancer in the Virginia Repertory Dance Company. Since she graduated in 2011, Amanda has been choreographing and performing works in New York City and Virginia, and recently coordinated with Martha Miller to host a fundraiser in honor of breast cancer awareness in October of 2013. Amanda was introduced to the practice of Yoga through her dance training, which led her down a path to learn more about this beautiful practice. She continued her desire for learning more about the practice by completing a 200-Hour Level I Asana and Pranayama Teacher Training through Integral Yoga Institute of New York. She currently teaches Hatha Yoga at BEYOGA in NJ and Integral Yoga Institute of New York, where she first was introduced to Kidding Around Yoga. Amanda began her work with children at a young age, first teaching swimming, and currently teaching dance and yoga. This love for teaching children led Amanda to become a certified Kidding Around Yoga Teacher, spreading the beautiful benefits of the practice of Yoga to children ages 2 thru 12 through song, dance, and activities. Being a dance teacher to 2-5 year olds as well, Amanda finds great joy in promoting creativity, self-expression, and physical movement of her young, growing students. Yoga has brought clarity, peace, and openheartedness into Amanda’s life, and she is so excited to share this with our future generations. She is eager to continue on this journey growing as a dancer, as a Yogini, and movin’ and groovin’ as a Kidding Around Yoga teacher!
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, aka “The Sarge,” is an ordained interfaith minister and certified in Integral Yoga as a Hatha Yoga, Meditation, and Raja Yoga Teacher. He received his Bachelor of Music in Brass Performance, Tuba Concentration from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts Music School in 1996. In 2004, Rabbi Joseph Gelberman from the All-Faiths Seminary in New York City ordained him as an interfaith minister. He holds additional certifications from the Integral Yoga Institutes in Hatha Yoga in 2011, having participated in Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s program called Accessible-Yoga Teacher Training, Meditation Teacher Training from Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville Virginia, and Raja Yoga Teacher Training from IYISF in 2012.
Rudra received his certification to “Kid Around,” as a children’s Yoga teacher from Haris Lender and Kidding Around Yoga in January of 2012. He works as a camp counselor and assistant director of Camp Yogaville, at Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville Virginia’s Summer Camp. The loving nickname, “The Sarge,” became common at the summer camp as he showed the ability to discipline the children in a loving way. The nickname has also served him in teaching his KAY classes that he offered at Congregation Beth Shalom in San Francisco, CA.