Yokohama JALT:

Teaching Yoga to Children through English

Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2007 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Elizabeth Knight

This workshop begins with a 75-minute Yoga class. Following the lesson, there will be a discussion on how Yoga can be used as a supplement to your regular lessons or as an extra activity for your students to participate in after school. Knight will introduce some games the students can do without them even knowing they are doing yoga. In the US, more and more schools are introducing Yoga. Why? For one, this helps put students in a calmer ?gmode?h. It also helps students focus more in the classroom. The poses students do in Yoga are stretches that work the inner body organs, build a stronger mind through shoulder stands, bridges, etc. This is not a skill that demands strength or follows the lines of competition, but allows students to get know themselves and at the same time have fun. Yoga has been increasingly featured in the media, but geared towards adults who are looking for a healthier life. Children also need a healthier environment to grow up in. Why not start now?

Please bring the following:
* A long bath towel
* Comfortable clothing: sweats, loose fitting
* Water
* A positive mind.

Mini-bio: Knight has been working for the Yokohama Board of Education for the past 10 years as a Foreign Consultant. She is in charge of all junior and 11 senior high schools teaching English, working closely with JTEs as well as with AETs.

She has been doing Yoga in Japan for over a year. During this time, she took a one month intensive teacher?fs training course in the area of Hatha Yoga, Sivananda. Although the yoga training focused on adults, she also learned how to teach students from toddlers to high school age, including in school situations, since yoga is expanding in the school system in the west. Knight is certified in teaching Yoga to people of all ages.

Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Yokohama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Ginou Bunka Kaikan (Skills and Culture Center) near JR Kannai and Yokohama Subway Isezakichojamachi [See for map]

Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan


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