A course for those interested in teaching meditation to children - learn time-tested techniques children love and easily integrate into their lives. Whether you are a parent, teacher or other professional, you will become completely prepared to teach meditation to children.
(5 out of 5)
I found the video clips especially helpful to see how children reacted to the exercises as well as to observe how the facilitators presented the exercises and generally behaved with the children. I enjoyed that the online classes were a mix of lecture, videos, student sharing and led exercises -- the variety kept things interesting. The material presented was concise and to the point and presented in a well-thought-out manner.
-Andrea from Florida
(5 out of 5)
I have never undertaken online training before and was completely unsure what to expect. Needless to say, I was most pleasantly surprised. The quality of the training and the sensitive way in which it was delivered was truly excellent.
-Nicole from the UK
(5 out of 5)
There was a lot of information provided during the course and Sarah's book is excellent. I really enjoyed listening to the webinars and having the opportunity to talk and ask questions. The videos were very helpful. It was very helpful to see how a teacher interacts with the children and see the children participate in the class.
-Tania from South Africa
(4.5 out of 5)
The meditations we learned have been of great benefit to me personally. The homework activities were purposeful and will help me in preparing proposals for schools. I loved the videos; watching Sarah and the other teachers was so helpful. I also liked listening to my classmates give their thoughts & ask questions. I am pleased that Sarah answered all my emails and offers meditation teaching “technical support” for life to her students. -Dianne from Australia
(4.5 out of 5)
I truly enjoyed the classes and am so glad that I have the book to read over and over. Our preschool pilot program Little Ripples will implement many of the techniques I learned. We know the meditations will help children participating in our program at Darfuri refugee camps in Africa. -Rachel from California
After completing training (Part 1 & 2), you are eligible to become both a "Certified Child Meditation Facilitator" and a "Certified Guided Imagery Specialist for Children" (directly after training). In addition, you will be eligible for "Certified Mindfulness Instructor for Children" after completing two more hours of training. The additional two-hour training will be available starting 2014.
Certification Participants are required to either attend all webinars or view all recordings (or a combination of live participation and viewing recordings). Certification Participants also need to complete additional assignments (mostly responses to the meditation exercises experienced in class). Certification Participants should attend from a quiet location with minimal distractions (this includes arranging childcare). Certification is offered through Satya International.
• Creating a safe and comfortable teaching environment.
• Bringing children and meditation together - what to expect
• Helping children use their five senses to enjoy and enhance their meditation experiences.
• Research supporting meditation in schools, at home, and in therapeutic settings.
• History of meditation – Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, and more (new topic).
• Waldorf-style storytelling for teaching meditation (new topic).
• Using art to enhance a child’s meditation experience.
•The spiritual body - working with auras and chakras and understanding subtle energy.
• Mindfulness for children (new topic).
• Creating meditations for special issues. Learn steps to creating original mediations.
• Working with teens (new topic)
SIX-WEEK WEBINAR COURSE: $95 each for part 1 and 2 ($190 total). Or pay $110 for part 1 and $110 for part 2 later. Plus Sensational Meditation for Children text by Sarah Wood Vallely for $13.95 on Amazon.
CERTIFICATIONS: "Certified Child Meditation Facilitator" and "Certified Guided Imagery Specialist" total $60. "Certified Mindfulness Instructor for Children" $40 for additional training and $60 for certification (Available 2014).
DISCOUNTS: Receive a 25% discount when you sign up with a friend. Email for details. Have you already completed the training? Take the course again as a refresher for a 50% discount.
Enjoy videos, slides, and your facilitator’s voice right from your computer. Our newly updated Child Meditation Facilitators training now offers a more visual experience. Watch videos of Sarah Wood Vallely and former students teach meditation classes to children. View slides with bulleted details and charts about meditation research, Sarah’s philosophy, and more. And contribute questions and comments as they arise via your computer, so Sarah can fully explain any aspects of the course that your are wanting to learn more about.
All webinars are recorded. Webinars can be viewed live or watched later. (Webinar recordings might not be able to be viewed on iPads. Laptops are fine.) To participate in our live webinar-classes all you need is access to the Internet; therefore, you can participate from anywhere. This is very helpful if you are scheduled to be out of town during one of the classes. Participants are provided with a web address and instructions for accessing the webinar. This is a free service. You will also have the option to call into the class on your telephone. For participants using a telephone in addition to a computer, you will be able to speak your questions and comments. Those not using a telephone, can type their questions and comments into their computer.
Those participating in the course by viewing recorded webinar will receive an email with a link to each of the recordings. Webinars will be available for re-viewing.
Register for current webinar (VISA, AMEX and MC) Recordings are still available
To obtain "Certified Child Meditation Facilitator" and "Certified Guided Imagery Specialist for Children", complete the following three parts:
1. Participation in Child Meditation Facilitators Training( webinar-course)
2. Handed in work, including:
Essay: A short essay based on information in the text Sensational Meditation for Children by Sarah Wood Vallely.
Responses to class exercises: During each class you will participate in at least one guided exercise. You can either share about your experience of these exercises during class via voice (not chat window) or hand in a short journal entry about your experience. A special form is required to hand in these responses.
3. Teaching your very own meditation class for children.
After completion of your training you will set up and teach your very own class. The minimum number of students is three and it is not advised to exceed ten. Students can be any age between and including 5 to 16 years old. Your own children can participate, however you should also have other children in addition to your own. A specific teaching outline is provided. This class will need to be video recorded and sent to your instructor for review (or uploaded to YouTube). You will have 60 days after completion of the training to teach this class.
4. There is a $60 fee to apply for certification. A 50% discount is available. Please ask for more details.