Kids & Teens

About Sivananda Yoga Kids’ Camp:

Established in 1972 by Swami Vishnudevananda, the Kids’ Camp combines activities of outdoor adventure, creativity, discovery and cooperation. Almost 2000 children have attended this truly unique camp uniting the summer camp experience with the practice of yoga. These programs are aimed specifically for children ages 8 to 15 (Canada) and ages 9 to 12 (Thailand).

Swami Vishnudevananda founded Sivananda Yoga Kids Camp in order to help children lean basics of yoga as a means of achieving physical, mental and spiritual well being. He believed that if children are taught to discipline their mind and body from an early age, they will be able to become more peaceful, developing love, tolerance, patience and understanding toward the whole creation. Using the powerful tools of Yoga, he taught children to live a simple, happy and healthy life.

Kids’ Camp Locations:

Thailand:

The famous Phu Chaisai Mountain resort is situated in the northern, mountainous part of Thailand . It is located 45 minutes from the airport and the city and is one of the first boutique hotels in the North of Thailand.The cottages are built completely from bamboo, terracotta clay and thatched roof, all locally acquired. The resort also supports the  local community by employing local villagers and hill tribes. More Information

Canada:

Founded in 1962 by Swami Vishnudevananda. We are located in the idyllic setting of the Laurentian Mountains, only an hour drive from Montreal, Canada —a sanctuary of peace and natural beauty. The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre has a worldwide reputation for its high standard of teaching. Our organization continues to uphold its ancient Indian roots and classical yoga teachings throughout our Ashrams and Centre. More Information

Family Week with Arjuna: July 27 – August 1:
Fun and Yoga for the whole family. We offer a schedule of daily family activities including games, theatre, music, arts and crafts and outdoor activities (biking, canoeing, nature walks and more), as well as kids’ yoga classes and meditation (Parental supervision of children is required). More details

 

Teen Karma Yoga Programme: July 27 – August 8:

This is a work study programme designed to assist young people in participating in ashram life. They will follow the ashram schedule and enjoy the benefits of yoga classes and meditation while participating in karma yoga (volunteer service) under the supervision of senior ashram staff. The ashram schedule is adapted to meet the physiological and psychological needs of this age group. Weekly outings and daily group meetings are incorporated into the programme in order to provide guidance and strengthen group cohesiveness. Participants are expected to participate in all activities and are guided to work in the spirit of cooperation and mutual respect. It can be taken as a one week or a two week programme. More details

Teaching Yoga for Children with Saraswati July 31st – August 2nd

This course aims to teach specific techniques for teaching yoga to children of all ages. Building on traditional yoga postures, you will learn to adapt postures to the needs of children at all developmental stages. Activities, games, and stories will make classes exciting and fun while still adhering to the classical asana sequence taught by Swami Vishnu Devananda. Programmes are tailored to specific age groups without sacrificing the integrity and benefits of the classical yoga teaching. Join us as we learn to inspire a new generation of yogis by rediscovering the child within ourselves! This course is open for yoga teachers. Certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the course. Cost: $250 + accommodation More details
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