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Ramapo College Offering Children’s Yoga Teacher Certificate Program

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MAHWAH, N.J. – Teachers and other interested individuals are invited to attend the kick-off of Ramapo College’s Children’s Yoga Teacher Certificate program this summer, conveniently scheduled in an evening and weekend format with four class sessions online. An Information Session is scheduled on Tuesday, May 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in ASB-420 on the Ramapo College campus, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah. Ramapo College is a Yoga Alliance Registered School. To sign up and learn more, visit: www.ramapo.edu/cipl/childrensyoga

Those who wish to add the practice of yoga into their classrooms and other settings are equipped with the basic principles and tools needed to effectively teach yoga and contemplative practices to children in grades PreK-12. Successful participants earn 4 undergraduate academic credits from Ramapo College, and are able to immediately apply newly learned skills in their classrooms. For learners wishing to receive Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) Certification from the Yoga Alliance, an additional 30 hours of teaching children’s yoga classes plus having earned the 200-hour yoga teacher certification is required.

The program runs July 9-July 30 on Mondays (online), Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-10:05 p.m., plus two weekend intensives on July 14 & 15 and 28 & 29. The two Friday evenings are 5:30-9:35 p.m., and the two Saturdays and Sundays are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Information on Ramapo College’s well-established 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification that develops a working knowledge of fundamental yoga concepts, practice and teaching methods will also be presented during the information sessions. Community members who wish to expand their job market skills, or enhance their overall health and well-being are invited to join the audience of teachers at the information session to learn more.

Professor Carol Bowman, Yoga Studies Programs director, will present information and answer questions about the requirements that meet Yoga Alliance standards for each of Ramapo’s yoga programs.

For additional information, contact Professor Carol Bowman at cbowman@ramapo.edu or call 201-684-7370.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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