Saturday, April 02, 2011
A little set back
When you get a good idea going in your head, you're bound to run into troubles. I've been researching a lot of stuff for my yoga/art curriculum idea. I'm really excited about it, but unfortunately don't have the backing from my school. I'm a State Operated Program, and the educational superintendent, said while she understands the benefits of yoga she can't stand behind it as an educational component.
A couple of things that I've been thinking. One, I don't think she understands that I'm trying to create a curriculum that would include some yoga. I don't want to REPLACE art with yoga. I want to make them work side by side for a more therapeutic program. On a positive note, she did say that it would make a great after hours or weekend program. I hear what she's saying.
So, I'm going to write out something and clearly try to create some kind of pilot program.
A few problems. I need to find some funding. I can't actually implement a program without being a certified yoga instructor. I need funding, want to get a grant. However, to get a grant, I am GUESSING (I know, I shouldn't guess) that I need approval from my principal to get any kind of educational grant. There are tons of grants for yoga, and later this program could get a grant from that type of grant, but they're for people who are already certified yoga teachers.
So the next step is figuring out how I can get funding so I can be certified... Hummmmm.....
In the meantime, I'm taking yoga again. I think I have some time, but I'd love to be certified by the end of next year! There's so much to think about. BUT-- ALL GOOD!
Posted by Kate at 5:44 PM