Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm
Learn to share yoga with babies and toddlers!
Whether you are a parent, childcare professional, or a yoga instructor, if you work with babies or toddlers through 2 years old, this training will provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to successfully integrate yoga-based movement, songs, games, and relaxation into their day.
The training will cover infant and early childhood development and education on how practicing yoga can support the social, emotional and physical development, as well as overall contentment and comfort, of babies and toddlers, newborn through 2 years. Attendees will learn playful and developmentally appropriate movements, songs and pacing techniques to incorporate into a daycare routine, postnatal yoga class, or yoga class for babies and toddlers. Includes an illustrated manual, sample lessons, continuing education suggestions and a list of additional resources.
Who should attend:
The ChildLight Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Training is open to anyone interested in supporting the health and wellness of babies and toddlers, including:
childcare professionals working with infants and toddlers
yoga instructors wishing to offer mommy & me style classes
children’s yoga instructors wishing to offer toddler classes
and any others who regularly work with infants and toddlers
*We love babies and toddlers, however this training is for adults only. Little ones are invited to demo classes only. Nursing mom's are always welcome.*
The Baby & Toddler Yoga training curriculum includes the following useful and time-tested information:
supporting early childhood development with yoga
infant and toddler friendly poses adapted for specific developmental stages, newborn to early preschool
sequences for nap/bedtime, fussiness/colic, easing digestion, playtime and more
songs, activities, and creative movement ideas
best practices for teaching babies and toddlers
strategies for including babies in postnatal yoga classes for mom
strategies for including younger siblings in a parent-child class for preschoolers
class setting adaptations/considerations
tips for improvising
behavior management techniques specific to toddlers and early preschoolers
opportunities for both practice teaching and 'being' the child/student
marketing and business tips
thorough list of useful resources... and much more.
REQUIRED FOR TRAINING
Please bring a soft-bodied, infant-sized doll, ideally weighted in the middle. Plastic arms and legs are fine. There are many suitable brands and you may feel free to use something you already own. The following dolls are excellent options:
• JC Toys 20” La Baby
•The JC Toys Lots to Cuddle line of dolls comes in several skin tones
•The My Sweet Love 20" Soft Baby
Baby & Toddler Yoga Teacher Training Course Includes:
18 contact hours, 10 optional non-contact hours for certification
Comprehensive, fully-illustrated ChildLight Yoga Baby & Toddler Instructor Manual
Certification administration and materials, which include:
Listing on CLY's Find an Instructor Near You page with location and email contact link (upon optional completion of certification process)
Membership in the CLY Baby & Toddler Instructor community
Access to a vast Baby & Toddler yoga class video library!
It is not necessary to be a Registered Adult Yoga Teacher (RYT) or complete our 95 hour RCYS program in order to attend our trainings. Candidates who successfully complete the certification process will be listed as a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor on our website and be invited to access our Baby & Toddler yoga class video library!