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ChildLight Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Training

June 9 to June 10

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

child psychologists

family therapists

social workers

occupational therapists

physical therapists

pediatricians

parents

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

lesson planning

prop suggestions

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!

 

Certification:

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! 

Ready to Take Your Practice to the Next Level? Learn About Our Teacher Training Program

Teacher training is not just for teachers! Anyone who wants to deepen their practice and knowledge is invited to apply.