Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm
ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training is an incredibly fun, interactive and educational experience! A passion for yoga and a love for children is at the core of this training. This comprehensive kids' teacher training program is designed to provide yoga practitioners with the tools and knowledge needed to share the gifts of yoga and mindfulness with children.
Teach yoga and mindfulness to children ages 2-12+ years! Whether you are seeking to incorporate what you learn into your current work with children, or looking to teach yoga to children as a career, our team of knowledgeable trainers will provide you with the information and inspiration necessary to begin doing so immediately.
Who should attend:
Yoga teachers and yoga students (1+ yrs. yoga practice) who LOVE children, including:
preschool - grade 8 educators
physical education and health education teachers
school or family counselors
and any others who regularly work with children
The CLY training curriculum includes the following useful and time-tested information:
breathing exercises appropriate for children
loads of child-friendly yoga poses
mindfulness and relaxation techniques
age appropriate visualizations for children
creating and using themes and stories
best practices for teaching different age groups
partner & group poses
kid-friendly songs and chants
simple creative movement routines
class setting adaptations/considerations
incorporating music, songs, crafts, books and yogic themes
how to best prepare for class
tips for improvising
adaptations for special groups: special needs children, teens, families, etc.
behavior management techniques that support a loving, non-competitive environment and encourage respect for self and others
possible observation of a sample ChildLight Yoga class (live or via video)
opportunities for both practice teaching and 'being' the child/student
marketing and business tips
thorough list of useful resources and much more.
Participants will also leave with a variety of sample lesson plans as part of the overall ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training manual, dubbed 'the bible of kids' yoga' by past participants. You will leave the training feeling joyful and uplifted having spent the weekend 'playing' yoga!
This is an 18-hour intensive course, typically held on a weekend. Specific hours will vary based on the availability of the host studio/training location (please check the schedule). There will be breaks for lunch and/or dinner, with local eatery suggestions provided. For those traveling from out of town, some lovely, reasonably-priced lodging suggestions can also be provided - please inquire.
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.
ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training Course Includes:
18 contact hours, 10 optional non-contact hours for certification
Comprehensive, fully-illustrated Instructor Manual (dubbed the 'bible of kids' yoga' by former training participants) and many useful handouts
Certification administration and materials
Listing on CLY's Find an Instructor Near You page with location and email contact link
Membership in the CLY Instructor community with benefits which include discounts on continuing education trainings, and much more.
26 hours toward the ChildLight Yoga 95 hour Registered Children's Yoga School (18 contact + 8 non-contact as allowed by the Yoga Alliance organization)