1100 Brown Street, Dayton, OH  937-829-5947

1265 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek, OH 45432

519 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, OH  937-829-5947

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ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training

September 27 to September 29

Fri   5:00-9:00pm
Sat  8:00am-6:00pm
Sun 8:30am-3:30pm


Teach yoga and mindfulness to children ages 2-12+ years! A passion for yoga and a love for children is at the core of this training. This comprehensive kids' teacher training program is incredibly fun and interactive, designed to provide adult yoga practitioners with the tools and knowledge needed to share the gifts of yoga and mindfulness with children.


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. Participants will leave with a variety of sample lesson plans as part of the overall 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!


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

child psychologists

social workers

occupational therapists

physical therapists

camp counselors

recreation directors


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

yoga games

partner & group poses

kid-friendly songs and chants

simple creative movement routines

prop suggestions

class setting adaptations/considerations

lesson planning/sequencing

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!


Training Schedule: 

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.


Certification Requirements:

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)

To register click link below and scroll to find Dayton, OH training on right column. (Must be signed out of MindBody)

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