Teaching Children’s Yoga

Through this course, you will learn the art and science of introducing yoga and mindfulness practices to children.

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Key information

Duration: 8 weeks
Focus: Ages 3-12
Skill Level: Beginner
Format: Self-paced
Access: 1 year
Auto-renew: No

Course Schedule

Week 1

Hello! On the first week of the course, we will introduce the program and review the course schedule. You’ll experience a children’s yoga class in action so we can start to get a feeling for the work.

Week 2

Teaching Philosophy: Explore the teaching philosophies that inform your work as a Yoga Educator. We’ll discuss the impact and importance of these philosophies for effective teaching.

Week 3

Classroom Management: What does it take to create a safe space for effective teaching and engaged learning? Find out this week. Plus, we will take this a step further by exploring how to cultivate positive relationships with your students through classroom management techniques. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of lesson planning for a children’s yoga class.

Week 4

The Brain: Trust us, brain-based learning will be your best guidance for teaching yoga to children. This week, we will examine how the brain develops during childhood and how these changes influence how students are showing up in classroom. You’ll also explore developmental milestones, and apply what you learn about the brain this week to design yoga classes for students’ developmental needs.

Week 5

Anatomy and Physiology: Learn about children’s anatomy and physiology. You will understand how children’s bodies change during childhood and how to tailor yoga tools to safely support children’s physical development.

Week 6

Yoga Breathing, Warm-Ups, and Poses: This week we will begin to introduce yoga tools, starting with children’s breathing and warm-ups. We will also introduce yoga postures for children. Lectures will be interspersed with opportunities to put what you learn into practice with practice teaching activities.

Week 7

Partner Poses, Games, and Relaxation: This week we will cover partner poses, games, and relaxation techniques. You will take what you have learned and put it into practice with final assignment.

Week 8

Course Finale: Put everything together by presenting final assignments. You will also be equipped with a few extra teaching resources that can help enrich your students’ yoga experience.


Are yearly payments required to maintain my certification?

No, once you complete the course, you will receive a certificate from Yoga Ed. which is yours for life!

What’s included in my course access?

You will have access to the online platform with all course material for one year from the time of enrollment. Within the course, you will find curriculum, premade lesson plans, and teaching resources that are digital downloads. You will have lifetime access to those once you download them.

When are the community gatherings for the Teaching Children’s Yoga course?

The community gatherings for this course will be held on the second Thursday of every month at 4:00pm Pacific | 7:00 Eastern. Each gathering will be one hour long. They are optional and will be recorded for you to watch on your own time.

How do I extend my course access beyond 1 year?

You may choose to extend your course access beyond 1 year by enrolling in the Yoga Ed. Membership for $12/month or $99/year. Course access will be extended for as long as your membership remains active, including all instructional videos, community discussion boards, and community gatherings for ongoing instructor support. Enrolled in more than one course? Not to worry, your membership will extend access for all courses you’ve enrolled in.

In addition to course access, our training graduates love the Yoga Ed. Membership for continuing education. Download premade lesson plans and instructional scripts from 400+ on-demand classes. Watch and learn how course instructors bring lesson plans to life. And enjoy unlimited access to our growing resource library with additional lesson plans, toolkits, and webinars for deeper learning.

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I am new to yoga and don’t have experience teaching yoga. Is this course a good option for me?

Our courses are suitable for all levels. Whether you’re new to yoga or have your 500-hour certification, our courses are a great fit for anyone who wants to learn how to teach yoga and mindfulness to the children and teens in their life.

Do I need to be a teacher or mental health professional to take this course?

No, this course is designed for anyone who works with children (or would like to work with children). Yoga teachers, parents, nurses, counselors, mental health professionals, youth services support staff, and many other professionals have gone through our course and found the knowledge to be invaluable to the youth they work with.

Does this course qualify for credits?

Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:

+ 24 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance

+ 2 semester hours with Loyola Marymount University – choose Loyola Marymount University credit option at checkout

+ 24 CEUs towards your ISSA certification with International Sports Science Association

Click here to learn more about course credit options. Lastly, feel free to check with your local school or district to see if they will accept course credits.

Can I get CEUs in my state/school district?

Upon completion of our courses or program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. Many school districts honor this as CEU credit. We recommend reaching out to your administrator ahead of time to ask if they will honor Yoga Ed. courses. We also offer Graduate Level Professional Development Credit through LMU.

Do you accept purchase orders from schools?

Yes! Email us at [email protected] so that we can support you.

Are group discounts available?

Yes! We offer discounts for groups of four or more. Please email us at [email protected] to get your discount code.

I’m still having trouble deciding. How do I choose a course that is the best fit for me?

We are happy to help you with this! Please email [email protected] to request more information about the course(s) you’re interested in, or to schedule a phone call with our team.

Upon registration, you will get access to the following materials on the online platform…

Check 8 online modules, with interactive video lectures, experiential activities, reflection questions, and practice teaching opportunities

Check 10 hours of instructional videos

Check 140 yoga and mindfulness practices, including breathing exercises, poses, brain breaks, and relaxation

Check Monthly community gatherings, hosted by course instructors to dive more deeply into topics of interest and ask any questions you may have. Each gathering will be one hour long. They are optional and will be recorded for you to watch on your own time.

Check Personalized instructor feedback on your final project

Check Lifetime Access: Downloadable 350-page curriculum with full instructions for all yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques

Check Lifetime Access: Downloadable 72 pre-made lesson plans

Check Lifetime Access: Certificate upon completing course requirements

Check Eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) *Optional course credit add-ons

What you’ll learn

Now more than ever, movement, play, and social-emotional learning are essential to supporting the health and wellness of kids. Through this course, you will learn the art and science of introducing yoga and mindfulness practices to children.

You will gain the confidence to lesson plan for your students through ample opportunities to practice and teach yoga breathing, postures, games, and relaxation exercises throughout the course.

Upon completion of our course, you will be fully equipped with the knowledge and tools to help children build a lifetime of health and wellness through the practice of yoga.

Perfect For…

  • Educators seeking to teach 20-60 minute yoga classes for their students
  • Yoga instructors expanding their practice to include children’s yoga
  • Youth-serving non-profit staff teaching yoga to children in their community
  • Parents seeking ways to calm and connect with their children
  • Anyone who would like to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to kids and teens

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Why learn with us

Start sharing yoga and mindfulness with the youth in your life today.


Backed by research

Our programs have been the focus of studies by Harvard, Tulane, and Cal State Fullerton, with measurable results in physical and mental health outcomes for children.


Global community of learners

Join a global movement of individuals dedicated to improving the health of their communities through yoga. 48 countries, 80K+ classrooms, and 15M+ students worldwide.


Meets national PE & health standards, CASEL-aligned

Our program meets national and international PE & Health standards and is aligned with CASEL to support social-emotional learning.


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