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    teaching children's yoga

    Gain the confidence to teach yoga to children ages 3 - 12

for a limited time, enjoy 40% off your instructor-guided track tuition. discount applied at checkout.

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.

Duration 8 weeks

Focus Ages 3-12

Skill Level Beginner

Prerequisites None

Language English

Access 1 Year

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About This Course

Learn the theory and science behind the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social benefits of yoga for children. Through this course, you will gain the confidence to lesson plan for your students through ample opportunities to embody and practice 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.

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.

why learn with us

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 youth.

Meets national PE standards, CASEL-aligned

Our program meets national and international Physical Education standards and is aligned with CASEL to support social-emotional learning.

Global community of learners

Join a global movement of individuals dedicated to improving the health of their communities through yoga. 46 countries, 79K+ classrooms, and 15M+ students worldwide.

how it works

Self-Guided Track
(No Certificate)

  • 8 online course modules, with interactive video lectures, experiential exercises, reflection questions, and key teaching points for each age group
  • Downloadable 350-page color manual (delivered digitally)
  • 72 downloadable pre-made lesson plans (delivered digitally)
  • Access to online course for 1-year
  • 8 weekly live check-ins for 1-hour with an instructor and other participants
  • Instructor feedback on 2 lesson plan activities
  • Instructor feedback on your final project
  • Certificate upon completing course requirements
  • Eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    *Optional course credit add-ons
  • Access to professional learning network of Yoga Ed. training graduates, for ongoing peer guidance, support, and connections
$199

Instructor-Guided Track
(With Certificate)

  • 8 online course modules, with interactive video lectures, experiential exercises, reflection questions, and key teaching points for each age group
  • Downloadable 350-page color manual (delivered digitally)
  • 72 downloadable pre-made lesson plans (delivered digitally)
  • Access to online course for 1-year
  • 8 weekly live check-ins for 1-hour with an instructor and other participants
  • Instructor feedback on 2 lesson plan activities
  • Instructor feedback on your final project
  • Certificate upon completing course requirements
  • Eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    *Optional course credit add-ons
  • Access to professional learning network of Yoga Ed. training graduates, for ongoing peer guidance, support, and connections
$399 $240

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frequently asked questions

I am interested in the instructor-guided option. What time are the check-ins?

Check-ins are at 5:00pm Pacific | 8:00pm Eastern on Mondays. Each check-in is one hour long, and they are all recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you may watch the recording(s).

Does this qualify for credits?

Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:

+ 32 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance
+ 3.5 semester hours with Loyola Marymount University – view eligible states here; MUST CHOOSE “Earn Academic Credit with LMU” option at checkout
+ 32 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 have a partnership with NYC Public Schools. 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. Please note that all POs must be received at least 1 week prior to the course start date.

Do I need to be a teacher 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 instrumental in supporting their ability to teach yoga to children in the unique environments they work in.

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

Our courses are differentiated to meet the needs of adult learners with a variety of yoga experience. Whether you’re new to yoga or have your 500-hour certification, we think 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. If you’d like to learn more about a course, feel free to email [email protected] for more information or to set up a call with someone from our team.

How relevant is this program? Will it incorporate current events in the world or is it a more general course?

The short answer is both and very relevant! The longer answer is this course contains two types of learning material: self-paced and instructor-led. The self-paced content includes prerecorded videos, which cover general principles and practices that can be applied across situations. The instructor-guided course includes live weekly check-ins, where we will dive into specific applications, discussions and practice teaching opportunities to make the learnings as relevant as possible to the various settings you may teach in, online and in-person. We also provide ample opportunities within check-ins where you may ask any questions that you may have about how to apply the principles and practices to the current events in the world.

Are these courses a good fit for me if I’m teaching virtually?

Yes, absolutely. Something that makes our curriculum unique is that it can be used in face-to-face or virtual settings.

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.

It says it is self-paced, but there are dates. Why?

If you choose to enroll in the instructor-guided option, you will receive access to live weekly check-ins with your cohort. We offer weekly check-ins on Thursdays to share thoughts, answer any questions you may have, and connect you with your cohort of yoga educators.

Will attendance on live meet-ups be required for certificate programs?

No; one of the best parts about this course is that it’s designed for you to go-at-your-own-pace 🙂 All check-ins are optional and they are all recorded so you can watch the recording(s) if you are unable to make the live meet-up.

I’m interested in the instructor-guided option. What do I have to do in order to get a certificate of completion?

Simply watch course videos, submit 2 Exercises during the course, and complete your final teaching project. All course work must be completed and submitted by two weeks after the end date of the course.

What will I receive upon successfully completing a course by the course due date?

After submitting your final project video to your instructor, you can expect to receive feedback and an electronic copy of your certificate for the course within 14 days if all course requirements have been met and your payment for the course is complete. This certificate shows you completed a 32-hour training (mat yoga courses) or 24-hour training (chair yoga courses). Depending on the setting in which you will teach yoga, we recommend checking to find out the training and certification they require.

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.

How do I gift this course?

Please email us at [email protected] and we’re happy to assist you!

what students are saying

“I recently engaged in a course from Yoga Ed. that taught me how to properly teach children about mindfulness practices and yoga! What I love most about the course is how easy it is to follow and you can go at your own pace.”

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Meleah C.

Teacher

“Never thought an online course could be so ‘complete’. The weekly sessions really complemented the other (great) videos and pdf material.”

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Paola F.

Yoga Teacher

“The staff and teachers are very knowledgeable, passionate, and inspiring. Their principles of teaching yoga to kids are also based on art, science and medical study.”

Laura L.

Supervisor

“I learned about the brain development, anatomy, and physiology of children. This foundation of knowledge can be thought of as my ‘toolbelt’ to meet students where they are.”

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Ariel S.

Yoga Teacher

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