Children's Yoga Teacher Training Certification

BELOVED YOGA CHILDREN’S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING - VIRTUAL SUMMER IMMERSION

DATES: June 19-21, June 26-28, July 10-12, July 17-19, July 24-26, August 7-9

Beloved Yoga Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive certification in yoga for children from infancy to teens. Certified by Yoga Alliance, the training focuses on viewing the whole child; the physical, emotional, and social well-being of children of all ages and abilities. Our training helps teachers develop a greater understanding of how the brain, nervous system, and body, together with yoga, breath work, and movement can support the growing needs of children from infancy to adolescence. Our mission is to help parents, teachers, and professionals develop an in-depth understanding of the science of yoga and the tools to support the health and well-being of children through the stages of development.

The training will provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities to practice and teach yoga postures, breathing for self-regulation, character education, sensory integration, mindfulness, meditation, with teaching environments. Participants will learn how to plan successfully for an interactive and engaging yoga class using science explorations, stories, visualizations, games, songs, journaling, group inquiry, and community dialogue. We will explore the importance of modeling co-regulation to create an emotionally safe environment that allows everyone to reach their full potential.

Our summer-intensive teacher training is open to anyone who has a passion for working with children and utilizing the tools of yoga to support learning and development. The training is open to yoga teachers, parents, classroom teachers, counselors, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, and other child-focused professions with a desire to integrate yoga into the lives of children. 

Upon completion of the 95-hour training program, you will earn the Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher designation. You do not need to be a registered yoga teacher to enroll in the training. Yoga experience is not required; however, a daily practice will be encouraged. Group training and contact hours will be provided with the use of the Zoom online meeting platform. 

All of our modules are also open for individual registration. Register for individual modules on the Beloved Yoga Events page.

The online training includes:

  • The Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Manual

  • Mentoring with lead teacher trainer, Vasanthi Srinivasan

  • Access to recorded videos of classes

  • Access to recorded webinars to explore the foundation of yoga for children

  • Assignments to complete at home with feedback and guidance from the trainer

  • Connection to children’s yoga teacher community

Register for the full training for $800 (a $100 savings over registration for the 6 individual modules)

If you are seeking RCYT, you must complete all 6 modules. For the full training, register here and save $100 off the price of the 6 individual modules. You may sign up for each module individually for CEUs. Please register through the Events page.

Hours: Friday, 4-6 pm, Saturday, 1-5 pm, Sunday, 1-5 pm (NOTE: All times are EST)

Module 1: June 19-21, Foundations of Children’s Yoga

Module 2: June 26-28, Anatomy, Physiology & Child Development

Module 3: July 10-12, Empowered Classrooms: In-School Yoga

Module 4: July 17-19, Teen Yoga for Mental Health & Wellness

Module 5: July 24-26, Accessible & Adaptable Yoga for Children Yoga for ALL Abilities

Module 6: August 7-9, Postnatal Yoga with Baby and Toddlers

Descriptions:

Module 1, June 19-21: Foundations of Teaching Children’s Yoga 

Yoga provides a holistic model of the human system and a mind-body exploration of practices that can impact every level of the human system. Yoga is both a process and an experience of self-discovery which then allows us to connect to others and the world. This training will provide you with the foundations of 8 Limbs of Yoga and an understanding of how it can support children from infancy to adolescence. You will learn how to incorporate character education through practices for developing social and personal disciplines. Through exercises that are attuned to the richness of the senses, children can learn how to harness the tools of concentration. Training will include asana, pranayama, dharana, relaxation, mindfulness, and meditation practices. No yoga experience is necessary, only a desire to impact the health and well-being of our children and youth.

Module 2, June 26-28: Anatomy, Physiology, and Child Development from Infancy to Adolescence

As a parent, educator, teacher, and professional working with children, Anatomy & Physiology will give you an insight into the complex nature of the human body and all the systems that make it run efficiently. Understanding the anatomy and physiology of our own bodies and that or children through the developmental stages makes us more literate, and aware to make sound decisions about our health, the health of our children, and families. Through readings, videos, group dialogue, and science-based exploration, you will gain an appreciation for the human body and learn how to engage children of all ages in learning.

Module 3, July 10-12: Empowered Classrooms: In-School Yoga

Our children, teachers, and school professionals face numerous challenges in the school environment. Yoga in Schools supports both the teachers and students by creating opportunities to shift states of the brain and take ownership of the processes for healthy regulation of their mind-body states. Participants will learn how to share yoga in a classroom environment by modeling co-regulation, understanding the neuroscience of stress response and its effects on the body and implications on learning and memory. The training is open to administrators, educators, yoga teachers, counselors, parents, and professionals with a desire to support children, teens, and all members of the learning community. 

Module 4, July 17-19: Teen Yoga for Mental Health and Wellness

Adolescents (ages 10–17) differ from adults in the way they behave, problem solve and make decisions yet they are expected to be adults. The changes to the brain and reproductive system can affect thinking and behavior. The adolescent brain functions differently and awareness of these differences can help parents, teachers, and advocates understand and support their health and wellness. The behavioral patterns established during this developmental period often determine their current and future health and well-being. Influenced by social environments, they face many significant transitions that can lead to health and social problems. Yoga can support teens in minimizing stress and developing resilience to deal with it. Participants will learn how to support teens in utilizing tools for stress management, self-regulation and healthy development. This training is open for parents, teachers, P.E. teachers, yoga teachers. therapists, counselors, and adults working with teens. 

Module 5, July 24-26: Accessible & Adaptable Yoga for Children of ALL Abilities

Participants will learn the components for building a strong foundation for working with children with special needs. Yoga can support the whole being of children with all abilities by first ensuring safety, protection, and connection. This unique training is open to parents, educators, yoga teachers, and professionals working with children and teens at home, in school, and in private or group settings. Everyone can benefit from yoga if human diversity is valued and yoga is personalized to meet the needs of the individuals. Participants will learn how to:

  • Model stress management and coping skills through co-regulation

  • Develop self-awareness and self-calming through breathing techniques to soothe the nervous system, release tension, and find balance.

  • Instill confidence through movement, visualizations, affirmations, and tools for self-empowerment

  • Improve body awareness, flexibility, strength, and coordination while making yoga accessible and adaptable to allow everyone to equally participate in private and group classes.

  • Support and foster meaningful connections to others, and the world.

Module 6, August 7-9: Postnatal Yoga with Babies & Toddlers

The postpartum period is equally as critical for maximizing maternal and newborn health as the prenatal period. New mothers face many challenges from childbirth-related complications, sleep deprivation to postpartum depression. Yoga can support parents in building a strong foundation for growth by building loving, positive, and healthy relationships. Participants will learn how to offer community-based family yoga classes that empower parents to prioritize the health of both the mother and baby. Yoga can support sleep, digestion, and the nervous system of both the parent and the baby. This training is open to parents, yoga teachers, caregivers, and anyone working with mothers, parents, babies, and toddlers.

Applying for RCYT: After completing the training hours, applicants must submit 30 teaching hours in children's yoga. Beloved Yoga's Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program includes the 30 hours as part of our mentoring program. Yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200 HR RYT can earn the designation of Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) after completing the training and the mentoring program.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to email Vasanthi Srinivasan at Vasanthi@belovedyoga.com or call 571-334-8227.