Yoga and Mindfulness for Children
Teach yoga and mindfulness for children ages 2-12+ years! A passion for yoga and a love for children is at the core of this training. This comprehensive Yoga Alliance approved children’s 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 youth.
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. You will leave the training feeling joyful and uplifted having spent your time ‘playing’ yoga!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Describe the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for children as reflected in the growing evidence-base.
- Share mindfulness activities, yoga postures, breathwork, games, songs, relaxation and visualization techniques for youth 2-12+ maintaining a focus on safety, diversity and inclusivity.
- Create developmentally-appropriate and engaging yoga and mindfulness lessons that promote whole child development while providing children with life long skills for success.
- Effectively modify and adapt teaching for a variety of settings, group and individual needs.
- Implement best practices for teaching and classroom management.
- Find support, tools and resources for continuous learning.
Participants must attend the required 18 contact hours. Candidates who attend all required training hours and successfully complete the certification process will earn an additional 10 non-contact hours and be listed as a Certified ChildLight Instructor on our website.
CE HOURS / APPROVED PROVIDERS
Trainings are valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.
Since 2014, ChildLight Education Company has been a Yoga Alliance approved Registered Children’s Yoga School, a Registered 200 Hour Yoga School and a Registered Prenatal Yoga School providing teacher training and continuing education.
ChildLight Education Company is a Continuing Education Provider through Courses4Teachers. The credit they offer is graduate-level professional development semester credit, through the University of the Pacific, designed for salary advancement and/or to renew credentials for teachers in districts across the U.S.
Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC)
ChildLight Education Company is an approved program provider as a non-matriculated course or program that will improve the ability to get a job or encourage further study for VSAC grant recipients who are not enrolled in high school.
Department of Rehabilitation in California
ChildLight Education Company is an approved entity for training with the State of CA, Department of Rehabilitation.
***Participants have also had CE hours accepted through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), and the Foster Care system in addition to PT, SLP, American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and individual school districts across the country.
Live, Virtual: $385
Self-Paced Online: $299
Includes 18 contact hours, comprehensive, downloadable fully-illustrated instructor manual, proof of attendance and certification administration. Those who complete certification also earn ChildLight Instructor Circle membership. Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts are available on a limited basis.
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Have you previously attended our Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training and need a refresher? Retake this training live for $100 -OR- Watch a previous training recording as often as you’d like over a 7-day period for $100.
RECOMMENDED TRAININGS & RESOURCES
Attend this training on its own or as part of our 95-Hour Children’s Yoga School!
Also recommended: Yoga for Children book and Yoga for Children-Yoga & Mindfulness Activity Cards, by Lisa Flynn, available at Amazon or on site when training is held at ChildLight Yoga Studio.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED TRAININGS:
Dates: October 14-16, 2022
Times: Fri 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 8am-4:30pm ET
Trainer: Meg Durkin Vyas
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Dates: November 4-6, 2022
Times: Fri 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 8am-4:30pm
Trainer: Colleen Smith
Location: Syracuse Yoga | Syracuse, NY
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