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!

Yoga and Mindfulness for Children
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Adults with 1+ yrs. yoga practice who LOVE children, including yoga teachers, yoga students, preschool-grade 8 educators, physical education and health education teachers, school or family counselors, child psychologists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, camp counselors, recreation directors, pediatricians and any others who regularly work with children.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for children as reflected in the growing evidence-base.
  2. Share mindfulness activities, yoga postures, breathwork, games, songs, relaxation and visualization techniques for youth 2-12+ maintaining a focus on safety, diversity and inclusivity.
  3. Create developmentally-appropriate and engaging yoga and mindfulness lessons that promote whole child development while providing children with life long skills for success.
  4. Effectively modify and adapt teaching for a variety of settings, group and individual needs.
  5. Implement best practices for teaching and classroom management.
  6. Find support, tools and resources for continuous learning.
CERTIFICATION

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.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Children

Yoga Alliance
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.

Courses4TeachersInc.
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.

TUITION

In-Person: $425
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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REFRESHER

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.

Request a refresher.

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:

Yoga & Mindfulness for Children: Advanced Teaching Concepts
Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens
eLearning – ChildLight’s Online Courses!

Upcoming 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

SELF-PACED LEARNING
with Live Support
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TRAINING FEEDBACK

"I feel I was given the information, tips and practice to effectively teach to this age group."

Tyler W., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:08:18-05:00
"I feel I was given the information, tips and practice to effectively teach to this age group." Tyler W., Teacher
"Great insight on mindfulness and being present. Our trainer had great energy and was very informative. We need a full day of this."

Katie L., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:06:51-05:00
"Great insight on mindfulness and being present. Our trainer had great energy and was very informative. We need a full day of this." Katie L., Teacher
"The training more than met my expectations, very useful. The manual is very user friendly with lots of information."

Curt H., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:07:54-05:00
"The training more than met my expectations, very useful. The manual is very user friendly with lots of information." Curt H., Teacher
"Keep doing what you are doing! This was a great training for the end of our school year. The activities you shared for calming and redirecting are things everyone can do. I am fully satisfied."

Diane E.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T21:18:42-05:00
"Keep doing what you are doing! This was a great training for the end of our school year. The activities you shared for calming and redirecting are things everyone can do. I am fully satisfied." Diane E.
"Above and beyond my expectations. I learned much more than I imagined coming into the training."

Edward S.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:09:03-05:00
"Above and beyond my expectations. I learned much more than I imagined coming into the training." Edward S.
"We are still talking about this training and the experience. I was able to try a little bit with my PE 10 fitness class. The kids loved the breathing. Not very often our kids can sit back and relax/reflect. Thank you again for taking the time."

Jamie Z., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:07:22-05:00
"We are still talking about this training and the experience. I was able to try a little bit with my PE 10 fitness class. The kids loved the breathing. Not very often our kids can sit back and relax/reflect. Thank you again for taking the time." Jamie Z., Teacher
"The Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness professional development workshop was extremely informative and engaging. The instructor did a wonderful job of balancing sharing content knowledge, discussion, and physical practice. The tools and trauma informed practices presented will be simple to bring back to my classroom and beneficial for the scholars. The workshop provides both specific strategies and a trauma-informed lens to view your current practices through. I highly recommend attending!

Stephanie T.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:06:21-05:00
"The Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness professional development workshop was extremely informative and engaging. The instructor did a wonderful job of balancing sharing content knowledge, discussion, and physical practice. The tools and trauma informed practices presented will be simple to bring back to my classroom and beneficial for the scholars. The workshop provides both specific strategies and a trauma-informed lens to view your current practices through. I highly recommend attending! Stephanie T.
"I loved all the examples and stressing the importance of children crawling and bilateral integration. Thank you stressing happy movement of the spine with the five movements too."

Jenn P., Occupational Therapist
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:09:41-05:00
"I loved all the examples and stressing the importance of children crawling and bilateral integration. Thank you stressing happy movement of the spine with the five movements too." Jenn P., Occupational Therapist
"I took something away from it that I can implement into my classroom. I really enjoyed the Guided Meditations."

Justin L., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:08:43-05:00
"I took something away from it that I can implement into my classroom. I really enjoyed the Guided Meditations." Justin L., Teacher
"This training is relevant for anyone working with children an any capacity, parent, teacher, counselor, etc. Developing resiliency skills / healing trauma through a life long positive practice that includes all children is a no brainer! It's ALL GOOD!"

Valerie B.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:05:48-05:00
"This training is relevant for anyone working with children an any capacity, parent, teacher, counselor, etc. Developing resiliency skills / healing trauma through a life long positive practice that includes all children is a no brainer! It's ALL GOOD!" Valerie B.
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