Become a Certified Children's Yoga Teacher
Yoga to Grow Teacher Training
Spring Training Dates TBD!
St Louis, MO
The YTG Children's Yoga Teacher Certification is designed for any yoga practitioner who wants to share their passion for yoga with children. This certification program will provide you with the knowledge, tools and experience to begin teaching children in your classroom, yoga studio or community setting. The training will provide a foundation in teaching a YTG class that is fun, creative, imaginative and child-focused. The foundation of the YTG philosophy is that children are capable of learning what their body needs. This focus leads us to begin each class with a co-creation time in which children choose poses that will be incorporated into the class. This co-creation strengthens body awareness, builds confidence and enhances self-esteem. The training will cover each component of a YTG class: Warm Up, Co-Creation, Pranayama (breathing), Sun Salutations, Posture Sequence, Relaxation and Guided Meditation.
"When I'm at home and I need to breathe, I do Breath of Joy."
—Avery, age 9
This 32 hour children's yoga teacher training is focused on teaching children ages 3-11 and is appropriate for those looking to bring yoga into their current work with children or those interested in teaching yoga to children as a career. This enjoyable and engaging training will deepen your own practice and knowledge of yoga in addition to providing an integral foundation in understanding child development and how yoga promotes the growth and development of each child.
"When you leave a yoga class you just feel better than you did when you came in."
—Katie, age 10
The YTG Children's Yoga Teacher Certification provides hands-on experience teaching yoga to children and operating a children's yoga program. Participants will lead poses and games with the training group during posture clinics to gain confidence and experience. In addition, participants will observe a YTG class and work in groups to teach a 45 minute YTG class to a group of children. This applied experience is an important part of developing well-prepared and confident Certified Yoga to Grow Teachers.
Teacher Training Schedule:
The YTG Teacher Certification is a four day intensive offering which includes 32 contact hours of teaching. Training will be held 8:00am-5:30pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8:00am-3:00pm on Sunday. Attendance at all sessions is required for certification.
Teacher Training Location:
Children's Yoga Teacher Training Requirements:
YTG Teacher Certification Program is open to yoga teachers, yoga students, teachers, family counselors, social workers, therapists, preschool teachers and other professionals who work with children. Certification will be granted upon the completion of the 32 hour YTG Teacher Certification Program and the completion of 3 practice classes and self-evaluations. All Certified Yoga to Grow Teachers will be included on the YTG website.
$625 plus tax which includes 32 contact hours and YTG Manual, use of the YTG Logo, and listing on the YTG Website.
Link will be updated when details are finalized.
YTG Teacher Certification Program details and schedule will be provided upon registration along with the resource list of required reading.
Contact Susan directly with our contact form or 573-864-4132
The YTG Teaching Certification will cover:
- Basic breathing (pranyama) techniques appropriate for children
- Yoga poses for children
- Co-Creating with children
- Child development of children 3-11
- Basic foundations of teaching yoga to children
- YTG Sun Salutations for Kids
- Yoga Games
- YTG Core Class Components
- Planning and preparing to teach
- Yoga practice to strengthen your knowledge and experience with yoga
- Yoga music and songs
- Teaching yoga with books and storytelling
- Posture and teaching clinics to build your confidence as a teacher
- Partner yoga
- Observation of a YTG class
- Practice-teaching experience of a YTG children's class
- Ideas and resources for marketing your program
- Developing Yoga Workshops, Yoga Camp and Specialized Classes for Kids
- Practice and experience leading Guided Meditation for children
- Restorative Yoga for Children
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Adapting your class for different age groups
- Behavior management
- YTG Lesson Plans and class sequences
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