...when you teach children to love and appreciate themselves
... when you teach children to enjoy moving their body without comparison
...when you teach children ways of breathing and relaxing, so that they can feel calm whenever they choose...
All through teaching them yoga and mindfulness! The impact can be immense and help shape young lives for the better, as well as positively impact your own. So let’s make it happen!
It makes me feel on top of the world!
I felt free
I know how to calm down now
This is what I hear and what you could be hearing from children at the end of your yoga classes - very soon!
Cheryl, Drama Teacher
Cheryl, a Drama Teacher from Scotland, has just completed our online children's yoga teacher training. Hear about her experience above ↑
Melinda, Yoga Teacher
Melinda, a Yoga Teacher based in London, has just completed our online children's yoga teacher training. Hear about her thoughts about the training in the video ↑
Anisha, Primary School Teacher
Anisha, a Primary School Teacher from Birmingham UK, has just completed our online children's yoga teacher training. Here she talks about her experience ↑
Laura, Child Development Officer
Laura, a mum & Child Development Officer from Glasgow, UK, has just completed our online children's yoga teacher training. Hear her thoughts about the training in the video ↑
Chelsea, Primary School Teacher
Chelsea, a Primary School Teacher from Scotland has just completed our online children's yoga teacher training. Hear about her experience above ↑
Kid's Yoga Teacher Training
What makes our training different… at Class Yoga we raise the bar in teaching yoga to children. We don’t shy away from what yoga truly is, by covering it up with stories and characters, or with an overload of songs and games.
We know firsthand that yoga doesn’t need to be
fluffed up for children, and that they benefit more from a real yoga experience.
We’ll teach you how you can teach authentic yoga to children, that’s engaging and appropriate for them in that moment - and has them continually wanting more!
Sammi, Primary School Teacher, Portugal
I have thoroughly enjoyed the course – it’s given me a great core understanding of teaching yoga to children. I feel confident and inspired by this week’s course and I’m excited to start teaching!
Story telling takes attention outward, when yoga has the potential to turn us inward. Let's give children the time they really need to be quiet, go inside and be self-aware.
Too much dumbing down of yoga can feel patronising to many children. Let’s show them the respect they want, whilst remaining playful and age-appropriate.
If we over plan a yoga sequence, then we are restricting what we offer. We have no way of knowing what the children need, before we see them. We’ll teach you how you can be prepared to teach the children what will most benefit them.
The Class Yoga CYTT is designed and taught by Helen Clare, and is a comprehensive, 60 hour Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited, specialist training course - now taught as a 5 week online course.
It’s a culmination of Helen’s 11 plus years of experience in teaching yoga to young people and adults, and provides you with the knowledge, skills, practice and confidence to teach appropriate, effective, safe, fun and engaging yoga and mindfulness to children ages 4 to 12.
By the end our kid's yoga teacher training course you will:
- Feel more than confident to teach a group children's yoga class
- Know how to plan, effectively structure and intuitively modify a class, appropriate to the kids
- Have a wealth of knowledge and a vast toolkit to draw upon, setting you up for being an excellent kids yoga teacher
Kid's Yoga Teacher Training Course Prerequisites
We just require that you have at least one year’s personal yoga experience before taking this training course. We must first work on ourselves, before we can hope to help others!
Clare, School Business Manager, Cornwall
I have so enjoyed this course – I have found it so inspiring for my personal and home life but also feel passionate about bringing the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into our community. Thank you Helen for your passion and thoroughness.
This online training includes the exact same content as our 5 day in-person training - allowing you to gain the same certification, from the same incredible course - without having to travel and find accommodation!
Led over 5 weeks, each week of the Class Yoga Online Training you are given access to a new online module of pre-recorded videos, tasks and an assessment. You are expected to complete the module at your own pace (up to 4 hours), within that given week, before the weekend live training session.
Each week you will need to attend two live online training sessions, held via Zoom: 1 hour mid-week and 3 hours at the weekend, throughout the course. There is a choice of two times for each session. You must attend at least one of each session, and complete the week’s study by the weekend.
In this way, you can fit the training around 'normal life' and still be held accountable for making time and completing the course within the time frame!
Summary: up to 4 hours pre-recorded content, plus assessment and 4 hours live online training to complete/ attend, each week for 5 weeks.
These are the dates and times of the live training sessions that you must attend, in addition to completing the online modules each week. There are two time options for all live sessions, you only need to attend one time each day. Please note all times & dates listed are UK times & dates.
- Opening ceremony! Saturday 10th October 2020: 9-12am and 6-9pm
- Discussion, Q&A Wednesday 14th, 21st, 28th October, 4th, 11th Nov 9-10am and 6-7pm
- Teaching practice Saturday 17th, 24th, 31st October, 7th November 2020: 9-12pm and 6-9pm
- Graduation ceremony! Saturday 14th November 2020: 9-12pm and 6-9pm
- Anatomy: learn the essential developments of children and how this impacts what we teach safely
- Asana: study age appropriate poses and modifications so we can teach intentionally
- Mindfulness: what it really is, why we need to live mindfully and how we can share it
- Brain development: why this is important and how yoga/ mindfulness promotes a healthy brain (so important, all teachers/ parents should learn this!)
- Relaxation: learn to lead guided relaxation that makes a real difference
- Pranayama: the benefits, what to teach and what not to
- Philosophy: we go over the essence of yogic philosophy and how to subtly convey it to kids to instil kindness, compassion and self-worth
- Sound: why sound is important and a variety of ways to use it
- The Class Yoga Method: get so confident to teach you can’t wait to start!
- Behaviour management: we’ll prepare you with effective strategies for a range of scenarios
- Class organisation: how exactly to go about teaching in and out of schools
- Marketing: how to share what you do to impact more young lives!
Hilly Kemp, Yoga Teacher
Since attending the Class Yoga Kids Teacher Training I have successfully taught 17 3-4yr old children on a weekly basis in a Pre-school setting. This has been highly rewarding and, I feel, has got my kids yoga teaching off to a flying start! I am now excited to start teaching an online Saturday morning Yoga Club for primary aged children!
Abi Wood, School Teacher & Yoga Teacher
The Class Yoga training was packed with information and techniques, which gave me loads of confidence and clear guidance on how to teach yoga and mindfulness to children. I set up Yogart Sessions last year, providing yoga and art workshops that offer an experience to practise yoga and meditation through the arts. Since completing the course, Yogart Sessions has been working in various schools around Cornwall, teaching children techniques that help them relax, focus and build confidence in preparation for exams. I also run yoga after school clubs and PE sessions for children from reception to Year 6. It has been incredible to see the impact these sessions have on children’s ability to follow instruction, calm themselves down and get in touch with and express how they feel! It has been a truly humbling experience
Amanda Simons, Primary School Teacher
After finishing the Class Yoga Kids Training course, I was keen to get started in school straight away, so letters went home to explain the benefits! It was a hit from the start, and being a boy heavy Year 5 group, it was great to see their involvement in everything we did. We had a session a week, which really helped develop my confidence and practise keeping the flow of the lessons going. My super parallel class teacher was fully on board and I taught her class a couple of sessions too. Some children began asking when the next session was! It was also nice to see girls, who were slightly reluctant to join in team sports lessons, really enjoying it and taking part.Thank you to Helen and Class Yoga for starting me on this new journey.
Arran Langdon, Primary School Teacher
After an amazing experience on the Class Yoga Training, I started teaching yoga to my class at least twice a week, alongside using the Class Yoga videos. I’ve also been teaching other classes in school and got the rest of staff on board with doing your daily yoga videos. It’s had a transformative effect on the school as a whole and has clearly boosted the confidence, concentration and self-esteem of many individuals. Our school, Camelford have now won the Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing Time 2 Move Ambition 2018, and are shortlisted for CAPH Time 2 Move Primary School of the Year Award, and the introduction of yoga across the school absolutely contributed to that.
How to run a profitable kids yoga business:
Business and marketing mastery masterclass. A brand new mini-training by Helen. No idea about tech, business and marketing? From websites, social media, email lists, HMRC and teaching online, this really will help you set up everything you need to get your kids yoga business off to a great start!
Hi, I’m Helen! I’ve been practising yoga since I was 15 and teaching yoga to people aged 2 to 72, for over 11 years now! In the same year that I completed my first yoga Teacher Training course, I also started my Primary PGCE. So, naturally, as soon as I was in the classroom I started sharing yoga with my kids!
Over the first two years of my full time teaching career I was able to see what worked and what didn’t, in terms of offering the most benefit to the children. I then began teaching yoga all over my home county of Cornwall, sharing my method (and the method I can teach you!). I founded Class Yoga in 2016 to train more teachers and reach more children across the UK, and now online globally!
If this course is right for you, I can’t wait to welcome you in… You'll learn the proven teaching technique that I’ve developed over my career, an abundance of practical skills and the knowledge and theory behind what we do, to build upon a passion and motivation that will drive you to share the benefits of yoga with kids and young people!
Our Children's Yoga Teacher Training is a good fit for you if...
- You have been personally practising yoga, at least once a week, for at least a year
- You are a yoga teacher/ school teacher/ teaching assistant/ parent / carer / other professional working with children
- You have the desire to share these benefits and more with children!
- You're motivated, ready and open to learning new things
- You're committed to dedicating enough time to successfully complete the course on the set dates and times (up to 4 hours self-study and 4 hours live training, per week)
- You're up for reading the two pre-course books
The Class Yoga Teacher Training isn’t a good fit for you if..
- You have never practised yoga/ only practised yoga very sporadically
- You have been doing yoga for less than 12 months (by course start date)
- You cannot commit to the weekend live training sessions for 3 hours each week
- You cannot commit to up to 4 hours per week, to complete each module thoroughly
- You already know everything and are not open to learning more
- You don’t really like children!
Online Teacher Training, Oct 2020
- Investment £696
- Monthly Payment Plans Available
- Enrolment closes 30th September 2020 **
Advisorary & Secondary School Teacher Alison graduated from our kid's yoga teacher training course in 2019 - here she speaks about her experience ↑
Morgan is a 2019 Class Yoga Children's Yoga Teacher Training Graduate and Primary School Teacher. Hear her thoughts on the course & it's application for school teachers above ↑
School teacher Jenny graduate from our Children's Yoga Teacher Training in 2019. Hear what Jenny thought of the course in the video above ↑
Primary School Teacher Grizzie trained with us in 2019 - hear her thoughts on our Children's Yoga Teacher Training Course above ↑
Yoga teacher Hilly completed our kid's yoga teacher training in 2019 - here's her thoughts on her experience ↑
Nicki is a 2019 Class Yoga Children's Yoga Teacher Training Graduate Graduate, hear about her experience above ↑
Harriet graduated from our Class Yoga Children's Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2019. Hear what she has to say about her training experience in the video above ↑
Laila completed Class Yoga's Children's Yoga Teacher Training in 2019. Hear about her experience above ↑
What people are asking about our Kid's Yoga Teacher Training
- Do I need to have a yoga teaching qualification? No, this course is not only for yoga teachers, as long as you practice yoga yourself.
- Do I need to have experience working with children? No, just the desire to share the benefits with them.
- How long do I have access to the online materials? The PDF downloads, such as the manuals are yours to keep. The videos will be available for the duration of the course, until graduation.
- What age will I be qualified to teach? Children aged 4 to 12.
- Is it possible to fail? Yes… but we haven’t failed anyone yet! Please download and read the terms and conditions below.
Children's Yoga Teacher Training Online Information Pack
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Children's Yoga Teacher Training Online Terms & Conditions
Katie, Yoga Teacher, Devon
I have found the course informative, inspiring and enjoyable. The pace of the class has been great, allowing us to absorb and learn at a steady pace. The manual and course content has been relative to what we need to take on this journey with us going forward, to promote yoga and wellbeing. Overall, a fantastic, inspiring experience with Helen Clare and Class Yoga!
Lucy, Yoga Teacher and Primary Supply Teacher, Bristol
Your course really helped me to feel much, much better about my teaching. I now feel empowered, inspired and am enjoying teaching my yoga classes both to children and adults. I do have to stop myself from miaowing in my adult classes! A huge thank you, I am so glad I attended your course.