Be an expert in children’s yoga and mindfulness

no acting, stories or characters required!

Online Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training

A unique course that has you feeling calm, confident and supremely competent in teaching 'real yoga' to almost any group of children aged 4-12—helping you make more income AND more impact.

Feel expertly confident
Expand your career
Make an impact

Stop feeling unfullfilled. Start making an impact, making more income, reaching your potential and raise the wellbeing of kids in your community!

When you have a proven method of teaching to follow (and you add your personal magic to it), that’s based on 'real yoga for kids', rather than cartoons and stories - the real magic happens: in your life and theirs!

Happy children's yoga teacher with students in a park.

The Children's Yoga Teacher Training Programme

The Class Yoga Teacher Training is a unique course that has you feeling calm, confident and supremely competent in teaching 'real yoga' and mindfulness to almost any group of children aged 4-12—helping you make more income AND more impact.

Through a self-paced, online course that can be completed in as little as 6 weeks but that can be completed within 6 months, you'll...

  1. Know exactly how to effectively structure a class to meet the needs of the children in that moment, so that you feel cool and calm, knowing you're delivering what they need to thrive
  2. Have a dependable and adaptable class structure, so that you can spend less time planning, more time teaching / doing your own yoga practice / doing life!
  3. Know how to market your business and set up classes in schools, studios and community spaces, so that you can get to work, making an income doing what you love, whilst making an impact as you go — straight away!!
  4. Have the support, accountability, expertise and community that you need to maximise your investment, learning and potential.

If this sounds like the course for you, and you’re ready to dive into creating the job of your dreams that improves young lives, we can’t wait to welcome you in!

Sunny-Jade Boddy, Children's Yoga Teacher
Sunny-Jade Boddy

I have loved every second. I think it was fantastic that we got teaching literally straight away, I was nervous for our first session but not after that as I had already got the scary part out of the way and done it for the first time! All of the practical experience really really helped..

I loved having the calls that weren’t as structured so we could chat more and ask questions etc All of the course content was so useful and informative too. I also love how it’s all raw teaching, no fluff of stories or things like that, and such a focus on good mental health. Hilly and Dora are both so amazing and have real experience from doing the course and going on to teach and run their own business, having their own unique experiences to share. They’re both so lovely too! It’s been a pleasure to work with all 3 of you.

Emily Keen Children's Yoga Teacher
Emily Keen

I enjoyed this course so much, and I feel I've learned a lot about how to effectively teach yoga to children. It was wonderful to be able to spend time with people who share the same love as I do (I'm so looking forward to staying in touch and continuing to support each other!). Our discussions were really interesting, and our practice sessions were so much fun!!

Helen has so much knowledge and experience, and is really good at sharing it, and she's also really encouraging and kind. I feel really excited now about being able to go out and teach classes for children! I'm so grateful that this course was there for me - thank you! I found Dora and Hilly's insights, and feedback, extremely helpful. I'm really glad they were part of the course :)

Enrol Now!

Start teaching real yoga to kids today!

Enrol in our Online Children's Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher training:

$495 Pay in Full
or
5 x $99 Monthly Payments

What you get

Expert training in 16 modules taught by Class Yoga Founder, Helen

How to lead a class in the S.E.F.R Method, to confidently adapt and deliver a class, depending on what the children need in that moment to thrive

6 months access to all modules – time for you to complete the course and review again! Complete the course in as little as 6 weeks, or take up to 6 months.

Bonus Business & Marketing Module

Full beautiful digital and printable PDF manual

Individual video feedback – Your personal course mentor will tell you everything you're doing right, and how to make it even better!

6 Monthly Mentoring live calls – attend at least one, or as many as you like, to get all your questions answered and dive deeper into our module topics

Connection and support with other students, graduates and mentors around the world, inside our Online Teacher’s Community!

Class Yoga Trained Teacher Certification, ready to gain professional liability insurance

12 months Class Yoga Teachers Directory listing

Your Investment

→ $495 Pay in Full
or
5 x $99 Monthly Payments
Happy child in a yoga class

How it works

  • Enrol on this page
  • Gain instant access to the Online Class Yoga Training Studio + Teachers Community
  • Complete 15 incredible modules in your own time and pace! ~ take between 6 weeks and 6 months!
  • Pass your assessment 'quizzes'!
  • Submit 2 short videos (5-10 minutes) for ages 4-7 and 8-11
  • Submit 1 final class demo video for an age-group and focus of your choice (15-20 mins)
  • Get certified and share out into the world!!
Helen Clare, Class Yoga founder and children's yoga teacher

Meet Your Guide..

Helen Clare

Around 12 years ago, not long after taking my first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, I became a Primary School Teacher. Having experienced the personal benefit of yoga I wanted to bring it into my classroom, but I felt somewhat confused around exactly how to go about teaching yoga to my young pupils.

I knew yoga and mindfulness would be of huge benefit to the children in my class, but also intuitively knew that it should be taught very different to what I taught adults...

Gradually, I shared a little at a time. I continued to study with doctors, yoga, anatomy and neuroscience experts. I saw what worked, and what didn’t. Over time, this developed into the Class Yoga Method that I teach and train others in today!

Over the past decade, I have had the opportunity to help enhance the lives of 1000s of children and 100s of teachers around the world. And, since this training began in 2017, we've certified over 100 students, who have also gone on to have massive impact in their own schools and communities.

You could be next - expand, enhance or start a new career, be rewarded for doing something you adore, and help improve the mental and physical health that so many children so desperately need!

I live in Cornall, UK, with my partner and my 2 wonderful cats, where I enjoy coastal trail running, sea swimming and teaching from my home studio.

Hear from some of our graduates

Melinda Szepesi - Yoga Teacher, London
Hilly Hannken- Yoga Teacher
Jenny Winstanley - Primary School Teacher
Cheryl Aird - Drama Teacher, Scotland
Online is Better!
  • 6 months content access
  • Pause and rewind to your heart's desire
  • Train from home
  • Get more personal attention
Hilly - Children's Yoga Teacher
Hilly
Hilly Hannken - Yoga Teacher

having first taken the in-person course, and now the online version - I would definitely say online is better! Just the way you have so clearly and succinctly created the video content, my ability to rewatch in my own time, but still having the vital live interaction and group work that I can join from home!

Welcome to the Tribe...

The best online community there is! (and it’s not a facebook group!)

All your burning questions answered during and after the course

Video submission space for individual feedback

Monthly Mentoring live calls on a topic of the month, with open Q&A

Teacher Directory - so that your local schools/ studios/ parents can find you!

Resources - templates like, letters to schools, sign-in sheets; plans & scripts

More than just expert and peer support… friends and community for life!

The Modules

The Class Yoga Teach Yoga & Mindfulness to Children Teacher Training Course Modules

  • Understanding all the benefits
  • The SEFR Method®
  • Settle and Energise
  • Focus
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Anatomy & physiology of children
  • Ages 4 - 7: poses, partner poses, game
  • Philosophy & The Spokes of Yoga
  • Child brain development
  • Ages 8- 12: poses, partner poses, games
  • Behaviour management
  • Safety
  • Organising classes: in and out of school
  • Reflect and review
  • Bonus business and marketing module
Clare, School Business Manager, Cornwall
Clare Savage - School Business Manager

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.

Lucy, yoga and school teacher, Bristol UK
Lucy Payne - Yoga & School Teacher

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.

The SEFR Method® Vs. Story Based Yoga!

Success Stories

Dora Goffredo - Children's Yoga Teacher, London, UK
Dora Goffredo

Attending the Class Yoga Teaching Training was an incredibly valuable personal and professional opportunity for me, which greatly exceeded my expectations! The course has given me excellent subject knowledge, the skills to deliver successful children’s yoga classes and ultimately, the confidence to build a new rewarding career path for myself. Helen’s been such a great mentor, giving me fantastic support during and after the course. Thanks to her guidance, I’ve become a full time children’s yoga teacher and secured competitive contracts with some of the most prestigious prep schools in West London! That just wouldn’t have happened without the level of preparation that I received in my training. Now, I have the privilege to be an assistant on this ground-breaking course and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and welcoming you into the Tribe!

Abi Wood, school teacher and founder of Yogart Sessions
Abi Wood

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
Amanda Simons

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.

Chantalle Sutton, Primary School Teacher, Scotland, UK
Chantalle Sutton

After my training with Class Yoga, I started an after school club with P1-2 and P3-4. Very quickly my head teacher bought into it and adapted my timetable to allow me to teacher yoga to the whole school, every week! It's heartening to see that this is having a positive effect on so many children in my care.

Your Investment

→ $495 Pay in Full
or
5 x $99 Monthly Payments
Happy child in a yoga class

Become a trained Children's Yoga Teacher

Be a children’s yoga expert teacher, run a profitable business you love, be in-demand by schools and parents to share these life-changing tools.

Teaching yoga to children can be tough. There are so many variables: age, emotion, ability, behaviour, attention span, energy levels… And yet, when we get it right: it can change our professional life, from struggling, unfulfilled or just knowing we could do more…

And provide life-enhancing wellbeing tools to children, to use now and as they grow up.

Happy children's yoga teacher and pupil.

Whether you’re a school teacher with a passion for yoga, wanting to further your career and care for your pupils on a greater level; a yoga teacher wanting to expand your business to generate more revenue and make positive impact; or you practise yoga and have the desire to share the practice with kids - to actually do something about the mental and physical health issues in youth, with a new career you would love...

Children in a yoga partner pose

The Class Yoga Training is the self-paced online course, that provides you with the step by step training you need to feel confident in yourself, competent as a teacher and calm as you market your services, make money and make massive impact.

Happy children practising yoga

Good children's yoga teachers are in demand

More and more parents and schools are looking for new ways to help improve wellbeing in their children. Yoga has exploded in popularity over recent years, and is being sought after as a route to increase happiness and lower anxiety in young people.

Schools are actively seeking well-trained, properly qualified yoga teachers to teach in school, as a new way to incorporate wellbeing into their curriculum.

The Class Yoga Training is based on an authentic approach to yoga, that is modern, inclusive and engaging. Our syllabus is based on scientific research and academic evidence into the ways in which yoga and mindfulness, when tailored to children appropriately and effectively, result in: raising calm, confidence and coordination; boosting self-esteem, worthiness and mindset; improves focus, concentration and the ability to learn. This is what schools are looking for. And that is just the start!

Children enjoying a yoga session in school

We guide you through the knowledge and understanding you need to get these results - and support you in making it happen. Enrol in the Class Yoga Training today.

FAQs

Do I need any experience? Ideally!

We recommend that you have at least one year experience of doing yoga personally. You do not need any experience of teaching or working with children. If you need some more personal practice, why not join Helen’s adult classes on Connected

What if I don’t complete within 6 months?

We feel that 6 months is plenty of time to move through the modules–much longer loses momentum! If you do need extra time, on a case by case basis, you can buy additional months. We send you weekly reminders for the first 6 weeks, then monthly reminders so you don’t lose track of time!

Is there any recommended reading? Yes!

There are just two books on your reading list to buy in addition to the course. We’ll send you the list after enrolment.

Am I guaranteed to pass? No but yes…

Of course, you have to meet our teaching standards to receive certification… but we will do everything we can to best support you to get there! (We have an excellent course and have never failed anyone before!)

Do I get on-going access to the Teachers Community? yes!

Our Community has several sections: you will keep access to all the 'Discussions' and 'Resources'.

Can I still join the Monthly Mentoring after the course? Yes!
After your 6 months, you can keep 'Monthly Mentoring' for a small fee.
Is there a Teacher Directory? Yes!

With your Training Investment you get 12 months after successful graduation on our Teachers Directory included! After this year, you can stay listed for a small fee.

Is this a professional qualification? Yes!

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Class Yoga Trained Teacher 60 hour certification, with which you will be able to gain the appropriate liability insurance to teach in a professional capacity.

Will I be able to gain insurance to teach professionally?

We are an Associated Group of BGi Insurance for wellbeing practices.

With the Class Yoga certification, BGi will be able to insure you to teach kids yoga in a professional capacity and grant you professional liability cover.

Is the course accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals?

This training was accredited by YAP since its inception in Spring 2017, until the Summer of 2022 when we transitioned to a self-paced course to make it more accessible for our students. Although it is the same amazing course, due to our new self-paced model, unfortunately it is no longer accredited by YAP. We are proud that our training course met the high standards of the YAP, however you do not need Yoga Alliance accreditation to teach kids yoga professionally. It is not a legal requirement.

Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Certified Yoga Teacher
Yoga Alliance Professionals Certified Yoga Trainer