ChildLight Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Training

For those who wish to share yoga with babies and toddlers through 2 years of age.

Baby With MotherLearn to share yoga with babies and toddlers! Whether you are a parent, childcare professional, or a yoga instructor, if you work with babies or toddlers through 2 years old, this training will provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to successfully integrate yoga-based movement, songs, games, and relaxation into their day.


The training will cover infant and early childhood development and education on how practicing yoga can support the social, emotional and physical development, as well as overall contentment and comfort, of babies and toddlers, newborn through 2 years. Attendees will learn playful and developmentally appropriate movements, songs and pacing techniques to incorporate into a daycare routine, postnatal yoga class, or yoga class for babies and toddlers. Includes an illustrated manual, sample lessons, continuing education suggestions and a list of additional resources. 


Addie Down Dog. NMDWho should attend:

The ChildLight Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Training is open to anyone interested in supporting the health and wellness of babies and toddlers, including:

  • childcare professionals working with infants and toddlers
  • yoga instructors wishing to offer mommy & me style classes
  • children’s yoga instructors wishing to offer toddler classes
  • child psychologists
  • family therapists
  • social workers
  • occupational therapists
  • physical therapists
  • pediatricians
  • parents
  • and any others who regularly work with infants and toddlers

*We love babies and toddlers, however this training is for adults only.  Little ones are invited to demo classes only. Nursing mom's are always welcome.*

The CLY Baby & Toddler Yoga training curriculum includes the 
following useful and time-tested information:

  • supporting early childhood development with yoga
  • infant and toddler friendly poses adapted for specific developmental stages, newborn to early preschool
  • sequences for nap/bedtime, fussiness/colic, easing digestion, playtime and more
  • songs, activities, and creative movement ideas
  • best practices for teaching babies and toddlers
  • strategies for including babies in postnatal yoga classes for mom
  • strategies for including younger siblings in a  parent-child class for preschoolers
  • class setting adaptations/considerations
  • lesson planning
  • prop suggestions
  • tips for improvising
  • behavior management techniques specific to toddlers and early preschoolers
  • opportunities for both practice teaching and 'being' the child/student
  • marketing and business tips
  • thorough list of useful resources... and much more.


Training Schedule:

The CLY Baby & Toddler Yoga Teacher Training is an 18-hour intensive course. Specific hours will vary based on the availability of the host studio/training location (please check the schedule). There will be breaks for lunch and/or dinner, with local eatery suggestions provided. For those traveling from out of town, some lovely, reasonably-priced lodging suggestions can also be provided. For trainings scheduled at our home studio in Dover, NH, click here for lodging and travel details.


Please bring a soft-bodied, infant-sized doll (approximately 18-20 inches long), ideally weighted in the middle but otherwise soft. Plastic arms and legs is fine. There are many suitable brands and you may feel free to use something you already own. The following dolls are excellent options:
JC Toys 20” La Baby 
•The JC Toys Lots to Cuddle line of dolls comes in several skin tones 
•The My Sweet Love 20" Soft Baby 

Baby & Toddler Yoga Teacher Training Course Includes:

  • 18 contact hours, 10 optional non-contact hours for certification
  • Comprehensive, fully-illustrated ChildLight Yoga Baby & Toddler Instructor Manual
  • Certification administration and materials, which include:
    • Listing on CLY's Find an Instructor Near You page with location and email contact link (upon optional completion of certification process)
    • Membership in the CLY Baby & Toddler Instructor community
    • Access to a vast Baby & Toddler yoga class video library!


Certification is optional. Requirements include the completion of a take-home exam and teaching 3 classes on your own. A detailed certification packet and tips for setting up community classes will be reviewed with the group at the close of the training. Candidates who successfully complete the certification process will be listed as Certified ChildLight Yoga Baby & Toddler Instructor on our website and be invited to access our Baby & Toddler yoga class video library! 

CEUs, PDPs, and Yoga Alliance credit hours:
Registered yoga teachers are eligible for 18 contact continuing education contact hours through Yoga Alliance with an additional 10 non-contact hours if completing certification.

Professional Development Points (PDPs) and/or CEUs may also be available through your employer or credentialing organization. As each credentialing organization has their own requirements, you should confirm with them that your training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements. Application for accreditation from these organizations is your responsibility. Additional fees may be required.

For additional information regarding ChildLight Yoga trainings visit our FAQ page here.  


"This training was full of information, ideas, and resources. The manual and videos were inspiring, and the instructor was very knowledgeable. I gained tons of confidence to plan meaningful lessons, to adjust activities to the needs of the children, and to work with little ones and their families. I highly recommend this training!” ~ Alicia

"A GREAT training - awesome preparation for teaching!"
~ Chris

"Love! Love! Love! it was a beautiful weekend! I loved the layout of the training, the sample classes, illustrated manual, videos, class planning, practice teaching was fabulous." ~ J. Gribble

"The manual is such a great resource - a mix of factual information and anecdotes." ~ H. Gallagher

"This training was VERY well organized and full of practical information. It was wonderful to have such experienced instructors facilitating!! And, it was also tons of fun!" ~ L. Barker

"You were very present, providing information, creating a safe space for us to explore, share ideas and receive feedback. The whole thing was a wonderful flow." ~ E. Wafer

"LOTS of great ideas and tools for teaching infants and toddlers. A great combination of practice teach and learning. Also enjoyed the incorporation and discussion around child development!" ~ Y. Bishop

"Exceeded my expectations! I learned so much in just the first 3 hours I knew I had received more than money's worth. SO MANY IDEAS and so much practical information. I feel prepared to go ahead and plan classes. The manual is something I will use for planning all the time!" ~ E. Kulchar

To schedule a public or private ChildLight Teacher Training at your studio, center or for your group please complete the Host Studio application here.  





Upcoming Trainings


This training can be attended separately or as part of the 95 Hour Children's Yoga School.

Specific doll requirements needed for this training are listed below and on our FAQ page here.  


OM Baby
with Rebecca Gitter
Dates: October 21-23, 2016
Times: Friday 5pm-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm
Note: This training includes two live demo classes!


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Imagine Studio
with Rebecca Gitter
Dates: November 11-13, 2016
Times: Friday 5pm-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm

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ChildLight Yoga Studio

with Jen Mueller
Dates: November 18 - 20, 2016
Times: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 9-6pm, Sun 8-3pm

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Honest Soul Yoga
with Jen Mueller
Dates: January 14-15, 2017
Times: Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm

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Grow With Me Yoga
with Rebecca Gitter
January 20-22, 2017
Friday 5pm-9pm; Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 8:30am-3:30pm

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Wytha Balance Studio
with Rebecca Gitter
March 3-5, 2017
Fri 5-9pm, Sat 9-6pm, Sun 9-4pm

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Tiffany's School of Dance and Performing Arts Center
with Jen Mueller
April 5-7, 2017
Wed-Fri, 8:00am-3:00pm

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ChildLight Yoga Studio
with Rebecca Gitter
Dates: April 28-30, 2017
Times: Fri 5-9pm, Sat 9-6pm, Sun 8-3pm

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The Yoga Loft
with Jen Mueller
Dates: June 10-11, 2017
Times: Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm

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July 2017
Coming soon!


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