ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training

An inspiring training for those who wish to share yoga with children ages 2 - 12+ years


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ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training is an incredibly fun, interactive and educational experience! A passion for yoga and a love for children is at the core of this training. This comprehensive kids' teacher training program is designed to provide adult yoga practitioners with the tools and knowledge needed to share the gifts of yoga and mindfulness with children.

Teach yoga and mindfulness to children ages 2-12+ years! 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.


YandMforChildrenGroupWHO 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 therapists
  • physical therapists
  • camp counselors
  • recreation directors
  • pediatricians
  • and any others who regularly work with children



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  • breathing exercises appropriate for children
  • loads of child-friendly yoga poses
  • mindfulness and relaxation techniques
  • age appropriate visualizations for children
  • creating and using themes and stories
  • best practices for teaching different age groups
  • yoga games
  • partner & group poses
  • kid-friendly songs and chants
  • simple creative movement routines
  • prop suggestions
  • class setting adaptations/considerations
  • lesson planning/sequencing
  • incorporating music, songs, crafts, books and yogic themes
  • how to best prepare for class
  • tips for improvising
  • adaptations for special groups: special needs children, teens, families, etc.
  • behavior management techniques that support a loving, non-competitive environment and encourage respect for self and others
  • possible observation of a sample ChildLight Yoga class (live or via video)
  • opportunities for both practice teaching and 'being' the child/student
  • marketing and business tips
  • thorough list of useful resources and much more.


Participants will also leave with a variety of sample lesson plans as part of the overall ChildLight Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training manual, dubbed 'the bible of kids' yoga' by past participants. You will leave the training feeling joyful and uplifted having spent the weekend 'playing' yoga!

 

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CERTIFICATION
It is not necessary to be a Registered Adult Yoga Teacher (RYT) or complete our 95 hour RCYS program in order to attend our trainings. Participants must attend the required 18 contact hours and successfully complete the optional certification process to earn 26 hours toward the ChildLight Yoga 95 hour Registered Children's Yoga School (18 contact + 8 non-contact as allowed by the Yoga Alliance organization) and will be listed as a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor on our website. 

TUITION
$425, includes cost of materials and optional certification. Click here for Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts which are available on a limited basis.

Have you taken a ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training and need a refresher? Re-take any training for $100. A new manual will be an additional cost.

 

For important information including Recommended Reading and what to bring to this training visit our FAQ page here.  

 

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TESTIMONIALS
"The training was absolutely amazing and I am beyond happy that I took it. I have taken a few children’s yoga teacher trainings in the past few years and this one by far was the BEST! Every minute so filled with so much tangible information. There was not a minute that went by where I was bored or felt that the information was boring. Some trainings that I’ve taken have dragged on and the information didn’t seem quite accurate. But it was very clear over the weekend that ChildLight Yoga is truly amazing!" ~ S.G.


"THANK YOU for the excellent instruction I received in my training and for the very helpful manual! I also found YOGA FOR CHILDREN by Lisa Flynn to be a precious resource as well. Many yoga blessings to you!" 
~ S.K.

 

"At my school, was given the opportunity to teach yoga to an amazing group of children in our autistic support room. Twice a week, I create sequences using what I’ve learned through my practice over the past 12 years, and through research concerning how yoga can positively impact the lives of children with ASD. I chose to complete the certification, so that I could be “legitimate” in my teaching. I didn’t expect to learn as much as I did at the two-day training. My entire class, from start to finish, has been transformed. We start each class with the “Welcome Song”. Our students work consistently on greeting each other properly each day. The song is a great routine for our kids, AND it reinforces what they are
working on with their teacher. For each class, I choose a theme, and our practice grows from there. Additionally, I have implemented visuals, props, songs, and storytelling. Thank you so much for all of the useful information!"Just completed my second training with ChildLight Yoga- Both the yoga & mindfulness for children and the babies and toddlers courses were excellent. As a pediatric physical therapist I really appreciate courses with lots of practical tips, activities, and instructor expertise. CLY covers all the material and then some. The manuals are also an excellent resource. Definitely will be taking more ChildLight Yoga trainings in the future!"
~ C.S.

 

"ChildLight Yoga has been one of the best decisions for me. It started as a way just to bring more mindfullness into my own classroom, then evolved into being able to share it in some wonderful places, athletic clubs, parenting programs, summer camps, just spreading the light and love….thanks for developing such a wonderful program that allows us the opportunity to share!"  ~ K.K.
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"If I never teach children's yoga I am so grateful I did this training. I feel like I learned so much about myself this weekend."~ K.M.

"Isn't it amazing how one short weekend can change a life??"
~ S.A.

"Thank you so much for a wonderful training program. I've had so much fun teaching yoga to children and am really seeing great growth and change with them (and me!) and I have confidence in myself thanks to your training. "
~ M.H.

"Truly inspiring...everything was superb! I am so glad I went since I believe this is taking me in an excellent direction with what comes next... I definitely felt like I was in the right place at the right time with the right people and it was well worth every bit of investment. I immensely appreciate all you are doing to help children and the adults in their lives!"
~ K.K.


"I feel fully equipped with all the tools and resources to share yoga with children - amazing training that I will be recommending to everyone I know who wants to share the gifts of yoga with kids - thank you!"
~ N.P.


"The training provided me personal and professional development, allowing me to build confidence in my ability to teach others about yoga and mindfulness practices.  It also strengthened my resolve in integrating these practices into my own life and my role as a teacher.  I had some fear I would not be able to complete the physical part of the training. I learned that I could do some things I did not think I could! And also that for those poses that are beyond my reach I can still practice a modified version or pause and focus on my breath." ~ M.T.

"I'm already a kids' yoga teacher and learned so much more this weekend. Loads of fun! SO much info shared and lots to refresh and enhance my teaching. Can't wait to put it into play!"  ~ R.G.

"Sitting here thinking about the weekend - and feeling very grateful on many levels. Learned a ton from you."  ~S.L.

"I have attended other children's yoga trainings leaving feeling unconfident about putting together a class kids would not just benefit from, but ENJOY. I got that here and SO MUCH more. The ideas that we played with during class and practicing sample lessons filled me with much needed confidence. Thank you!"
~ S.D.


“Having gone through the classes themselves, I have more confidence in running a class."  ~ A.R.

“The instructor was great – informative, good examples, knowledgeable and a nice mix of didactic and experiential.”  ~ 
K.Z.

"Our instructor was wonderful and experienced. I enjoyed her approach and teaching very much.”  ~ 
S.D.

“This training inspired me to expand my yoga offerings and use a more in depth approach.” 
~ A.D.

“The trainer was amazing. I gained all the knowledge that she taught. She made the training interesting and playful.” ~
Q.R.

"I'm starting a class next week and feel so confident PLUS I have a lesson plan.  Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Best training of my life! Period."  ~
- L.F.

"In September I took a weekend training and wanted to let you know how well my business is taking off!  I am now retired from teaching special education and started teaching yoga for kids.  I teach 5 classes per week, 4 at our community rec center (4 different age groups) and 1 at a private home.  A mom contacted me and was able to organize her neighborhood so now I see 8 preschoolers in her home 1x weekly!  And in January I will be expanding and teaching 10 classes a week.  I will be doing an after school program for the local school district 3x weekly for 10 weeks. People have been contacting me for one time events also.  I have had to turn down people because I don't want to work every day!  As far as I know, my yoga for kids is the only offering in my area. I am having so much fun and am really enjoying retirement.  My former school district recently contacted me, wanted me to come back as a substitute and I had to say  "NO. I am too busy teaching yoga!"  Take care and thanks for your wonderful program.  By the way, Lisa, I bought your book and I have been recommending it to all of my families." ~
L.S.


"I loved the training and have taken so much away both in teaching kids yoga classes but also in my profession. I'm a mental health therapist
for kids and families and this training has proven to be an invaluable resource." ~ G.M.

 

"You are amazing! I spent a wonderful weekend in March with ChildLight Yoga and am so very happy to have experienced the training.  After a very difficult year, I left the training feeling rejuvenated and hopeful on a new path. ChildLight Yoga has such a thorough curriculum that teaches to the whole child. As an educator, who has written curriculum and implemented many other reading, writing, and math curriculum, your manual is the most user-friendly ever! and a pleasure to read! Your voice comes through the pages. Thank you for being such an inspiration!" ~ L.K.

 

"Your training has opened up great possibilities for me being a stay at home mom and teaching preschool yoga during the week. It has been challenging, but fun and I am so thankful for all the great ideas, songs, and lesson plans your program provides. The Facebook group has been a wonderful addition as well. So many people willing to share their creativity and ideas!!! Love it and am beyond thankful for it." ~ N.C.

Refresher: "Taking  Level 1 again was definitly what I needed, as all of my yoga teaching at our local studio is entirely K-8 based. It was a fantastic, engaging training and I am very, very hapy that I did the refresher since during my initial training I really focused on listening & applying everything to a high school setting." ~ KS

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Trainings


TUITION & MATERIALS:
$425

 

*Please review our Terms & Conditions before making your purchase.


NOTE: Attend this training separately or as part of the 95 hour Children's Yoga School.

Use the scroll bar below to view all upcoming trainings OR click on one of the following regions for a list of trainings in that region:

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SYRACUSE, NY
Syracuse Yoga
Dates:
September 28-30, 2018
Time:
Fri 5pm-9pm,
Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 8:30am-3:30pm

 

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HARTFORD, CT
Imagine Studio
Dates:
September 29-30, 2018
Time:
Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm
Check out: Our 
Advanced Teaching Concepts Training happening at this same location!

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BETHLEHEM, PA
The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem
Dates: October 27-28, 2018
Time: Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm

 

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BOSTON, MA
O2 Yoga
Dates: 
November 3-4, 2018
Times: 
Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm

 

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DOVER, NH
ChildLight Yoga Studio
Dates: 
November 17-18, 2018
Times:
Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm

 

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HARRISBURG, PA
OM Baby Yoga
Dates:
January 19-20, 2019
Time:
Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm

 

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PORTLAND, ME
Maine Kids Yoga at Rosemont Studio Collective
Dates:
January 26-27, 2019
Time: 
Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm

 

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BURLINGTON, VT
Evolution Prenatal and Family Yoga Center 
Dates:
March 8-10, 2019
Time: 
Fri 6-9pm, Sat 8-6pm,
Sun 8-3pm

 

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DOVER, NH
ChildLight Yoga Studio
Dates: 
April 5-7, 2019
Times:
Fri 6-9, Sat 9-6, Sun 9-5

 

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BALTIMORE REGION
Yoga Center of Columbia
Dates: May 3-5, 2019
Time: Fri 5-9, 
Sat 12-7:30pm, Sun 11-7:30pm
Check Out: Our Tweens and Teens Training happening at this same location!

 

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Yoga for Children:  200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children, by Lisa Flynn

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"Play with the practices in this book and bolster your child's resilience and self-esteem as you enhance your relationship." ~ Amy Weintraub

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