ChildLight Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training

For those who wish to share yoga with babies and toddlers.


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Whether you are a parent, childcare professional, yoga instructor, early intervention specialist, therapist or postpartum doula, this training is for you!  You will gain the foundational education, tools and inspiration to offer enriching yoga-based movement, songs, games, and engaging new opportunities for parents and caregivers to bond with of their little ones, OR incorporate what you learn into your current work supporting the development of babies and toddlers.

 

Our curriculum supports early childhood development, social, emotional, physical and overall contentment and comfort of babies and toddlers through play, song and movement-based activities. Attendees will leave with an illustrated manual filled with dozens of unique yoga-inspired activities, lesson planner, sample lessons, continuing education suggestions, a list of additional resources AND lifetime access to a baby and toddler class video library!

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND Addie Down Dog. NMD
This training is open to any adult interested in supporting the well-being and positive development of babies and toddlers, including childcare professionals, yoga instructors wishing to offer caregiver / mommy & me style classes (a wildly popular offering at yoga studios!), child psychologists, family therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pediatricians, postpartum doulas, parents and others who regularly work or live 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 moms are always welcome.*

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1. Explain the benefits of yoga-based activities for babies and toddlers and their caregivers.
2. Share developmentally appropriate yoga-based movements, simple breathwork, songs and rhythm in parent-child classes or with the children in your care.
3. Create well-rounded classes for babies and toddlers promoting physical, mental, social and emotional development.
4. Implement best practices for teaching and behavior management.
5. Integrate modifications and adaptations for a variety of class settings and student needs.
6. Find additional tools and resources for continued learning.  

 

new8WHAT TO BRING

It is required that you bring a soft-bodied, infant-sized doll, ideally weighted in the middle. Plastic arms and legs are fine. There are many suitable brands and you may feel free to use something you already own. The following dolls are an excellent option and investment as they will serve well for demonstration purposes in your own classes:
JC Toys 20” La Baby, available in various skin tones
•The My Sweet Love 20" Soft Baby 


CERTIFICATION

Participants must attend the required 18 contact hours. Candidates who attend all required training hours and successfully complete the certification process will be listed as a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor on our website.

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

 

REFRESHER:
Have you taken our Yoga for Babies and Toddlers Teacher Training? Re-take this training for $100. Bring your old manual or request an updated version at an additional cost.

 

Visit our FAQ Page here.

 

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TRAINING FEEDBACK:
"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!"
~ C.L.


"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.G.

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

"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.B.

"I learned more here about child development than I did before having my son!"  ~ A.R.

"There were so many specific resources provided that my toolbox is now full!" 
~ S.H.

"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. B.

"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. K.

 

 

 

  

Upcoming Trainings


TUITION & MATERIALS:
 $425, includes a fully-illustrated manual and letter of attendance

 

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


DOVER, NH
ChildLight Yoga Studio
Dates: January 26-27, 2019
Times: Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm

 

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DOVER, NH
ChildLight Yoga Studio
Dates:
July 20-21, 2019
Times: 
Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm
NOTE: This training is part of our Summer Immersion and immediately follows our Yoga & Mindfulness for Children and Teens with Special Needs Teacher Training.

 

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BETHLEHEM, PA
The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem
Dates: September 21-22, 2019
Times: Sat 8-6pm, Sun 8-6pm

 

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NOTE: Specific doll requirements needed for this training are listed to the left and on our FAQ page here.  


Attend this training on its own or as part of our 95-Hour Children's Yoga School


Also recommended: 
Yoga for Children book and Yoga for Children-Yoga & Mindfulness Activity Cards, by Lisa Flynn, available at Amazon or on site when training is held at ChildLight Yoga Studio.

 

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED TRAININGS:

ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training

Prenatal Yoga Foundations Teacher Training


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Bring Us To You!

 

Our trainings can be customized to various lengths and formats to suit the needs of your organization, school, group or conference. Learn more.

 

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

Buy the Book!

 

Check out our blog, The Kids Yoga Resource!