Budding Yogis Teacher Training

Teaching Yoga to Kids

Online Training with Linda Feldman

Next Training: Summer 2021

Are you interested in sharing the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with kids? Or do you think your child might benefit from learning to relax through the non-competitive practice of yoga? The 20-hour Budding Yogis Teacher Training is designed for school teachers, parents, yoga teachers, therapists, or anyone interested in learning how to enrich children's lives with yoga and mindfulness practices.

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About the training

As one of the first children's yoga programs in the country, Budding Yogis has certified hundreds of kids yoga teachers over the last 17 years. Our trainees include teachers, librarians, therapists, day care workers, yoga teachers, and parents who are sharing yoga and mindfulness in their professional and home settings. Lead Trainer Linda Feldman has been training teachers through Budding Yogis since the program's beginning.

The Budding Yogis Teacher Training is based on our unique philosophy of teaching yoga and mindfulness to kids in a way that stretches their imaginations, offers them non-competitive opportunities to play, and teaches them how to relax. What makes Budding Yogis special is our emphasis on mindfulness and the ways in which it can be incorporated into children's yoga and their everyday lives.

Over the course of the 20-hour training weekend, participants learn how to teach yoga classes for kids ages 2-12 with age-appropriate yoga poses and activities, how to create theme-based yoga classes, and how to use self-calming, meditation, and mindfulness techniques to help kids relax their bodies and minds.

At the end of the training, trainees will have the opportunity to practice teach the group and will be prepared to start their teaching journey. Each trainee will receive a Budding Yogis certificate if all sessions are attended and the practice teaching is completed.

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Who should take the training?

  • A parent who would like to share your yoga practice with your family
  • An educator looking for an active and fun way to connect with your students and help them focus
  • A child psychologist or therapist interested in learning new techniques to reduce anxiety in your clients
  • A yoga teacher who enjoys working with kids
  • Anyone else interested in using yoga to help nurture and support children.

What you will learn

Mindfulness Practice – Learn what mindfulness is, and how we can use the practices to create more calm and ease in our own lives, and simple ways to offer it to kids.

Yoga and Mindfulness Games – Learn dozens of non-competitive yoga and mindfulness games to use in kid’s yoga classes.

Yoga and Mindfulness Songs – Learn simple and fun mindfulness and yoga songs to share with kids.

Yoga Asana – Learn many yoga asana (postures) to use with kids, and how to create new postures to create a themed yoga class.

Breathing Techniques – Learn various breath work techniques to teach children, including ways to use the breath to calm and center ourselves.

The Business of Teaching Kids – Learn how to start or re-energize your career in Kid’s Yoga.

Classroom Behavior – Learn how to identify special needs issues in class, and basic skills for managing classrooms.

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Scholarships

Circle Yoga offers as many partial scholarships as we can support to people who wish to take teacher trainings at the studio, but who cannot afford to do so. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, complete the Scholarship Request Form.

Schedule and Registration

This 20-hour training includes 16 contact hours, 2 hours of reading, and 2 hours of homework. The schedule for live sessions on Zoom is as follows:

Friday – 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday – 10:00am-5:00pm

Registration fee: $425

Limited scholarships available.

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Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for the Budding Yogis Teacher Training, please do so at least one week before the training, and your fee will be refunded minus a 20% administrative fee. Sorry, no refunds will be given for cancellations made within less than one week of the workshop.