Programs Tailored to Your Needs
YogaKids offers a variety of training types to fit your needs and lifestyle. We train parents looking to create a more harmonious home; teachers who seek to incorporate mindfulness and movement into the classroom, caretakers of children with special needs, healthcare professionals who treat children, and yoga teachers who want to expand their practice and receive a Yoga Alliance-certified kids yoga specialty.
Whether you want to make more money and give your career a boost, or simply use the tools we provide to empower the children in your life, there’s a little something for everyone here at YogaKids.
"I earned back my investment in Certification before I even completed my training." - Certified YogaKids Teacher Kim Vulinovic
A Training Unlike Any Other
** Endorsed by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, & Jean Houston, Ph.D. **
Our Certification Program was the first of its kind. Our founder, Marsha Wenig, revolutionized the way yoga is taught to kids by creating an educationally-based program that is influenced by educational theorists such as Howard Gardner and Maria Montessori. A YogaKids class makes yoga accessible to kids of every learning style by integrating music, art, science, literacy, and so much more.
The Benefits of Full Certification
As a Certified YogaKids Teacher, you’ll be a part of an amazing, global community of yogis, educators, parents, professionals and more. Not only will you receive the education and personal fulfillment that comes with our program, our licensed CYKTs receive exclusive access to the YogaKids University -- home to your many benefits: continuing education, awesome perks, teaching resources, community support, and opportunities like never before...
- Yoga Alliance hours required for a specialty in children’s yoga (for RYTs only; trainees must attend a LIVE Level 1 and Level 3 training to be eligible)
- Opportunity to grow with YogaKids as a workshop presenter, trainer, contributor, and/or Master Mentor
- Access to our Master Mentor Hangouts: Our Continuing Education Webinars
- Access to the YogaKids Private Facebook Forum (our online global community)
- Access to our video library of all 185 YogaKids poses & activities
- Access to our resource libraries (teaching tools for our community)
- Exclusive marketing materials (class flyers and YK-branded business cards)
- Receipt of the YK community newsletters, The Electric Circle and Elements in Action
- Premium listing on the YogaKids.com official website
- Deep discounts in the YogaKids shop
- Free Full Certification Training Product Package (values at over $200)
THE FREE FULL CERTIFICATION TRAINING PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- YogaKids Original DVD
- YogaKids: Educating the Whole Child Through Yoga by Marsha Wenig
- Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater
- Musical Musings CD
- Tools for Schools Tote Bag
- Tools for Schools Pose Card Tool Box (set of 50 cards)
- Tac-on-Mat (for pose cards)
- Tools for Schools Take 5 & Shine Bright Posters
- I’m a YogaKids Stickers (roll of 100)
- YogaKids ABCs and Silly to Calm DVDs
- Tools for Schools: Yoga for Physical Education x DVD
- Tools for Schools: Yoga for the Classroom DVD
OUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IS DIVIDED INTO 3 LEVELS OF TRAINING...
If you're looking to teach kids yoga, this is the place to begin! Our training also serves:
- Health-Care Professionals
- Other Child-Focused Professionals
Both tracks are part of the YogaKids Teacher Certification Program. These events are for yogis, educators, parents, teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, other child-focused professionals — or anyone wanting to give the gift of yoga to children. No yoga experience is required. Click here to learn more.
Learning continues online and in your community with Integrations, Level 2 of the YogaKids Certification Program. This at-home study course consists of 4 modules and is open to all our Level 1 graduates.
During Integrations, trainees will be supported by the YogaKids incredible community of teachers and trainers in our online forums and work will be evaluated b your elite team of Master Mentors.
This course is designed to be completed in 4-6 months, with each module averaging 20-30 hours of homework. By setting aside 5 hours per week, each module can be completed in 4-6 weeks.
Teach two YogaKids classes per week during your Level 2 Training -- and earn back your investment in Certification... before you even complete your training! Click here to learn more.
Our Transformations Level 3 Training is now offered as both a live 7-day training or as an 8-week online webinar course. Trainees share experiences, refine classroom management skills, review asanas and techniques, develop business skills, and deepen their knowledge of anatomy, yoga philosophy, and much more. They also laugh, play, and explore — and return home empowered Certified YogaKids Teachers. Click here to learn more.
Interested in teaching YogaKids -- but not sure it's right for you?
We'd love to answer any questions you have.
YogaKids is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered Children’s Yoga School.
If you’re a Registered Yoga Teacher and are interested in obtaining your RCYT designation from Yoga Alliance, please choose a LIVE Level 1 and Level 3 training from our list of training events. Trainees will not be eligible for the RCYT designation until after completion of our LIVE Level 3 training.
To become a Certified YogaKids Teacher, you may choose from any of our online or live events — and there are no yoga prerequisites.
Mindfulness in Schools: The YogaKids Workshop for Educators
Breathe Life Into Learning with YogaKids
The Benefits of Movement and Mindfulness
With the YogaKids' one-of-a-kind Workshop for Educators, you can revolutionize the learning experience by integrating movement and mindfulness in schools.
We will help you...
- Empower students with coping skills that go beyond the classroom
- Learn classroom management tools that will help you AND your students
- Implement replacement strategies for punitive action (detention) that work far better
- Create a stronger and kinder community
- Integrate movement into learning to create deeper connections to curriculum content
- Spark greater creativity, confidence and self-expression in your students
The YogaKids approach is fun, empowering and fully capable of reaching students of all ages and abilities. Our program, inspired by educational theorists Howard Gardner and Maria Montessori, takes a whole-child approach -- and integrates math, science, literacy, art, music and more.
Choose from a 3-hour intro workshop or a 2-day intensive.
We then custom-design the content to best meet your needs!
As an Educator, you will learn...
- Highly effective classroom management strategies
- Innovative ways to manage students’ energy levels
- Creative methods for teaching health and wellness
- How to be a calm, creative force in the classroom
Your students will experience...
- Greater academic achievement
- Coping skills for trauma and stress
- More confidence and creativity
- Improved peer relationships
- Better physical, spiritual and mental health
No yoga experience or special equipment necessary.
Transform the learning experience. Learn how to...
- Easily integrate kinesthetic learning into the curriculum
- Strategies for classroom management & energy regulation
- Help your most challenging students
- Empower your students to greater success & self-love
- Give your students emotional coping skills
- Transform your classroom with mindfulness
- Create a peaceful, inclusive learning environment
“I was invited to attend the Foundations training at Lake Wales High School in Lake Wales, Fl. The Foundations training was ‘just another training’ that I had to attend per my principal. I am the school social worker at a middle school and am often ‘voluntold’ to go to trainings since my job does not require a substitute. After the first 10 minutes of the training, I was hooked. I loved the curriculum, the trainer, and the idea of implementing yoga into the school day. Through this training I learned the value of mindfulness, creating your own peace, and being healthy for your own self.
I am overly thrilled to be able to implement this into our middle school. Our school was recently traumatized by Hurricane Irma. We had one major building completely destroyed and another partly destroyed. We had many students lose their homes and stability in their lives from this vicious storm. I have attempted to start many support groups, but they tend to fizzle out as students choose to not attend. I am hoping the implementation of yoga into the groups will help our students with a new peaceful state of mind as well as an interest in attending a weekly group session. I am so excited about the opportunity to provide this amazing practice to our school, students, and staff.”
Mary Beth Claypool
Classroom Bundle (valued at $139)
- Yoga Tool Box (50 pose cards with curriculum integration ideas)
- Tac-on Mat (for displaying the Tool Box cards)
- 2 Classroom posters
- TFS Tote Bag
- Our Collection of YogaKids DVDs (5 in total)
- Educating the Whole Child Through Yoga by Marsha Wenig
- YogaKids Musical Musings CD
- The Yoga Garden Game
Digital Educator Webinars (valued at $145)
- Yoga for ADD/ADHD
- Yoga for Physical Education
- Yoga for Test Prep
- Yoga for Speech and Language
- Yoga and Religion
OM At Home | The Kids Yoga Program for Parents
Yoga Learning for the Whole Family
Bring the award-winning YogaKids program home to develop a healthy and nurturing yoga practice that families can do together.
What if the thing your child wants and desires most is simply more time with you? What if you could give them that desire PLUS the skills to develop their own physical and emotional well-being? The Om at Home© Program helps the whole family flow together with more ease and joy. When you are engaged and present through the non-judgmental YogaKids approach, you and your children transcend the predictable, limiting beliefs that can create stress. You’ll each enter a space of of love and acceptance that everyone can grow with and cherish forever.
Valuable Life Skills
YogaKids empowers children and teaches them the skills to better care for their bodies, access and interpret feelings, manage stress, solve problems, and connect to others. Children learn how everyone and everything is connected, and how their actions and feelings affect the space and world around them.
Introducing OM at Home
Om at Home: The YogaKids Program for Parents is an amazing set of tools you’ll use with your child so they develop the awareness within to feel empowered and be their best, truest selves. Your kids will learn how to regulate their own energy — you’ll be providing them with the resources and understanding they need to make positive, healthy choices.
Om at Home is designed for any and every parent, too! What if you don’t know anything about yoga? No problem. We’ll teach you the basics so you and your child can learn together. If you already have a practice, we’ll help you open even more to meet your kids right where they are without expectations.
And because our revolutionary program uses yoga as a springboard to expand the boundaries of what education is, you and your child will be learning way more than “yoga.” Math, science and language skills are supported in a whole new way. Just as importantly, everyone benefits from higher self-esteem, greater self-empowerment, and more self reliance. Everyone learns to listen to and trust in their inner knowing.
Life Changing Benefits of Yoga
- Take care of his or her body
- Relax and calm down
- Release energy in healthy, natural ways
- Develop higher self-esteem
- Improve flexibility, posture, and overall fitness
- Respect themselves and others
Become the Super Parent You Were Meant To Be
Introduce a new level of learning to your child’s life. The OM at Home program comes complete for multi-sensory learning at home. You’ll receive:
- Instructional video for over 30 YogaKids poses and activities
- Yoga and breathing basics to teach your child
- How to use yoga as a springboard to expansive learning
- How to do yoga with children of different ages
- Open discussion with Alicia, our YogaKids Program Director
- What to bring to a YogaKids session with your child
- Our Exclusive Om at Home Workbook Guide
- Exclusive download of YogaKids: Musical Musings Vol.I
Level 1 Training: Foundations
Looking to teach kids yoga in your studio, home, or classroom? You've come to the right place!
YogaKids has been helping children — along with adults — discover the pleasures and benefits of yoga for over 20 years. Our Level 1 Foundations Training is both a stand-alone event and the first Level of the YogaKids Teacher Certification Program.
Our Foundations Level 1 Training is now offered as both a live 2-day training held in areas around the world or as a 4-week online webinar course. Both tracks are part of the YogaKids Teacher Certification Program. These events are for yogis, educators, parents, teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, other child-focused professionals — or anyone wanting to give the gift of yoga to children. No yoga experience is required.
The YogaKids Program blends traditional yoga and its benefits with theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive and playful approach to education. This approach, influenced by education theorists Howard Gardner and Maria Montessori, was developed by our founder, yoga-pioneer/ educator/author Marsha Wenig.
Attendees will experience a life-changing event filled with love and laughter, led by one of our experienced trainers. They will be introduced to all 14 of the YogaKids Elements, the building blocks of this amazing program. These Elements incorporate all the different ways children learn. They combine yoga with reading, writing, science, art, music, games, ecology, philosophy and more — and thus, create a matrix for learning that’s accessible to all children.
Attendees also will be introduced to the 20 categories of YogaKids poses/activities. The YogaKids Certification Program has over 185 poses/activities and Foundations teaches 85 of them. Some poses are based on traditional asanas, while many are unique to the YogaKids Program. In addition, attendees will learn successful strategies for lesson planning and will have the opportunity to team-teach an original YogaKids class to children. Other topics include child development, teaching teens, inclusive teaching, and guidelines for teaching a successful YogaKids class.
Register for an upcoming 2-day live Foundations Training or the online Foundations webinar course -- and get an introduction to the tenets of our revolutionary program. You can find the dates and locations of all our trainings here.
Please note: The online training is part of our YogaKids Teacher Certification track but does NOT count as contact hours toward the RCYT designation from Yoga Alliance. If you’re a Registered Yoga Teacher and are interested in obtaining your RCYT designation from Yoga Alliance, please choose a LIVE Level 1 and Level 3 training from our list of training events. Trainees will not be eligible for the RCYT designation until after completion of our LIVE Level 3 training.
“I had an amazing Foundations experience. I came out feeling excited, inspired, creative and more confident. I love how YogaKids looks at the whole child and their creative and unique ways to teach yoga to children. I believe YogaKids can help me grow and become the best kid’s teacher I can be. I am very grateful for this amazing program and the many gifted YogaKids teachers and trainers who share this work from their heart.” - Beth Houlihan, Certified YogaKids Teacher
Online Kids Yoga Training | We All Win
Give your career the boost it needs!
Got challenges teaching kids? This totally online kids yoga training can help YOU!
We asked our community a question. What are the biggest challenges you face? And they told us — allowing us to develop this online kids yoga training. As the pioneer of children’s yoga (having been in the business of children’s yoga for over 30 years) — we are in a unique position to give solutions to these challenges. We gathered together a few amazing teachers and trainers from our global community. And we spoke with them 1-on-1 about how THEY face these everyday challenges. Find out what they said — and how YOU can achieve more success and happiness in the arena of children’s yoga!
Expert Help for All of Your Life’s Biggest Challenges
This online kids yoga training is comprised of 6 webinars. They will give you the tools you need to be successful teaching yoga to children. Each session features an expert in the field. Plus, you’ll also get access to the experts in an exclusive online forum — ask questions and get answers anytime!
Online Kids Yoga Training Session #1
Tick Tock Goes the Clock: A Yogi’s Guide to Time Management
Presented with: Alicia Mauldin, Certified YogaKids Teacher and Trainer
Without question — the MOST often-mentioned challenge from our community is time management! Learn the elements that need to fill your day — and how you can balance them — so that you can feel successful, satisfied, and HAPPY.
Online Kids Yoga Training Session #2
How to Make a Living Teaching Yoga to Kids
Presented with: Erin Carter, Certified YogaKids Teacher and Master Mentor
Erin Carter is a YogaKids Teacher in the Boston area. Listen as she shares how she built a satisfying and successful career teaching children’s yoga. Learn strategies for marketing your business, serving your community, and – most importantly — how to stay focused and passionate about what you’re doing!
Online Kids Yoga Training Session #3
Let’s All Get Bendy: Effective Classroom Management Techniques
Presented with: Cathy Bjorndalen, Certified YogaKids Teacher and Master Mentor
Being a good teacher isn’t enough. All teachers need classroom management skills to be effective. Learn amazing (and simple!) strategies to manage any kind of class — so that the children you teach get the most from your efforts!
Online Kids Yoga Training Session #4
Growing Up YK: Teaching Teens the YogaKids Way
Presented with: Karen Martin, Certified YogaKids Teacher and Master Mentor
Teaching teens can be an amazing and rewarding experience — they benefit SO much from the social and physical benefits of yoga! Learn effective and unique techniques for how to reach this population.
Online Kids Yoga Training Session #5
Our Littlest Yogis: Teaching Early and Preschool-Age Children
Presented with: Sara Morris, Certified YogaKids Teacher and Trainer
How can you get a 3-year old to stay on a yoga mat? How can keep them engaged? Sara shares all her techniques for teaching the littlest yogis.
Online Kids Yoga Training Session #6
Everyone’s Included: Inclusion for Kids with Special Considerations
Presented with: Alicia Mauldin, Certified YogaKids Teacher and Trainer
Every teacher will encounter children with special needs. How can EVERY child find success in your class? Discover just what it means to teach in an inclusive style.
The Secret Ingredients: What Makes a YogaKids Class So Amazing!
Presented with: Julie Pate, Certified YogaKids Teacher and Master Mentor
A YogaKids class is SO DIFFERENT from any other kids yoga class. Find out why in this special bonus session!
Get the Ear of our Experts!
When you sign up for this online kids yoga training — you ALSO get exclusive access to our WE ALL WIN Facebook Forum! ALL our experts are there. Ask questions and get answers!
You’ll also receive downloadable music from our Musical Musings Vol 1!
This online kids yoga training is open to all!
We hope you join our course and enjoy the benefit of our experience! When we work together for success… WE ALL WIN!