Whether your aim is to become a Certified YogaKids Teacher — or to get new tools for integrating yoga into a child-friendly environment (classroom, home, office) — our Level 1 YogaKids Foundations Training is the place to begin. This event, available as both an online course or a live event in areas around the world, introduces attendees to the YogaKids’ one-of-a-kind way of teaching yoga to children.
Founded by yoga-pioneer/ educator/author Marsha Wenig, YogaKids has been helping children — along with adults — discover the pleasures and benefits of yoga for over 25 years. The YogaKids Program, influenced by theorists such as Maria Montessori and Howard Gardner, celebrates the whole child. Our broad yoga-for-children program will give you the tools to teach yoga to all ages and abilities.
Attendees will experience life-changing 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 (Math Medley, Laughing Language, Visual Vignettes… to name just a few) incorporate all the different ways children learn. They combine yoga with reading, writing, science, art, music, games, ecology, philosophy and much more — and thus, create a matrix for learning that’s accessible to all children.
For more information about YogaKids Teacher Certification and other training options, please visit our Training Page.
Timing: Level 1 Training is open to all. The prerequisite for Level 2 is Level 1. Trainees wishing to continue on to Level 2 must sign-up within one year of completing Level 1.
Online Course: Your online resources and course materials are available after purchase on your dashboard of the YogaKids website. Just log-in to yogakids.com, click on My Dashboard (found in the menu across the top of the page), scroll down to My Courses, and click on Level 1 Foundations. Begin in the first unit and make your way through the course. Recordings are there for you to view and you’ll submit your assignments through the included forms.