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 and as an online webinar training. 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.
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. Those on the RCYT track must attend a live Level 1 Training.
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 live trainings here.
“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