Make an Impact: Become a Children's Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher

Welcome to our 16th year as an organization, and 15th year of facilitating yoga and mindfulness trainings!

Our courses are comprehensive and designed for parents, classroom teachers, counselors, therapeutic professionals, yoga instructors and others. In our Registered Children’s Yoga School, you choose to become an instructor or earn the international RCYT credential (see below for more about RCYT)! Our YTT program is grounded in cultural appreciation, social justice, multiple languages, original curricula. Participants graduate from our programs equipped and empowered to teach yoga and mindfulness to youth in diverse settings. Scholarships are available for historically marginalized communities and groups. Certificates of hours and course completion, and follow up coaching are also available.

Our trainings are rooted in:

  • Educational and neuroscience theories
  • The 8 Limbs of Yoga 
  • Research-Informed Mindfulness Techniques
  • Trauma-informed offering multiple movement and somatic-based modalities
  • Polyvagal-informed and Bio-psychosocial theories and practices
  • Transformative Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Co- and Self-Regulation Strategies


2024 Training Schedule (remaining):

Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools
Thursday, October 3, 6:30pm-9:30pm (online); 
Saturday, October 5, 9:00am-5:30pm (online/in-person);
Thursday, October 10, 6:30pm-9:30pm (online)

Meditation & Mindfulness for Youth
Thursday, November 14, 6:30pm-9:30pm (online); 
Saturday, November 16, 9:00am-5:30pm (online/in-person);
Thursday, November 21, 6:30pm-9:30pm (online)

Our training leaders have their RYT-200 or RYT-500. Two leaders have completed a two year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. In addition to believing wholeheartedly in the life-changing theories and practices  of YYY, we are parents, partners, teachers, consultants, retreat leaders; a non-profit founder, a semi-pro tennis player, and an airline pilot. We look forward to meeting and learning about you!

Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT)
Select all 5 trainings plus receive additional coaching and support to customize your investment and become an internationally recognized kids yoga and mindfulness teacher! Early-bird (25% off) for RCYT available thru February 2, 2024.

Change and Refund policy: We realize that unforeseen events can arise even with the utmost care and planning. We reserve the right to change dates of a training 14+ days before a training, and you may receive 100% refund when you cancel 14+ days before the start of a training. If your changes are more than 14 days prior to the start of a training, we will be happy to work with you on a refund or move you to another option. 

FMI about trainings or our BIPOC and LGBTQ+ scholarship, connect with “Captain” Melissa melissa@yoginos.com


Yoga and Mindfulness Course Options

We have created 6 distinct trainings that can be taken in any order, but one at a time, so you can customize your training experiences. We recommend starting with our Foundations of Yoga for Youth as some of the content is sequential. Our Leadership Program is available annually; there is an application process and the prerequisite of completing at least 1 YYY training. 

Introduction to Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

Yoga in Schools:
Mindfulness and Movement Across the Curriculum

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

Yogiños: Yoga for Youth with Differing Abilities and Unexpected Life Changes

Your leaders may include Eve Margol, M.Ed., Cecilia Lo Cicero, Rick Yoder, and others who have over 20 years of personal and professional degrees, experiences, and training in this area.

Yoga for Youth with Differing Needs and Unexpected Life Changes, covers the foundations of working with youth who experience differences such as autism, sensory processing challenges, ADHD, emotional disturbance, trauma, and other cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges.

New to this training, Yoga for Youth with Differing Needs and Unexpected Life Changes, we are including information and practices to support parents and teachers who may be encountering new challenges because of COVID-19 (increased anxiety, depression, difficulties with focus and concentration, and reduction in social interaction, ruminating with fear) and in preparation for what may be a hybrid (online and in-person) next school year. This training will also demonstrate and discuss practices for teaching in an on-line environment.

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

Creativity Lab: Connecting Mindfulness, Yoga and the Creative Arts

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

Yoga for Tweens and Teens

As a result of this program, we believe participants will be able to:

Mindfulness and meditation are OHMazing®!

Learn how to teach research-based and trauma-informed mindfulness to youth, teachers, and parents!

Opportunities: participants will learn and practice how to integrate practical mindfulness and meditation tools into preK-12 curricula, the work place, and daily life, including how to cultivate calmness, balance, and focus amidst most any circumstance;

Honor: participants will learn processes for generating evidence-based loving kindness tools toward the self and others, including people with which we may feel at odds;

Mindfulness and meditation: participants will learn the similarities and differences between these terms and be able to articulate and demonstrate concepts to others, including slowing down, stillness, and being present with compassion and without judgment;

Aware: participants will learn techniques to become aware of body sensations, moods, feelings and thoughts with tools to disrupt habitual reactions and instead cultivate intentional responses;

Zzzzzzz: participants will learn practices that can be used to help ourselves or someone else fall asleep or return to slumber;

Investigate: participants will explore, identify and connect research-based practices and how they are aligned with social-emotional learning (SEL) and social justice protocols;

Nourish: participants will learn strategies to deepen connections and relationships to themselves, others and the universe;

Grow: participants will learn strategies to create and grow mindfulness and meditation practices and lessons for various ages, contexts, and outcomes.

More info coming soon!

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