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Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings (YTT)

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! Our YTT program is grounded in cultural appreciation, social justice, multiple languages, original curricula. BIPOC scholarships available. Our program features:

  • certificates of hours and course completion, and follow up coaching
  • Educational and neuroscience theories
  • Research-Informed Mindfulness Techniques
  • Trauma-informed offering multiple movement modalities
  • Transformative Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Self-Regulation Strategies

Participants graduate from our programs equipped and empowered to teach yoga and mindfulness to youth in diverse settings.

We provide the trainings and resources to earn CEUs, become an instructor (one training plus practicum), and/or complete the internationally recognized Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) credential (5 trainings, practicum, and teaching 30 hours).

We offer different courses so you can customize your experience based on your interests. Our comprehensive courses support you whether you want to teach kids’ yoga in-person, online, or in a hybrid format. Our children’s yoga teacher training courses include:

  • Foundations: Introduction to Yoga for Youth and Families
  • Yoga for Youth with Differing Abilities and Unexpected Life Changes
  • Yoga and Mindfulness  in Schools
  • Yoga and Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens
  • Creativity Lab: Connecting Mindfulness, Yoga and the Creative Arts
  • Mindfulness and Meditation for Youth
  • YYY Leadership Program (does not count toward RCYT)

 

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Dates and Times: Friday, 1/27, 6:30-9:30pm Saturday, 1/28,  9am-5:30pm (in-person option in SW Houston) Thursday, 2/2, 6:30-9:30pm Youth with Differing Needs and Abilities: Teaching Compassionate Mindfulness and Movement , 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. In Read moreYouth with Differing Needs and Abilities

Venue:  

Description:
Leadership, Foundations, and Yoga in Schools will be in-person at venues listed above and live streaming. Others are TBA. 

  • Differing Abilities
    January 27, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    - Friday, 1/27, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturday, 1/28,  9am-5:30pm (in-person option in SW Houston); Thursday, 2/2, 6:30-9:30pm

Mindfulness and Meditation for Youth and Teachers Friday, 3/3, 6:30-9:30pm Saturday, 3/4, 9am-5:30pm (in-person option in SW Houston) Thursday, 3/9, 6:30-9:30pm Learn how to teach research-based and trauma-informed mindfulness to youth, teachers, and parents! Your instructors for this training are Beth Reese, PhD, E-RYT, RCYT, and Randi Jo Greenberg, E-RYT, RCYT. They are both graduates Read moreTeaching Mindfulness and Meditation for Youth and Teachers

Venue:  

Description:
Leadership, Foundations, and Yoga in Schools will be in-person at venues listed above and live streaming. Others are TBA. 

  • Mindfulness and Meditation
    March 3, 2023 - March 9, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    - riday, 3/3, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturday, 3/4, 9am-5:30pm (in-person option in SW Houston); Thursday, 3/9, 6:30-9:30pm

Friday, 5/5,  6:30-9:30pm Saturday, ⅚, 9am-5:30pm (in-person option in SW Houston) Thursday, 5/11,  6:30-9:30pm Teaching Yin, Restorative, Nidra and Other Forms of Yoga for Youth Feel. Connect to your self and others. Act to heal. Join our Kids Yoga Teacher Training and learn empowering and healing theories and practices to support all youth, teachers, parents, Read moreTeaching Yin, Restorative, Nidra and Other Forms of Yoga for Youth

Venue:  

Description:
Leadership, Foundations, and Yoga in Schools will be in-person at venues listed above and live streaming. Others are TBA. 

  • Yin and Other
    May 5, 2023 - May 11, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    - Friday, 5/5, 6:30-9:30pm; Saturday, ⅚, 9am-5:30pm (in-person option in SW Houston); Thursday, 5/11, 6:30-9:30pm

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 Foundation: Introduction to 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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