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Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings (YTT) and Workshops for Adults

Since 2008 we have been a Registered Children's Yoga School teaching adults how to become effective kids yoga instructors, leaders, and kids yoga business entrepreneurs in schools, studios and beyond. We also provide the trainings and resources to earn CEUs, and the internationally renowned Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) credential.

Our courses are comprehensive and designed for parents, classroom teachers, counselors, therapeutic professionals, yoga instructors and others. We offer different courses so you can select and customize your experience based on your interests. While we recommend you start with Foundations, you can begin with any training. Our courses include:

  • Foundations: Introduction to Yoga for Youth
  • Yoga for Youth with Special Needs and Different Circumstances
  • Yoga in Schools
  • Yoga for Early Childhood
  • Yoga for Tweens and Teens
  • Creativity Lab: Connecting Mindfulness, Yoga and the Creative Arts
    (formerly The Yoga of Art, Music and Dance)
  • Mindfulness and Meditation for Youth
  • You do not need to already be a yoga teacher, though an existing yoga practice is helpful.
  • Workshops and Trainings are beneficial for parents, educators, yoga and fitness instructors, Occupational and Cognitive Therapists, Special Education professionals, and anyone who works with kids and families.
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® workshops and trainings are approved and recognized by Yoga Alliance.
  • Learn how to offer classes and build a business!
  • Step into your own Leadership and learn how to facilitate trainings!
  • Participants who complete workshops and trainings receive a certificate of hours completed. For example, take a weekend Training and receive a certificate of 20 Hours which can be used as CEUs or toward the next steps;
  • As a Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS) and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), our online and in-person hours are approved as CEUs for Yoga Alliance (or other groups per their approval; some schools accept them as CEUs)
  • Become a YYY Kids Yoga Instructor by completing one Training plus 3 additional assignments. These assignments count as 8 hours toward CEUs or toward your RCYT and you will receive a certificate of 8 hours completed;
  • Become a Certified YYY Instructor when you complete a minimum of 4 trainings, become an Instructor, and teach 30 hours;
  • Become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance when you complete a minimum of 4 trainings, become an instructor, teach 30 hours and you are a RYT200/500;
  • In 2020, you can earn your RCYT in collaboration with us and MOVE Yoga, YogaWorks Houston (Midtown), Four Dragons Yoga, and in a combination of locations!

Location: YogaWorks (Midtown) Houston Yoga and mindfulness tools and techniques especially suited for schools that support teachers and education-based professionals with behavior management and their own stress-related challenges, as well as students with focus, stress and anxiety management, problem-solving and decision making, social interactions, and self-esteem Practice yoga and mindfulness tools adapted to promote self-regulation Read moreMindfulness and Yoga in Schools (training)

Venue:  

Address:
2100 Travis Street Suite 105, Houston, Texas, 77002, United States

  • Yoga in Schools
    August 1, 2020 - August 2, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location: YogaWorks Midtown Immerse yourself in the theories and practices that serve as our foundation of teaching yoga to families and youth of all ages in a variety of settings. Experience a weekend of transformational demonstrations, discussions and activities with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders Dates: Oct 19 – 20 Times: 9am – 5:30 pm Instructor: Dr. Read moreFoundations: Introduction to Yoga for Youth (training)

Venue:  

Address:
2100 Travis Street Suite 105, Houston, Texas, 77002, United States

  • October 24, 2020 - October 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Our Course Options

We have created 8 distinct workshops and training courses 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. 

We are now offering select workshops as CEUs and coming soon we will offer several courses online! Contact us for more information

Introduction to Yogiños: Yoga for Youth®

  • Introduction to the theories and practices that serve as our foundation of teaching yoga to families and youth of all ages in a variety of settings with featured discussions that may include research-based age development, neuroscience, social media, implicit bias, inclusion, equity, diversity and race;
  • Weekend of transformational demonstrations, discussions and activities with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders;
  • Interactive experiences facilitating and demonstrating team-building, cooperation, antibullying and tolerance;
  • Information and opportunities about starting your own kids yoga business;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual with educational and yoga philosophies, trilingual charts, class ideas, basic pose lists, instructions and information designed specifically for youth of all abilities and needs;
  • A to Z Bilingual eBook of Poses;
  • Wholesale discounts on our t-shirts, music CDs, posters, books, and stamps before and during the weekend session;
  • eCommunication and OHMinar sessions with Elizabeth B. Reese, Ph.D., RYT, RCYT, and Yogiños Leaders

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

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga clas
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage kids physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify lessons for various audiences and age groups
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple languages and intelligences into your yoga for kids class
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and technqiues to empower youth and adults who work with them to disrupt habitual reactions and instead curate compassionate responses.

Early Childhood

  • Introduction to the theories and practices that serve as our foundation of teaching yoga to families and youth 12 months to 6 years old in a variety of settings;
  • Transformational demonstrations, discussions and activities with Yogiños Leaders;
  • Interactive experiences facilitating and demonstrating age-appropriate social emotional learning and mindful movement;
  • Information and opportunities about starting your own kids yoga business;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual with educational and yoga philosophies, trilingual charts, class ideas, basic pose lists, instructions and information designed specifically for youth of all abilities and needs;
  • A to Z Bilingual eBook of Poses;
  • Wholesale discounts on our t-shirts, music CDs, posters, books, and stamps before and during the weekend session;
  • eCommunication and OHMinar sessions with Elizabeth B. Reese, Ph.D., RYT, RCYT, and Yogiños Leaders

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

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class
  • Have awareness of the 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama)
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage kids physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify lessons for various audiences and age groups
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple languages and intelligences into your yoga for kids class
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and techniques to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally

Yoga in Schools:
Mindfulness and Movement Across the Curriculum

  • Introduction to the theories and practices of teaching mindfulness and yoga to youth in more formal educational settings with featured discussions on research-based age development, neuroscience, social media, implicit bias, inclusion, equity, diversity and race
  • Weekend of transformational, interactive, and interdisciplinary activities with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders;
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools and techniques especially suited for schools that support teachers and education-based professionals with behavior management and their own stress-related challenges, as well as students with focus, stress and anxiety management, problem-solving and decision making, social interactions, and self-esteem
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools adapted to promote self-regulation in any environment with emphasis on youth working in chairs or at desk
  • Tips and techniques for starting your own yoga for youth program in schools;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual; Yoga in Schools: Mindfulness and Movement Across the Curriculum eManual; Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Trilingual A-Z Pose Guide; Support to complete your Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® certification
  • Modules may be taken in any order

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

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class especially designed for use in a variety of school settings
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana), breathing (pranayama), focus (dharana), and mindful meditation (dhyana), and also develop a language to share the benefits with other professionals
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage kids physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify lessons for various academic disciplines, age groups and school contexts
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple languages and intelligences, and other learning strategies and styles, into your yoga for kids class
  • Use evidence-based mindfulness and yoga in schools as a means to teach strategies and techniques to empower audiences to disrupt habitual, socially-constructed responses and neural pathways toward responding with clear presence and awareness

Yogiños for Youth with Special Needs and Different Circumstances

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

  • Introduction to the theories and practices associated with teaching yoga to youth with special needs, the intersections and research of mindfulness, yoga, special needs and circumstances, problem solving, related neuroscience, and inclusion, equity, and diversity;​
  • Discuss characteristics of and practice yoga-based tools to assist the most common forms of special needs including physical, developmental, sensory-processing, cognitive and socio-emotional needs
  • Discuss characteristics of and practice yoga-based tools to assist youth who manage trauma-based sensitivities and challenges including various forms of abuse, neglect and kids in foster-homes
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools and techniques to empower kids with special needs to increase focus, stress and anxiety management, problem-solving and decision making, social interactions, and self-esteem
  • Yoga and mindfulness tools adapted to promote self-regulation in any environment including with youth working in classroom spaces Strategies for integrating youth with special needs who are included in regular classrooms
  • Tips and techniques for starting your own yoga for youth program in schools and adapting these skills into an existing OT/therapy practice;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual; Yoga for Youth with Special Needs eManual; Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Trilingual A-Z Pose Guide; support to complete your Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® certification
  • Modules may be taken in any order
  • You may also take the EVERY KIDS YOGA training to count toward your YYY 95-hours.

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

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class for youth with special needs
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama) for youth with special needs
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage youth with special needs physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify yoga practices especially for youth with special needs in a varety of contexts
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple intelligences into your yoga for kids class
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and techniques to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally

Creativity Lab: Connecting Mindfulness, Yoga and the Creative Arts

  • Introduction to the theories and practices associated with teaching yoga to youth in formal and informal educational settings including schools, libraries, parks, museums and festivals;
  • Discuss and explore the intersections and research of mindfulness, yoga, the creative arts, problem solving and related neuroscience, and inclusion, equity, and diversity;
  • Use the creative arts—including visionary and fine art, crafts, music, performance, dance, and more—as catalysts for designing and implementing yoga classes;
  • Explore how the creative arts can serve as a component of or as the theme for yoga on-and-off-the-mat experiences;
  • Weekend of transformational, interdisciplinary activities with live musicians and original works of art with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders;
  • Tips and techniques for starting your own yoga for youth program in museums, festivals and related spaces;
  • Wholesale discounts on our t-shirts, music CDs, posters, books, and stamps before and during the weekend session;
  • eCommunication and OHMinar sessions with Elizabeth B. Reese, Ph.D., RYT, RCYT, and Yogiños Leaders
  • FREE eManuals, lesson plan formats, poses, and other resources to help you get started!

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

  • Conceive, design and teach an OHMazing® theme-based, interdisciplinary Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® kids yoga class intergrating mindfulness, yoga, and the creative arts
  • Construct and teach kids yoga classes that include creative and expressive arts
  • Create and teach activities to center, relax or rejuvenate learners in a various environments
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama)
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage kids physically, emotionally, and mentally;
  • Modify lessons for various audiences and age groups;
  • Modify lessons for various audiences designed for less formal learning (ie, museums and festivas) environments;
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple languages and intelligences into your yoga for kids class;
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and technqiues to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally.

Yoga for Tweens and Teens

  • Tools and techniques for teaching yoga postures, breathing exercises and mindfulness practices to tweens and teens including discussing intersections and research of mindfulness, yoga, the changing teenage body and related neuroscience, explicit and implicit bias, inclusion, equity, diversity, and race;​
  • Specific practices for empowering tweens/teens to cope with common stressors and transitions, including depression and anxiety, test anxiety, body image, pressure from friends and family, career planning, and goal setting
  • In-depth exploration of functional anatomy, the benefits of yoga postures and practices, and how to safely sequence postures
  • How to adapt yoga classes for studios, schools, workshops, and camps
  • A weekend of transformational demonstrations, discussions and activities with your friends, colleagues, and Yogiños Leaders;
  • Interactive experiences facilitating and demonstrating team-building, cooperation and tolerance
  • Information about starting your own youth yoga business;
  • Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® Curriculum eManual, A to Z Bilingual eBook of Poses, Tweens and Teens eManual, support to complete your Yogiños: Yoga for Youth® certification.

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

  • Conceive, design and teach age-appropriate theme-based tween and teen yoga classes
  • Practice and teach all 8 Limbs of Yoga, including poses (asana) and breathing (pranayama)
  • Understand and use age-appropriate and safe forms of yoga, including games and related activities, to engage youth physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • Modify lessons for various audiences and age groups
  • Learn, practice and weave multiple intelligences and tween/teen-based developmental theories into your yoga classes
  • Use yoga for kids as a means to teach tools and techniques to empower audiences to respond mindfully rather than react irrationally

Mindfulness and meditation are OHMazing®!

Note: This course is offered both as a 3-12 hour workshop for CEUs, and as a longer weekend training (18-20 hours) to become an instructor.

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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