YoKid Workshop Descriptions

The specialty trainings listed below can be taken to deepen your understanding of yoga for kids & teens and enhance your classroom lessons

CPR Certification Course 

Location: TBD 
Spring 2017
A special opportunity to certify/renew your skills in child and adult CPR. This training will cover child/infant (ages 0-14) and adult (ages 14+) CPR lifesaving skills.

At the completion of the training you will receive your Heartsaver CPR AED card within one week of the class. CPR certification is valid for 2 years.

Teaching Yoga Games & Stories for PreK-K with Jennifer Whitesell $95 (5 hrs)

Location: YogaNoma
February 4, 2017

This specialty course is for those interested in teaching yoga to Pre-K kids (3-5 years). This fun and informative training willTeacher Training include: developmental stages and useful poses and games for those stages; how to set the tone for and create an engaging, inspiring, structured, and safe yoga classroom; how to work with and in a variety of settings; and how to develop themes to inspire learning and creativity.

The course is ideal for parents, educators, yoga teachers and anyone working with youth.  It will include lecture, discussion, practice planning, teaching and play. You will come away with a wealth of yoga games, creative stories and mindful activities that you can use with young children.

Best Practices for Yoga in Schools with Michelle K. Mitchell- $95 (5 hrs)

Location: YoKid Office
March 11,  2017

“Are you interested in offering students in your school the most effective, sustainable and inclusive yoga programming possible?  Would you like to teach yoga in schools and have the support and advice of those with many years of successful experience?  Have you been interested in sharing yoga with your students but wondering how to do so safely?”

This  workshop is an opportunity to connect with fellow practitioners and educators around lessons and best practices to support you and your students in a wide variety of situations.

Teaching Mindfulness to Kids, with Linda Feldman – $95 (5 hrs)

Circle Yoga, Washington DC
Spring 2017

In this course students will learn about mindfulness and how you can successfully integrate mindfulness practices into yoga classes for youth. This course is perfect for everyone! Specifically, classroom teachers, parents, yoga teachers, therapists or anyone interested in sharing mindfulness with children.  You will be able to take what you learn and apply it to the children in your community.  Techniques learned include mindful listening and speaking, mindful eating, mindful games and activities, and using a bell. Use this course to fulfill the YoKid or Budding Yogis 95-hour  Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher requirements, CEU’s, or professional development.

Teaching Yoga Games & Stories for Kids Ages 3-9 $95 (5 hrs)

Location: YogaNoMA
Date: March 4, 2017


This 5-hour workshop will provide yoga teachers, movement facilitators, parents and classroom teachers with games, tools and poses to share yoga with children ages 3-9 in classroom and family settings. Practice will include asana, pranayama, philosophy and mindfulness. We will learn, experience and craft our own lesson plans in this interactive and informative workshop. Bring a playful spirit, ideas to share and your kids yoga questions as we learn, play and create together!

Teaching Yoga to Kids Who’ve
 Experienced Trauma  with Lauren Robenstein $95 (5 hrs)
Location TBD
Date: Spring 2017
This specialty course is for those interested in understanding effective ways to teach yoga to kids who have experienced trauma or highly stressful living situations that can cause trauma-related behaviors. This training will cover characteristics of trauma, impact of trauma in youth and effective methods for teaching traumatized youth (K-12th), the nature of trauma and the psychological impact of these stressors on the brain, how brains can change, and yoga”s role in that positive change.
The course includes lecture, discussion, practice teaching, and practical methods of management to keep your yoga classroom engaging and beneficial for your students.