YoKid 20-hr Basic Kid’s Yoga Training

is made up of the following three courses:

  • Yoga Philosophy for Kids
  • Teaching K-5th Grade Yoga
  • Teaching 6th-12th Grade Yoga

You will learn about traditional yoga philosophy and poses, the Yoga Sutras as they pertain to kids and teens, the Ashtanga Teen Series developed by Kino McGregor, yoga games and stories, partner poses, and journaling with children.

Recommended reading, in preparation for each training:

  • Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith
  • The Unadorned Thread by Salvatore Zambito
  • The Yoga Sutras

Why should you become a certified kids yoga teacher with YoKid?

The YoKid 20-hour Basic Kids Yoga Training will give you the tools you need to effectively teach yoga to kids and teens.  You will learn:

  • age-appropriate language
  • methods for creating a fun and calming environment for kids
  • effective methods of classroom management
  • stages of child development

How can you use your training & certification?

All three trainings can be used for CEU’s with Yoga Alliance, staff development requirements in a variety of school districts, and to fulfill a 20-hour module requirement in the Radiant Child Family Yoga Certification courses.  The hours can also count towards Yoga Alliance’s 95-hour children’s yoga specialty or 200-hour registration through Radiant Child Yoga.

Our Ambassador Program allows those who complete the YoKid 20-hour Basic Training to partner and teach YoKid programs in their community.

Can you teach for YoKid after completing your training?

Yes! YoKid volunteer assistants and teachers are needed in Washington DC, Maryland, & Virginia.  Apply to volunteer now by clicking here.

YoKid Ambassadors are now trained to set up and teach classes throughout the 50 States extending YoKid’s benefits beyond the DC metro area!  Learn more by clicking here.TT@PYR-partner-twist copy

When are the teacher trainings?

The YoKid 20-hour Basic Training  is offered every 2-3 months and can be taken in its entirety or as individual courses. Click here for the schedule and description of courses.

“Thank you for such an awesome weekend!  It was information-heavy, experience-filled, and given with such passion and love!  I truly am grateful to have been a part of it all. I learned so much!  It was truly awesome to have been able to learn so much.” ~ YoKid Trainee, Virginia