Learn how to share your love of yoga with children & teens

This course is fully accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and on completion of the module, students will receive a BWY certificate. The module will be run in 3 sections.

  1. Teaching to ages 2 1/2 to 7
  2. Teaching to ages 8 - 12
  3. Teaching ages 12-18 (the main focus being on the 12 to 16 age range).

It is suitable for qualified yoga teachers and trainees (minimum of 200 hour YTT) who want to bring the benefits of yoga to children and teens.

About the Course

The course is designed to develop both your personal and professional practice and on completion, you will have the skills and confidence to teach yoga to children and teens in a safe fun and engaging way. You will have an understanding of the developmental milestones of each age group and a tool kit to adapt your teaching for different settings.

The full course will be held online combining the connection of live Zoom classes with the convenience of self-paced learning and assignments that you can access and complete in your own time.

The course consists of 4 x 60 minute Zoom sessions on Wednesday evenings. Dates for these are Feb 9th, 16th, March 23rd and April 24th from 7.00 - 8 pm UK time. There will also be 3 x 4 hour Saturday morning Zoom sessions which will be held on Feb 16th, March 23rd and April 24th from 9.30 - 1.30 BST. These will be pre-recorded and available to watch later if you miss a session.

Christiane Kerr

Christiane has been practising yoga since 1995 and qualified as a yoga teacher in 2003. Her original training was with Sivananda Yoga and she went on to complete a two year, 550 hour training with the BWY accredited, London Yoga Teacher Training Group. Like most yogis she has continued to study over the years completing courses in restorative yoga and yoga nidra. In 2014 she qualified as a Mindfulness Teacher (MBSR/MBCT) with the Centre for Research and Mindfulness Practice at Bangor University and follows the good practice guidelines set out by the mindfulness network. She has been running courses at the Mindfulness Project in Central London since 2015 in both general Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as well as courses and workshops for parents. Whilst she loves teaching to all ages, she is passionate about introducing yoga and mindfulness to children and teens as early as possible, giving them a valuable skill that can help them navigate through life's inevitable ups and downs. She also loves the playfulness and creativity of teaching the young.

"Brainstorming Ideas & Games."

The module was set out really well and though there was a lot of information in each section, it never felt overwhelming. Christiane has a real depth of knowledge and experience and everyone is listened to.

Cassie Williams

"Great Anatomy Section for Teens."

I found the developmental stages for each age group really interesting and it also gave me more confidence in choosing asanas and activities to use. I don't have much experience of working with children so found the class management session really helpful too. Kelly F.

"Highly Recommend."

I have attended various specialist yoga courses and I think this truly is the most practical, empowering and comprehensive. There was so much content covered in an easy to digest style.

Kaori Kashiwagi

Course Resources

Course resources will include a booklet for each section which is packed full of activities you can use in your classes. These include ten lesson plans for each age group as well as age appropriate games - quiet and active, breathing and relaxation techniques. You also receive a Teacher's pack with information on getting started and 3 hours of audio downloads with tracks that you can use for relaxation in your classes. The booklets contain suggestions for music to use in your classes, rhythm work to help children come into the present moments and poems and books that are suitable for each age group. The booklets will also include ways that you can introduce yoga philosophy to children and teens.

Each Section will focus on a different age group with key skills being reinforced over the duration of the module.

Over the three sections you will learn:
-How to set up and run kids' yoga classes including the practical requirements.
-Anatomy and Physiology for each age group.
-Social, Emotional & Cognitive Development.
-Simple Neuroscience
-Adapting asanas for safe teaching
-Pair Work
-Language, teaching cues and scripting your lessons.
-Breath awareness and simple pranayama.
-Meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.
-Class planning and structure.
-Creative ways to engage with each age group.
-Recognising and dealing with stress.
-Bringing yoga of the mat and into everyday life.


Course Curriculum

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  Module 1 - Part 1, Teaching to Ages 2 1/2 to 7
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  Module 1 - Part 2, Teaching to Ages 2 1/2 to 7
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  Module 2 - Part 1, Teaching to Ages 8 -12
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  Module 2 - Part 2,Teaching to Ages 8 - 12
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  Module 3 - Part 1, Teaching to Teens
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  Module 3 - Part 2, Teaching to Teens
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