Online Teacher Training: Foundations of Kids Yoga
Teacher Training & Certification
Learn the skills and confidence to teach yoga and mindfulness to children. Our comprehensive training focuses on yoga, mindfulness, and the social-emotional development of children. Graduates will leave our training equipped with new tools to create engaging and captivating yoga experiences for kids of all ages. Those interested in leading yoga programming for children are taught to create dynamic curriculum to stimulate, empower, calm and strengthen our next generation.
Graduates receive our comprehensive Kids Yoga Teacher Training PDF manual and a Certificate of Completion.
18-hour course taught over 5 sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays
We meet on:
- Thursday, October 1, 2020
- Tuesday, October 6, 2020
- Thursday, October 8, 2020
- Tuesday, October 13, 2020
- Thursday, October 15, 2020
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
You will also watch 2.5 hours of footage (children's yoga classes) and submit a 30-minute video.
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm EST
Payment plans available, please contact us.
For Yoga Teachers, Educators, Parents, and Specialists
Many people ask us, who is this training for? We have people from all sorts of occupations and backgrounds attend our Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings. We work with those looking to empower the little ones their lives with tools to form lifelong healthy habits. Attendees have varying experiences with yoga and mindfulness–no prerequisites required!
- Parents, Grandparents, Caretakers
- Social workers
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologist
- Behavioral Therapists
- Camp Counselor
- College Students
- Medical Professionals
We laugh. We learn. We play. Together.
We start with a deep dive into you first. Because you can only teach what you know. We ask you to examine your practices and take time to highlight meditations and other self-care rituals to help you feel your best, most connected version of you. Through experiential learning, movement, breath and fun, we find your inner child.
- Discover our proven methodology which will give you a framework on integrating yoga and mindfulness into daily life
- Gain insights into child development and how it relates to physical, cognitive and social changes in children, and how we can adapt our teaching techniques
- Explore how yoga and mindfulness can foster a calm, regulated classroom or home
- Dive deeper into YOU, grow your individual practice and become more mindful
- Learn the in-and-outs of forming a yoga business, working with school administration and how to increase your earning potential
After teaching Spanish immersion preschool and integrating yoga and SEL into the curriculum, Lara realized the BEST moments she had with her students were the ones spent breathing, connecting, and understanding each other. Those moments steeped in social-emotional learning, movement, and breath were transformative for the students and for Lara, too. Lara Hocheiser is the award-winning author of the My Yoga Workbook series and Founder of Flow and Grow Kids Yoga . Lara graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Spanish from Roanoke College (Salem, VA). After she received certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RTY, RCYT), she started her own business, Flow and Grow Kids Yoga , and garnered notoriety for her training programs across the Northeast, with plans of national and international expansion. She has worked in the early childhood education sector for 17 years and has over 15 years of experience studying, teaching and living the yoga path. Lara’s blog won the #5 kids yoga blog worldwide, claiming this title based on editorial choice for the free, high- quality resources, illustrations of children of all walks of life, tips for parents and teachers, and interviews. She follows a secular model to teach focus, relaxation, and healthy habits to educators, parents, children and clinicians.
We have served in more than 50 schools, trained more than 350 educators, and offered this foundations course more than 30 times. Based in New York City and founded in Boston, this training has reached people in 2 countries, 5 U.S. states, and online across the globe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, this entire course is taught online. We meet for 5 sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays over Zoom. Each class is recorded, so if you miss a class, you may watch the video.
We recommend you read The Whole-brain Child by Dr. Daniel Siegel
Yes, if you are a registered YA teacher, you can use it for 18 contact hours
Yes, we recommend early childhood, elementary, and secondary educators take this course.
Most people are ready to teach upon completing the course. If you have experience with yoga, leading groups of children, or with enrichment programming you have a leg up. If not, we provide additional assignments you can do at your own pace to get all the experience you need.
If you work with kids or have kids in your life, this training will help improve your relationships and change your life for the better.
Yes! We recommend you have a personal yoga practice, but anyone can join.
Flow and Grow Kids Yoga is a registered children’s yoga school (RCYS) with Yoga Alliance. 18 hours from this class goes towards your RCYT certificate.
Yes, we do. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Flow and Grow Kids Yoga teacher training was absolutely wonderful! Hands down one of the best, most positive and inspiring weekends of my life! Lara is outstanding. She has an enormous amount of yoga knowledge and a vast understanding of children and their needs. Lara is kind and nurturing. She also provided us with many laughs! Lara offered helpful insight from her own personal experience and many years of teaching.
The training has ignited a passion inside me to teach all children the beauty, power, balance and harmony of yoga!”
— Meghan G.