Mindful Beginnings

Recognize developmental changes to young bodies to safely and effectively teach yoga

Summer 2021: July 8, 14, 15 11:00-3:00
Fall 2021:Oct 26, 28, November 4 5-9 PM EDT


Supporting families and early childhood professionals– pregnancy through preschool with yoga, mindfulness, and postural techniques

We focus on preparing parents, educators, yoga instructors, and enrichment professionals alike to do yoga with young children in educational settings AND to facilitate child-caregiver yoga classes as well.

During the course, you will learn insights on child development and how to apply those practices at home, in the yoga studio or in the classroom.

We will dive into components of teaching a class including how to work with babies, infants and preschoolers and learning age-appropriate yoga postures, poses, and holds.

Finally, we learn how to plan and present a class, complete with lesson plans and templates.

We will learn:
- Yoga Philosophy: a foundation for how to THINK about parenting and teaching, and how to relate to young children
- Mindfulness: learn how to seamlessly incorporate mindfulness into your life – illustrated, explained, experienced, reflected on, and connected to by YOU
- Postural Holds: how to hold babies and toddlers so they get appropriate input (stimulus) while saving your back, wrists, and hands
- Child Development: womb through age 5
- Guided Relaxation: meditation, and cozy time activities

Mindful Beginnings teaches parents, early childhood educators, and enrichment professionals how to do yoga and mindfulness

Learn poses and techniques for:
- Infants
- Toddlers
- Preschoolers

Learn to work in various settings:
- In the home
- Yoga studio
- Educational settings 

“It’s crazy how things line up. For me, I had no idea I’d be sitting here with you, taking a teacher training. Blows my mind in so many ways. So, I’m just glad you’re here and doing what you do. It’s helping me as a mom, a parent, a teacher, in yoga in general, in self-care. So yeah, thank you!”

- Erin H.

Course Details

4 evening sessions

Summer 2021:
July 8, 14, 15 11:00-3:00
Fall 2021: Oct 26, 28, November 4 5-9 PM EDT

Instructor: Lara Hocheiser

You will receive:
- Video recordings 
- Mindful Beginnings Manual (a $100 value) 

We keep our courses personal and intimate, so you can get the most out of it. Space is limited, so register for it today!



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Our Vision

Because teaching children’s yoga is much more than yoga poses, we see this course as a pathway to mature as an educator, parent, instructor, counselor, or whatever role you hold or plan to hold. Go beyond the poses by incorporating mindfulness, self-reflection and self-inquiry, art, meditation, positive self-talk, relaxation, student-lead programming, and more.