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Become a Kids Yoga Teacher!

Who can benefit from Children's Yoga Teacher Trainings?

  • Yoga teachers who are interested in teaching babies, kids, families and/or teens

  • Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles who would like to connect with the children in their life

  • Educators: Public or Private School or Home School Teachers

  • PE teachers, Health Teachers & Coaches

  • Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilio or any other Pre-school teachers

  • Summer camp counselors, Church Youth Leaders & After School Teachers

  • Occupational & Speech Therapists, Play Therapists, Pediatric Nurses or Pediatricians

  • School Counselors & Child Psychologists

  • Nannies, Babysitters, & other Childcare professionals

  • Anyone who is interested in making a difference in kids’ lives

  • Anyone who loves kids and loves yoga!​

Bundle & SAVE!

95 hr Children’s Yoga Teacher Package
Yoga Alliance Approved | Hybrid Program (In Studio or Live on Zoom + Online Self-Study)

This course is designed to help you become a confident and creative children's yoga teacher!

What's Included:

  • 4 week Teacher Training Module #1(35 hrs.) - Fundamentals of Teaching Kids & Family Yoga: April 30th - May 28th ($597 value)

  • 2 week Teacher Training Module #2 (20 hrs.) - Welcome to the World: Babies to Preschool + Family: June 11th - 24th ($397 value)

  • 2 week Teacher Training Module #3 (20 hrs.) - Mindfulness & Yoga in Schools: Ages 6-17 + Special Needs: July 9th - 22nd ($397 value)

    2 week Teacher Training Module #4 - Creative Extensions: Storytelling, Music, Acro Yoga, & Art: July 30th - August 12th ($397 value)

  • All 4 Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Training Written Content and Assignments (included)

  • Online video and slide show library for all courses - 2 year access (included) 

  • Getting Started Teaching Kit (Printed SKY manual, Kids Yoga Story Manual, Breathing ball, Teacher's quick idea reference guide, Shakti Kids Yoga tote bag, and bell - $250 value)

  • 1 year of preschool/elementary curriculum (Ages 3-10) - Shakti Kids Yoga Curriculum Kit with themed yoga sessions, art projects, extension activities on easy to share google slide shows +e-book plan ($197 value)

  • A personalized Teacher Spot on Shakti Kids Yoga Website + Teacher Feature on our blog, newsletter & Social Media ($150 value)

  • One-on-one coaching session with Liz by zoom or in-person ($108 value)

  • Professional Photoshoot at the Yoga Center of Denver ($250 value)

  • Opportunities to write and publish lessons, articles, videos and pictures on Shakti Kids Yoga blog and in our newsletters

  • Membership to Shakti Kids Yoga Team with: lifelong friendships, access to newest information and resources, networking on social media, and group forums with opportunities to connect to other teachers and learn. (priceless)

  • 95-hour Shakti Kids Yoga Certificate of Completion

 

Investment:  $1597 investment (a $2,800 value, saving over $1200)

Payment Plans and Internships Available

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Hybrid Online & Live Teacher Trainings

 

Module #1 - Fundamentals of Teaching Kids & Family Yoga - 35 hours

4 week training - 35 hrs. | Spring/Summer Dates: April 30th - May 28th

Live in-studio and on zoom Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st from 11am - 5 pm MST

​In this training you will explore: 

  • Incorporating mindfulness into movement and activities

  • Telling yoga stories that children LOVE

  • Meditative fun art projects

  • Integrating songs and chants

  • Yoga and mindfulness games

  • Meditation and relaxation

  • Creating a container for conscious community

  • Empowering and collaborating with children

  • Holding space for a powerful uplifting fun experience

  • Connecting children with their peers though partner and group poses and activities

  • Helping children unite with their parents through family yoga

  • Child development, knowing appropriate actions for each age

  • Incorporating nature, learning lessons, themes and more

  • How to design and implement flexible class plans

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What's Included:
  • 4 week hybrid online/live training with Liz Shakti 
  • 20+ hours of video lessons (self-paced course),
  • Bi-Weekly small group zoom calls (4 total)
  • Online teaching library of written content, meditations, yoga songs, games, stories and more
  • Weekly assignments: writing, lesson planning, practicum and observations
  • Practice team teaching a live or zoom Shakti Kids Yoga class at the end of your training!
  • Be a Part of the Shakti Kids Yoga Community Facebook Page to share your process, questions and ideas. 
  • SKY Teacher Training Printed Manual: Foundations of Teaching Kids & Family Yoga
  • Shakti Kids Yoga 35 hour Teacher Training Certificate

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About this training:

  • Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st | 11am - 5 pm | 12 hrs. Live in-studio or live on zoom

  • Remaining 23 hrs self-paced online study

  • All classes will be recorded and available online following in person training

  • Can be taken as a stand alone training or in addition with other 3 modules for full 95 hr. Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program

  • Investment $597 OR Bundle and Save! Sign up for all 4 Hybrid Teacher Trainings for only $1597 total

 

 

 

Module #2. Welcome to the World: Babies to Preschool + Family

2 week training - 20 hrs. | Summer Dates: June 11th - 24th

Live in-studio and on zoom Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th from 11am - 5 pm MST

​In this training you will explore: 

  • Learning to teach children ages 0-6 incorporating yogic elements such as: tuning in, asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation

  • Gaining experience and knowledge of a multitude of yoga tools for kids such as: themed journeys, yoga stories, games, songs and chants, creative movements, partner and group activities

  • Recognizing the cognitive, physical, emotional and energetic developmental stages for children (0-6 yrs)

  • Learning how to teach: Postnatal/Parent & Baby, crawlers, toddlers, preschool yoga classes, & Family Yoga classes

  • Learning yoga philosophy, best language practices, lifestyle, great business tips and ethics as it relates to teaching children in various settings.​
  • Becoming an effective classroom leader, yoga teacher and Shakti Kids Yoga community member​
  • Learn how to structure and create lesson plans for a public class, party, private session, small group session, and/or camp
  • Learn the beginnings of the business of yoga: how to get started, how to sell yoga to schools and studios, how to market & advertise, acquiring kids yoga clients and creating sustaining relationships
  • Incorporate yoga poses, guided relaxations, meditations, and kriyas (groups of exercises) from various traditions such as Yoga Nidra, Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative, and organic movement into your practice and learn how to translate into practices for kids​
  • Incorporate effective listening, communication, meditation, movement, mindfulness and yoga techniques into your own personal practice to heighten energetic and subtle body and breath awareness. Grow your energy, grow your students energies!
  • The chance to team teach 2 yoga classes to the community: Parent and Baby (3 months-2 yrs) & Family Yoga Preschool (3-6 yrs)
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What's Included:
  • 12 hours in studio or live zoom training with Liz Shakti & special guest teacher
  • 2 week self-study portion with online library of 10+ hours of videos, slide shows, written content, meditations, yoga sets, and assignments
  • Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Training Manual: Welcome to the World (ages 0-6)
  • Shakti Kids Yoga 20 hour Teacher Training Certificate

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About this training:

  • 20 hr. Hybrid Online and Live Kids Yoga Teacher Training

  • Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th,  11 am - 5 pm - Live Zoom or In Studio portion

  • All classes will be recorded and available online following in person training

  • Can be taken as a stand alone training or in addition with other 3 modules for full 95 hr. Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program

  • Investment $397 OR Bundle and Save! Sign up for all 4 Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings

 

Module #3 - Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools: Ages 6-17 + Special Needs 

2 week course - 20 hrs. | Summer Dates: July 9th - 22nd

Live in-studio and on zoom Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th from 11am - 5 pm MST

 

​In this training you will explore: 

  • A special focus on elementary aged kids, pre-teens and teens, looking at development, social and emotional issues that arise and how to plan a series of classes for them.

  • Gaining knowledge of a multitude of tools to teach yoga, mindfulness, incorporating games, meditation, journaling, and special projects into curriculum

  • Teaching in school and studio environments, alternative schools, community centers & off-campus PE programs

  • Learning effective strategies to market and develop a kids yoga business and work for yourself effectively!

  • Learning effective classroom management techniques to help control the dynamics and flow of your class and create happy kids yoga experiences

  • Solving and preventing the most common class management challenges that pop up  

  • Building your awareness of your own style as a teacher through journaling and practice

  • Helping elementary, middle and high-schoolers with: transitions, releasing stress, meditations, & creating a lifelong yoga practice

  • General information on common special needs, such as Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, musculoskeletal disorder, etc. and information on resources to learn about any condition/challenge.

  • In depth trauma-informed outlook on yoga asanas, breath work, sound work, yoga nidra, meditation. A more focused exploration of the types of practices and how to choose well for your students.

  • The opportunity to team teach 2 yoga classes to the community: Kids Yoga (6-12 yrs) Teen Yoga (13-17 yrs.) (parents and siblings welcome)

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What's Included:
  • 12 hours in studio or live zoom training with Liz Shakti & special guest teacher
  • 2 week self-study portion with online library of 10+ hours of videos, slide shows, written content, meditations, yoga sets, and assignments
  • Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Training Manual: Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools + Special Needs (ages 6-17)
  • Shakti Kids Yoga 20 hour Teacher Training Certificate

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About this training:

  • Saturday, July 9th & Sunday, July 10th, 11 am - 5 pm - Live Zoom or In Studio portion

  • All classes will be recorded and available online following in person training

  • Can be taken as a stand alone training or in addition with other 3 modules for full 95 hr. Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program

  • Investment $397 OR Bundle and Save! Sign up for all 4 Hybrid Live/Online Teacher Trainings

 

 

Module #4 - Creative Extensions: Storytelling, Music, Art, Acro, Aerial & More

2 week course - 20 hrs. | Summer Dates: July30th - August 12th

Live in-studio and on zoom Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st from 11am - 5 pm MST

 

​In this training you will explore: 

  • Blending complementary activities into yoga class: games, improv, art, music, & dance.

  • Creating sequences that include yoga plus another element.

  • The art of the flexible class planning, plus planning for special events

  • The language of yoga, how to simplify with precision

  • Family Yoga & Partner Yoga: teaching to various age groups in one setting plus healthy communication practices

  • Storytelling: how to create a flow to your class using storytelling, weaving themes, lessons and yoga poses throughout

  • Intuitive painting: process vs. product

  • Co-creating the class with children, following their interests or favorite poses

  • Exploring and incorporating movement with music and chanting

  • Introducing Acro Yoga and Flow Arts elements and best safety practices

  • How to create your very own children’s yoga business with templates and tools for marketing and advertising ie. website design, social media, etc…, 

  • The opportunity to team teach 2 yoga classes to the community: Storytime Yoga & Acro Family Flow

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What's Included:
  • 10 hours live zoom training with Liz Shakti & special guest teacher
  • 2 week self-study portion with online library of 10 hours of videos, slide shows, written content, meditations, yoga sets, and assignments
  • Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Training Manual: Creative Extensions: Storytelling, Music, Acro, Flow Arts and Community
  • Shakti Kids Yoga 20 hour Teacher Training Certificate

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About this training:

  • Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st | 11 am - 5 pm - Live Zoom or In Studio portion 

  • All classes will be recorded and available online following in person training

  • Can be taken as a stand alone training or in addition with other 3 modules for full 95 hr. Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program

  • Investment $397 OR Bundle and Save! Sign up for all 4 Hybrid Live/Online Teacher Trainings

 
Commonly Asked Questions:

How can I become a certified kids and family yoga teacher?

Glad you asked! Are you already a yoga teacher interested in focusing on kids yoga? Or are you wanting to change your life and career to do something new, fun and amazing, to make a difference in the lives of children everyday? Become a Registered Children's Yoga Instructor! 

 

Each of our Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings is an independent 2 - 4 week hybrid training (online self-paced study and live & zoom training sessions) and also can be a part of a 95-hr Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Certification (RCYT)

 

Trainings can be taken independently in any order. All Shakti Kids Yoga trainings can also be used for continuing education units (CEU’s).
 

To become a 95-hr. Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, follow these easy steps: (RYT200s & RYT500s only)  

  • Attend all 4 Shakti Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings in any order (online portion available for life, scheduled group trainings also recorded and sent out by email if you miss a portion/ 70% must be completed for certification):

      1. Fundamentals of Teaching Kids & Family Yoga (35 hrs)

      2. Welcome to the World: Babies to Preschool + Family (20 hrs)

      3. Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools: Ages 6-17 + Special Needs & Abilities (20 hrs)

      4. Creative Extensions: Storytelling, Music, Art, Acro, Aerial & More (20 hrs)

  • Complete homework assignments, observation and teaching hours required by Shakti Kids Yoga to complete 95 hours of total training (3 hours of observation & 3 hours of practice teaching) plus 4 homework assignments

  • Schedule a 60 minute 1-on-1 coaching session with Liz

  • Receive Certificate & Apply to Yoga Alliance to be an RCYT and get started teaching!

Do I need to be an RCYT to teach yoga in schools or studios? How do I get started right away?

Not necessarily.  Some studios and schools just ask that you have some kids yoga training under your belt.  Take our Fundamentals of Teaching Kids and Family Yoga and get started right away! 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet our Training Team:

 
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Liz Shakti

Creator/Director of Shakti Kids Yoga,

Lead Teacher Trainer, E-RYT-500, RYTT, RCYT

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Liz Shakti Wyld

Creator/Director of Shakti Kids Yoga, Lead Teacher Trainer, E-RYT-500, RCYT, RYTT

Liz is a fun-loving, curious yogini and teacher. She loves to meditate, travel the world, read, write, and get creative! Most of all Liz loves embracing life and teaching all people big or little! When she found yoga 20+ years ago, it was the home within that she had always been seeking. She began teaching children yoga in her Montessori classroom and instantly fell in love with helping people find connection to their breath, body, peaceful mind and spirit! Liz strives to empower her students to create their own practice and take away tools to use in everyday life. Also, Liz helps encourage students to intuitively flow into a meditative practice by connecting their movements with breath. Liz began Shakti Kids Yoga in 2019 and teaches Teacher Trainings, Workshops, Classes in Schools & Studios, and Yoga for Special Events in the Denver area.

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Leonora Willis

Doula, Yoga Teacher,

Special Guest Instructor for Welcome to the World Module

https://leonorawillis.life/

Leonora began teaching Yoga in 2010 and prenatal Yoga in 2013. She's taught for Barefoot Movement since then, corporate entities, not-for-profit organizations, schools, Yoga studios and for private clients, both in person and virtually. The foundation of all of Leonora's teachings stems from her belief that Yoga is a practice that can be used to help uncover the self while providing balance to one's physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. Her teaching influences come from a vast array of somatic healing modalities and other holistic practices: through Yoga asana, bodywork, acupuncture, martial arts, dance --  and her teachers continue to teach her the ways of nature's grace in movement mechanics, anatomy, breath, art, history, philosophy, culture, social activism, compassion, healing touch, and above all respect for the practices one immerses in and the wisdom gifted to us within those practices. As an indigenous person of color, this value of respect is of tantamount importance. Also, as a previous academic within the post-secondary education institution in California, Leonora marries this Yogic instruction to its historical, cultural, philosophical underpinnings and roots. Leonora is also a trained and practicing birth and postpartum doula and one of three proud owners of Barefoot Movement, a Yoga studio in Oakland, Ca.   

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Natasha Jimenez

Natasha Jimenez is a Venezuelan-Canadian acro yoga and partner acrobatics teacher based in Oakland. With a background in gymnastics and cheerleading she has now been practicing partner acrobatics and acro yoga for almost a decade. Her teaching practice is founded in her love for the cultivation of play and connection that can come along with the practice of acro yoga. She is mindful of teaching safety tips, techniques, and spotting tools so that safety is at the forefront of the practice and loves getting into the body dynamics that make for smooth poses and transitions.

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Natalia Stark

SKY assistant manager

Natalia is a former special education teacher and current full time caretaker for her three-year-old son and infant daughter. Natalia has been practicing yoga on and off since the early 2000s and practicing regularly since early 2017. Her educational interests include RIE (resources for infant educarers), positive discipline, incorporating yoga and mindfulness in the classroom/caretaking environment, and student empowerment and self-advocacy. Natalia received Transformative Life Skills training from Niroga Yoga in 2014 and Fundamentals training from Shakti Kids Yoga in 2020. Natalia enjoys doing yoga with her children and loves the connection that can be gained from incorporating this movement into our play and routines. She hopes to bring some energetic, playful, and peaceful moments of fun and connection to other families through yoga and mindfulness.