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 & Afterschool Teachers

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

  • School Counselors & Child Psychologists

  • Nannies, Babysitters, & other Childcare professionals

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

  • 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
(payment plans, scholarships & work/trade internships available)

 

What's Included:

  • 6 week Teacher Training Module #1(35 hrs.) - Fundamentals of Teaching Kids & Family Yoga: April 19 - May 30 OR June 20 - Aug 8, skip July 4th weekend) ($597 value)

  • 2 week Teacher Training Module #2 (20 hrs.)- Welcome to the World: Babies to Preschool + Family: April 19 - May 2($397 value)

  • 2 week Teacher Training Module #3 - Mindfulness & Yoga in Schools: Ages 6-17 + Special Needs: May 3 - May 16($397 value)

  • 2 week Teacher Training Module #4 - Creative Extensions: Storytelling, Music, Acro Yoga, Flow Arts and Community: May 17 - May 30($397 value)

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

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

  • Getting Started Teaching Kit (Printed SKY manual, 2 kids yoga books, breathing ball, teaching quick idea  reference guide, 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 ($97 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)

  • Shakti Kids Yoga Tote Bag ($21 value)

  • Shakti Kids Yoga Organic Cotton T-shirt or Sweatshirt ($25-29 value)

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

  • 20% off of all Love Your Yoga Merchandise: Yoga products created with love!

  • 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:  $1397 investment (a $2,500 or more value, saving over $1,000)

Payment Plans, Internships and Scholarships Available

 

 

 

 

 

Online Teacher Trainings

 

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

Fall Dates for Fundamentals Course:

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

​In this training you will explore: 

  • Incorporating mindfulness into movement and activities

  • Writing 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

Whats included:
  • 6 week online training with Liz Shakti 
  • 20+ hours of video lessons (self-paced course),
  • Weekly small group zoom calls (6 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 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

Investment $597 OR 

Bundle and Save! Sign up for all 4 Online Teacher Trainings for only $1497 total 

(PLUS Receive a year long kids yoga curriculum and lots more! See all the extras included in bundle package above!)

Internships and payment plans available. To request an internship or payment plan, contact Liz at shaktikidsyoga@gmail.com.

 

Advanced Teacher Trainings

 

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

2 week training: April 19 - May 2

Zoom times: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 10 am - 4 pm with hour lunch break.

In this training we 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 and 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)
Whats included:
  • 10 hours live zoom training with Liz Shakti & special guest teacher, Leonora Willis
  • 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

Investment $397 OR 

Bundle and Save! Sign up for all 4 Online Teacher Trainings (see above)

 

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

2 week training: May 3 - 16

Zoom times: Saturday  & Sunday, May 8 & 9, 10 am - 4 pm with hour lunch break.

In this training we 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)

 

Whats 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: Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools + Special Needs (ages 6-17)
  • Shakti Kids Yoga 20 hour Teacher Training Certificate

Investment $397 OR 

Bundle and Save! Sign up for all 4 Online Teacher Trainings (see above)

 

#Module #4 Creative Extensions: Storytelling, Music, Acro, Flow Arts and Community

2 week training: May 17 - 30

Zoom times: Saturday & Sunday, May 22 & 23, 10 am - 4 pm with hour lunch break.

In this training we 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

Whats 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

Investment $397 OR 

Bundle and Save! Sign up for all 4 Online Teacher Trainings for only $1397 total  - that's a savings of over $400 on trainings alone (PLUS Receive a year long kids yoga curriculum and lots more! See all the extras included in bundle package above!)

Internships and payment plans available. To request an internship or payment plan, contact Liz at shaktikidsyoga@gmail.com.

 

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 - 6 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 (20 hrs)

      4. Creative Extensions: Storytelling, Music, Circus Arts, Flow Arts and Community (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

lizshakti.com

Liz is a fun-loving, curious yogini and teacher. She loves to meditate, travel the world, read and write, create art, make jewelry, sew, and most of all she loves embracing life and teaching all people big or little!  When Liz found yoga almost 20 years ago; it was the home within that she had always been seeking. In 2005, 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 have fun, create their own practice and take away tools to use in everyday life. Liz currently teaches in person and online Teacher Training courses, a Yoga Business course, Workshops, Classes. For now she resides in Oakland, California, but is set to travel and start some new adventures summer of 2021 in her new tiny house on wheels.

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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.

Teacher Training Schedule:

 

95 hr. Kids & Family Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training -

Hybrid Certification Program (Self-Study & Group Teaching on Zoom)

Accelerated Course - Fundamentals & Advanced Courses taken Concurrently -

6 weeks/average 16 hrs. per week (Sept -Nov, Dates TBA)

OR

Traditional Course - Fundamentals & Advanced Courses taken Sequentially -

12 weeks/average 8 hrs. per week (April 19 - May 30 & June 20 - Aug. 8, skip July 4th week)

Includes

  • Fundamentals of Teaching Kids & Family Yoga Course (35 hrs.) - Accelerated Track Course Dates - April 19th - May 30  OR  Traditional Track Course Dates - June 20 - Aug 8

  • Welcome to the World: Babies to Preschool (Prenatal - 6 years) + Family Yoga ~ April 19 - May 2 (zoom schedule 10 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4 pm, Sat. & Sun. April 24, 25)

  • Mindfulness and Yoga in Schools + Special Needs & Abilities (6-17 yrs) ~ May 3 - May 16 (zoom schedule 10 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4 pm, Sat. & Sun. May 8, 9)

  • Creative Extensions: Storytelling, Art, Music, Acro & More ~ ~ May 17 - May 30 (zoom schedule 10 am -12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4 pm, Sat. & Sun. May 22, 23)