Teacher Trainings

Learn to Teach Yoga for Children

Boston-CLY-WarriorFriendsJen is pleased to offer yoga teacher trainings and workshops for educators through ChildLight Yoga and Yoga 4 Classrooms.

ChildLight Yoga and Yoga 4 Classrooms provide evidence-informed yoga and mindfulness education to youth and training for professionals who support their well-being. The simple and effective strategies we share promote resilience, positive perceptions, good health habits and mindful awareness, empowering children to excel at school, at home and in life. Our sustainable programs are successfully implemented in schools and communities world-wide.

ChildLight Yoga Basic Training Level 1

ChildLight YogaThis comprehensive children’s yoga teacher training program is designed to provide yoga and mindfulness practitioners with the tools and knowledge needed to share the gifts of yoga with children. Training addresses teaching yoga to children ages 2-teens, with a concentration on ages 2-12yrs. Whether you are seeking to incorporate what you learn into your current work with children, or whether you are looking to teach yoga to children as a career, the CLY Teacher Training will provide you with the information and inspiration necessary to begin doing so immediately. Includes 17 contact hours, comprehensive.

ChildLight Yoga Instructor Manual, many useful handouts, the corresponding CD of Yoga Songs for Children, certification administration and materials, membership in the CLY Instructor community, and much more. Trainings currently held in ME, NH, MA, VT, PA, MD, DC, MN, NC, OH, VA, AZ, and more soon. Find out more and sign up for a ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training near you.

ChildLight Yoga Baby & Toddler Teacher Training

baby-toddler-ss-2014This training covers infant and early childhood development and education on how practicing yoga can support the social, emotional and physical development, as well as overall contentment and comfort, of babies and toddlers, newborn through 2 years. Attendees will learn playful and developmentally appropriate movements, songs and pacing techniques to incorporate into a daycare routine, postnatal yoga class, or yoga class for babies and toddlers. Includes an illustrated manual, sample lessons, continuing education suggestions and a list of additional resources.  Whether you are a parent, childcare professional, or a yoga instructor, if you work with babies or toddlers through 2 years old or want to, this training will provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to successfully integrate yoga-based movement, songs, games, and relaxation into their day. Find out more.

ChildLight Yoga Preschool Intro

In this 2.5 hour workshop for preschool educators and caregivers will learn about the many benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based activities as it relates to educating and nurturing the whole child. Through discussion and lots of playful, experiential practice, attendees will learn simple breathing activities, playful yoga postures, song and movement sequences, and games and relaxation techniques appropriate and engaging for children ages 2 – 5 years.

Find an upcoming ChildLight Yoga Preschool Intro workshop or contact Jen to schedule one at your preschool or daycare.

Workshops with Jennifer are eligible for PDUs through the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent Early Childhood Division.

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Are you an educator who wants to incorporate yoga into the regular classroom day? Then Yoga 4 Classrooms is the workshop for you.