The Future of Kids Yoga –

So many children start yoga at a young age.  What does that mean for the future of kids yoga? We see it as good news for children and you, if you’re a kids yoga teacher.


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Young Yoga Masters vision of the Future of Kids Yoga


Since the tidal wave of yoga began over 40 years ago in the west, yoga is more accessible than ever before. Yoga has established itself.

Consider how many kids yoga teachers have taught toddlers who are now tweens or teens or older?

If you’ve been teaching kids for a while, its likely your teaching is growing with the children especially when they are your own kids, nieces or nephews. It’s just progress.

Kids Yoga Teachers Watch Their Students Grow Up

I teach one thirteen year old who took my class when she was three. That’s ten years of yoga practice!  Some of my young students of the past are now finishing university.

I also teach youngsters whose idea of a good time is making up yoga lesson plans to teach their friends. One gal makes yoga movies for fun.

When you consider:

  • A fourteen year old can babysit children.
  • A sixteen year old can drive a car.
  • A seventeen year old can become a life guard, soccer coach, or forest ranger.
  • An eighteen year old can vote.
  • It only seems logical that a teen can take their yoga to the next level and become a yoga teacher.

We see a bright future for kids’ yoga and kids’ yoga teachers.

At Young Yoga Masters, we have a vision where yoga for children is as common as swimming lessons, physical education, or playing any sport.  Kids start early and are encouraged to keep up into their teenage years and beyond.

Teachers become mentors, encouraging yoga as a lifelong pursuit.  Wouldn’t you feel proud to see your students graduate as yoga teachers?  We would, and we want to bring other teachers on board to train the teens in their community.  It feels like a great future for kids yoga AND kids yoga teachers.

Yoga Teacher Training for Teens

Young Yoga Masters will be launching a specialized Yoga Teacher Training program that will mentor teens on the path to becoming Yoga Teachers.  We’ll be releasing more details of the program over the next few months and talking about it at the National Kids Yoga Conference.

National Kids Yoga Confernece #kidsyogacon #kidsyoga

Come see us at the National Kids Yoga Conference Sept. 27

From Teen Yogi to Yoga Teacher

National Kids Yoga Conference

Sept. 27, 2014

We’re so happy to be invited to speak on this topic at The National Kids Yoga Conference.  This is the first conference geared specifically to teachers of yoga for children.  There’s an amazing line up of experienced talented teachers. I want to meet them all.

I’ll be attending and also leading a workshop called:  From Teen Yogi to Yoga Teacher.


from teen yogi to yoga teacher National Kids Yoga Conference #kidsyogacon

We’ll be teaching this workshop at the National Kids Yoga Conference #kidsyogacon

I’ve been dreaming of a Kids Yoga Conference for a while, and I’m sure it will be a wonderful day.  I highly recommend you attend if it is possible.  The early registration deadline is Thursday, May 15/14 so now is a good time to go over and check out all the topics being offered.

Registration Info for #KidsYogaCon is Here.

We’d also like to hear from you and/or meet you there if you are an experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) who would like to expand into yoga teacher training. Please drop me a line to get more details.  Our workshop at the Conference is geared to teens, but we will be setting up meetings with interested people who see themselves not only as a kids yoga teacher, but also a yoga teacher trainer.

You can contact me at [email protected]

I’d love to connect with you to tell you more about how you could become a yoga teacher trainer.

Please leave a comment below if you have teens or tweens who want to teach yoga.  Who are they?  How long have they been doing yoga?  Is it too soon?

Upcoming Kids Yoga Teacher Certification:


 Kids Yoga Teacher Training and Certification with Young Yoga Masters
Come for a fun a fruitful weekend!

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  1. Hello Aruna,
    Thank you for sharing your new program on Linkedin. We have a certification program called Quest For Elevation and feel so much joy witnessing our Grounded Kids grow into yoga teachers.
    I look forward to meeting you at the Kids Yoga Conference.

    • Hi Cheryl, the Quest for Elevation program looks wonderful with the kids earning pendants. Yes – lets connect at the Kids Yoga Conference!

  2. I have been a practicing Yogi for about 2 years now, and I WISH I had discovered it at a young age!

    • I agree Ms. M! Its amazing now how many children get to do just that. They have done yoga for a few years by the time they get to high school.

  3. Love your roadmap and concept. Hope to see you at the conference!

    • Wonderful, I’ll be at the National Kids Yoga Conference, it will be a very special event with so many kids yoga enthusiasts there.

  4. Hello Aruna,
    Your new program for children is amazing! Throughout my childhood, I went through all of the various swimming levels and courses so that when I was a teen I became a Life Guard. I then got a good paying job being a Life Guard. I wish I could have taken your program when I was in school – so that I could have been teaching children’s yoga when I was in my teens! What a great idea that is sure to inspire our young people and make a positive difference in lives!
    Thank you, Janet

    • Good point Janet, I worked as a lifeguard when I was a teen too. It was a great reliable summer job. When I was 15 I took care of 2 kids for 9 hours a day, 5 days a week, and one child was still in diapers. Teens are capable of so much.

      So many people wish they had stared yoga when they were young, and now kids are starting early. So this yoga teacher training feels like a natural progression.