Temporary Provision for Online Training – How to Become a Kids Yoga Teacher

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With Yoga Alliance temporarily allowing online yoga teacher training, you have a new option to get a Certificate from home. Many people are intrigued, but also a little confused, by all the different ways to become a kids yoga teacher. I felt sad hearing from one teacher who invested her time and money into online training, only to discover that she is not allowed to combine training from different schools to get her Yoga Alliance Certificate. She’s not alone. So

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Social Emotional Learning from Inside an Ashram

This photo from Guru Ram Das Ashram around 2001 (I'm 2nd from the right)

If you’ve read my bio, you saw that I once lived in an Ashram for six years. The Guru Ram Das Ashram in Toronto to be exact.  It had 16-18 seekers living in one very large house/yoga centre, with more seekers visiting for classes and events every day. The Ashram was an environment where social and emotional learning opportunities were everywhere, some very beautiful and some not easy. Living with that many people in a spiritual setting, you aspire to

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4 Keys to Teaching Literacy and Language with the Yoga Alphabet

Yog Literacy graphic Young Yoga Masters

When I introduce the Frog Yoga Alphabet resources to participants in the Yoga Literacy Certificate Kids Yoga Teacher Training, I emphasize that this can do so much more than help kids learn the alphabet. Why? Because letters make words, words make sentences, and sentences make stories. The foundation is letter learning but the yoga alphabet can take kids through all the stages of literacy. That’s why the Yoga Literacy Certificate is a cornerstone of the Kids Yoga Teacher Training. To

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Levels of Certification for Kids Yoga Teachers – Who Gets What?

Different levels of certification for kids yoga teachers

What factors are important to you in choosing a yoga teacher training? With news of the ongoing advocacy work of Yoga Alliance to prevent Yoga Teaching from becoming legislated, it is not unreasonable to feel a little confused about what is actually required to teach yoga. At this year’s Yoga Show and Conference in Toronto, the most common question we were asked was: “What training do I need to become a Kids Yoga Teacher?”

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5 Ways to Use Themed Lesson Plans in Kids Yoga

As kids yoga teachers get to know the children and they get to know you, you can build on themes each yoga class

Who doesn’t love themes? It’s fun to dress in green for St. Patrick’s Day, put out spooky decorations for Halloween, and let kids pick heart shaped affirmations on Valentine’s Day. Here are some benefits you may not have thought of when you plan a lesson around a theme.  The pictures in this article are all from our Kids Yoga Teacher Training practicum, the part of the training with real kids. 1.  Avoid Boredom and Get Inspiration for Yoga Class Plans

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5 Keys to Giving a Good Quote for Teaching Kids Yoga

How to Give a Quote for Teaching Kids Yoga

We don’t usually picture a yogi carrying a briefcase and using a calculator.  The business of yoga is a whole new skill for most yoga teachers. It was for me, there are still times I have to remind myself to think like a business person as well as a yogi. So it is not surprising when questions about the business of teaching kids yoga come up, questions like: How do I give a quote to a school that asked for

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