Note: In the Self-Paced and Live-Zoom Training during the Yoga Alliance Online Training Provision, all materials are provided in PDF format and do not include hard copies. Hard copies of props are only provided in the in-person training. Prices have been reduced to reflect this change.
Themes and Dreams: 16 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate
Themes and Dreams Certificate explains Yoga Philosophy in a way that awakens the imagination to dream big – no matter what your age. These powerful lesson plan themes have been used by hundreds of teachers, children love them, and they work. You’ll also discover how to organically create lesson plans with new themes and topics as you need them.
Based on Young Yoga Masters original weekend training this specialized weekend is like no other! This is not a course with only animals poses. When you learn an animal pose it’s to reinforce a lesson for children. These carefully selected stories, songs, and props illustrate real yoga concepts that give children a deeper personal connection to yoga.
Giving kids a true experience of yoga, you’ll connect with kids in a more meaningful way.
About the Certificate:
This Certificate features simple age old postures and meditations that can be safely taught with little explanation. The focus is on creating lesson plans using themes. Starting with the Young Yoga Masters curriculum you’ll see powerful examples of how to take your classes from good to awesome! Then you’ll get the tools to see how easy it is to create lesson plans with new themes. In this weekend workshop you will discover:
- Themes that Bring Yoga Alive for Youth: Explanations for yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and stress relief put in simple terms like you’ve never heard before! These explanations help students and teachers relate to yoga in a way they can understand and connect with more deeply.
- Meditations that Youth Ask For: Yes, that’s right. It’s not uncommon for children to come in and ask for these meditations once they’ve experienced them!
- Teen Yoga: Teach yoga to teens and how to effectively theme your classes for tweens and teens.
- If You’re Going to Dream – Dream BIG! Stories to inspire youth to let go of worry, relax, imagine and dream. They make it fun for teachers to bring yoga to youth. Most importantly, they are written in neutral language that is suitable for any environment.
- The Kids Yoga Class Creator + Teen Yoga Class Creator: A lesson plan template to guide you through developing your own kids yoga classes for different ages, time frames, and settings from the living room to the studio.
- Quick Yoga: Quick, everyday tools for calming and centering.
- Rejuvenation: An amazing course to connect with others and nourish your soul. This is a weekend of practical, personal, and professional development. It’s full of imagination and fresh ideas.
- Kids Yoga Class Practicum: you will observe your trainers teaching children yoga, see what other participants have taught, and then you will teach using the resources you receive. Aruna will be guiding you any time you need input to give everyone a beautiful experience of kids yoga.
- And much more…
- Themes and Dreams Manual: Over 160 pages of reference material, class development resources, and yoga poses.
- Sample Lesson Plans & Class Curriculum: A complete curriculum to start teaching now. Includes an index of weekly themes, variations, activities, games, and meditations.
- Recommended Resources: Access to the list of the most useful tools Aruna has found teaching kids yoga. Including her“Children’s Favorites”play list of songs, and her recommendations for teachers of what resources to get and what is a waste of money.
- Kids Yoga Class Creator: A lesson plan template that guides you through developing your own curriculum and organizes you for future classes.
- A Training You Won’t Soon Forget! Certificate of Completion for the Themes and Dreams Module, which also counts towards the 96 Hour Certification (must complete all hours to receive full Certification).
I was REALLY struggling…I feel much more confident now.
Before the course I was REALLY struggling with ideas/themes and how to put together children’s yoga classes. In the training I loved participating like a kid, the games, and listening to others. Now that the course is over I learned a lot about how to teach a kids yoga class and feel much more confident teaching children’s yoga.– Andrea Boyce, E.C.E. and Certified Yoga Instructor
Sneak Peak – The Hello Song
This song is from the Themes and Dreams Curriculum. In this video you’ll hear a recording of Aruna teaching one of her Kids Yoga classes of 2 – 5 year old children:
It Was Worth The Trip
I love the way you make big/deep concepts fun and easily accessible to children. I have learned tools and have ideas to share with my kids classes and my adult classes too. I am leaving inspired and eager to share. I have a new vision for where I would like the direction of my kids yoga teaching to go. Thank you! It was worth the trip..– T. F., Yoga Teacher, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Themes and Dreams Certificate can be taken alone or as a part of the Young Yoga Masters 96 Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification.
Take advantage of the Savings during the Yoga Alliance temporary online training provision for 2021!
Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Self-Paced, Live-Zoom, or In Person
- Yoga Literacy with the Yoga Alphabet (16 Hour Certificate)
- Themes and Dreams (16 Hour Certificate)
- Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Training- School Age (8 Hour Certificate)
- Chakras for Children (4 Hour Certificate)
- Family Yoga (4 Hour Certificate)
- Mindfulness for Children (16 Hour Certificate)
- Inclusive Yoga (16 Hour Certificate)
- Level 2: Mastermind Curriculum Design and Business Planning (16 Hour Certificate)
- All Modules = 96 Hour Certificate