Yes! We take great pride in preparing students to become teachers. By the end of the course you will be able to teach two foundational yoga sequences that can be adapted to any style of yoga you wish to teach.
95-Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Next Program Starts September 16, 2017
(Sept. 16 & 17, Oct. 14 & 15, Jan. 20 & 21, Feb. 10 & 11, May 19 & 20, June 9 & 10)
As part of the expanded vision of Sadhana Yoga School, co-founder Anjili Russell is dedicated to integrating the ancient wisdom of Yoga for the Next Generation! Through a thoroughly thought-out and unique approach designed to share the philosophy of the yoga sutras and the yoga practices outlined in the Eight-Limbed Path of yoga Anjili will fully prepare you to guide and teach all aspects of yoga with children and youth. The aim of this 95hr Kids Yoga Teacher Training is to assist people in bringing all aspects of the tradition of yoga into the daily life, of not just children, but their families, caregivers, and community support professionals as well.
You do not need to be a a yoga instructor to take this course. This course is designed for parents, teachers, physicians, therapists…anyone who comes into contact or works with children. Come discover how the philosophy of yoga can shape your life and those of future generations.
This course will be offered in two formats:
- Six-Weekend Format in Keene, NH 2017-18
September/October, January/February & May/June
See more below.
- 10 Day Immersion Program in Guatemala April 1-10, 2018
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Top 5 Reasons to Take a Kids Yoga Teacher Training
#1- Be a part of the solution in raising thoughtful, compassionate, connected, self-aware children
#2 – You have a passion for children & want to be your best for them
#3 – You believe children are being raised in an outdated paradigm & want to do better
#4 – Be a part of raising the consciousness of the next generation
#5 – To heal & transcend your own childhood traumas
What You Will Learn
- Fundamental principals designed for working with children and families from a Yoga Perspective
- Guidelines for establishing tools and practices that focus on the development of the “whole-child”.
- What it means to work from a 4 part modal of development; Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual
- How to foster the special abilities of children (creativity, imagination, intuition, manifestation)
- Attachment theory as it relates to trauma
- Trauma Informed practice for Kids
- Working with Anxiety and mild Behavior Issues
- How to connect with and nurture children with Autism, ADHD and other mainstream diagnosis
- Yoga Poses, Breathing Practices and Creative Visualization and Imagery assisting in:
- Self awareness
- Self Regulation
- Creative stories and activities that weave together Universal Spiritual Lessons for Kids
- EFT Techniques for Kids
- Aromatherapy for Kids
- Sound Healing, affirmation and mantra for Kids
- Healing practices for the whole family from Yoga Approach
- Healing practices for parents and caregivers to heal their Inner Child
- So much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
We usually tell people, that if you like the content you see on the website, that you will love the training. And seriously, since you made it this far on our site, you are probably like liking what you see. You are probably at or want to make a transition in your life, which is why you are looking for the guidance that a deeper yoga practice can provide. You are in the right place.
We believe that you have the ability to use your intuition to know what you need at this time in your life. Take a moment to take a deep breath and see what comes up inside when you visualize yourself graduating from one of our trainings. What is life like, what are you like? That is what we are here to help you find.
Yes! Although we have observed that the people who take the training just to deepen their own practice, often become the ones who want to teach and share yoga the most after graduation. We believe that to be a great yoga teacher, you first need to be a great yoga student (not that you need to look great your poses, but you do need to develop a depth of regular practice), so you are well on your way!
We get students coming from all over New England. We often have students from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and sometimes even New York. About half the students live within an hour of Keene, NH. The other half live between one and three hours away.
You can teach any style after you graduate. While we teach two sequences in the training as a way to ensure you have a solid foundation as a new teacher, we encourage you to teach any style that resonates with you. After graduation, many students end up teaching modified versions of our sequences and many go on to teach other styles such as: Hot Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga….the list goes on. Our program is such a great base from which to launch your yoga teaching career, that you can quickly learn to teach many other styles of yoga after graduation.
Yes! Actually, we get a surprising number of students that have already taken another 200-hour training with another school. They tend to be looking for more depth of knowledge and experience, as well as confidence in their own teaching, than they got in their prior program. You can bet that after our program, they come out like new people and are fully confident and ready to teach.
We do one 90-minute asana practice in the morning, and in the afternoon we do a 3 hour asana lab/teaching workshop. The morning practice is a full class, the afternoon is workshop style. More learning than practice. So total asana each day is around 4 hours of practice and workshops. The remaining hours are filled with lecture and discussion classes.
Meet Your Facilitator
Anjili Russell is an international yoga teacher and trainer with more than a 4000hrs of education and training. Anjili has taught 200hr & 300hr yoga teacher training programs, workshops and classes in India, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Fiji, Bali as well as in her home base of USA and Canada. She is the co-founder of Sadhana Yoga School and founder and director of Sangha Relations. You can learn more about Anjili by reading her profile, or by visiting her website anjilirussell.com
About Your Certification
After graduation, you will receive a 95-hour Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate from Sadhana Yoga School, a trusted name in the international yoga community. You will also be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a Kids Yoga Teacher. Yoga Alliance has become the international standard for credentialing yoga teachers is the largest yoga registry in the world with over 90,000 registered teachers.
This program will help you in your professional life, as well as your personal life. Not only will you have new tools to better relate to the kids you work with, but you will gain new perspective and understanding of your own childhood and how it has shaped you as a person. This will influence the rest of your life.
$1,850 $1,650 Save $200 Early Bird Discount
Includes all course fees, tuition, & training manual.
There are a few required books (about $40).
In most places, you can claim all the expenses relating to your yoga training as a business expense. This could mean big tax savings & a great experience while getting certified to teach. Please make sure to check with a tax advisor for details in your area.
*Early Bird Discount applies to payments received in full by August 30, 2017
The weekend format is designed to be versatile and accessible to all interested participants who are eager to incorporate yoga philosophy and practices into the the life of children — of one’s own children, or children that one works with in any setting.
Location: Keene Yoga Center, 80 Roxbury St, Keene NH
Dates: There 6 weekends in this program. Each weekend we will meet
Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm and will have a 1-hr shared potluck lunch.
Sept. 16 & 17, 2017
Oct. 14 & 15, 2017
Jan. 20 & 21, 2018
Feb. 10 & 11, 2018
May 19 & 20, 2018
June 9 & 10, 2018
This program is open to everyone who is interested in improving the way they interact with children. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this training. In fact, most of our students are not yoga teachers, and are other professionals who work with children including, teachers, therapists, nannies, and social workers.
This NH Kids Yoga Teacher Training is designed to offer a flexible schedule so that people are able to take the course and still attend to their busy lives. This year we had people from all over New England taking the course: MA kids yoga teacher training participants, ME kids yoga teacher training participants, VT kids yoga teacher training participants. So if you live in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont or Maine, you should consider this kids yoga teacher training course.