You can enrich your life, and the lives of children, as a It’s Yoga Kids® Certified instructor. Our dynamic proprietary program prepares you to teach familes and kids from birth to teens, or to incorporate movement and mindfulness into your home, school or community safely and successfully.

Who attends It’s Yoga Kids® trainings?

  • Parents & Caregivers
  • Educators & Pediatric Professionals
  • Youth Athletic Coaches & Performing Arts Instructors
  • Adult Yoga Instructors

What’s included?

  • It’s Yoga Kids® Complete Certification Course manual
  • It’s Yoga Kids® Teaching Tool Kit
  • It’s Yoga Kids® class observations
  • Differences in teaching yoga to kids vs. adults
  • Principles of traditional yoga for kids at every stage
  • Age appropriate application with specific “do’s” and “don’ts”
  • How to lesson plan, sequence and lead fun, creative and educational classes
  • Ideas to incorporate art, music, books, props and storytelling in classes
  • Behavior management to support a positive, non-competitive environment
  • Self regulating skills
  • Scientific research
  • Eligibility for an internship at It’s Yoga Kids® to observe, assist and team teach
  • Ongoing coaching and development throughout your teaching journey

It’s Yoga Kids® Certification

It’s Yoga Kids® Complete Certification Course (IYKCC) will certify you to become a qualified family and kids yoga instructor for the full age range from birth though adolescence. Adult Yoga Alliance certification is recommended, but NOT required.

The intensive 3-day weekend course includes:

  • Certification certificate for teaching yoga to babies, toddlers, kids, teens and families
  • Complete curriculum for over 35-classes with lesson plans, themes and proven sequences
  • Expert knowledge about children’s anatomy, physiology and sensory integration including children with special needs
  • Option to join our graduate community and become a Professional IYK Instructor (IYKPI)
  • Qualify to open your own kids yoga business and operate as an IYK Licensed Location (IYKLL)

Upcoming Dates (choose one weekend only)

  • May 3-5 or June 7-9 or August 23-25
  • Day & Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30-6pm
  • Location: IYK Studio
  • Tuition Price: $800 US
  • Registration: Call 415.750.9990 or Email Us

It’s Yoga Kids® Workshops 

It’s Yoga Kids® workshops consist of certification course content segmented into age specific categories and customized for your needs. These trainings are most commonly delivered onsite for pediatric professionals, classroom teachers and administrators as a continuing education program. Yoga experience is not required. Contact us for pricing.

The 1 to 4-hour workshops include:

  • Themes, poses, games, partner & group poses, breathing exercises and relaxing meditations
  • Specific exercises to help kids self regulate, transition between activities and relieve anxiety
  • Principles of yoga off the mat to lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle

 It’s Yoga Kids® Baby + Toddler Training (IYKB)

Babies are born yogis.  Each of their developmental milestones is a yoga pose from newborn to walking.  This course extends our proven curriculum to support newborn and young toddlers’ growth with appropriate movement and massage.

It’s Yoga Kids® Preschool Teacher Training (IYKP)

This customized training enriches parents, early education educators and pedatric professinals working with children ages 2-5 years old with the skills they need to incorporate yoga into the home, classroom or patient experience.

 It’s Yoga Kids® Introduction Workshop (IYKW)

Incorporating yoga into your school, classroom, home or pediatric facility can have significant benefits. This introductory course is a valuable resource for parents, educators, and pedatric professionals working with school-age kids ages 6-12 years old.

It’s Yoga Kids® Teen Workshop (IYKT)

Teens who do yoga learn tools to better handle challenges with stress, self-esteem, anger and anxiety. They can develop compassion for themselves and others, so they are empowered to bring forth goodness. 

It’s Yoga Kids® Mindfulness Workshop (IYKM)

Mindfulness is the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. With this awareness, one can make better choices for self and others. Positive impacts are self-control, objectivity and mental clarity, along the ability to relate to self and others with kindness, acceptance and compassion. Facilitated by Alexandra Rossi.

The 3-hour workshop takes place in one afternoon and includes:

  • Principles of mindful parenting and teaching including benefits of mindfulness and specific practices for parents and teachers
  • How to apply mindfulness everyday at home, at school, or wherever you are
  • Teaching mindfulness to kids and teens including understanding the developing brain
  • Specific age appropriate activities and practices for youth of all ages

Upcoming 2019 Dates (choose one weekend only)

  • TBD
  • Day & Time: Sunday, 1-4pm
  • Location: IYK Studio
  • Tuition Price: $150 US
  • Registration: Call 415.750.9990 or Email Us

It’s Yoga International Adult Teacher Training 

The first It’s Yoga school opened in San Francisco in 1989 to teach Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Larry Schultz, the founder of It’s Yoga, practiced yoga for over 30 years and was the first to develop one of the most progressive and challenging routines based on the first 3 series of classical Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.