Online Kids Yoga Training

Online Teacher Training

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED – our next session will be held January 2015 

Become a kids yoga instructor from the comfort and convenience of your own home. YIMS now brings our extensive expertise to you.

Discover how easy it is to teach engaging and impactful kids yoga classes. Through a combination of media and homework the YIMS 8 week online certification course offers comprehensive training for anyone interested in bringing yoga to children. This training shows how to share the joys and benefits of yoga with children ages 4-12. Whether you are wanting to incorporate yoga into work you already do with children or want to become a kids yoga instructor as a career the YIMS Kids Yoga Online Training Course will inspire and empower you.

Online Course Outline

YIMS training courses focus on connections, self-discovery, passion, excellence and fun. All the fabulous material we cover during our in person Level 1 Teacher Training is yours. The training curriculum includes:

  • Intro to Kids Yoga: what is kids yoga, how it is differs from adult classes, joys and challenges of teaching kids yoga
  • Understanding Yogic Philosophy (yamas and niyamas)
  • Importance of a personal practice and assistance in developing one that fits your lifestyle
  • Benefits of yoga for kids
  • Research behind kids yoga
  • Pranayama for kids with specific exercises to make breathing fun and engaging
  • Key methodology to meet the every changing needs of each individual child
  • Child growth and development: Preschool to Tween
  • Differences between teaching boys and girls: what to be aware of and how to do this effectively
  • Yoga in School: classroom applications of yoga, essential considerations to successfully bring yoga into schools
  • Classroom Management: how to promote responsibility & learning
  • Relaxation techniques that work quickly and effectively
  • The power of affirmations
  • Guidelines and steps to successful guided visualizations for kids
  • How to create engaging kids yoga classes: keys and components of Lesson Planning
  • How to use props in kids yoga class
  • How to use music and children’s literature in kids yoga class
  • 60 child friendly yoga poses
  • 6 pranayama exercises ideal for children
  • 17 guided imagery texts
  • 20 yoga games and activities

Kid Yoga Training Schedule

Expect to invest about 3 hours a week over the duration of the course.

  • Kickoff : Monday, August 18th
  • Week 1: Webinar, Reflections, Assignment
  • Week 2: Personal Coaching Session, Develop/Expand Personal Practice
  • Week 3: Videos, Interviews, Reading, Pranayama
  • Week 4: Adaptability Homework, Interview
  • Week 5: Interactive Classroom, Monday, Sept 15th
  • Week 6: Relaxation, Reading, Homework,
  • Week 7: Lesson Planning Homework, Webinar
  • Week 8: Video Assignment, Personal Coaching Session, Reflections
  • Graduation: Thursday, October 6th


  • Copy of Once Upon a Pose: A Guide to Yoga Adventure stories for Children - mailed out to you
  • YIMS Online Kids Yoga Teacher Training Workbook – digital download
  • access to numerous training webinars
  • two individual 30 minute coaching sessions with Donna Freeman
  • live group Interactive Classroom
  • Online Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 month GOLD Membership to Kids Yoga Academy ($57.00 Value)
What participants are saying:

I have undertaken several children’s teacher trainings to date as I have always felt they have been lacking in an area I needed.  The Yoga In My School course was truly comprehensive with excellent resources and covered everything I felt that I  needed to know and a lot more besides.  An added value is that it has really highlighted further areas of interest for follow up afterwards.  Although I am experienced I feel that I have gained a real depth of understanding and a knowledge base to underpin my work giving me a real clarity about why I choose the activities I do when working with different age groups and abilities making it truly inclusive.  Donna’s enthusiasm and commitment is contagious and I really have found the training a joy. ~Sarah Rush

I just wanted you to know how much I have thouroughly enjoyed Yoga in my School’s online teacher training. I have taken other Children’s yoga courses and loved them too but I have found the resources with this online 8-week course terrific, and better than I could have imagined. Over the 8-weeks I have learned a lot about teaching yoga to children; feel connected with the yoga community, world-wide, and I feel fully ready and equipped to begin teaching yoga to children. ~Tina Dala 

Kids Yoga Online Training Costs & Registration

Registration is limited so as to provide one-on-one coaching and individual attention throughout the course. Reserve your spot today!


Thanks for your interest. If you have any questions e-mail

Continuing Education

This course can be used as Yoga Alliance non-contact hours for RYTs. Additional professional organization may recognize this course. Please inquire directly with them. We are happy to answer any questions:



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