FAQ #1 Will I get instant access to all the materials?
Yes! As soon as you buy, you will be able to access everything in the course. There will be additional materials added as they are created as well. (More videos, partner pose yoga cards, mindfulness scripts, etc. I have SO many more resources I will be adding weekly!)
You will have access to the course as long as you need it and can log in from your computer or your phone with internet access.
FAQ #2 Is the course live or go at your own pace?
The course is go-at-your-own pace, so you can start whenever you like! There is no deadline to complete the materials, and you can come back to them at any time.
There are also LIVE Zoom calls that will be taking place weekly or biweekly throughout the year that you can attend, ask questions, and get more advice and ideas. If you can't be at those calls they will be recorded and added to the course afterward.
FAQ #3 Do I get to download the lesson plans and kids' yoga pose cards?
Yes! All the printables, templates, documents, and yoga cards will be available for you to download within the course, and again whenever you want.
Over 100 kids' yoga pose images, ready-made mindfulness scripts, fully scripted lesson plans, yoga games, mindfulness workbooks, and more are all available for download.
FAQ #4 Who is this training for?
The course is designed for anyone who wants to teach kids yoga or mindfulness (or both!) to groups of kids. You can be a teacher in a school, a yoga teacher in a studio, a librarian, a social worker, a partner volunteer, ANYONE who works with kids!
There are also PLENTY of materials and ideas for parents who want to teach their kids yoga at home, and for social workers or teaching assistants who work with kids one on one.
Many of the activities work for small groups and pairs just as well as larger groups.
FAQ #5 Will I be certified to teach kids yoga?
Yes! Once you complete the course, videos, and quizzes, then you can submit a video of yourself teaching. After that, I will send you personalized feedback and your certificate!
This will show that you completed a comprehensive and rigorous kids yoga training and completed the quizzes and teaching feedback with success. With this, you can go on to get professional liability insurance and start teaching out in the world. It is important to continue learning and growing professionally, but this certification will give you an excellent and comprehensive start.
If you have a RYT-200 and have registered with Yoga Alliance, you will also receive 30 continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance. This course does not qualify as a 95-hour RCYT course since it is non-contact only. But if you already have a Yoga Alliance account, you can easily add the required yearly continuing education credits you will receive for this course.
Additionally, most places where you will be teaching kids yoga do not require you to have a kids yoga teacher license (RCYT-95), they just expect you to be well trained, have a clean background to work with kids, and have knowledge in yoga and mindfulness for kids (which this course will provide you with tons!).
FAQ #6 What age groups of kids is this teacher training geared towards?
The course materials are geared towards school aged kids, and there are modules specifically for toddlers, preschoolers, tweens, and teens!
All of the lessons and tools will be applicable to the kids that you teach, with the help of the differentiation tools and behavior management techniques you will learn.
FAQ #7 Do I have to be a yoga teacher to take this course? What if I don't know much about yoga?
That's ok! I've had physical therapists, P.E. teachers, classroom teachers, and even librarians take the course with little to no yoga background.
I have intro to yoga videos and slides that will teach you!
With the design of the course and the videos provided, you'll begin to have a good understanding of how to do the poses and how to teach them effectively.
It's perfectly ok not to be an expert yogi, as many children you teach will have varying levels of flexibility and strength as well. It's good to show them you are learning too.