Children's YTT

Empower Children + Youth!

Join us for Level 1 Children's Yoga Teacher Training in-studios! This year we will be hosting sessions in North Vancouver & Port Moody, with trainings again in Kelowna & Toronto in 2025. With children joining some of our classes, you will get a real experience to be an even more inspiring teacher!

What Makes Our Trauma-Sensitive Children's Yoga Teacher Training Unique?

We explore tools you can incorporate to help nurture children from all backgrounds and experiences, on and off the mat. We believe in order to support the child, we need to support the world of the child. Empowering educators and parents is very important, as we influence our children's nervous system baseline, and how they perceive and interact with the world around them. In our training we explore our own patterns and beliefs, so we can lead by example. With over 50 years collective experience, we bring you an empowering, inclusive, age appropriate approach to fostering healthy life skills for children and youth from 1-15 years of age. Your instructors are Expert Registered Yoga & Children's Yoga Teachers, work in mental health and other holistic fields including Craniosacral and Somatic Experiencing.

Join our 100+ hour Yoga Alliance Certified Children's Yoga Teacher Training, we explore:

  • Nurturing resilience through self-care practices

  • Practices to support highly sensitive & neurodiverse children

  • Fostering healthy relationships + boundaries (body-autonomy)

  • Empowering children to connect with + value their intuition (body-wisdom)

  • Honouring our strengths + those of others for strong leadership + community

  • Encouraging self-awareness + healthy age-appropriate tools to process emotions

  • A deep understanding of nervous system + how this influences social-emotional development

  • Trauma-sensitive practices + the science behind, so you can truly empower those you work with

  • Leading classes, with children and youth joining us for in-person sessions so you get a real experience

Who can join our Children's Yoga Teacher Training?

Anyone who wishes to empower children 1-15 years is welcome to join us! In the past we have had parents, educators, ECEs, teacher support, nannies, behavioural interventionists, and therapists join. You do not need your 200h. You are welcome to join if you are 16 years plus.

Upcoming Children Yoga Teacher Trainings

Level 1 is In-Studio with children joining us for class experiences! Level 2 + 3 are Live, Online. You can take just Level 1, or all 3 Levels to apply with Yoga Alliance to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). Please see FAQ for more.

Yoga for Preschoolers

Level 1

(0-6 years)

We explore:

Benefits of Kids Yoga + formats

Yoga philosophy + self care

The nervous system

Child development (0-6y)

Ethics of yoga with children

Trauma-informed awareness

You as a teacher

Best practices (0-6y)

Leading a class (0-6y)

Yoga beyond the mat (0-6y)

Practicum

Yoga for Elementary Aged Children

Level 2

(7-9 years)

We explore:

More self-care practices

Vedic Story + Roots of Yoga

Cultural Appreciation

Biology of trauma + prevention

Trauma-informed practices

Child development (7-9y)

Youth anatomy + physiology

Best practices (7-9y)

Cueing a class

Leading a class (7-9y)

Yoga beyond the mat (7-9y)

Practicum

Yoga for Teens

Level 3

(10-15 years)

We explore:

More philosophy + self care

Fascia + craniosacral systems

Cueing, sequencing + flows

Youth development (10-15y)

Leading a class (10-15y)

Yoga + Diversabilities

Yoga beyond the mat (10-15y)

Your brand + business

Practicum

Teaching opportunities


I loved the in person training but also looked forward to class each week online. I also loved that the teaching was very interactive and incorporated lots of movement and interesting conversations to keep engagement. Katie is a wonderful teacher with a big heart.

michealla

Having the freedom to explore my own inner child and tap into the purity of mind that exists at a young age was such a privilege. Learning with Katie is always an opportunity for inquiry, introspection, and play!

SOLEIL

The curriculum was so comprehensive, Katie is so knowledgable and her teaching style is so clear and kind. But what I loved most was how much she cared about us, her students and the future students that we will teach. I highly recommend anything Katie does and feel fortunate to have had her as my teacher.

Maegan

2024 Registration is Now Open!

You are welcome to join us just for Level 1 OR the full certification to guide and empower children from 1-15 years!

To become a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, you do need the full 3 Level Training.

The Training Grants only cover the full 3 Level certification.

Level 1

Level 1 is always in-person, as it's important to grasp the fundamentals of this kinesthetic practice and experience leading little ones!

Friday-Sunday, May 24-26

(830a - 430p)

Friday-Sunday, July 5-7

(830a - 430p)

Friday-Sunday, April 11- 13 2025

(830-430p)

Level 2

Friday - Sunday, Oct 11-13th from 830a-430p @ RVN Wellness, Port Moody

(Thanksgiving Weekend) It is possible to zoom in if you are not in the Vancouver area.

Level 3

Friday - Sunday, Nov 8-10th from 830a-430p @ RVN Wellness, Port Moody

(Remembrance Weekend) It is possible to zoom in if you are not in the Vancouver area.

I've been taking the Kids Yoga Teaching Training with gloWithin and I highly recommend it! The program has provided me with a wealth of info and I've gain a whole new perspective on teaching yoga to kids. Not to mention, it has lovingly forced me to revisit my own inner Child. Katie is a beautiful soul and holds a supportive loving space where you can arrive just as you are each time.

AFA

Everything you've taught myself and my teachers is exactly what I wanted to accomplish with our curriculum and philosophy. You led the class so well, you understood the energies that were brought into the class and helped us to understand them as well which is exactly what we'll be doing on a daily basis with the children. Together we are excited to begin implementing our knowledge with the children and over time watch the impact it has on their lives.

ASHLEY

I highly recommend to any parent, educator and more generally anyone who wants to learn how to help and empower all children, including kids with diverse abilities. Katie's incredible knowledge and true love for what she does shine through. This training gave me confidence to lead yoga classes for children in my community and after school daycares. Thank you so much Katie, for helping us create a more gentle and compassionate environment for our children!

ANNE-GAELLE

Your Guides


We believe we learn and grow together, and through this approach amazing growth is possible! The children here now know why they are here - we are simply offering tools to help them to stay connected to their intuitive wisdom. Collectively, we have over 3,000 combined hours taking and leading yoga teacher trainings (not to mention other trainings that have complemented our education) + over 10,000 hours working with children in professional capacities! You can read more about us below. We have extensive trauma-sensitive training, and collaborate with Yoga Outreach (Canada's Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Organization), School Districts, and other organizations. Dawn, is also a Registered Social Worker.

Katie, Lead Children's Yoga Trainer

Katie, Lead


Katie learned meditation, breath-work and Somatoemotional Release (not calling it that!) as a child, which has inspired her life work! She is a mama to two, an Expert Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT500), Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT), Registered Prenatal Yoga Instructor (RPYT), Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), Masters of Counselling Candidate (MCC), Craniosacral & Somatic practitioner. She has coached children and adults for over 20 years, and taught yoga since 2012. While Katie completed her Bachelor in Business & Certificate in Adult Learning, she has always been a teacher and healer at heart. She bridges science and intuition in her understanding of the body to empower others.

Dawn, Co-Lead Children's Yoga Trainer

Dawn, Co-Lead


Dawn is and auntie and passionate about empowering children and youth! She is a seasoned Registered Social Worker working primarily with youth, and teaches at the post-secondary level. She became a yoga instructor in early 2019 to combine her Social Work skills with mind-body-emotion tools to support children in their mental health. Dawn believes it is our vulnerability that connects us as humans, making her classes suitable for all levels, including anyone who has never done yoga before. Dawn’s classes are grounded in the principle of ahimsa (non violence) towards ourselves, and towards our outside world. In 2020, Dawn followed her passion and started RVN Wellness, a very well-loved yoga + counselling studio in Port Moody, BC.

Anoo, Co-Lead Children's Yoga Trainer

Anoo, Co-Lead


Anoo is a mama to two and comes from a family and culture immersed in yoga's physical and philosophical aspects and has been practicing yoga in one form or another since childhood. She deepened her practice after having children and formalized her years of study with a certification in adult yoga (RYT 200) and specialty certification in children's yoga (RCYT). She has taught hundreds of children's classes (toddler to teens) and continues her study of yoga through a variety of workshops, courses and trainings. "Children are natural yogis! I'm humbled to walk beside them as they discover the world around them and their inner selves. I also get to do some of my favourite things when I work with kids - crafts, reading, and exploring!"

Costs + Support

Level 1: $799 + gst Levels 1-3: $2397 + gst

Super Earlybird is $200 off per level 6 months prior to training start date.

Earlybird is $100 off per level up to 3 months prior to training start date.

Financial Supports:

Payment Plans - We offer interest free payment plans

Scholarships - Offered on a first-come, needs + merit basis, note in application below with details in FAQ

BC or Ontario Training Grant - You will receive more details in an email after applying below

Apply Here!

Please note this is just the application, deposit must be paid to hold your spot. You will receive further details in an email after applying.

Please ensure you read our Code of Conduct, Policies + Waiver here.

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Free Classes for Children & Youth

These classes are 30-45 minute long classes offered as part of our Children's Yoga Teacher Training. They offer our adult students an opportunity to participate in and lead classes, so they can be the best teachers!

Port Moody @ RVN Wellness

North Vancouver @ RNB Dance

Classes for 7-9 years (Oct 11-13)

  • Coming soon!

Classes for 10-15 years (Nov 8-10)

  • Coming soon!

FAQs

Why do we exceed the 95h Kids Yoga Teacher Training requirement?

Our Yoga Alliance Certified Kids Yoga Teacher Training (Levels 1, 2 + 3) exceeds the 95 required hours for a 115h training, to provide you a full understanding of how to share your gifts in an age-appropriate ways. We dive deep into the nervous system, biology of trauma, trauma-sensitive approaches, child development + anatomy, Roots of Yoga + cultural appreciation and much more!

Is yoga beneficial for all children?

Absolutely! Yoga is all about connection, and nurturing our gloWithin. We explore tools specific for various diverseabilities and highly sensitive children. Imagine if you learned yoga-based tools (breathwork, movement, meditation or mindfulness etc) as a child? How might that have supported you on your journey? Your Lead Trainer was fortunate enough to, and can attest to how important these skills are in staying connected to our light. Let's help empower future generations and release patterns for a brighter, healthier future!

What are Highly Sensitive Children (People)?

We are seeing an increase in highly sensitive children struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD and other conditions that stem from imbalance in the nervous system for a variety of reasons. Being highly sensitive is a gift and strength, but can present challenges in our world. Learning the Yoga and Craniosacral (Polyvagal) tools we explore can help these and all children on their journey.

Can I teach before I finish all 3 levels?

Absolutely! So long as you meet your local legal requirements (Criminal Record Check), we are happy to assist you in finding assisting and teaching opportunities to help you further develop your skills.

What certification do I get?

Upon completion of all 3 levels, you can apply with Yoga Alliance to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). You will also need your 200h and 30h of practical experience, which we can support you with.

What happens after my training?

It’s up to you, but we are here to support all of our teachers through our Facebook group and email. You are welcome to begin assisting or teaching classes at your comfort level. After completing all 3 levels, you will be well equipped to do so and have our continued support as part of the gloWithin Children's YTT family!

Will I be able to find work?

Yes - Children's Yoga Teachers are in demand! You can start teaching after Level 1 if you already work with children or in an Assistant capacity. Children's Yoga Teachers earn between $40-100+/class. We can help you!

Do I need previous yoga training?

No you do not, but if you would like to eventually register as an RCYT with Yoga Alliance, you will need it. You can take this training first, or your 200h first. This training is accessible to those who do not have their 200h, but you do need your 200h (can take after) to apply to become a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Why do you teach in a blended format?

During COVID, Yoga Alliance, permitted trainings to be online. We feel it’s best to have these trainings live in order to fully support you and to learn from each other as a group. Our preference is for as much in-person interaction as possible, and with real students in order to get the most real experience possible so you are ready!

Do you offer payment plans?

Of course! Please email Katie@glowithin.ca to arrange an interest-free payment plan after you have submitted your application.

What scholarships do you offer?

We offer 3 tiers of scholarships for our full 3 Level training (named after Star Children :), in exchange for your support in an area we mutually agree upon (admin, photography etc) - this can be a strength that you have and would like to contribute to gloWithin. Scholarships are need + merit based, and given on a first-come basis. Please complete the application form above and we will be in touch!

1) Crystal - $1797 + gst in exchange for 20h

2) Indigo - $1497 + gst in exchange for 30h

3) Rainbow - $1197 + gst in exchange for 40h


Want to find out when our next training dates are?

How did you hear about us?

202-106 West 1st Avenue, North Vancouver BC

katie@glowithin.ca

778.246.2960