We are so happy to offer our Level 1 Children's Yoga Teacher Trainings in-studios in North Vancouver, Port Moody, Kelowna, and Toronto with little ones actually joining parts of our classes! This gives you a real experience working with children, so you can be an even more inspiring teacher!
We explore tools for you to incorporate into your classes, and 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 a very important part of this work, as we can influence their nervous system baseline and how they perceive + interact with the world around them...for life! An important aspect of our training is looking at our patterns + beliefs, so we can show up as our best selves to lead by example. Together we bring you an empowering, inclusive, age appropriate approach to fostering healthy life skills in Kids Yoga classes, to include:
Join us for a journey to connect with and nurture your Inner Child, to empower others. Whether you're a yoga teacher, parent, counsellor, or work with children in any other capacity, this uniquely progressive and accessible training will help you empower children from utero to 15 years with life-skills. You do not need your 200h. You are welcome to join if you are 16 years plus.
We believe in order to empower the child, we need to support the world of the child. Empowering educators and parents is a very important part of this work, as they spend the majority of the time with children and greatly impact their formative years. Ask Katie about more of her work on this and the nervous system. Additional assisting and teaching opportunities are also available, to support you on your journey in sharing yoga with children!
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.
Benefits of Kids Yoga + formats
Yoga philosophy + self care
The nervous system
Child development (0-6y)
Ethics of yoga with children
You as a teacher
Best practices (0-6y)
Leading a class (0-6y)
Yoga beyond the mat (0-6y)
More self-care practices
Vedic Story + Roots of Yoga
Biology of trauma + prevention
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)
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
Level 2 is held live, online (Zoom) in a highly interactive format Saturdays 830a-100p,
Sept 24 - Oct 22, 2022.
Level 3 is held live, online (Zoom) in a highly interactive format Saturdays 830a-100p,
Oct 29-Dec 3, 2022.
(no class Nov 26 so you can work on your final practicum)
We believe we learn + grow together, and when we can take this approach with the youth, amazing growth occurs! These children know why they are here, we are simply helping them to stay connected with their intuitive wisdom. Collectively, we have over 2,500 combined hours taking and leading yoga teacher trainings (not to mention other trainings that have complemented our education) + over 5,000 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 is a mama to two, an Expert Registered Yoga Teacher - ERYT, Registered Children's Yoga Teacher - RCYT, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and Craniosacral + Somato-emotional Release Healer. She has coached children and adults for over 20 years, and taught yoga since 2012. While Katie completed her Bachelor in Business, she has always been a teacher and healer at heart. She holds her Certificate in Adult Learning and is pursuing her Masters in Counselling. Her unique understanding of the emotions, the body, and the nervous system helps her empower her students... who really are her teachers. She learned meditation, breath-work and Somatoemotional Release (not calling it that!) as a child, which has inspired her life work!
Dawn, is and auntie and passionate about empowering children and youth! She is a 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 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!"
Level 1 Early-Bird save $200 ($599 + gst) up to 1 month before training start date.
If you are joining us for all 3 Levels, you can save $600 ($1797 + gst) up to 1 month before Level 1 begins.
We do offer payment plans and scholarships on a needs, merit and first-come basis.
“Your course was absolutely invaluable and I would take it over and over! Having the daily anchoring was essential as I navigated a big transition… Thank you so much! Your leadership is truly inspiring.”
"Katie creates an atmosphere allowing for anything that comes up to be felt."
“Katie, ensures everyone is welcome and is genuinely interested in helping you achieve your wellness goals. I’ve attended a few of Katie’s classes and always look forward to my next one.”
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
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