The Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is designed for yoga practitioners wishing to share their passion for yoga with children. The mission of our training is to combine knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice with yoga philosophy and experiential learning. We believe that this is the key to developing confident, knowledgeable teachers who are prepared to take yoga to the children in their community. This certification program will provide you with the knowledge, tools and experience to begin teaching fun, creative, imaginative and child-focused yoga in your classroom, yoga studio or community setting.
Level 1-Foundations Training is focused on teaching children ages 3-11 and is appropriate for those looking to bring yoga into their current work with children. As the foundations piece to the 95 Hour Training Program, this training is the first step for those interested in teaching yoga to children. This enjoyable and engaging training will deepen your own practice and knowledge of yoga in addition to providing an integral foundation in understanding child development and how yoga promotes the growth and development of each child.
Training Schedule: Thursday 8:30-5:00, Friday, 8:30-5:30, Saturday 8:30-5:30, Sunday 9:00-4:00
Led by Susan Mathis, M.Ed., E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP
Founder and Director of Yoga to Grow
Susan began her intensive study of yoga at the Kripalu Center in 2001, completing both the 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu School of Yoga. Susan is also a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher. She continues to deepen her study of the practices of yoga through the 1000 Hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu Center. A former Kindergarten and Preschool teacher, Susan worked for the Parents as Teachers program from 1990 to 2009, serving for over 10 years as a National Trainer for the program. As an early childhood educator for the past 29 years, Susan has a deep understanding of a child’s natural desire for exploration and movement.