Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Training
Online & in-person
Do you want to create a nurturing space for children and teens to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas freely?
Do you want to share essential tools with children and teens to become resilient and confident, to self-regulate, self-soothe and heal themselves independently?
Do you want to share concepts and ideas of gratitude, self-worth, awareness, respect, empathy, connection and peace?
Are you ready to spend 10 light-hearted, nourishing and playful days learning everything your need to know to confidently share all aspects of yoga and mindfulness to support children's emotional and mental health?
" This course is a fantastic learning experience that incorporates education, fun, a sense of community and equips you to enter the yoga for children business world with tools, confidence and enthusiasm. Laura has a professional and thorough programme, with an approachable teaching style accessible to people from all backgrounds of work and with all ambitions of use for the course. I cannot recommend Divine Light Yoga highly enough."
- Naomi, Pediatric Doctor
who is this training for?
We welcome individuals from all corners of the world, with a whole range of backgrounds, experiences, cultures, languages and professions. We have trained community workers from Guatemala, Play Therapists from Hong Kong, Social Workers from Singapore, Yoga Trainers from South Africa, Parents from Oman, Grandparents from India, Business Professionals from London, Speech Therapists from Austria, Elementary School Teachers from Canada, Sports Coaches from New York, Yoga Teachers from Australia.
We truly believe that everyone has valuable experience to share with children, teens and families, through yoga and mindfulness. We respect, honor and celebrate our differences (just as we do with children) and we find unity through our shared intentions of making great changes in the world through the power of therapeutic, playful, creative childrens yoga and mindfulness.
" The training was everything I expected and more. Laura provides a very in depth training covering all age groups from toddlers to teens in a variety of areas from visualizations to inversions to Hindu Mythology. I am so excited to use my new skills and tools in my classes. I have also taken several of Laura’s online trainings and they have also been fantastic! It was so wonderful to finally meet her in person and I look forward to continuing my studies and practice with her."
Kristy, Yoga Teacher & Studio Owner
What do we offer?
Our trainings really are one of a kind! We're focused on giving you all the confidence, inspiration and knowledge that you need to thrive as a children's yoga and meditation teacher.
This unique Yoga Alliance Registered programme, combines relevant educational philosophy and up-to-date research with all elements of yoga, mindfulness and meditation, incorporating key teaching methodology and practices plus Laura's 18-years experience of working with children and families, so that you can confidently create, plan, lead and manage interactive, engaging and creative yoga classes for children, teens and families.
We provide you with all the tools, techniques and inspiration that you need to develop your own individual, creative lessons to share with children of all ages and abilities. We are focused on providing a holistic, nurturing environment for children, combining elements of musical mantras, interactive story-telling, art, nature, movement and dance, group discussions and play to explore the principles and practices of yoga and mindfulness.
Our small group trainings give each of our trainees the time and opportunity to discuss, debate and question as well as providing ample one-on-one time with your senior trainer, Laura. Each student has the opportunity to practice teach, on a daily basis and a practice sessions with children of local community. Your senior trainer, Laura, provides positive, constructive feedback - supporting and guiding you with your development as a children’s yoga teacher.
Firstly, I would like to say that Laura is a fantastic, caring and knowledgeable teacher. I learned so much over the 10 day course, all of which I now feel confident to instantly use to teach my own children's yoga and meditation classes.
Laura instantly made me feel at ease and part of the group, all of whom arrived with a range of multicultural teaching and yoga experience. Her considerable depth of knowledge and practical experience of yoga, meditation, child development, teaching across the age ranges and pedagogical methods were instantly apparent and confidently communicated to each member of the group.
Laura made sure that there were many opportunities to practically apply what we were learning within the group and within a class with the local children.
If you are thinking of attending one of Laura's courses, do not hesitate. It will be the journey of a lifetime both for yourself and for the children you will teach afterwards.
-Alex, Early Years Educator
Through interactive, experiential activities, group discussions, individual assignments and practice teaching time, we will explore:
Techniques and activities to introduce breath-work that will support children's mental health and well-being during every day experiences such as anxiety, sleep difficulties, overwhelm and hyper-activity.
A range of classic and more creative, age-appropriate yoga poses and sequences, and how to teach this to each age group in an interactive and engaging way
Safe practice when teaching yoga poses - what is developmental and age-appropriate and what to avoid
Creative meditations, including visualisations and moving meditations so that you will confident to share a range of different meditation techniques to children aged 3-18 years old, tailored towards their needs
Partner and group yoga fun for all ages, including mixed age-groups and family yoga
Challenging poses for Teens & Tweens including arm balances, back bends and inversions (going upside down!)
Combining key Educational Philosophy and teaching methodology so that you can fully understand how children learn and how you can tailor your classes to their learning needs and styles
Introducing yoga philosophy and practices to children of all ages, including Hindu Mythology, the Chakra System (the energetic body), The 8 Limbs of Yoga, Yama and Niyama
A variety of traditional and alternative Mandala Art Meditations to support children to reflect and process difficult emotions and events in their lives
Creative Mindfulness activities to enhance children's self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Therapeutic and nurturing yoga techniques for children with Special Needs
Understanding Autism, ADHD, Sensory Disorders, communication difficulties and social-emotional difficulties and how to effectively use yoga for each of these SEN
Incorporating art, music, dance and nature into children’s yoga
Interactive story-telling and yoga journeys for all age groups
Yoga for children with English as an additional language
Behaviour management in the yoga class so that you can feel confident to manage a group of children, in a positive and playful manner that enhances their social and behaviour skills
Planning & sequencing based on children's learning styles and behaviour patterns
What does our daily schedule look like?
6.30am, Optional Yoga Class or personal yoga practice – An excellent the way to get connected to your intentions for the day as well as learning some new yoga, breathing and meditation techniques (led by the resort yoga teacher - yoga classes are dependent on the resort schedule)
9am, Morning Opening Circle - Starting with a creative check-in led by Laura, to see what everyone is feeling physically, mentally and energetically.
9.15am, Experiential Workshop – Laura demonstrates particular techniques and sequences whilst you take the role of the child or teen. Experiencing the sessions through a child’s eyes, will help you to gain a greater understanding, compassion and empathy for their behavior, thought-process and feelings.
10.45am, Brain-Break - to refresh with an organic coffee or freshly squeezed juice
11am, Practice Teaching Time – Laura will give you a fun, theme-related assignment in which you will either be working creative and collaboratively in a small group, partners or independently.
Laura will give immediate constructive feedback in a mindful manner, emphasising your strengths and offering creative suggestions for the future.
12.30, Long, Lazy Lunch – Whether its beach-side, pool-side or above the rainforest, delicious, this is an excellent opportunity to connect on a deeper level with the rest of our community or take time to reflect, nap in a hammock or dive into the fresh ocean
2pm, Afternoon Check-In - With a short visualisation
2.15pm, Afternoon Workshops – Usually a little more relaxed as we recognise that connecting to your inner child through high-energy movement all morning, can be tiring. Our afternoon workshops usually involve Laura sharing her relevant experiences and more gentle experiential learning.
5.30pm, Daily Closing Circle – An opportunity for any final questions or reflections from the day.
Evenings differ depending on where we are in the world, but we continue to evolve our supportive and playful community through group dinners, local night markets, evening full moon circles, sunset ocean dips and a lot (really, a lot) of laughter!
"Laura is inspiring and I came away confident to move forward in my goal of becoming a children’s yoga teacher. Go for it - you won’t look back"
- Ellen, Primary School Teacher
"Laura is one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever come across in any field and exudes tons of passion for what she does; which is evident in how she talks about and teaches this practice."
- Jessica, Educational Psycholgist
" I am now inspired and confident to put my training to use in the community.
The whole course was exceptionally well run using practical examples sprinkled with latest theory in how children learn. As a primary school teacher, I was super impressed by the pace of the course and Laura's ability to cater for all learning styles during the training".
- Luke, Early Years Educator