Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training
The Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training method will guide you through step by step how to teach heartfelt classes that are a brilliant blend of both FUN and CALM to help kids be courageous, compassionate & calm.
A quick overview of the training in 2022:
* For Yoga Teachers seeking the required 95 hour certification for Yoga Alliance registration as a Children's Yoga Teacher
* Format: online
* 3 Day Foundations Training (online) + 6 month Calm Coach Training (online) Feb- July
OR get started on these options right away:
- One to one mentorship for Kids Yoga Teachers is now on offer (if you have trained with me, or elsewhere)
- Workshops and online courses- if you're not a Yoga Teacher but want to learn yoga tools to help kids feel calm.
Who is the Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training for?
This training is designed for Yoga Teachers wishing to specialise as a Children's Yoga Teacher. You can become a RCYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher) after completing the 95 hours of training, because Inspired Kids Yoga is a registered training school with Yoga Alliance.
If you aren't a yoga teacher and simply want to learn everything you need to be able to integrate the tools of Kids Yoga into your current work with kids, then check out the Calm Fairies online courses & workshops designed for health professionals; educators & parents.
wish every child could learn what yoga has taught you?
want to share with kids the depth & fullness of what yoga has to offer- not only the fun games?
learn well when information is taught in a structred way?
thrive on exploring the balance of science & soul?
value authenticity & want to show up as YOU?
have the desire to specialise your skills in early childhood or teens?
pride yourself in your own high standards of work & want to have a professional edge?
aim to be a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher?
want to be a part of an intimate learning environment, rather than feeling like a number a crowd?
enjoy REAL connection & down to earth conversations with others in a like-minded community?
YES?... Then Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training is for YOU!
Do you want to learn...
* how to teach yoga to kids?
* breathing & relaxation techniques to help kids feel calm?
* which yoga poses are best to keep young bodies healthy, flexible, strong & resilient (and which poses to avoid)?
* how to tend to the needs of the whole child?
* yogic concepts that help you to teach meaningful life lessons?
* yoga techniques like mantra & mudra to help kids focus?
* a way to bring together science & soul?
I will give you:
A 95 hr speciality training that meets the international Yoga training standards of Yoga Alliance. After the 95 hours of training, Yoga Teachers can register as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT).
In this current COVID climate, the 95 hr RCYT will be run online in 2022.
To receive your full 95hr hour certificate to apply to become a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher with Yoga alliance you will need to be a Registered Level 1 Yoga Teacher + complete additional homework hours (reading articles, watching videos, writing lesson plans etc).
If you are keen for this, email me and I will talk you through this option.
After I finished my initial level 1 teacher training, I knew I wanted to teach kids, but I didn't want to learn a few yoga games and be given a lesson plan and be sent on my way. I wanted to understand the fundamental difference between teaching adults and teaching children yoga.
What the training provided me was an incredibly strong, reliable foundation and a set of tools that I can draw upon no matter which group of kids I'm teaching.
I think ultimately as teachers we want to feel confident and capable and that is exactly how I felt when I finished training with Inspired Kids Yoga.
~Miranda Deakin, Blossom Tree Yoga
Inspired Kids Yoga Immersion graduate
You will be given...
* the theory you need to know about anatomy, development & teaching methods.
* a whole tool kit of yoga poses; breathing & relaxation techniques.
* frameworks that are easy for you to understand & implement.
* PLUS what you won't get anywhere else- the lesson plan template that I personally use in my kids yoga classes. You can cut and past your own ideas into it so that your classes can be authentic to you, but using a tried and tested lesson plan outline.
The next best thing to being face to face...
When I first started teaching kids yoga back in 2005, I never imagined that one day I would be sharing yoga to people all over the world on a computer! Whilst there is nothing quite like face to face training, there is still very much a community feel in our online group and there are opportunities for us to cover all of the "hands on" / person to person/ practical teaching experience aspects of the training.
You will have a chance to learn how to give and receive kind, constructive feedback in a way that inspires you to evolve.
"Stacey has a wonderful gift of explaining tricky yoga philosophy for everyone to understand and apply easily. Her tools for planning and teaching leave you feeling highly prepared to apply all you have learnt."
Children & Teens Yoga Teacher
You're in safe hands
Stacey Louise is the creator and lead teacher of Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training which is a Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS) with Yoga Alliance.
You're in safe hands.
I am a Level 3 Senior Registered Yoga Teacher; Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and a Yoga Teacher Trainer since 2012.
As your facilitator, I illustrate key points with real life stories from my 16 years experience teaching yoga to kids & teens in yoga studios; schools; day care centres; festivals; sporting teams and paediatric hospital wards.
I have trained in other speciality areas including: Yoga Therapy; AcroYoga; Children's Fitness & Theatre.
I have packaged up what I have learnt over 20 years into a series of modules, frameworks and templates designed to make your learning easy so that you don't have to do 5 separate training courses to learn all that you need to confidently deliver an authentic, heartfelt yoga class.
You matter to me...
Numbers are capped at 15 people. Smaller group sizes leads to a more intimate learning environment. Whilst other training schools have 30-50 people in them, that is not the Inspired Kids Yoga ethos. I want to get to know your name without a name tag, I want to look you in the eyes and connect. I am passionate about holding a space conducive to optimal learning.
The inspiration doesn't end when the course does! There is an ongoing connection with the community of other Inspired Kids Yoga Teachers. We bounce ideas off each other; share resources; cross promote our classes and cheer on each other's successes and unique contributions.
You become part of a supportive tribe.
"The Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training has not only given me tools and the confidence to teach young children through to teenagers. It has also given me a fresh outlook on myself and teaching my adult students too. Love, love, loved everything about this course. Thank you and can't wait to share my teachings far and wide".
Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training Graduate & Level 2 Yoga Teacher
A venue you'll love...
Our Yoga space overlooks "Picnic Creek" at the tranquil Kondalilla Eco Resort, Montville/Flaxton, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia.
This charismatic venue is the perfect place to immerse in inspiration. It has been mindfully selected to ensure you are in the optimal learning environment to feel relaxed and ready to learn!
If you are visiting the Sunshine Coast, I highly recommend staying an extra day or two so you can enjoy the local delights of both beach and hinterland.
If you choose to stay onsite, it is just a short stroll back each afternoon to your very own treehouse. Nestled amongst the trees, you will wake up to the sounds of birds and can enjoy a morning rainforest walk before training each day.
The treehouse has a fireplace, spa bath, self contained kitchen and a really big, comfy bed with a view of the trees.
Get in quick- there are only 9 private treehouses available.
“I loved your training. I knew the quality would be there, as I love how you teach, but I did not expect to love the content as much as I did. I felt very inspired by everything that was presented to us. I had a fear that Kids Yoga was all about being silly and being a big kid, which is not really who I am. I prefer the deeper layers. I was really happy and surprised that there is a place for the deeper teaching of Yoga to children.”
Yoga Teacher & Primary School Teacher
My shout for lunch
Each day of training, we will feast on a plate of delicious lunch that is nutritious, vegetarian, gluten free, locally sourced; supercharged and made with love by The Wholefood Kitchen.
As we all have very different ideas about what constitutes a healthy breakfast, I'll leave that one up to you. For dinner, you can either prepare something in your own cabin kitchen or dine locally at the resort restaurant.
At afternoon tea, your tastebuds will be delighted by a scrumptious, sweet treat.
Herbal teas on offer all day!
Registration is voluntary, however it lifts the standards of the yoga teaching profession and boosts your options for teaching opportunities especially in school or clinical settings where professional registrations are the 'norm'.
Whilst, it is not a legal requirement to register as a Children's Yoga Teacher because Yoga is an unregulated industry, (that's a bit scary, huh?!) it is necessary that you get insurance and a "working with children safe card" (police checks/ "blue card").
Inspired Kids Yoga has aligned with an insurance company that will insure you after your training to teach what has been covered in the training.
Yoga Teachers are encouraged to fulfil the recommended hours outlined by the governing bodies for training standards- Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia. For this reason, Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training meets the guidelines for both Australian & International teaching standards.
Rest assured, that the quality and professionalism of your training is not compromised with Inspired Kids Yoga.
Read more about required qualifications; insurance & registration HERE on my frequently asked questions page.
"The Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training has absolutely changed my life.
There is so much wisdom and heart put into the course. I walked away feeling like I was overflowing with knowledge and passion and ideas. The training changed my life in my own yoga practice, my parenting choices, my confidence. Every aspect of my life has had an improvement.
And I credit that to Stacey for reminding me of my unique gifts and my soul's purpose. An absolutely wonderful, informative, inspiring, honest and heartfelt course. Thank you."
Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training Graduate
BONUS: Videos for inspiration
You will receive the "Light Up Little Lights" Kids Yoga Video series, which features on Food Matters TV & Gaia TV.
I wrote the engaging yoga sequences for this series, and in collaboration with Kirsti, who wrote the beautiful meditations, we created 3 DVDs, each with 3 classes & meditations.
Animal Series for ages 2-5
Imagination Series for ages 5-8
Chakra Series for ages 8-12s
That's 9 yoga and meditation classes to give you ideas and inspiration!
The training includes:
THREE inspiring training days with an experienced, qualified and registered Kids Yoga Teacher Trainer
Two printed & bound training manuals that includes photos; descriptions; templates & forms
A catered, wholesome & nutritious lunch each day
A certificate stating training hours that you can claim for CPD with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia
An option to upgrade to the full 95 hour Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Training certificate
"Light Up Little Lights Kids Yoga" videos to give you examples & inspiration
Help to find your unique style of how to teach inspiring Kids Yoga classes
A community of like- minded teachers to keep in touch with after the training
Your Investment $900 + GST
(Option for upfront payment or deposit + payment plan)
Want to have a human interaction to help you make your decision that this training is right for you?
Most concerns simply need clarification and some good old fashioned communication and I am here to make your journey into teaching yoga to kids and teens as smooth and joyful as possible.
Send an email and I will happily answer your questions either via email or over the phone if you prefer.