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Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training 2023/2024

 Kids Yoga, Children's Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training, Online courses, yoga for kids, online kids yoga classes, online children's yoga

Do you love being with kids?

 

Are you passionate about their wellbeing and want to them to experience the same life changing benefits of yoga that you have felt?

 

Perhaps consider signing up for a Yoga Teacher Training. 

There are EIGHT options to choose from to suit your needs & meet your goals so that you can confidently teach yoga to kids and teens. 

Enquire if you aren't sure.

 

If you are ready to inspire kids with the tools of yoga, apply now & get started! 

Who is this training for?

 Kids Yoga, Children's Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training, Online courses, yoga for kids, online kids yoga classes, online children's yoga

💙 Yoga Teachers wanting to teach children & teens or be a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance 

 

​🩵 Allied Health professionals 

💙 ​​Mental Health professionals

 

🩵 ​​Nurses; pathology; health professionals 

 

​💙 Educatorsearly learning; kindy; primary; secondary; support; tutors

 

🩵 Life coaches wanting to coach children/ families 

💙 Caring adults who wish to share tools with kids they care about

🩵 You? 

More than just Kids Yoga

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Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in mental health issues in kids and teens. There has also been a noticeable shift in the way that adults attend training courses.  For that reason, Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training has adapted to meet the needs of this ever changing landscape of Kids Yoga Teacher Training and offers BOTH the ancient wisdom of Yoga AND the lessons from modern, behavioural sciences about how to best approach anxiety and dysregulated behaviour.

 

Whether you want to facilitate yoga classes or 1:1 sessions for children and teens; become a RCYT; or simply offer yoga tools to help the kids in your life~  there is an option for you. 

The inspirational training is a blend of: 

💙 Yoga Tools including breathing; meditation; mindfulness; restorative yoga poses; guided relaxation; therapeutic movements; massage; mindful art & craft

🩵 Yoga Teaching frameworks to give you the confidence to plan engaging classes that weave in the depth of the teachings of Yoga.

 

💙 Additional training for early childhood; teens; kids with Autism; trauma informed practices; workshops and 1:1 sessions

 

​🩵 Understanding emotional regulation and the way the nervous system responds to stress and anxiety

 

💙 How children and teens can build emotional intelligence and resilience

 

🩵 "Educate" sessions to help you understand WHY the tools work

 

💙 Group discussions; practice teaching and feedback

 

🩵 Optional additional face to face training to practice teaching the poses; breathing; games and group activities

What training graduates say...

Listen to what graduates from the Calm Coach Training in June 2023

had to say about their experience and take- aways

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There are EIGHT options to choose from, depending on your available study time and your desired outcome.

 

Check the flow chart below. Request a copy to be sent to you to help you make your decision. We are here to help you find the best option to suit your needs, so ask any questions: hello@inspiredkidsyoga.com.au 

 

If you aren't sure, start with Calm Coach Level 1. That is the start point for ALL of the options so you have to do that anyway. It is completely online, work at your own pace with no assessments.  Try it and if you love it and want more, you can upgrade! 

For those of you living close to the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia, there is the opportunity to join a face to face training in February 2024 to add on to the online modules. 

 

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Option 1: Calm Coach Level 1

* Tools to help kids feel calm, including breathing, movement, mindfulness, meditation

* Understand anxiety; how the nervous system works

* How to implement the tools & why they work

FORMAT:  Online (Work at your own pace)

DURATION: 5 hours

EXPERIENCE: no prior experience needed, open to all

COST: $188 (inc GST) 

AFTER: A great place to get started so you can help kids immediately with calm tools & co-regulation

Option 2: Calm Coach Level 2

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* Calm Coach Level 1 PLUS 

* Modules in Early Childhood & Teens

* Framework for how to facilitate workshops

* 5 online group calls to practice the tools & discuss 

FORMAT:  Online videos (Work at your own pace)

+ 5 online group calls (90 minutes, starting 21/2/24) 

DURATION: 22 hours (11 hr videos + 7 hr calls + 4 hr assessment)

EXPERIENCE: Calm Coach Level 1

COST: $888 (inc GST) 

AFTER: Facilitate small group workshops in calm tools

Option 3: Calm Coach Level 3

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* Calm Coach Level 2 PLUS 

* Additional modules in Autism; Trauma; Therapeutic art; coaching kids in emotional intelligence 

* Framework for how to facilitate 1:1 sessions

* Additional 5 online group calls 

* 1 x one on one mentorship call to help you get started

*  Practice teaching with REAL kids

*  Reflective practice

*  Certificate of completion 

FORMAT:  Online videos (Work at your own pace)

+ 10 online group calls (90 minutes, starting 21/2/24) 

DURATION: 70 hours 

EXPERIENCE: Calm Coach Level 2

COST: $2222 (inc GST) Payment plans available

AFTER: Facilitate small group workshops & 1:1 sessions 

 

Option 4: Kids Yoga Online Level 1

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* Calm Coach Level 1 PLUS

* Learn yoga poses; games & how to teach a class 

FORMAT:  Online videos (Work at your own pace)

DURATION: 15 hours (videos watch in your own time) 

EXPERIENCE: Have a yoga practice

COST: $444 (inc GST) 

AFTER: Get started with kids yoga classes 

 

Option 5: Kids Yoga Online Level 2

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* Calm Coach Level 2 PLUS

* Learn yoga poses; games & how to teach a class 

* Additional modules in Kids Yoga techniques & theories

FORMAT:  Online videos (Work at your own pace, starting 22/1/24)

DURATION: 30 hours (videos watch in your own time + 5 group calls  starting 21/2/24

EXPERIENCE: Calm Coach Level 2

COST: $999 (inc GST) 

AFTER: Teach kids yoga classes & workshops for children aged from two to teen

 

Option 6: Kids Yoga Level 2 with face to face

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* Calm Coach Level 2 PLUS

* Additional modules in Kids Yoga techniques & theories

* Frameworks for how to structure a Kids Yoga class 

* TWO days face to face training for prac teaching

FORMAT:  Online videos (Work at your own pace)

+ face to face (Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. Feb 10/11, 2024) 

DURATION: 50 hours (32 hr videos + 15 hr face to face + assessments). This meets Yoga Australia standards for a Childrens Yoga Teacher Training)

EXPERIENCE: Calm Coach Level 1

COST: $1388 (inc GST) 

AFTER: Teach kids yoga classes & workshops for children aged from two to teen

 

Option 7: Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT 95)

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* Calm Coach Level 3 (includes: modules in breathing; emotional regulation; meditation; relaxation; early childhood; teens; Autism; trauma; therapeutic art; coaching kids in emotional intelligence; frameworks for how to facilitate workshops & 1:1 sessions; 10 online group mentorship calls; 1 x one on one mentorship call; practice teaching with REAL kids; reflective practice)

PLUS

* Additional modules in Kids Yoga techniques & theories

* Frameworks for how to structure a Kids Yoga class 

* TWO days face to face training for prac teaching

FORMAT:  Online videos (Work at your own pace) + online group mentorship calls + 1:1 call + prac teaching +  face to face (Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. Feb 10/11, 2024) 

DURATION: 98 hours 

EXPERIENCE: Yoga Teacher (200 hour) 

COST: $2888 (inc GST) 

AFTER: Register with Yoga Alliance as a RCYT; teach yoga classes for kids & teens; kindy yoga classes; run workshops; facilitate 1:1 Calm Coach sessions

Option 8: Face to face workshop- Sunshine Coast

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* TWO days face to face training for prac teaching

FORMAT:  face to face

(Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. Feb 10/11, 2024) 

DURATION: 15 hours 

EXPERIENCE: Childrens Yoga Teacher certificate; Calm Coach Level 2; Inspired Kids Yoga Level 1

COST: $444 (inc GST) 

AFTER: Earn CPD points; get inspired with new ideas; feel confident in teaching kids yoga

 

The changing landscape of Kids Yoga over 2 decades

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The landscape of kids yoga sure has changed since I started teaching back in 2005. Here's a quick overview of the timeline of Inspired Kids Yoga to show you how we got to where we are in 2023. 

 

2005:  When it was all about getting kids to be active; play games; do fun yoga poses and end the class with a little bit of calm breathing and relaxation. 

2012: I was one of three registered Children's Yoga Teacher Training Schools in Australia. Training started with a 3 day course and students could add on modules of their choice to make up their hours to either the 50 hours required in Australia or the 95 hours for Yoga Alliance registration. There was a lot of interest in learning regulation tools for schools; integrating children with additional needs and meditative practices to help kids slow down. After certifying over 100 teachers, the demand changed... 

2019:   The Yoga Teacher Training market felt saturated. I found that I was getting more enquiries and enrolments from professionals who work with children- teachers; early childhood educators; OTs; nurses and even parents who were desperate for tools to help children who were anxious, overwhelmed; Autistic; not able to regulate or cope with life. I opened up the training to include them.

2020  I created a series of single day workshops for professionals who work with children. Then the lockdowns happened and
the in person trainings were affected.
My children's hospital program "Calm Fairies" was due to expand with new staff, but we couldn't get anyone new into hospitals due to lockdowns. Everything shifted to online. I started recording and editing short online courses. I launched Calm Coach Training which is a combination of those short online courses with mentorship calls on zoom. This was originally designed to train up hospital Calm Fairies, but I opened it up to anyone who was aligned. 

2021   The 65 hour Calm Coach Training ran twice more and was an INSPIRATIONAL experience for us all! A new group of 95 hr RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher graduates had now completed their training that started back in 2020. 

2022   Screen fatigue! By now, most people were OVER online training and wanted to come back to face to face training. My training venue had closed. I needed a physical break. Across the globe, the market had changed. The cost of training had dropped significantly. Those that did want online training, didn't want to pay the full value of the training. There were lots of online courses and copycat training schools - most not registered. I needed a break from the "Yoga Industry". I decided to focus on what brought me happiness and focused on the online Calm Coach training; teacher mentorship; weekly classes for tweens & teens;  Calm Fairies hospital visits; private clients. I also facilitated over 40 workshops for kindy teachers all over the state. 

2023      I built the Calm Fairies app and inducted two new Calm Fairies into two new hospitals. I was adamant that I wouldn't run any Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training so I could focus on Calm Coach; Calm Fairies and the kindy teacher workshops... but the email enquiries kept coming! Many of you reached out asking about doing the 95 hour RCYT training online whilst others wanted to do shorter courses with less commitment to "just get the tools" you need. So I sat with it. I reimagined it. And here it is!   

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Inspired Kids Yoga Values

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Although the training formats have changed over the years, the embodied values have remained the same.

 

Inspiring: To inspire is to breathe in fresh new energy. I want to inspire you to meet parts of yourself you may not have met yet and find your true potential. 

Authentic:  Real talk, with real people. I will be "me" and encourage you to be "you". That is the greatest gift we can offer the world- to be our unique selves.

 

Heartfelt:  As a deeply sensitive person, I feel things deeply and come from the heart. Life's challenges have gifted me empathy. 

Quality:  With a focus on QUALITY over quantity, the smaller groups invite an intimate training experience where you are not lost amongst the crowd, you can ask questions, practice teaching, receive feedback and be a part of a supportive community after the training. Content is updated regularly to ensure up to date research and practices are included.  

Community:  There is a warm, friendly tone throughout the group calls. There is lots of encouragement from the group and ongoing support during and after the training. 

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"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."

~Jordana

Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

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A FREE Taste Tester Video

Calm Coach Level 1 is the starting point because it covers all of the nuts and bolts of understanding how to marry together the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern research of neuroscience + co-regulation + coaching + trauma-informed somatic practices.

 

If you're curious about what goes on inside of Calm Coach Training, this FREE 30 minute video covers: 

  • a yoga flow to warm up the spine (for kids AND adults PLUS how to adapt it for kids under 5)

  • an overview of the nervous system and the impact on kids' behaviour 

  • an overview of coaching emotional intelligence

  • an easy exercise to integrate the brain

  • the feather breath technique

  • AND the popular PIZZA MASSAGE! 

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"You deliver content in such an informative and easy to understand way. The PDF notes are great. I'm so eager for the next modules." 

~Lara

Kids Aerial Yoga & Yoga Teacher

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About Your Training Facilitator  - Stacey

Stacey Louise is one of Australia's most experienced and inspirational Children's Yoga Teachers. 

 

Prior to teaching Children's Yoga in 2005, she was teaching kid's fitness classes; studying to be an early years primary school teacher, and working on set on a children's TV show at Network TEN. 

Working in children's hospital wards for over 18 years, Stacey founded the "Calm Fairies" hospital program, where paediatric patients are guided through calming activities during their hospital stay. 

Using her experience in Children's TV, Stacey produced a series of kids yoga DVDs which sold all over Australia and features on Gaia TV. In 2021, Peppa Pig invited Stacey to create a yoga class for the Peppa Pig You Tube channel. 

Since 2012, Stacey has been training Yoga Teachers to specialise in Children's Yoga, through her Registered Children's Yoga Teacher Training School, "Inspired Kids Yoga". A high number of enquiries for the training came from professionals who work with children. This led to a series of workshops being created that included the best TOOLS of yoga, without having to do an entire Yoga Teacher Training. These workshops were turned into online courses during COVID lockdown. 

In 2022 & 2023, Stacey has delivered over 80 workshops created specifically for kindy teachers, around Queensland.

Stacey is passionate about sharing the practices that have helped her so much through her life and aims to make training as practical, authentic, down to earth and whole-hearted as possible. She has a gift for helping you shine your special qualities into the sessions that you facilitate with children. 

Got questions? 
Check the Frequently Asked Questions page

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"Thank you Stacey for being such a wonderful facilitator. All of your training is so thorough and comprehensive.

I have loved the content and the format of the Calm Coach training.

 

The flexibility of the short model videos and detailed training notes, make them easy to watch, practice and implement as you go along.

The training platform is great, being able to access and rewatch modules on demand such a valuable resource."

Marjorie

Calm Coach graduate, 95hr RCYT Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher

Applications for 2023/2024 training open
Nov 1, 2023

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