Do you love working with children? Do you love yoga? Join us in spreading the benefits of yoga to kids across the nation! Become a Young Warriors trained kid yoga teacher!
Young Warriors Kid Yoga Teacher Trainings include:
- Philosophy and benefits of kid yoga
- General framework for instruction: poses, breath work, games, and music
- Yoga format instruction for specific classes: Tot, Pre-K, Kid,Tween and Family Yoga
- Meditation and stillness for children
- Overview of Adaptive Yoga for Children
- Classroom management techniques
- Business of Kid Yoga
- All trainees will receive a detailed manual filled with tips, tricks, and helpful resources
- Trainees will observe numerous kid yoga classes to enhance their learning and build practical skills from real-life experience
Why Young Warriors?
Young Warriors provides, shares, and guides yoga for children. The yoga we teach is play-based movement intended to stretch children both on and off of the mat. We are also one of the most established kid yoga programs and have trained hundreds of people to successfully teach kid yoga. Participants do not need any prior yoga certification or teaching experience. All you need is a love for children and a desire to help share the benefits of kids yoga with your community!
Participants do not need any prior yoga certification or teaching experience.
All you need is a love for children and a desire to help share the benefits of kids yoga with your community!
Investment: $425 (including $50 non-refundable deposit).
View upcoming trainings below.
San Diego, CA: January 27-29, 2017
Denver, CO: March 17-19, 2017
Children's Yoga Teacher Training Collaborative
Looking to complete your 95 hour Yoga Alliance Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification? Young Warriors is a member of the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Collaborative (CYTTC)! The CYTTC allows trainees to choose from a variety of 95-hour tracks, consisting of the most outstanding children’s yoga teacher trainings in the world. Rather than being limited to one path and one or two trainers, our students have the opportunity to choose the combination of coursework and trainers that are right for them.
Who is this training for?
If you love working with kids and you love yoga this training is for YOU! Parents, educators, yoga instructors, therapists and those who are interested in incorporating yoga in their work with children are all regular attendees in our Young Warriors trainings.
Do I need any prior experience or certifications?
Nope! While we do recommend at least some experience practicing yoga, no prior teacher training or certifications are required.
What kind of certification will I receive?
Upon completion of this training you will be a certified children’s yoga teacher with 25 hours of training. If you wish to continue your children’s yoga education and/or become a 95 hour CCYT (Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance we recommend accruing additional hours through the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Collaborative.
Meet the InstructorsTraining is led by Certified Kid Yoga Instructors Samy Mattei & Danielle Barbeau-Cook and will include guest lectures from a few of our favorite experts in music, art and child development.
DANIELLE BARBEAU COOK
Danielle is a mama, yoga teacher, studio owner and lover of movement. Danielle grew up near Boulder, CO. As the daughter of an elementary school teacher and oldest of three, there has never been a time in her life when kids didn’t surround her! She spent many years as a nanny, youth leader, after school program counselor and university advisor. Practicing yoga has been a regular part of Danielle’s life since she was 18. At that young age, Danielle quickly discovered that yoga not only complemented her active lifestyle, it helped her get out of her head and feel comfortable in her own skin. After completing her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2010, learning to teach yoga for children was a natural next step. In her classes, Danielle emphasizes the breath and creates a nurturing, safe space for students of all ages. She loves that in yoga – as we twist, bend and flip upside-down (with or without kiddos) – we can reconnect with the play and fearlessness of childhood. As a mama, Danielle is passionate incorporating the skills we practice on the mat – mindfulness, balance, patience, flexibility, strength – in daily life with her little ones.
Danielle holds teaching certificates from Young Warriors and Rainbow Kids Yoga. She is a lead instructor for Young Warriors Kid Yoga Teacher Trainings and owner of The River Power Vinyasa Yoga in Denver, CO. She looks forward to being a part of your journey in sharing yoga with children.
Guest Expert Instructors
Expert in Child Development
Katie is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 22 years of direct clinical experience. She feels very lucky to work in a field she passionately believe makes a positive difference in people’s lives. Katie specializes in Trauma, Child Loss and Pediatric Psychology (chronic/terminal illnesses – AIDS/Oncology, PTSD, Burn Injuries). She also works with children with developmental Issues. Katie believes yoga had an invaluable place in healing and a child’s physical, mental, and emotional development.
Expert in Music and Yoga
My name is Matthew “Rasta” Nava and I am here to, “Spread love like wildfire!” The journey of Yoga began for me 4 years ago at a time when I was broken and lost, and it has made my life sweeter as each day passes. I have been a first grade teacher, a music teacher, and now a yoga teacher! Nothing brings me more joy than sharing my passion for yoga with the youth. My classes include music, movement, yoga, chanting, meditation, and affirmations. When I am not doing yoga, I am drumming, or writing! I facilitate drum circles, and am working on getting a series of children’s books out to the masses to lead my journey on spreading love on a large scale! I am supported by my love of my life Amy Nava, my 5 year old son Elijah, and daughter Shakti! Together we are Nava Peace Tribe!
Expert in Art
As a former Elementary School teacher in North Carolina, Kristina has always had a passion for exploring children’s curiosities about the world with young learners. She is currently the Manager of Teacher & School Outreach Programs at the Denver Art Museum and has been teaching kids yoga at the River since May 2014. Kristina sees the yoga studio as a place that honors children and empowers their creativity with movement, story, and art making.