Playful. Educational. Enlivening.

This is the NGY Kids Yoga + Mindfulness Basics Teacher Training

Using time-honored yoga practices and modern mindfulness techniques, teacher trainees learn to facilitate creative and educational experiences through a unique methodology that aligns with the developmental needs of children. No prior yoga experience is necessary; we will teach you what you need to know! 
Next Generation Yoga Teacher Yoga + Mindfulness Basics Teacher Training offers a variety of tools and strategies to empower you to create meaningful kids yoga and mindfulness experiences. Experienced trainers share their own passion for this work as they facilitate a fun and inspiring training curriculum. Trainees are given opportunities to interact and observe, to learn about what works for others, and to develop original strategies to bring benefits of yoga and mindfulness to children.

As a NGY Trainee, You’ll Receive…

  •  A comprehensive kids yoga and mindfulness manual with resources for classroom success and business development. 
  • An understanding of the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for kids and an explanation of the developmental needs and typical behavior of ages 2-12.
  • Instruction on how to plan, sequence, and execute amazing kids yoga classes and how to include fun extras like art activities, music, props, games, stories, breathwork, and relaxation techniques.  
  • Tips on how to include learning points into your teachings in order to support kids’ educational experiences and invoke their natural curiosities.
  • Classroom management techniques when a child doesn’t want to participate, how to change the energy level of a high energy or low energy class, and how to keep everyone safe in class.
  • Guidance for how to lead partner yoga to encourage opportunities for cooperation and communication between kids.
Upon finishing the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and have the opportunity to become a licensed Next Generation Yoga® Teacher and reap the benefits of our unique NGY Teacher Community!*

NGY Teacher Training for 2-12 Year Olds Is For You If…

  • You are an adult who loves kids and yoga.
  • You are an adult who loves kids and is curious about yoga. (No yoga experience is required.)
  • You are a parent/grandparent/guardian/caregiver looking for ways to bond with your children/grandchildren.
  • Your day job is in education as a teacher (preschool-early elementary), support specialist, before/after school care provider, counselor, therapist, administrator, or homeschooler.
  • You work as a pediatric physical, occupational, speech, or mental health therapist, nurse or doctor, and would like to bring some variety and new techniques to your therapeutic offerings.
  • You are a children’s librarian looking to provide unique story time experiences.
  • You are a yoga teacher who would like to diversify your teaching and business potential.
  • You offer other kinds of fun activities for children such as dance, martial arts, gymnastics, art, drama, camp, or sports. Yoga will have something to enhance your offerings!
  • You are a volunteer with children in a community or religious setting who wants to have more tools in the toolbox to keep kids focused and enthusiastic.

Your Investment…

  • Your investment covers tuition, registration, and materials fees. Select the teacher training(s) you’re interested in from our training schedule to view pricing and payment options. Interested in taking registering for multiple trainings together? Email us for bundle discounts!
  • Discounts may be available during early bird specials and for education professionals, students, and active military/veterans.

Continuing Ed…

  • The NGY Teacher Training for 2-12 Year Olds can be used as continuing ed (CE) hours for Yoga Alliance.

RCYS Curriculum…

  • This 20-hour Yoga Alliance approved training is part of the 95-hour NGY RCYS (Registered Children’s Yoga School) curriculum. In addition to this course, those wishing to pursue RCYT designation must complete Kids Yoga + Mindfulness for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults with Disabilities & Differences (25-hours), Kids Yoga + Mindfulness for Tweens & Teens, (25-hours), and Advanced Kids Yoga + Mindfulness to total 95-hours of training with NGY. For more info, visit HERE.
*additional service charges apply for payment plan options

What NGY Grads are Saying…

If you would like to connect with a graduate of the Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training to find out about their certification experience and the NGY Teacher Community, visit the Find a Teacher directory.

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I feel 100% ready to go out into the world and teach Yoga to children because of my training with Next Generation Yoga!

~ Samantha Howard, Empower Joy

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As a Yoga instructor and someone who works in education, I am so grateful for the tools and inspiration provided to me by the NGY Teacher Training!

~ Paige Sturts, Mindful Movement Breaks for Students


My cup runneth over! Don’t think I will ever run out of ideas. So awesome.

~ Michelle Smith

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