The training will cover infant and early childhood development and education on how practicing yoga can support the social, emotional and physical development, as well as overall contentment and comfort, of babies and toddlers, newborn through 2 years. Attendees will learn playful and developmentally appropriate movements, songs and pacing techniques to incorporate into a daycare routine, postnatal yoga class, or yoga class for babies and toddlers. Includes an illustrated manual, sample lessons, continuing education suggestions and a list of additional resources. 

Who should attend: 
The ChildLight Baby & Toddler Yoga Teacher Training is open to anyone interested in supporting the health and wellness of babies and toddlers, including:

•childcare professionals working with infants and toddlers
•yoga instructors wishing to offer mommy & me style classes
•children’s yoga instructors wishing to offer toddler classes
•child psychologists
•family therapists
•social workers
•occupational therapists
•physical therapists
•and any others who regularly work with infants and toddlers

The CLY Baby & Toddler Yoga training curriculum includes the following useful and time-tested information:

•supporting early childhood development with yoga
•infant and toddler friendly poses adapted for specific developmental stages, newborn to early preschool
•sequences for nap/bedtime, fussiness/colic, easing digestion, playtime and more
•songs, activities, and creative movement ideas
•best practices for teaching babies and toddlers
•strategies for including babies in postnatal yoga classes for mom
•strategies for including younger siblings in a  parent-child class for preschoolers
•class setting adaptations/considerations
•lesson planning
•prop suggestions
•tips for improvising
•behavior management techniques specific to toddlers and early preschoolers
•opportunities for both practice teaching and 'being' the child/student
•marketing and business tips
•thorough list of useful resources... and much more.

Training Schedule: 
The CLY Baby & Toddler Yoga Teacher Training is a 2-day intensive course. Specific hours will vary based on the availability of the host studio/training location (please check the schedule). There will be breaks for lunch and/or dinner, with local eatery suggestions provided. For those traveling from out of town, some lovely, reasonably-priced lodging suggestions can also be provided.  Please contact for lodging and travel details.

Certification Requirements:
Certification is optional. Requirements include the completion of a take-home exam and teaching 3 classes on your own. A detailed certification packet and tips for setting up community classes will be reviewed with the group at the close of the training. Candidates who successfully complete the certification process will be listed as Certified ChildLight Yoga Baby & Toddler Instructor on our website.

Tuition: $395 Early Bird Pricing (pay in full 4 weeks before the workshop) / $425

Instructor:  Rebecca Gitter

Baby & Toddler Yoga Teacher Training Course Includes:
•17 contact hours, 10 optional non-contact hours for certification
•Comprehensive, fully-illustrated ChildLight Yoga Baby & Toddler Instructor Manual
•Certification administration and materials, which include:
◦Listing on CLY's Find an Instructor Near You page with location and email contact link (upon optional completion of certification process)
◦Membership in the CLY Baby & Toddler Instructor community
CEUs, PDPs, and Yoga Alliance credit hours:
Registered yoga teachers are eligible for 17 continuing education contact hours through Yoga Alliance.

Professional Development Points (PDPs) and/or CEUs may also be available through your employer or credentialing organization. As each credentialing organization has their own requirements, you should confirm with them that your training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements. Application for accreditation from these organizations is your responsibility. Additional fees may be required.

Childlight Yoga

Baby & Toddler Teacher Training

For those who wish to share yoga with

babies & toddlers to 2 years of age.


Photo:  ChildLight Yoga

October 21-23, 2016
Friday  5-9p;, Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 9am-4pm

Learn to share yoga with babies and toddlers! Whether you are a parent, childcare professional, or a yoga instructor, if you work with babies or toddlers through 2 years old, this training will provide you with the tools and inspiration you need to successfully integrate yoga-based movement, songs, games, and relaxation into their day.

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