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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.
Whether you are a parent, childcare professional, yoga instructor, early intervention specialist, therapist or postpartum doula, this training is for you! You will gain the foundational education, tools and inspiration to offer enriching yoga-based movement, songs, games, and engaging new opportunities for parents and caregivers to bond with their little ones, OR incorporate what you learn into your current work supporting the development of babies and toddlers.
Our curriculum supports early childhood development, social, emotional, physical and overall contentment and comfort of babies and toddlers through play, song and movement-based activities. Attendees will leave with an illustrated manual filled with dozens of unique yoga-inspired activities, lesson planner, sample lessons, continuing education suggestions, a list of additional resources AND discounted access to a baby and toddler class video library!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This training is open to any adult interested in supporting the well-being and positive development of babies and toddlers, including childcare professionals, yoga instructors wishing to offer caregiver / mommy & me style classes (a wildly popular offering at yoga studios!), child psychologists, family therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pediatricians, postpartum doulas, parents and others who regularly work or live with infants and toddlers.
*We love babies and toddlers, however this training is for adults only. Little ones are invited to demo classes only. Nursing moms are always welcome.*
1. Explain the benefits of yoga-based activities for babies and toddlers and their caregivers.
2. Share developmentally appropriate yoga-based movements, simple breathwork, songs and rhythm in parent-child classes or with the children in your care.
3. Create well-rounded classes for babies and toddlers promoting physical, mental, social and emotional development.
4. Implement best practices for teaching and behavior management.
5. Integrate modifications and adaptations for a variety of class settings and student needs.
6. Find additional tools and resources for continued learning.
WHAT TO BRING
It is required that you bring a soft-bodied, infant-sized doll, ideally weighted in the middle. Plastic arms and legs are fine. There are many suitable brands and you may feel free to use something you already own. The following dolls are an excellent option and investment as they will serve well for demonstration purposes in your own classes:
• JC Toys 20” La Baby, available in various skin tones
•The My Sweet Love 20" Soft Baby
$425, includes 18 contact hours, comprehensive, fully-illustrated instructor manual and (optional) certification administration. Those who complete certification also earn ChildLight Yoga Instructor Circle membership. Click here for Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts which are available on a limited basis.
Participants must attend the required 18 contact hours. Candidates who attend all required training hours and successfully complete the certification process will be listed as a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor on our website.
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS
Trainings are valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.
Have you previously attended our Yoga for Babies and Toddlers Teacher Training and need a refresher? Retake this training for just $100. Bring your original manual or you may request an updated version at an additional cost.
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"Just completed my second training with CLY. Both the yoga & mindfulness for children and the babies and toddlers courses were excellent. As a pediatric physical therapist, I really appreciate courses with lots of practical tips, activities, and instructor expertise. Our trainer covered all the material and then some. The manuals are also an excellent resource. Definitely will be taking more Childlight trainings in the future! - Christine L.
"I am not a Yoga Student nor have I ever taken Yoga. I was introduced to the idea of teaching Yoga to the littles at an Early Childhood Conference in San Diego, California. I Googled 'Baby Yoga Certification' and Childlight Yoga came up. I read the description of what was offered in the trainings and looked at other options. I kept coming back to this site. It spoke to me as an Early Childhood Educator. To make a long story a little shorter I decided to take this training which was offered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. So I traveled all the way to Bethlehem and was not disappointed! The training was well worth it! The instructor Megan Morris was very welcoming and in the training I was never made to feel bad because I did not know much about Yoga. Megan was VERY knowledgeable and a calming influence to me....not only did I feel confident about going home and teaching Baby Yoga, I gained new knowledge about what it means to be still and relax in this hectic world.....I would recommend this and any training offered by Childlight Yoga to anyone! I can't believe how fast the 18 hours went by!!!! " ~ Lia B.
"This training was full of information, ideas, and resources. The manual and videos were inspiring, and the instructor was very knowledgeable. I gained tons of confidence to plan meaningful lessons, to adjust activities to the needs of the children, and to work with little ones and their families. I highly recommend this training!” ~ Alicia
"Love! Love! Love! it was a beautiful weekend! I loved the layout of the training, the sample classes, illustrated manual, videos, class planning, practice teaching was fabulous." ~ J.G.
"The manual is such a great resource - a mix of factual information and anecdotes." ~ H.G.
"This training was VERY well organized and full of practical information. It was wonderful to have such experienced instructors facilitating!! And, it was also tons of fun!" ~ L.B.
"I learned more here about child development than I did before having my son!" ~ A.R.
"There were so many specific resources provided that my toolbox is now full!" ~ S.H.
"LOTS of great ideas and tools for teaching infants and toddlers. A great combination of practice teach and learning. Also enjoyed the incorporation and discussion around child development!" ~ Y. B.
"Exceeded my expectations! I learned so much in just the first 3 hours. I knew I had received more than my money's worth. SO MANY IDEAS and so much practical information. I feel prepared to go ahead and plan classes. The manual is something I will use for planning all the time!" ~ E. K.
Om Baby Pregnancy & Parenting Center
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