Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training

Mindful Child Aerial Yoga is the premier kid’s yoga teacher training in Kansas City. Our certification program is endorsed by one of the most reputable sources, the Yoga Alliance, and covers all aspects of yoga for children from ages 2 to 18. All individuals are welcome to apply, and for those who already have their RYT-200 or higher, you will be eligible to earn the specialty RCYT designation. For Yoga Alliance RYT’s and E-RYT’s, each course offers a continuing education credit of 25 hours.

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The Benefits of Our Kids Yoga Teacher Training

  • Techniques and strategies taught are based on the latest neuroscience research.

  • Teaches social-emotional learning and important coping skills, while having fun.

  • The training is taught by a child psychologist with over 25-years of experience working with children

  • It is a mindfulness-based, backed by evidence, with a focus on child development.

Our Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training is Endorsed by Therapists and Doctors in Kansas City

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Module 1

Mindfulness & Children’s Yoga

This kid’s yoga teacher training helps participants gain a better understanding of the relationship between the body, brain, and nervous system. It also teaches how yoga and mindfulness can support self-regulation. Participants will learn the tools needed to help children use their breathing as a way to remain calm. The course also focuses on teaching individuals the best ways to improve a child’s focus, concentration, and self-confidence through aerial yoga. This course will help children providing participants with creative ways to use yoga.

What you will learn:
  • Ways to safely instruct children’s yoga classes based on developmental level

  • To instruct kids and teens on basic poses and mindful practices/movement that facilitate self-regulation and self-esteem

  • Breathing exercises for reducing stress and anxiety

  • Lesson planning best practices for creating successful, engaging classes

  • Engaging ways to introduce mindfulness to reduce tension and stress

  • Creative yoga and mindfulness games

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Module 2

Mindfulness & Yoga for Sensory,
Trauma and Special Needs

Yoga and mindfulness can significantly improve a child’s emotional, neurological, physical, and cognitive growth. Yoga can improve the negative effects of stress, developmental challenges, trauma, and mental health disorders. Through proper kid’s yoga teacher training, individuals will learn how to utilize therapeutic movement as a way to work with children that are dealing with multiple diagnoses. Visualization and relaxation techniques will also be instilled to help children become more emotionally resistant.

What you will learn:
  • Participants will learn to utilize yoga/therapeutic movement and incorporate this practice into their work with children with a variety of diagnoses.

  • Learn the principles and tools needed to address and support symptoms of trauma for youth.

  • Ways to modify and sequence yoga classes for children with diagnoses such as ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, Stress, Learning Disabilities, Downs Syndrome, Trauma, and Developmental Delays.

  • Yoga games specifically designed for increasing focus and reducing hyperactivity.

  • Yoga poses with modification and suggestions for engagement and safety engaging mindfulness practices to support self-awareness and self-regulation.

  • Visualization and relaxation techniques to support emotional resilience.


Module 3

Mindfulness & Yoga: Advanced
Teaching Concepts for Children

Yoga is much more advanced than stretching and poses, especially for children. Child-focused yoga is designed to improve the whole health of a child. The training emphasizes the importance of healthy living and social-emotional learning. It will help individuals provide fun ways to incorporate yoga in a child’s life. Classroom-friendly techniques that support regulation, awareness, and promote learning will be reviewed. Additionally, this session will emphasize the importance of learning healthy mindful eating techniques.

In this training, you will:
  • Expand your knowledge of the brain and nervous system and how it relates to yoga.

  • Discuss research-backed ways to dissipate behavior issues and enhance cognitive processing during yoga classes.

  • Practice new yoga and mindfulness-based activities.

  • Discuss yogic philosophy and ethics and how to apply it to children’s yoga classes.

  • Deepen your understanding of anatomy and physiology in relation to exercise and children’s yoga.

  • Learn healthy mindful eating techniques and why they are important to add to children’s classes.


All Kids Yoga Teacher Training Programs Include…


18 contact hours and 7 non-contact hours, a comprehensive Mindful Child instructor’s manual, lesson plans, community Facebook group for continuing sharing of resources, support, advice, and more. All recommended resources and other teaching materials will be available for viewing at the training session.



The Mindful Child levels provide 18 contact hours plus 7 non-contact hours for each level. Each participant seeking the 95-hour designation must register for the 95-application/mentorship, which provides teachers with the last 20 hours needed to register with Yoga Alliance.

**Please note, when signing up online, processing fees may apply. Your registration holds a limited space in our training. All paid fees are non-refundable. As Mindful Child Aerial Yoga offers proprietary information and trademarked intellectual property, we require that participants in this program will not open a children’s yoga facility or studio within a 50-mile radius of any Kansas City-based Mindful Child Aerial Yoga Studio owned by Dr. Tracy L. Daniel without explicit written permission from Mindful Child Aerial Yoga.


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