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Children's Yoga Teacher Training

JuLY 7, 2017 - August 13, 2017
at Westlake and WestGate


Do you have a passion for Children's Health and Well-Being? Do you teach children or teens and want to find an engaging and holistic way to help them become more focused, fit, and calm? Do you practice yoga and want to share the benefits of yoga with your children or students? If so, this course can help you discover the joyful world of Children's Yoga.


The first module of our training is designed for:

  • Teachers, preschool teachers, camp counselors, fitness trainers and recreational center staff who want to offer yoga as part of their academic or recreational curriculum.
  • Physical and occupational therapists, counselors, residential treatment staff and social workers who want to use the tools of yoga as a caring and healing modality.
  • Parents and caregivers who practice yoga and want to share its benefits with the children in their lives.
  • 200-hour Registered Teachers who want to offer Children’s Yoga classes.
  • Interested students (with the instructor’s permission.)
  • Teachers seeking their 500-hour certification, and/or who want register for Module 2, Teaching Children’s Yoga: Refining Your Skills, and fulfill the requirements for Yoga Alliance’s Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) designation.

This program is designed to give you the skills and confidence to teach children aged from 2 to 13 years old, and features seasoned faculty who will focus on making classes content-rich and fun while putting the principles of yoga into action. Using experiential tools such as group teaching, role playing and games, in this course you will learn:

  • Postures and breathing practices for children
  • How to structure a class, and create a class around a theme
  • Classroom management tools and skills
  • Age-appropriate games, songs and activities
  • How to teach meditation and mantra to children
  • How to introduce the concept of self-care
  • How to create a children’s yoga afternoon workshop

Additionally, there will be special presentations on the topics of Stress in Children, Conscious Parenting, Family Yoga, and The Importance of Sleep.

MODULE I Schedule, Classes are from 9:30am - 5:30pm at Yoga Yoga Westlake and WestGate*



JULY 7 - 9




JULY 21 - 23


This course is a prerequisite for Teaching Children’s Yoga: Refining Your Skills that will meet over 2 weekends in July and August. 
*1 hour lunch break



Yoga Yoga’s Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is designed to help you confidently work with a whole new group of students in an emerging and fast-growing field. The program teaches the foundations of instructing children of many ages, from two years old through high school. Using role playing and games as instructional tools, our training is experiential in approach.

Our curriculum emphasizes:

  • Determining age-appropriate developmental needs
  • Using Eastern and Western anatomy as it applies to growing bodies
  • Employing techniques for instructing children with special needs
  • Exercising behavior management through positive reinforcement
  • Developing fun, creative sequences, lesson plans, and games
  • Establishing a repertoire of music, songs, chants, and visualizations
  • Building your own business as a children’s yoga teacher

This 95-hour program is open to all yoga teachers who love kids and are interested in teaching kids, and yoga teachers who have completed or are completing a 200 hour teacher training program may use this training to qualify for a Yoga Alliance’s Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) designation. The program may be also used as elective hours in Yoga Yoga’s 500 Hour Teacher Training program. Children’s yoga training can make a valuable addition to the career skills of teachers, physical and occupational therapists, fitness trainers, day care providers, counselors, social workers, residential treatment and recreational center staff, and camp counselors.

MODULE II Schedule, CLASSES ARE FROM 9:30AM - 6:00PM at Yoga Yoga WestLAKE*



July 28 - 30




AUGUST 11 - 13


*1 hour lunch break

Required Books:

  • Yoga for Children by Lisa Flynn
  • Smart Moves by Carla Hannaford
  • Whole Brain Child by Dan Seigel


If you are a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and are interested in becoming a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher please contact Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, training@yogayoga.com or (512) 326-2273, to learn how this course can apply. To receive your Advanced Training credit: you will register through Yoga Yoga Teacher Training, not through this web page. Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT), apply these hours towards your CEU requirements. After the completion of your program and 30 children’s yoga teaching hours, you may register with Yoga Alliance® as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT).

The 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) training is $995.

Customized payment plans are available for all courses that we offer.

For more information and to enroll contact us at (512) 326-2273 or email training@yogayoga.com.


Teaching faculty

DeLora Frederickson (Lead Teacher)


A graduate of the renowned Radiant Child Yoga Program (Levels One and Two), DeLora Fredrickson has taught children’s yoga for the last 10 years in educational settings, treatment facilities, yoga studios and private sessions. In addition to her ERYT-500 training which spans both Hatha and Kundalini traditions, she is also an Experienced Children’s and Prenatal 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She specializes in pre-and post-natal, children’s and family yoga. She also specializes in postpartum pelvic floor health and wellness.

DeLora has trained extensively with renowned birth, children and yoga professionals such as Leslie Howard, Sue Elkind, Leslie Lytle, Judith Lasater, Kim West, Pam England, Virginia Bobro, Lanelle Coultas, Seane Corn, Sadie Nardini, Leslie Kaminoff, Paul Grilley, and Shakta Kaur Khalsa. She currently teaches at Yoga Yoga, the Austin Area Birthing Center and The Olive Tree Learning Center, while serving as a lead teacher in Yoga Yoga’s 200-Hour Hatha Flow Program. She is currently training as a Yoga Therapist.

Stacey Loop

Stacey Loop

Stacey combines her professional background in Special Education and her advanced training as a Viniyoga Hatha Teacher to welcome students to the rich teachings of yoga. She was drawn to Viniyoga, which means appropriate application, because of the science of integrated sequencing and the art of teaching to the individual. Her primary teachers in the Viniyoga lineage of Krishnamacharya are national teachers, Gary Kraftsow and Chase Bossart. Through their guidance, she has a deep understanding of outer (physical) and inner (philosophical and physiological) teachings of yoga according to the ancients. Yoga is a “living tradition” that thrives as it is passed from teacher to student. Transformation occurs as one develops the conscious linking of breath to movement. You will find Stacey teaching Hatha Beginner’s Series, Hatha Star, Gentle, private lessons and special topic classes.

Stacey is a certified Viniyoga teacher at the 500 hour level as well as holding a Hatha 200 hour certification through Yoga Yoga’s Teacher Training. She is also certified in the Yoga for the Special Child Level One program and in Yoga Ed (K-8th). She has developed yoga curriculum in schools and recently taught children, teens and adults for the Down’s Syndrome Association of Central Texas.

Laura "Kirtan" Marcotte

Laura Kirtan

Laura took the Radiant Child training in 2003 and began teaching yoga to students in the Eanes, Lake Travis and Austin public schools. During this time she began teaching public classes to children and teens at local Yoga Studios. In 2005 she wrote the yoga curriculum for AISD K-5 as part of Physical Education. Laura has been a guest speaker at The University of Texas, Austin, where she discussed how to bring yoga into the class room with future PE and classroom teachers. In 2007 she wrote the yoga section of the Functional Fitness curriculum that is a PE option for AISD High School students. Laura worked at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, as an OT, teaching yoga, meditation, and life skills to teens and adults in the Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Unit. Over the years she has taught Yoga to thousands of children. Laura is the mother of two sons who inspired her efforts to share the benefits of yoga with young adults.


If you find yourself unable to attend a training, please alert us as soon as possible.Cancellations 21 or more days prior to start of this program will receive a full refund.Cancellations 8-20 days prior to start of a training can receive a refund minus a 20% penalty.Students can transfer into a future Core Course, Kundalini Level 2 or Specialty program at any time prior to the start date of the course without penalty.If a student does not meet the attendance requirements of the course, they will be required to retake the full course to receive credit, and will be charged a $50 transfer fee.

Please contact Teacher Training Admissions at training@yogayoga.com or call 512-326-2273 to initiate a cancellation.