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YogaKids International Inc.

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19135 U.S. 12

New Buffalo, MI, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

ENGLISH

About YogaKids International Inc.

Endorsed by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Jean Houston, Ph.D., YogaKids is the world's original training program for kids yoga teachers. . Our mission is to promote peace, healthy life-style, self-empowerment and a fun, effective way of learning to children....

Endorsed by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Jean Houston, Ph.D., YogaKids is the world's original training program for kids yoga teachers. . Our mission is to promote peace, healthy life-style, self-empowerment and a fun, effective way of learning to children. Unlike yoga for adults, the YogaKids program specifically supports the capacities of children of all ages. . The idea of yoga, breathing and mindfulness as powerful tools for change in the classroom began in 1986 by Marsha Wenig while teaching poetry to children in a Los Angeles elementary school. After years of research, the study of numerous educators such as John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, Magda Gerber and Howard Gardner, along with lessons gleaned from hundreds of children, the company was founded in 1991 with one simple idea; help kids make a better world through yoga. . The YogaKids training program has influenced the lives of thousands of graduates, certified teachers and has revolutionized the way yoga is taught to children. Recognized three times by the Parents’ Choice Awards, our videos and other products have introduced more than a million children, their families and through them their communities, to the peace that yoga brings.

CREATING YOGAKIDS TEACHERS
The first YogaKids DVD revolutionized the way yoga is taught to children and created a demand for the founders’ unique skills. As a result, YogaKids became the first yoga-for-children training company, offering workshops to educators, parents, and child-focused professionals. YogaKids has developed a preeminent certification process creating a global network of highly-trained facilitators who bring classes, programs, and trainings to communities and schools. Find out more about our certification process.

YOGA IN THE CLASSROOM
In 2006, the company launched the YogaKids Tools for Schools Program. Designed for children ages 5-12, the program provides educators with tools to educate the “whole child.” Integrating yoga into the classroom setting helps students excel academically, socially, and physically. Indiana and Purdue Universities studied the program and concluded: “Yogakids Tools for Schools has a significant positive effect on the academic achievement, general health, personal attributes, and relationships of students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

GIVING THE POWER OF YOGA
In 2009, the founders of YogaKids created a non-profit organization called Go Give Yoga. The organization’s current international work is in Haiti, where teams of volunteer yoga teachers work directly with extremely impoverished children. By educating, empowering and transforming communities-in-need through yoga, Go Give Yoga breathes life, light and love into the lives of children on a global scale.

THE FUTURE OF YOGAKIDS
YogaKids has over 175 official kid-friendly poses -- and is continually developing new products and programs to enrich the lives of children worldwide. By combining movement and education, YogaKids makes learning about one’s self and the world fun, fascinating, and fulfilling. Join our mission today and discover how you can change your life with the YogaKids program.

First Registered February 2011

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: severine GRIZIAUX May 19, 2021
    Training Program held on Aug 01, 2020—Aug 07, 2020

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Megan Guidry Apr 29, 2021
    Training Program held on Feb 17, 2019—Feb 23, 2019

    Thank you for being the starting point of my new purpose-filled life!

    • General Comments

      Thank you for being the starting point of my new purpose-filled life!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Mandi Altepeter Jul 20, 2020
    Training Program held on Jul 15, 2019—Jul 21, 2019

    I loved my entire training with YogaKids. Module 1 set me up to begin teaching right away, but then Module 2 deepened my knowledge and Module 3 left me super inspired and confident.

    • General Comments

      I loved my entire training with YogaKids. Module 1 set me up to begin teaching right away, but then Module 2 deepened my knowledge and Module 3 left me super inspired and confident.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Anoo Mammen Jan 10, 2020
    Training Program held on Jul 16, 2018—Jul 22, 2018

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

      I loved how clearly the various objectives were outlined and how well they were achieved.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 4 = Mostly
      1.
      Trainees will learn how to empower children by educating the whole child through yoga. They will learn how to teach yoga to children of all ages and ability.

      Entirely

      2.
      Trainees will learn the 175 YogaKids poses and the 14 YogaKids Elements -- and how to integrate these poses and Elements into every YogaKids class they teach.

      Entirely

      3.
      Trainees will learn about childhood development, human anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, classroom management strategies, and much, much more.

      Entirely

      4.
      Trainees will learn effective business strategies and communication skills.

      Mostly

      5.
      Trainees will transform their own yoga practices... and enrich their lives immeasurably.

      Entirely

      6.
      YogaKids International Inc.’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Stacey Cronin Dec 26, 2019

    YogaKids provided a comprehensive training program to prepare teachers to offer yoga to children of all ages. The staff was helpful and professional. It was a wonderful learning experience.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      YogaKids International Inc.’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      YogaKids provided a comprehensive training program to prepare teachers to offer yoga to children of all ages. The staff was helpful and professional. It was a wonderful learning experience.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Julie Pate Jul 30, 2019

    YogaKids is a fantastic program. Marsha Wenig created a program brilliantly that teaches the whole child. It is fun, creative, accessible and beautiful. The program is very organized, with lots of support. I highly recommend!

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      YogaKids International Inc.’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      YogaKids is a fantastic program. Marsha Wenig created a program brilliantly that teaches the whole child. It is fun, creative, accessible and beautiful. The program is very organized, with lots of support. I highly recommend!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Heather Dwelle Jul 28, 2019
    Training Program held on Apr 07, 2017—Apr 09, 2017

    When I enrolled in this program, I was already a yoga teacher to adults, yet it expanded my teaching vocabulary measurably. The YogaKids elements are a rich source of ideas to integrate into a yoga class for kids and expand the learning experience. All the trainers/teachers in this program were helpful and supportive throughout the program. This program is a great way for any educator to expand their teaching of kids.

    • Syllabus Reflection

      To what extent do you feel this program met the following learning objective; The student will become confident with human anatomy within the context of teaching yoga

      Entirely

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 4 = Mostly
      1.
      Trainees will learn how to empower children by educating the whole child through yoga. They will learn how to teach yoga to children of all ages and ability.

      Entirely

      2.
      Trainees will learn the 175 YogaKids poses and the 14 YogaKids Elements -- and how to integrate these poses and Elements into every YogaKids class they teach.

      Entirely

      3.
      Trainees will learn about childhood development, human anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, classroom management strategies, and much, much more.

      Entirely

      4.
      Trainees will learn effective business strategies and communication skills.

      Mostly

      5.
      Trainees will transform their own yoga practices... and enrich their lives immeasurably.

      Entirely

      6.
      YogaKids International Inc.’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      When I enrolled in this program, I was already a yoga teacher to adults, yet it expanded my teaching vocabulary measurably. The YogaKids elements are a rich source of ideas to integrate into a yoga class for kids and expand the learning experience. All the trainers/teachers in this program were helpful and supportive throughout the program. This program is a great way for any educator to expand their teaching of kids.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Vickey Foster Jul 21, 2019

    This training course provides you with real teaching experience right away! You spend time creating lesson plans, sharing them with your training group, teaching them, and getting immediate feedback from your trainer. A wonderful hands on course with plenty of amazing instructors ready and willing to support you along the way.

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      YogaKids International Inc.’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

    • General Comments

      This training course provides you with real teaching experience right away! You spend time creating lesson plans, sharing them with your training group, teaching them, and getting immediate feedback from your trainer. A wonderful hands on course with plenty of amazing instructors ready and willing to support you along the way.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Susan Beres May 22, 2019

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      YogaKids International Inc.’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

  • 3.5 out of 5
    By: Julie Leatherbarrow Sep 13, 2018

    • Learning Objectives

      Average 5 = Entirely
      YogaKids International Inc.’s children’s yoga teacher training prepares its trainees sufficiently to customize the principles and techniques of yoga for the specific needs of children.

      Entirely

Disclaimer

Yoga Alliance Registry’s Yoga Therapy Policy in its directory was announced on Jan 25, 2016. Prior to that date, reviews may have contained such references to yoga therapy. Yoga Alliance Registry will not alter the content of preexisting reviews to bring them into compliance with its new policy. Any use of "yoga therapy" terms in a review, however, does not imply that Yoga Alliance Registry sets standards for instruction in yoga therapy techniques or other methods of diagnosing or treating a mental or physical injury or illness, nor that the RYS or RYT designation may be relied on as a qualification for working as a "yoga therapist" or for training others in "yoga therapy" methods.

First Registered February 2011

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 34

By severine GRIZIAUX RYT® 200, RCYT®

May 19, 2021

Full Review

By Megan Guidry RYT® 200, RCYT®

Apr 29, 2021

Thank you for being the starting point of my new purpose-filled life! Full Review

All Reviews (34)

Teaching Staff

Gail Grossman

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®, YACEP®

Sara Hastings Sara Hastings

E-RYT® 200, RCYT®

Julie Pate

E-RYT® 500, RCYT®

Kim Vulinovic

E-RYT® 200, RCYT®, YACEP®

Don Wenig Don Wenig

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Susan Beres Susan Beres

RYT® 500, RCYT®

Vickey Foster Vickey Foster

RYT® 200, RCYT®

All Teaching Staff (7)

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