Train as a baby yoga instructor

Learn how to teach baby yoga with our baby yoga instructor course across the UK and in your home. Our 'open' baby yoga instructor training courses take place twice yearly in Manchester and London.

We also offer a fantastically flexible online distance learning option so you can learn as and when it suits you.

Alternatively, if you're keen to learn to teach baby massage, baby yoga and toddler yoga, we have an excellent offer on our combined course: GET THE TODDER AND CHILDREN'S YOGA FOR FREE when buying it in our bundlepay just £720 for all three!


1 day face to face course - £435pp
Distance learning - £360pp.



Want to teach toddler/ pre-school yoga as well? Why not combine any of our face to face toddler yoga training with a baby yoga instructor course. Currently the price for both courses distance learning is £525.

Distance learning combined infant massage and baby yoga instructor - £625pp)
Distance learning combined infant massage, baby yoga and FREE toddler and children's yoga instructor - £720 **)

In-house face to face in your venue or virtual face to face
This is our popular and highly accredited blended learning course. There are 3 online theoretical modules to complete in advance of the one super practical face to face day or over virtual Zoom sessions. Please let us know if you would like us to train your group. We also offer discounts for booking 3 or more people onto the distance learning course option.

Did you know we also offer Tummy time instructor training?
This is great add on to your infant massage or baby yoga training or for your nursery and childcare practitioners. Please click here for more information.


We have trained people almost 4000 infant massage and baby yoga instructors who are out there teaching infant massage in many different settings such as private practice, children's and Flying Start centres, nurseries, paediatric wards, Portage services and additional needs school nurseries, social services, cardiac units and special care baby units to name a few.

What is baby yoga?

Baby yoga is uses gentle stretches and movements for you to do with your baby. It incorporates over clothes massage, breathing techniques, stretching and movements for your baby, songs, rhymes and actions and sensory play. Many of the movements have been around for centuries and have their roots in traditional Indian culture and can often be seen in traditional infant massage text.

Being able to deliver these fun, interesting and sensory based is a great asset for participants from a range of backgrounds.

What’s the aim of this baby yoga instructor course?

To provide practitioners with the knowledge and teaching ability to safely and effectively deliver baby yoga sessions and courses in a variety of settings to various individuals and groups.

What age of babies is baby yoga suitable for?

Baby Yoga can be used from around 8 weeks (we strongly recommend they have had the 6-8 week check with the GP or Health Visitor) and on into the Early Years. We find that most parents attend classes with their babies from around 8 weeks up until the babies are walking away (around 12 months). Although the techniques can be used with older babies and toddlers (up to 18 months) the above is usually typical of an baby yoga class or session.

Is this adult yoga training to teach adults yoga?

No this a baby yoga course and teaches instructors to teach parents to do stretches with their babies. It is based on yoga principles but is not an adult yoga qualification. You will not be qualified to teach adult or child yoga moves or classes. Our instructors are all infant massage and baby yoga instructors with strong and expert backgrounds in health, education and early years and not adult yoga instructors.

Who can learn how to teach baby yoga?

Before you start our baby yoga instructor training you'll need to have qualifications or experience in one of the following but not limited to:

  • Baby massage (instructors)*
  • Anatomy and physiology (qualified practitioners such as massage therapists, body workers, holistic therapists)
  • Yoga (teachers)*
  • Healthcare (nurses, health visitors and midwives)
  • Qualified exercise instructors and personal trainers*
  • Qualified dance teachers*
  • Qualified early years and childcare practitioners (Level 3)

*All of these must qualifications have had extensive practical assessments. Please contact us before booking if you are unsure.

Please ask if you are unsure if you meet the criteria.

Why should I learn how to teach baby yoga?

Once you’ve qualified as a baby yoga instructor you can expand your childcare skill set, start your own business or use your new found techniques alongside other disciplines, such as baby massage.

What's the outline of the course?
  • Principles, history and benefits of baby yoga
  • Preparing your baby yoga sessions
  • Safety aspects of baby yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology and infant development
  • Health considerations for baby yoga classes
  • Baby yoga stretches and moves
  • Baby yoga to aid development
  • Breathing techniques
  • Using songs and rhymes
  • Using sensory play in sessions
  • Teaching groups and with individuals
  • Setting up and marketing your baby yoga business
  • Running baby yoga courses both face to face and virtually online
Do I need to complete case studies with real parents and babies?

Yes on all of our courses you will need to complete a group case studies with at least 4 parents and babies and a one to one case study with one parent and baby. We advise on the course how best to get these volunteers together.

What will I receive at the end of the course?

You'll get a certificate in teaching baby yoga. Please note this is a baby yoga course based on traditional baby yoga movements, songs and sensory play and does not qualify you as an adult yoga or child yoga teacher.



Is the baby yoga teaching course accredited and recognised?

Our face to face baby yoga instructor training face to face courses are highly approved by:

Our distance learning baby yoga instructor training face to face courses are highly approved by:


These baby yoga instructor courses are also validated and approved by the Independent Professional Therapists International - IPTI, Care-Sure, Yoga-Link and we partner with Westminster Indemnity.

This means that you can join the CThA or IICT Professional Register and gain insurance for your practice. Our distance learning course for baby yoga training is recognised by Westminster Indemnity.

What will I need?

Each participant must bring a doll (soft bodied), adult yoga mat, small blanket and cushion.

Do I need to be a yoga teacher to teach this course?

No you don't need to an adult yoga teacher as this is a baby yoga course. However you do need to meet one of the the pre-requisites above.

Can I train in toddler and pre-school yoga as well?

This course does not qualify you to teach children over the age of 18 months however we also offer a toddler and pre-school yoga-inspired instructor course. This can be taken separately or combined with any baby yoga course to for a further discount.

Did you know we also offer Tummy time instructor training?
This is great add on to your infant massage or baby yoga training or for your nursery and childcare practitioners. Please click here for more information.

What else is included?
  • All tuition is with Julie Cleasby who is an experienced baby yoga and infant massage instructor, registered paediatric nurse, health visitor and founder of To Baby and Beyond or one of her experienced team.
  • 95 page baby yoga instructor handbook containing all course information
  • Electronic resource folder containing course handouts and assessment sheets
  • All practical assessments with parents and babies (volunteers permitting)
  • Assessment fees
  • Ongoing support throughout your post course self directed study
  • Access to monthly webinars with Founder Julie Cleasby on a range of topics including massage and baby yoga updates and also business set up
  • Access to instructors and fellow trainees via social media and online links
  • To Baby and Beyond's academy of infant massage and baby yoga newsletter
  • Opportunities for discounts on further courses.
  • Access to further reduced cost study and CPD events.

Our trainer Jessica was very engaging, easy to get on with and encouraging. The course was fun, informative and easy to follow.Great format and instructors about the next step. >** Ella, June 2019>

I recently completed the one day Baby Yoga teacher training course and found the course materials and videos provided by Julie were excellent. I have put into practice over the last 3 Months the excellent face to face teaching with Kimberley. In addition to the one day training the extra 100 hours of self study required helps to make the qualification rigorous and worthwhile and I would thoroughly recommend the course.
**Dr Melanie Jones PhD, October 2018

I attended the Baby Yoga instructor training with Julie in Hove on Saturday. I found the course extremely engaging, fun, informative and practical. The structure of the day ran smoothly enabling us to get a lot of hands-on practice and time to reflect on our teaching as a group. Julie shared an immense level of knowledge, passion and patience during the training which made me feel at ease and confident to continue with my learning and extremely excited to set up on my own baby yoga venture. I would highly recommend the company and the course.
Hayley Jones , March 2018

Really enjoyed the massage and yoga training that I attended. It was fun and very comprehensive. I felt at ease throughout and left at the end feeling like this is something I can do. There is heaps of support and feedback and small class sizes mean lots of time to practice and get individual feedback. I would happily recommend the classes.
Jen Rose, March 2018

I've just finished a course in London Victoria, Baby Yoga and I absolutely loved it, the teacher Jenny was amazing, and explained everything really well. Thank you for a fab course Jenny and I will definitely be back to do baby massage xx
Rebecca Eisen, March 2018

The course was great - I feel really excited!!!

The marketing session was really helpful, but also the class planning session was very valuable too

Thank you so much I feel i have learnt so much more than expected

Very informative and relaxed

Great course - thanks Julie!

  • Open Course

    These 1 day baby yoga instructor training courses involve a small group at a choice of UK venues including Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Doncaster, Newcastle, Leeds and London or your own home or workplace.

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  • One-to-one

    This intensive 1-day baby yoga teacher training course is just for individual learners and takes place in your own home or at our venue in Hove.

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  • Home Distance Learning

    Our distance learning baby yoga instructor training involves Email, Skype and video presentations which allow you to learn how to teach baby yoga in your own home and in your own time.

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