Train as a toddler and pre-school kids yoga instructor

Learn how to teach toddler and pre-school yoga with our toddler yoga instructor course across the UK and in your home. Our open course toddler yoga instructor training courses are planned to be held in Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Doncaster, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Scotland and Wales.

**The next toddler yoga instructor courses take place on the

  • 9th October in London
  • 7th November in Doncaster
  • 20th November in London.

Further London dates to be announced shortly.**


We have trained people over 1500 infant massage, baby and toddler yoga instructors who are out there teaching in many different settings such as private practice, children's and Flying Start centres, nurseries, paediatric wards, Portage services and additional needs schools, social services, cardiac units and special care baby units to name a few.

Teaching toddlers and pre-school children yoga can be rewarding and a fantastic addition to other classes such as baby massage and baby yoga. Nurseries and other child care settings also find toddler and pre-school yoga sessions a great asset to their setting.

What is toddler and pre-school kids yoga?

Toddler and pre-school yoga is a great way of introducing young children (18 months to 3 years) to yoga and its many benefits. The toddler yoga weaves yoga in to songs, stories and sensory play making it fun and engaging for both toddlers and parents. Our programme has a strong emphasis on child development as well as teaching key life skills through the yoga, sensory play, story telling and songs. Following the face to face days, there are post course case studies with children in your own area to be completed and written up.

What’s the aim of this toddler yoga teaching certificate?

To provide practitioners with the knowledge and teaching ability to safely and effectively deliver toddler yoga sessions and courses in a variety of settings to various children aged 1 year to 3 years.

Who can learn how to toddler and pre-school kids yoga?

Before you start our toddler yoga teacher training certificate you'll need to have qualifications or experience in one of the following:

  • Baby massage (instructors)
  • Anatomy and physiology (qualified practitioners, massage therapists, body workers)
  • Yoga (teachers)
  • Healthcare (nurses, health visitors and midwives)
  • Childcare practitioners
  • Teachers
Why should I learn how to teach toddler yoga?

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

What's the outline of the course?
  • Principles, history and benefits of toddler yoga
  • Preparing your toddler yoga sessions
  • Safety aspects of toddler yoga
  • Child development relating to pre-school children
  • Health considerations for toddler yoga classes
  • Toddler yoga postures
  • Story telling and song
  • Yoga to aid child development
  • Yoga breathing techniques
  • Gentle stretches for parents
  • Toddler yoga in groups and with individuals
  • Setting up and marketing your toddler yoga business
  • Running todler yoga courses
What will I receive at the end of the course?

You'll get a certificate in teaching toddler yoga.


Is the todder yoga teaching course accredited?

Our toddler yoga instructor training face to face courses are fully accredited by the Complementary Therapists Association - CThA, The CPD accredited by the CPD Standards Office, the International Institute of Complementary Therapy - IICT, Care-Sure, Yoga-Link and 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 yoga training is recognised by Westminster Indemnity and The CPD Standards office.

What will I need?

Each participant must bring an adult yoga mat, small blanket and cushion.

Can I train in baby yoga as well?

Yes we also offer a baby yoga instructor course. This can be taken separately or combined with any toddler yoga course to for a further discount.

What else is included?
  • All tuition is with Julie Cleasby who is an experienced instructor, registered paediatric nurse, health visitor and founder of To Baby and Beyond or one of her experienced team.
  • 95 page toddler yoga instructor handbook containing all course information
  • Electronic resource folder containing course handouts and assessment sheets
  • All practical assessments
  • Assessment fees
  • Ongoing support throughout your post course self directed study
  • Access to instructors and fellow trainees via social media and online links
  • To Baby and Beyond's academy of infant massage and yoga newsletter
  • Opportunities for discounts on further courses
  • Access to study days


Which course is right for me?

The following 2 choices allow you to learn how to teach baby yoga within a location, time frame and environment that works for you. Face to face on our Uk open courses please see below, Distance learning (coming soon) and in house courses currently available.

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I feel that toddler yoga is a fantastic tool in order to enrich a story telling experience. It enables the children to get really involved in the story and encouraging the child to move and listen rather than just sitting and concentration lacking after a very short time. It also shows parents that exercise is not scary and something as simple as a story time with yoga can have a huge impact on their own wellbeing as well as their child’s wellbeing. I think I will be using this in both my personal and professional life.

Swansea, March 2017

I now realise you can turn simple songs and rhymes into yoga

Swansea, March 2017

The best thing as learning how to incorporate yoga moments into stories, songs and rhymes. It was very informative and professional, fun and enjoyable’

Swansea, March 2017

The props and the handbook was great as were the classes Julie took and the ones we planned and practiced

Swansea, March 2017

It more than met my expectations because it was vert useful and full off ideas. I liked how the yoga movements told the story in a very different way.

Swansea, March 2017

It surpassed my expectations

Swansea, March 2017

It was a really fun way of learning toddler yoga - easily transferrable to our childcare groups, the was great learning the yoga moves, how to structure the session and delivering them ourselves.

Swansea, March 2017

It was great learning the moves and how to use any storybook within your yoga sessions. All of the sessions were really inspiring and gave me so many ideas.

Swansea, March 2017

Thank you for another brilliant course! I have just done the Toddler Yoga Course is London which was great and lots of fun. I have also trained in Baby Massage and Baby Yoga with To Baby & Beyond. I have done face to face express courses and have found the group work really enjoyable and the coursework relevant and very useful preparation before the training day and the case studies. The courses are methodical and follow a logical format and this makes everything easy to understand and always flow really well. Julie and her team are very knowledgable and pass on a wealth experience to deepen learning along with passing on very helpful advice and tips when setting up your business. I have always felt supported in my learning and afterwards as wel. I have throughly enjoyed the journey so far - and excited to see where it takes me :) Thank you!

London, June 2017

  • UK Open courses

    This toddler yoga teacher training course is designed for small groups of around 4 to 12 participants and takes place at the following locations: Birmingham,…

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