Published: Tuesday 25 July 2017

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 yoga?

Our sensory and yoga-inspired programme is a great way of introducing young children (18 months to 3 years) to stretches, movements, stories, songs and sensory play and its many benefits. Our course weaves basic yoga-inspired poses and movements into songs, traditional and modern 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 development and life skills through the movement, sensory play, story telling and songs. This course is designed with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) in mind and can help to support language, communication and literacy though story telling and song, physical movement through yoga-inspired moves, mathematics through shapes and counting, understanding the world through sensory play and expressive arts and design through the fun, inspiring sensory and movement based classes.

Following the face to face day, 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 instructor certificate?

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

Who can learn how to toddler baby 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

Is this adult yoga training to teach adults yoga?

No this a toddler yoga course and teaches instructors to teach toddlers basic yoga-inspired movement. Parents are encouraged to join in but this is NOT an adult yoga course and you will not be qualified to teach adult yoga moves. Our instructors have strong backgrounds in health, education and early years.

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.

To Baby and Beyond now run toddler yoga instructor courses, with open course dates at different locations across the UK. New dates and locations are planned, as is a distance learning option, so get in touch if you would like to hear about either of these.

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