teaching yoga to children training
with Susannah Hoffman
19 March – 1 April 2022
teach to those who will contribute to the world’s future
We believe that yoga is for everyone, including children. It supports and enhances physical, emotional and cognitive development and all-round wellbeing – which are vital skills in a world that’s placed increasing demands on children, especially during this pandemic period.
triyoga is proud to offer this teacher training with Susannah Hoffman, one of the foremost children’s yoga teachers in the UK and author of the best-selling book Yoga for Kids.
The course will cover teaching children from ages 2–3, 4–6, 7–9 and 10–14. You’ll learn how to teach interactive classes based on yoga asana combined with other movement to develop co-ordination, creative expression and motor skills.
The course is structured into clear, separate sections and will provide you with the necessary skills to teach yoga to children. The course is open to yoga teachers as well as dedicated students with a regular practice or professionals who work with children and want to learn how to integrate aspects of yoga into their work.
This course is structured into clear separate sections and will provide participants with the necessary skills to teach yoga to children. School teachers will also learn how to integrate aspects of the training into regular classroom time as appropriate. You will learn to teach children up to 14.
DAY 1 Saturday 19th March: 9.30am–1pm + 2.30–5.30pm
DAY 2 Sunday 20th March: 10am–12.30pm + 2–4pm
DAY 3 Friday 1 April: 10am–4.30pm
DAY 4 Saturday 2 April: 10am–3pm
DAY 5 Sunday 3 April: 10am–1pm
Over the duration of the course, you will:
• learn appropriate postures for each age group
• learn about physical and cognitive development of each age group and how to support this in classes
• better understand typical behaviour of children
• learn how to manage large groups
• develop class plans for each age group
• learn what legal requirements are needed (insurance, DBS check, etc).
eligibility + pre-requisites
This training is open to yoga teachers as well as dedicated students who have been practising yoga solidly for at least two years. If you’re unsure about eligibility or have questions, contact email@example.com or on 020 7449 3151.
Please note that you will need to obtain a DBS check and ensure that you have the correct insurance in place to teach yoga to children. This does not need to be done before the course has ended.
All graduates of the course will be eligible to join Yoga Alliance Professionals and will then be able to source insurance via BGI.
This training is accredited as a vocational training course by Yoga Alliance Professionals and meets BWY requirements for CPD.
Susannah Hoffman studied yoga as a child and grew up immersed in Eastern philosophy and a number of meditation traditions. She has been teaching for more than 20 years and her teaching style is her own, incorporating influences from the many styles and traditions of yoga that she has studied and practised over the years. As well as being a leading teacher on our teacher training programme, she teaches pregnancy yoga, kids classes and beginners’ classes and courses. Each student is treated as an individual, encouraged to work at their own level and take responsibility for their own wellbeing. Susannah is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher and a Senior Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. She is also one of the original faculty members on the triyoga teacher training, founder of our teaching yoga to children trainings, and author of the best-selling book Yoga for Kids, published by DK.
Andrew McGonigle aka Dr Yogi
After training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from Western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and anatomy teacher. He has been practising yoga and meditation since 2005 and teaching strong, grounding and inclusive classes since 2009. Andrew combines all of his skills to teach anatomy and physiology on yoga teacher training courses internationally, including triyoga’s, and has taught on Susannah Hoffman’s yoga for kids training since it began.
He is the author of Supporting Yoga Students with Common Injuries and Conditions. He also contributed to two popular books, Yoga Teaching Handbook: A Practical Guide for Yoga Teachers and Trainees and Yoga Student Handbook: Develop Your Knowledge of Yoga Principles and Practice. His website is Doctor Yogi.
Mairead has been teaching children in different settings since 2015. She has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in the UK and has taught in London for several years and in Hong Kong and South Korea. She is a graduate of the triyoga teaching diploma, trained with Susannah on this training, is qualified to teach yoga to teens, and is an assistant on Jean Hall and Mimi Quo Deemer’s Daoist Flow teacher training. She has taught within the school curriculum during school time and after-school clubs and runs family yoga sessions. She teaches at a nurture farm, where children with additional emotional and educational needs are taken weekly to practice yoga and spend therapeutic time with animals. She set up a successful Wellness Week initiative at a local school which focused on all aspects of mindfulness for families and children.
Lucy began practicing yoga as a child and it’s been an integral, essential part of her life ever since. She began working with children in 2015, embarked on her teacher training soon after and in 2018, completed the Teaching Yoga To Children training with Susannah. She teaches Year 4 in a central London primary school. She strives to bring the practice into the classroom in whatever way she can, especially in busy schedules, and has witnessed even the most reluctant children engage with yoga, then ask for more!
19 – 20 March + 1 – 3 April 2022
venuetriyoga Camden or online
020 7449 3151