The Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is designed for yoga practitioners wishing to share their passion for yoga with children. The mission of our training is to combine knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice with yoga philosophy and experiential learning. We believe that this is the key to developing confident, knowledgeable teachers who are prepared to take yoga to the children in their community. This certification program will provide you with the knowledge, tools and experience to begin teaching fun, creative, imaginative and child-focused yoga in your classroom, yoga studio or community setting.
Who Should Participate in Our Training?
YTG Teacher Certification Program is open to yoga teachers, yoga students, classroom teachers, family counselors, social workers, therapists, speech therapist, physical therapists, occupational therapists, preschool teachers and other professionals who work with children. A minimum of 1 year of yoga practice experience is required, however, it is not necessary to currently be a yoga teacher to attend our training.
Contact Susan directly with our contact form or 573-864-4132.
Led by Susan Mathis, M.Ed., E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP
Founder and Director of Yoga to Grow
Susan has practiced Kripalu Yoga since 2001 and delights in sharing the joys of yoga and movement with children in her classes. As an early childhood educator for the past 30 years, Susan has a deep understanding of a child’s natural desire for exploration and movement. Her classes are centered around teaching yoga through play and imagination using stories, games, movement and mindfulness.
Susan is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) as well as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She completed her 200 and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Kripalu School of Yoga and is currently advancing her studies through the 1000 Hour Teacher Training. Susan is also a registered Radiant Child Yoga Teacher. A former Kindergarten and Preschool teacher, Susan worked for the Parents As Teachers program from 1990 to 2009. Susan served as a National Trainer for the National Center for Parents as Teachers from 2001 – 2015. She is the mother of two college age children and a large Labradane named Leo.
Susan is the director and owner of Yoga to Grow and alleyCat Yoga.