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.
Two Training Opportunities:
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. Experience with yoga practice is suggested, however, it is not necessary to currently be a yoga teacher to attend our training.
Certification, Registration and RCYT: What’s the Scoop?
Foundations of Teaching Yoga to Children is the starting point of our training program. Upon successful completion of the Foundations Training, participants will become Yoga to Grow Teachers. Those seeking to complete the 95 hour training may choose to attend Advanced Methods of Teaching Yoga to Children and Teaching Children’s Yoga: Application and Practicum. Upon completion of the three training modules, coursework and 20 hours of teaching, participants will become Registered Yoga to Grow Teachers. Those who have completed a 200 Hour Teacher Training and hold RYT credentials from Yoga Alliance can register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher. It is not necessary for participants to register in all levels of training to attend the Foundations Training to become a Yoga to Grow Teacher.
Contact Susan directly with our contact form or 573-864-4132.
Led by Susan Mathis, M.Ed., E-RYT 500, RCYT, Founder and Director of Yoga to Grow
Susan has practiced Kripalu Yoga for more than 12 years and delights in sharing the joys of yoga and movement with children in her classes. As an early childhood educator for the past 20 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 literature.
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 Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training in Feb of 2010 and graduating in January 2014 with 500 Hour Kripalu Teacher Certification. 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 currently serves as a National Trainer for the National Center for Parents as Teachers and is the mother of two college age children.
Susan is the director and owner of Yoga to Grow.