Children’s Yoga Teacher Training

Saturday 1st – Tuesday 4th June 2024, 10am – 6pm

Led by Bryony Duckitt, Founder of YogaBeez Children’s Yoga School

This in-person 4-day children’s yoga teacher training is suitable for yoga teachers, nursery and primary school teachers, parents, therapists – anyone working or living with children who practices yoga. The course will provide you with tools, techniques, ideas and confidence to share yoga and mindfulness and all its benefits with children aged 2 – 12 years.

Practice, teach and explore fun yogic ways to stimulate a child’s development whilst bringing awareness to body, breath and wellbeing.

This children’s yoga teacher training incorporates all aspects of the traditional yoga and mindfulness practices blended with Montessori philosophy, education and works of Howard Gardner and Thich Nhat Hanh to educate, exercise and empower the WHOLE child.

Who is this training perfect for?

  • You do not need to be yoga teacher to attend but we do recommend you have a yoga practice. Every applicant will be considered.
  • Open to anyone who has a regular yoga practice and would like to share it’s myriad benefits with children aged 2 – 12yrs. 
  • This training is suitable for:
  • yoga teachers
  • nursery workers
  • primary school teachers
  • therapists working with children
  • specialists working with children
  • parents
  • and any yoga practitioner who are interested in sharing their practice with children.

Qualification and accreditation

After completion of this course you will be qualified to teach yoga and mindfulness techniques to children aged 2 to 12 years in nurseries, primary schools and after school clubs, studios, public venues.

You will also be able to offer family yoga classes, workshops and courses.

Certification is internationally accredited by the Yoga Alliance

Course Content

By undertaking this 4 day foundation level children’s yoga teacher training course, you will gain knowledge of the following areas:

  • Brief history of Yoga and incorporating yoga philosophy into your classes.
  • Practice and play with essential warm ups and child appropriate yoga poses
  • Explore and recognise the power of proper breathing
  • Introducing meditation to children
  • Mindful or Mind-full
  • What is compassionate communication and how can we apply this?
  • Experience the joy of affirmations, understand mindset
  • Relaxation and stress recognition/management – baby nidra
  • Welcoming in all emotions
  • Partner poses and group yoga games
  • Explore yoga with music and books
  • Benefits of Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness
  • Brief history of Yoga and the 8-fold path relevant to children and teachers
  • Discover the stages of Child Development (ages 2-11)
  • Understand, educate and exercise the “Whole” child – incorporate the classroom curriculum
  • Discover the educators at the root of this program – i.e. Maria Montessori, Howard Gardner, Jon Kabat-Zinn etc
  • Classroom management
  • Ethics of being a good teacher
  • Self-care
  • Observation, discussion, preparation and jointly teaching a lesson (ages 2 – 6yrs)
  • Tips for starting up your career from children’s yoga teacher training to teaching

What you will receive:

  • 4 days of hands-on children’s yoga and mindfulness practice Reconnection with your inner child
  • Opportunity to teach your first live children’s yoga class
  • Detailed manual of poses, philosophy, teaching tips, book list, lesson plans and much more
  • Certification Internationally Accredited by Yoga Alliance that allows to start Teaching Yoga to Children straight away
  • Continuing education hours if you are a registered yoga teacher
  • Qualification and discounts for Liability insurance and DBS
  • Newsletter with continued ideas, inspiration, news and lesson plans
  • Access to our International teacher’s forum and potential job opportunities


Saturday 1st – Tuesday 4th June 2024, 10am – 6pm


The price for this course is £650

Early bird is £600 (Valid until 16th February 2024)

The price for Yoga Hero teacher trainees and graduates is £600 – please contact hello@yogahero.co.uk in order to book

Ready to book your space?

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Course Leader

Bryony Duckitt

Bryony’s journey to children’s yoga started over 2 decades ago when she trained as a Montessori teacher. Incorporating some simple yoga techniques and relaxation into her classroom, she noticed within a short space of time how profoundly this was benefiting the children. After specialising in children’s yoga Bryony founded YogaBeez and started teaching yoga to children full time.

Bryony has trained with some incredible teachers from Jon Kabat Zinn, Thich Naht Hanh to Judith Lasater, Joe Barnet and Rod Stryker but above all these it’s the children who have taught her the most.

After years of teaching and observing Bryony went on to write a Foundation and Advanced children’s yoga and mindfulness teacher training.

This training has taken Bryony globally, where she has been fortunate enough to train hundreds of teachers, who are now sharing yoga and mindfulness with children of all ages and abilities in all parts of the world. 

What people had to say about past trainings

“I want to jump straight in ASAP and teach kids anywhere and everywhere!!”

Jojo, yoga teacher

“Brilliant course! I have thoroughly enjoyed the theory and practical and have so many golden nuggets to take away”

Maddie, primary school teacher

“This training has been a huge reminder and refresher about the power of yoga with meaningful and magical ways to present it to children.”

Hannah, nanny and home school teacher

“It was wonderful to connect with my inner child”

Veronika, Philanthropy manager

“A fantastic yoga and mindfulness course, filled with lots of amazing materials, resources and lesson plan ideas.”

Sonal, nursery school teacher.

“I have recently returned from the YogaBeez Foundation Course. I had the most fantastic four days learning how children’s physical and mental wellbeing can be greatly improved through the practice of yoga. I can’t express enough how fantastic it was to be a part of this training. Not only have I made lots of new like-minded friends I have come away filled to the brim with ideas, feeling confident and ready to teach what I have learned to children. Bryony has been wonderful from the start. She is kind, approachable and passionate about what she does. Her enthusiasm is certainly contagious. The YogaBeez experience has been wonderfuI. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in becoming a children’s yoga teacher!”

Laura, Primary School Teacher 

“Your training has changed my outlook and inspired my future – for this I’m so very grateful! I had an amazing 4 days and have come away feeling different – lighter! I’m so excited to see where this takes me!”

Jayne, Teacher

Ready to book your space?

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Coronavirus Contingency Planning 

Valid from 9th April 2020

Should social distancing and / or lock down measures be in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, we will offer part, or all, of this course online, using ‘Zoom software’; or something similar.

Our priority would be to hold the teacher training altogether in the Yoga Hero studio, however, should part or all of the training move online, it’s great to know that there are many benefits to attending an online training including:

  • You get to attend from your own home, so no travelling each morning and evening
  • We’re able to share slides with images and text in a digestible format
  • There’s real clarity to all the information
  • You’re able to record lectures for future reference

If part or all of the training will be held online, in advance of the training, we will hold a ‘test’ online session for all to attend; to get a feel for the software and for the format. It can feel alien at first to consider learning online, but we’ve experienced great success with this so far.

Our Teacher Training team will keep you posted at all stages, and if learning online is not something that works for you, we would happily postpone your place to a future training.

About Yoga Hero

300 hour teacher training

Yoga Hero has been established since March 2013. Initially, classes were ‘popping up’ in church halls, arts galleries, cafes, skateparks… you name it! Over time, we eventually found a beautiful home in Leeds Dock.

Yoga Hero has three studios, one with a capacity of up to 80, one with a capacity of 20, and the third is perfect for small private groups or one to one sessions. At Yoga Hero, we offer everything from Introduction to Yoga Courses, Pay As You Feel Classes, up to 200 hour Foundation Teacher Training Qualifications and Further Training, such as Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and much more!

About Leeds Dock

Leeds Dock

Yoga Hero is based in a beautiful part of Leeds called Leeds Dock. Leeds Dock is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Train Station, or there’s a free water taxi servicebetween the train station and the Dock!

Around Leeds Dock are many affordable hotels, such as:
Holiday Inn Express (Two minutes’ walk)
Jury’s Inn (Five minutes’ walk)
Ibis (Five minutes’ walk)
Malmaison (Ten minutes’ walk)

There are also many very reasonably priced AirBnBs on the Dock

Leeds is a quite small city with loads going on. The whole city is walkable by foot, probably 40 minutes’ walk from one end to the other at a steady pace. There’s many independent restaurants and cafes, with our favourite North Star Coffee Shop just two doors down from the studio, serving incredible coffee and food during the day.

If you have any questions about Leeds; what to do, where to stay, or how to get here, just ask the team: hello@yogahero.co.uk // 07743513225