Level One

Foundations of Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness: Creating Safe & Engaging Experiences

Kids need healthy skills to help them thrive in the world and navigate the many challenges they face. Yoga and mindfulness practices give them practical ways to increase their self-awareness, access their innate resilience, and find their personal power—all while having fun! This training provides you with the understanding and tools you need to share yoga and mindfulness with children and teens in a playful, effective way that is also trauma-informed.

You’ll begin with an in-depth exploration of how the relationship between the brain, the body, and the nervous system affects child development. Then you’ll dive into the 5 Element framework of the Little Flower Yoga approach—connect, breathe, move, focus, and relax—and explore a wide range of practices that you can immediately implement with the kids in your life.

You‘ll complete this course with a deeper understanding of child development; the capacity and confidence to create lessons that meet children’s needs; and the skills to teach in a safe, engaging, and compassionate way.

Learn from Home at Your own Pace or with Support

You can take this 20 hour course as a stand-alone opportunity to learn to share yoga and mindfulness with children, or using as a starting point towards earning your certification (RCYT), which you can continue with us online or in-person around the world.

We offer a supported version of this course that includes livestream sessions, discussion forums, office hours and Q&A opportunities. We’ve also partnered with Yoga International to offer an engaging, self-paced version of this course.



I personally thought my training was outstanding. It connect with the core of who I am and reminded me of my beliefs and values. Sometimes you can lose yourself as you’re treading in the water of real life. I really enjoyed the fact that the classes were hands on and interactive.

Bonnie C.