PLEASE NOTE: THESE FAQ RELATE TO OUR NATIONWIDE KIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

What are the LEVEL 1 Course pre-requisites?
You need to have practised yoga yourself and be familiar with the basic postures. Once you enrol we will inform you of how best to prepare for the training to get the most out of it and supply training materials so you can be sure you have enough knowledge to be confident in the training.  You absolutely DON'T need to be really flexible or a yoga expert!! (although if you are that's ok too).  The yoga we teach to kids is physically simple, but delivered age appropriately and creatively. 


I am not currently a yoga teacher. Can I do this training?
Yes. This training is open to both people doing it as their first yoga teacher training and to experienced yoga teachers who want specialised training in Kids and Family Yoga.


What are the Steps to become a Certified KidsYoga Teacher?

1. Complete your LEVEL 1 Teacher Training 3 day Intensive. 
Prerequisites: You need to have practised yoga yourself and be familiar with basic poses. We supply pre-training resources to help with this so you can fill any gaps in your yoga knowledge. You absolutely DON'T need to be super flexible or an expert! (Although if you are that's fine!). The yoga we teach to kids is quite physically simple but delivered super creatively.

2. Between Trainings Practice Teaching & Coursework
a) It's time to put all you have learnt in LEVEL 1 into practice by starting teaching a few practice classes. If this is your first teacher training these can be to your kids or friends kids, nieces or nephews or in the classroom if you are an educator.  This will give you invaluable hand-on experience heading into LEVEL 2. 
b) Utilise our online Kids Yoga Teacher Toolkit of Training Videos to further enhance your learning (access only available once Level 1 is completed).

3. Complete the LEVEL 2 Teacher Training 3 day Intensive 
Completion of LEVEL 1 & 2 makes you eligible for membership with YOGA ALLIANCE Australia/International as either an Associate Member or Registered Children's Yoga Teacher. With this accreditation, you can apply for Insurance


How much time do I need to allow for the "Between Training Practice Teaching and Course Work"? 

The time between LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 can vary from 6 weeks to 6 months depending on when the next LEVEL 2 Training is being offered in your city. There is some coursework to complete between this time, particularly putting all you learnt in LEVEL 1 into practice by starting to teach some practice Kids Yoga classes to your own or friends kids (or nieces, nephews, grandkids). If you are a School or Kindergarten Teacher you may choose to do your intial practice Kids Yoga teaching classes in your work place. These classes can be to just two kids in your lounge room or they can be to a larger group if you wish!


  • Ideally between LEVEL 1 & 2 we recommend teaching a minimum of  2 Practice Classes - although you can do a lot more than this if you wish. These can be 30-minute Juniors classes or 60-minute Primary Aged or Teens classes. You will need to allow time to prepare your class plans prior to delivering the classes


  • There is also some home-based Course Work to complete in the weeks leading up to Level 2. You should allow 3 hours for this.


  • On completion of Level 1 you will also be eligible for access to our Kids Yoga Teachers Toolkit of training videos which you can use to deepen your knowledge and support your teaching and understanding. This is an amazing additional training resource that will become available for the first time via subscription in August/September 2018.


  • Particularly if this is your first Yoga Teacher Training, between Level 1 & 2 you will also be focusing on continuing to deepen your personal yoga & meditation practice, either through attending yoga classes in your community or through a home-based practice.


Note: If you are already an experienced Adults Yoga teacher you may choose to start teaching extensive Kids Yoga classes in the community directly after your  LEVEL 1 training. You can then bring this experience - and your questions that arise from your Kids Yoga class teaching experience - into the LEVEL 2 training so you can get clarification and deepening of your teaching as needed. This three-step training process is invaluable for even the most experienced teachers to become exceptional Kids Yoga teachers who can handle all the varied aspects of teaching kids well.


There is no LEVEL 2 happening soon in my city, can I complete it in another city?

Yes, absolutely :-)


I am already an adults Yoga Teacher, can I use this training for CPD?
Yes, if you are already a registered yoga teacher (ie. you have completed an Adults 200-350 hour Yoga Teacher Training) you can use this training towards Continued Professional Development points with Yoga Australia. Please note registration with Yoga Australia is voluntary for yoga teachers.


Do I need to be part of an association to teach yoga? What about for Insurance?
There is no 'governing body' of yoga or kids yoga that yoga teachers must join, however having your training recognised by a Yoga Teaching Organisation such as YOGA ALLIANCE Australia/International or Yoga Ausis usually needed to gain Professional Indemnity & Public  Liability Insurance.


The combination of YOGA KIDS S.A.'s Level 1 & Level 2 training is a 50 hour training that has been accredited by YOGA ALLIANCE Australia/Internation and covers the content suggested by Yoga Australia.


On completion of your Level 1 & 2 training you are eligible for registration with YOGA ALLIANCE Australia/International as either an Associate Member or a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher.


Will I receive a certificate?
You will receive a certificate on competition of the course. Please note you need to attend the entire course to receive the certificate and must not miss more than 30 minutes of the training.

Do I need to attend all 3 days of the Intensives?
To receive a certificate at the end of the training you need to attend all the Intensive days and not miss more than 30 minutes of the training.


Where do your Graduates teach?

Wherever there's a need!

Our graduates can be found teaching kids yoga in lots of situation professionally and privately including;

  • After school classes in yoga studios, halls and community centres.
  • Public & Private Schools
  • With their own kids or friends kids.
  • Primary Schools
  • High Schools
  • Incorporated into their current work as Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, School Teachers and more.
  • Kindergartens & Childcare Centres.
  • For community programs, councils, and libraries.
  • Holiday Yoga Classes
  • Creating wonderful weekly Family Yoga classes for their whole family to share and enjoy
  • Children's Birthday Party Yoga
  • Private children's and  family yoga classes 
  • Set up your own Children's Yoga School or Company


I have an injury. Will I be able to complete this training?
We have had people complete the course with injuries before and it has not been a problem. The course is a mixture of theory and practical. Any involvement in the practical aspects of the course you can manage around your injury and choose to observe/take notes of a practical exercise if it's not suitable for you. You do need to be confident to take full responsibility for keeping yourself safe and knowing what movements your body can and can't do. Please contact us to discuss if you are not sure.

What are the qualifications and training of the facilitator?
Please see the bio of our principle teacher and director of Yoga Kids S.A, Lindy Pulsford


How does this course compare to other kids yoga teaching courses?
Yoga Kids S.A. initially developed this course so we could ensure the quality and consistency of the training teachers teaching for Yoga Kids S.A. had received. 


We had found some other kids yoga teacher trainings just focused on 'playing yoga', and didn't equip teachers with sufficient experience and knowledge to deliver kids yoga - particularly in schools.


Our approach embodies a joyful, playful approach, but is also woven in with lots of solid & rigorous content that school teachers and parents expect. 


Our experience has shown that kids are capable of quite a lot more regarding yoga than you may expect

Another big point of difference is our training is delivered by the person who wrote the training (Lindy Pulsford), rather than a trainee. Lindy is also trained Mindfulness teacher which informs her approach to teaching kids (& this is particularly valued by schools and parents). Additionally, she is a practicing full-time kids and family yoga teacher & have studied the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with kids at a Master level & applied it in therapeutic settings etc.

Our training is clearly divided into 12 Modules. The feedback we have had from students (including those who have attended our course & other kids yoga trainings) is that it is a particularly well structured and organised course that packs in a lot of content with a good mix of theory and practice.


What is your Cancellation Policy? Do you offer course transfers?

Yes we do offer course transfers. Please see the teacher training Terms & Conditions below for all details, including our cancellation policy. 
These are also printed on the Payment Page for you to read when you register for your training.


KIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING TERMS & CONDITIONS


REFUNDS & COURSE TRANSFERS

  • DEPOSITS & COURSE PAYMENTS ARE REFUNDABLE FOR UP TO THREE DAYS AFTER PAYMENT, LESS A $50 + GST ($55) ADMIN OR PROCESSING FEE. AFTER THIS TIME THEY ARE NO LONGER REFUNDABLE, BUT YOU MAY REQUEST TO BE TRANSFERRED TO A FUTURE TRAINING DATE IF APPLICABLE. PAYMENTS MADE WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE TRAINING ARE NON REFUNDABLE & NON TRANSFERABLE. 
  • REQUEST TO TRANSFER TO FUTURE COURSES CAN BE MADE UP UNTIL 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE TRAINING.
  • PAYMENTS MADE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE TRAINING ARE NON REFUNDABLE 
  • WITH THE EXCEPTION OF US CANCELLING THE COURSE YOU TRANSFER TO, YOU CAN NOT TRANSFER A COURSE TWICE.
  • WE CAN MAKE NO GUARANTEE THAT FUTURE COURSES WILL BE RUN, IN WHICH CASE YOUR COURSE CREDIT WOULD  BECOME INVALID. 


CANCELLED COURSES

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT YOGA KIDS S.A. NEEDS TO CANCEL A COURSE YOU WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND (UNLESS YOU HAVE TRANSFERRED FROM ANOTHER COURSE IN WHICH CASE YOU WILL RECEIVE A COURSE CREDIT AND NOT A REFUND). WE CAN NOT REFUND ANY OTHER RELATED EXPENSES SUCH AS AIR TICKETS BOUGHT TO ATTEND TRAINING


Can I join your Graduates Private Facebook Group?
Yes!! Once you have completed YOGA KIDS S.A.'s Teacher Training you will be invited to join the community. It is a great resource for ongoing support of wonderful kids yoga teachers. Please note, you need to be a graduate of our Teacher Training before you will be invited to join.


Can you offer me work after the training?
For participants of our Adelaide Teacher Trainings there may be opportunities for Graduates to apply to teach within Yoga Kids S.A.'s programs. 

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