Become a Children's Yoga Teacher

Looking To Become A Children's Yoga Teacher?

Are you ready to transform the lives of children?

Are you ready to help heal the world?

Are you ready to begin a personal journey of evolution?

We want to acknowledge that the Lhaq'temish (Lummi) Nation and the Nuxwsa'7aq (Nooksack) tribes are located in the heart of Whatcom County where Liberation Youth Yoga was conceived. We recognize that the Coast Salish peoples have lived and nurtures these lands since time immemorial and that we are here because of the sacrifice forced upon them. We honor and appreciate their legacy, lives, descendants, and culture.

Sometimes we need to be our own hero, we need to depend on ourselves, and sometimes we need to find home within, so we can be at home no matter where we are. If we teach children how to access their inner hero, they will better be prepared to navigate the ups and downs of our crazy world.

Our Mission

Liberation’s Mission

To teach kids how to move and breathe through stress, so they can learn to be calm on the inside when it’s chaotic on the outside.

Yoga Should be Taught to all Children and Here’s Why:

  • The mental and emotional health of children has been deteriorating since before COVID and has since, plummeted even more.
  • We believe Maslow > Bloom; Children can NOT learn if their nervous systems are activated from stress, anxiety, and/or trauma.
  • Gandhi says: “If we are to reach real peace in this world ...we shall have to begin with children.
Our Mission

What Our Program is Built Around


Social Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.


Social Justice

Social change takes intentional and sustained work. The practice and philosophy of yoga can be used as a tool to support social change. Gail Parker, PhD, a psychologist, yoga therapist, and president of the board of directors of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance notes: the first step to dealing with racial stress and trauma is self-study: “Individuals make up the system. If individuals aren’t doing their own inner work around race and ethnicity, then nothing changes.”


Mental and Physical Health

Children can’t learn if their nervous systems are activated. Yoga helps children regulate their nervous systems so they can focus and learn. Regulating their nervous systems helps manage stress.

Yoga enhances focus, concentration, comprehension and memory. Poses support physical fitness by improving posture, balance, coordination, and body awareness. Yoga philosophy supports an atmosphere of confidence, enthusiasm and non-competitiveness by emphasizing the “we” over the “me.”

The Foundation Module covers everything you need to start teaching yoga to children. It counts as 30 hours of continuing ed or 36 hours if used towards the 95-hour RCYT credential.

RCYS Yoga Alliance
YACEP Yoga Alliance

Foundation Module

Into: Background Knowledge

  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Western Philosophy
  • Social Justice

Through: Being the Student

  • Personal Yoga Practice
  • Why Kids Need Yoga
  • Why Yoga Works

Beyond: Being the Teacher

  • Ethics
  • Methods
  • Management

Launch: Ahimsa Unit

  • What is Yoga?
  • Interoception
  • The Pause
  • Poses
  • Mindful Eating Celebration

With so much friction going on, I think one common, universal goal is creating peace on Earth and according to Gandhi, "If we are to teach real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with the children." So, let’s begin.

It's As Easy As
1 - 2 - 3

1. Into: Foundations

• asynchronous
• 30 hours of CEU or 
• 36 towards RCYT

2. Through: Apprenticeship

• In-Person option or
• Online 
• 59 hours towards RCYT

3. Beyond: On Your Own

• 30 hours teaching
• YA requirement
• Signed off by LYY

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