Teacher Trainings

Check Out The Teacher Training Workshops We Offer

wallfeet256Introductory Workshop: A Taste of Creative Kids Yoga®

Learn how you can connect with children in a meaningful way while improving your overall health and well being. Experience a series of developmentally appropriate yoga postures and creative dance activities that inspire confidence, creativity, and body awareness in children young and old.
Play with versatile Yoga Dots® and learn how they can be applied to the classroom, home, and studio. Practice simple breathing and relaxation techniques for children. Discover joy and body awareness through the ancient science of yoga and the art of creative movement. You will receive a reference packet to help you integrate yoga and movement into your classroom, home, or other setting. This is an inspiring jump-start for anyone seeking to share the benefits of yoga and movement with children.


CKY-Kripalu-July-2011-027Creative Kids Yoga® Level 1 Teacher Training (20 hours)

Led by Rosemary T. Clough

Discover how you can inspire children and motivate learning in a playful, innovative way in your classroom, home, daycare or healthcare center. Reconnect with your own sense of confidence and joy as a teacher or caregiver as you enhance your own health and wellbeing. Children will benefit from increased concentration, self-awareness and stress relief. In this 4-day training, you will:

  • Learn to use movement and yoga to enhance children’s learning and intelligence
  • Discover specific movement skills to promote brain health and development
  • Bring fun into the classroom with creative storytelling, art, songs, games and group problem-solving activities
  • Find focus and reduce anxiety and anger through easy breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Use Yoga Dots to organize any space into a rainbow of fun while developing spatial awareness!
  • Take home a tool kit of props and themes to explore with your students.

387The Chakra System, Multiple Intelligences & Child Development:
Level 2 CKY® Training (20 hours)

Led by Rosemary T. Clough

We will build on the foundational Creative Kids Yoga® concepts, integrating the chakra system and the multiple intelligences into our understanding of children’s yoga.

  • Understand the chakra system as it relates to human development/children.
  • Adapt a yoga class to meet the abilities of a particular age group.
  • Explore the theory of multiple intelligences as it relates to yoga instruction.
  • Celebrate the versatility of yoga & movement in helping children function at their best.
  • Integrate an awareness of the chakra system & multiple intelligences into a classroom setting.
  • Get inspired by new activities, games, teaching tools, yoga sequences, movement concepts and class themes.
  • Enhance your repertoire of playful Yoga Dot games and activities!
  • Observe a children’s class taught by master teacher Rosemary Clough.

Prerequisite: Completion of a foundational yoga or movement training. Participants pursuing a 95-hour certification will complete additional homework.


384Teacher Transformation Weekend
CKY® Training (15 hours)

Led by Rosemary T. Clough

This weekend will bring you deeper into the detail and subtlety of teaching yoga and movement to children. We will help you to refine your approach and connect to your own uniquely creative spark. The interactive format of this weekend is rich with dialogue, feedback, idea-sharing, and experimentation.

  • Establish a clear sense of yourself and your gifts/challenges as a teacher
  • Share a video presentation of a class integrating yoga/creative movement
  • Marketing tips for schools, daycare centers, and parents
  • One-on-one support and evaluation
  • Integrate an awareness of the chakra system & multiple intelligences into a classroom setting.
  • Get inspired by new activities, games, teaching tools, yoga sequences, movement concepts and class themes.
  • Enhance your repertoire of playful Yoga Dot games and activities!
  • Observe a children’s class taught by master teacher Rosemary Clough.

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 2 CKY teacher training.


CKY® FAQs

There are a lot of teacher training programs to choose from these days. What makes CKY unique?
Our program is playful!! It is a hybrid of yoga and creative dance and we base our lesson plans on developmental readiness. We weave movement concepts with yoga to help kids fully embrace their bodies as a vital tool for learning & play. Our program is informed by current brain research and inspired by Rosemary T Clough’s 30+years of experience in the field.
Participants in our workshops often call the “life-changing” as they revitalize themselves through movement and discover their own creativity. It is important to embody the skills you wish to teach. We embrace spiritual & emotional health by loving ourselves & being open to continued growth.
Our motto is “the clearer you are with yourself, the clearer you are with your children.” We believe that as adults get to know themselves on a deeper level, they are able to understand and creatively respond to complex challenges. This offers real-life examples for the children we live and work with.

Is your program registered with Yoga Alliance? What about CEUs/PDPs?
We are in the process of applying for a 95-hour Childrens Yoga Specialty. This will allow our graduates to receive a nationally-recognized specialty in children’s yoga. Teachers must already be RYT status to apply through YA.
However, we attract people who are interested in using creative dance and yoga to enhance learning and play in a variety of settings. Many of our participants are not certified yoga teachers (ie classroom teachers, healthcare professionals, daycare providers, parents, etc) and they choose to take Creative Kids Yoga training for their own personal and professional development (without applying to Yoga Alliance). Our graduates often apply for CEU’s or PDPs through their local credentialing organization.

What practical skills will I take from this training?
You will gain a deeper awareness of yourself and your own creative mind & body. You will also have a toolbox of ideas, activities, and experiences to draw from. You will understand how to use Yoga Dots within your curriculum to calm, energize, and revitalize a group of students.

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