ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens Teacher Training

An inspiring training for those who wish to share the practice with tweens and teens ages 10-18. 


Designed to inspire and empower those who work with adolescents. Learn to share yoga and mindfulness tools developed especially for youth ages 10-18 years (fifth grade+) in this inspiring, “transformative” training intensive. Through mindful movement, breathing practices, community building, “mat chats” and more, support tweens and adolescents in developing self-awareness, emotional resilience, healthy body image, and compassion as well as tools for coping with stress and peer pressure in an inclusive environment. Leave the training empowered to make a significant difference in the lives of tweens and teens.

This intensive is designed for adults who work with pre-adolescent and adolescent youth including p
hysical education and health education teachers, yoga instructors, school or family counselors, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pediatricians, parents, child psychologists, camp counselors, recreation directors and any others who regularly work with tweens and teens.boys

NOTE:  Though it is not necessary to have completed an adult yoga teacher training, it’s strongly recommended that participants have experience with yoga postures and alignment through their own practice. Though not required, if this is your first exposure to children’s yoga, you will benefit tremendously from first attending the ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Training prior to participating in this intensive. 

1. Identify the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for tweens and teens as reflected in the growing evidence base.

2. Communicate the differences between a tween and teen and how yoga and mindfulness can support this critical growth period.

3. Understand the neuroscience of the teenage brain as well as the physiology of the growing adolescent.

4. Share postures, breathing, mindful movement, and relaxation techniques to support teens in navigating the changes and challenges typically associated with pre and adolescent years.

5. Create relevant and engaging lesson plans for tween and teen classes.

6. Build community and inclusivity when teaching group activities.

7. Find resources and support for continued growth and education.


Participants must attend the required 18 contact hours. Candidates who attend all required training hours and successfully complete the certification process will be listed as a Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor on our website.

$425, includes 18 contact hours, comprehensive, fully-illustrated instructor manual and (optional) certification administration. Those who complete certification also earn ChildLight Yoga Instructor Circle membership. Click here for Scholarship Opportunities & Group Discounts which are available on a limited basis.


Have you taken our ChildLight Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens Teacher Training and need a refresher? Re-take this training for $100. Bring your original manual or request an updated version at an additional cost.


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"This was completely different from the Level 1 and teaching adult classes. Teaching Tweens and Teens is truly unique in the instruction of yoga."  
~ L.U.


"I leave every ChildLight Yoga training feeling enriched, inspired and empowered. I have filled my teaching toolbox yet again!" ~ E.L.


"I felt the layers of stress release one by one." ~ M.T.


"I just completed the Tween and Teen training and it was everything I was hoping for and more. I am a physical therapist and am always ready for my continuing education weekends to be over, but I didn't want this one to end! I felt that I learned so much but was also filling my own soul at the same time. Thanks, ChildLight, I have a feeling I will be back for more!" ~ S.S.


"I am such a big fan of your trainings. I am a special education high school teacher on the path to becoming a yoga instructor for tweens/teens and special needs individuals.  I had an incredible experience and wanted to let you know how inspiring and energizing I found the course. I will be planning on more training and look forward to learning more from you all."~ M.H.

"The training weekend was FABULOUS! Truly! Our trainer was a delight, such a balance of knowledge and personal experience. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn from such a genuine person!"
~ M.J.

"This training has been the true basis of my extensive work with Teens truly some of the absolutely most rewarding work of my yoga career not to be missed!" 
~ A.B. 

"Even though it's almost been 3 months since I've last seen you, your kind and inspiring words are still resonating with me to this day!  I am so excited to submit my post certification documentation to you! I've been using some of the ideas presented in our training with my high school students and with my students at the community center. Both groups find the activities to be fun and beneficial to their minds, bodies, and souls!" 
~ M.H.

"The content of the class was ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING. There was a variety, from traditional yoga content (poses, chakras, meditation, etc.) to teen specific content (challenges, nutrition, etc.) to fun games. What made this so engaging was the constant flow of the content from movement to serious discussion to laughter and games. It was just like being in a Vinyasa Flow class, one thing lead right to the next."
  ~ K.S.

" many authentic, heartfelt and filled with helpful tips and tricks. I loved the sharing time between trainees and the opportunity to practice yoga poses, breathwork, mindfulness and games.  I was sad to leave on Sunday.  The time flew so quickly! The length of the course fits well with my work schedule."
  ~ G.S.

"I found that the class cost was extremely reasonable for the incredible amount of knowledge, resources, manual, etc. that was given to us. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!" 
~ K.S.

"For those who may be on the fence about taking this training, I would definitely recommend doing it. It is a wonderful training filled with practical ideas you can use right away. It is also very soul-filling and a great way to network with others who teach yoga to teens."
~ G.B.

"Just finished Tweens and Teens training. Life changing!!!!!"
~ S.O.





Upcoming Trainings

 $425, includes 18 contact hours, comprehensive, fully-illustrated instructor manual and (optional) certification administration. Those who complete certification also earn ChildLight Yoga Instructor Circle membership.


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O2 Yoga Studio
March 30-31, 2019
Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm


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(Philadelphia Region)

Shanteel Yoga Sanctuary
Dates: May 18-19, 2019
Times: Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-6pm
Check Out: Our Yoga & Mindfulness for Children training and Yoga & Mindfulness for Youth Athletes Workshop happening at the same location!


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ChildLight Yoga Studio
Dates: July 15-16, 2019
Times: Mon 8am-6pm, Tue 8am-6pm
NOTE: This training is part of our Summer Immersion and immediately precedes our Trauma Informed Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Workshop.


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Attend this training on its own or as part of our 95-Hour Children's Yoga School

Also recommended: Yoga for Children book and Yoga for Children-Yoga & Mindfulness Activity Cards, by Lisa Flynn, available at Amazon or on site when training is held at ChildLight Yoga Studio.
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Yoga for Children:  200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children, by Lisa Flynn

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"Play with the practices in this book and bolster your child's resilience and self-esteem as you enhance your relationship." ~ Amy Weintraub

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