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Introductory Teacher Training

Upakarma "To Begin"

Your big leap into teaching kids yoga! 


UPAKARMA is Sanskrit for "To Begin".


This 25 hour foundational training program will certify you to teach children and youth (from ages 2 to 16). You will learn everything you need to know to get started- and feel confident teaching by the end of the training!

No prior experience is required. Just an eagerness to learn!  

This training is part 1 of 2 in our complete training.

*Please note you are not required to take both part 1 and part 2 and/or register for both courses at the same time. 

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Learning Objectives


  • Learn about Kids Yoga as a specialty - why it exists, benefits to children & youth, holistic and 'upstream' approach to health.

  • Uncover personal blockages and determine your 'WHY', direction, and purpose as a teacher.

  • Provide tools for reflection, self-awareness, and discovery.

  • Find support in finding your voice and confidence.

  • Re-discover your Inner Child and how to create + play with movement.

  • Formulate strong, creative & engaging lesson plans.

  • Become familiar with Alignment Principles, posture breakdown, and queuing for various ages.

  • Be encouraged to explore postures in depth and learn how to effectively communicate to different ages- be able to provide adjustments, alternatives, and make your students feel connected & comfortable.

  • Explore yogic philosophy and how these lessons translate on and off the mat.

  • Incorporating mindfulness, breathing and meditation techniques.

  • Learn how to sustain your teaching and the basic business of kids & youth yoga. 

  • Narrow your focus and find your niche: discovering your purpose and direction for working with children & youth.

Course Curriculum

​Detailed curriculum is provided upon confirmation of registration. 

PART 1: Introduction to Kids Yoga

​PART 2: Techniques, Training & Practice

PART 3: Teaching Methodology

PART 4: Anatomy and Physiology

PART 5: Yoga Philosophy, Ethics, Practice, and Connection

PART 6: Supplementary Teaching Tools 


​Cost: $650+gst.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Your deposit can be transferred to an alternative training date in the event that you should need to withdraw your registration.

Payment plans are available. Please note that payment plans must be set up at least 2 weeks in advance of the 2-day training weekend. Please email for more information.

Materials Provided

  • UPAKARMA Teacher Training Manual

  • All Supplies Needed

  • Worksheets

  • UPAKARMA Youth Yoga Teacher Certificate (upon completion)

The Breakdown

Total Training Hours: 25 hrs​

  • 4 Hours Pre-Requisite Reading & Preparation 

  • 16 In-Class Hours

  • 5 Hours Online or In-Person Observation of Classes


After taking our Introductory Training
you will...​


  • Receive a certificate of completion at the end of your training that certifies you to instruct yoga for children, teens, and families. 

  • Build class plans based on the "Wymbin Framework"- two tools that help you to structure a class for any age group. 

  • Become confident in finding your voice and feeling ready to get out into the world and teach!

  • Yoga, mindfulness, breathing, games, and activities that you can use in your classes, at home, or even in your classroom at school.

  • Connect with like-minded and passionate educators who want to make a difference! After completing this course, you receive access to our private Wymbin Yoga Teacher Trainees Facebook Forum to access shared resources, conversation, and engage with other teachers who have completed the training. 

  • Sep 07, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – Sep 08, 2024, 5:00 p.m.
    Calgary, 919 9 Ave SE #50, Calgary, AB T2G 0S4, Canada
    Start your journey towards teaching mindfulness, meditation and movement to children, youth, and families! Join our amazing Wymbin faculty for a weekend of learning, growth and personal development. This is a 2 day Introductory Training hosted at our Inglewood studio.
  • Oct 25, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – Mar 07, 2025, 9:00 p.m.
    Wymbin, 919 9 Ave SE #50, Calgary, AB T2G 0S5, Canada
    Part 2 of our 95hr Yoga Alliance Certified Kids & Youth Yoga Teacher Training Certification. Please note that you must have completed the 2 day Introductory Kids & Youth Training prior to attending the Advanced Training.

Register Here!


Contact the team! We are here to support you + are so excited for your journey to begin.

(403) 452 2549

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