Introductory Teacher Training
Upakarma "To Begin"
Your big leap into teaching kids yoga!
UPAKARMA is Sanskrit for "To Begin".
This 30 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.
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.
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
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 3-day training weekend. Please email email@example.com for more information.
UPAKARMA Teacher Training Manual
All Supplies Needed
UPAKARMA Youth Yoga Teacher Certificate (upon completion)
Total Training Hours: 30 hrs
1 Hours Pre-Requisite Reading & Preparation
24 In-Class Hours
5 Hours Online Observation of Classes
After taking our Introductory Training
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.
Upcoming Upakarma Trainings 2022
January 28th - 30th in Calgary, AB
April 29th- May 1st in Halifax, NS
July 22nd- 24th in Vancouver, BC
August 5th - 7th in Calgary, AB
October 21st - 23rd in Calgary, AB
October 28th-30th in Halifax, NS
November 4th-6th in Vancouver, BC