Teacher Training Intensive

4-5th & 25th & 26th April 2020, London

An intensive and interactive Advanced Training for qualified Children’s Yoga Teachers with experience of teaching. Fully Accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals the 50 hour course during the Easter holidays is taught by Senior Yoga Teacher, Emma Charvet who has been teaching yoga to children from ages 3-18 yrs in UK schools for over ten years and specialises in yoga therapy for special needs. Held in a beautiful light filled private yoga studio set in a tranquil garden in Streatham Hill, London, SW16, close to Clapham Junction train station. 

The four Teaching Modules focus on Mindfulness, Yoga Philosophy, Special Needs and Advanced Teaching Techniques. The course covers teaching nursery through to pre-teens and teens, including developing mindfulness programmes, pranayama, lesson planning for different ages, genders and needs, developing your creativity as a teacher and behaviour management. Teaching is interactive through practical activities and includes peer assessed teaching practice. Non-contact hours include recommended reading, short diary assignments and a written project on a chosen module. Visual options can be chosen instead of written assignments.  Download full details of the course here.

Places are limited as the course is run as a small, interactive course tailored to students experience and needs. A limited number of modules are available to book as Single Modules (£150 for one module or £280 for two). Book early to avoid disappointment.

Dates:     9am  Sat/Sun 4th - 5pm 4-5th April and Sat/Sun 25th -26th April  2020

Cost:         £600 NB: Early Bird £550 if paid before 31 Jan or 6 month payment plan available - £100 p.m

Location: The Den, Streatham Hill, London SW16 1AE

Booking:     Email application form  form to Emma at

Advanced Children’s Yoga Modules 

Day One: Sat 4th April: Mindfulness, Meditation & Pranayama

  • Breath, anatomy and Emotional Development in children 

  • Social and Emotional needs 3- 18 yrs

  • Developing Mindful programmes for different age groups including: 

  • Songs and Chanting

  • Breathing exercises and games for different age groups

  • Incorporating breath in movement

  • Meditations

  •  Visualisations 

  • Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga

  • Mindful crafts

  • Mindful games for the classroom

 Day Two: Sun 5th April: Yoga Philosophy & Teaching Older Children & Teens

·       Social ,Emotional and neurological Development  Pre-teens & Teens 

·      Benefits of Yoga philosophy and appropriate language for different ages

·      Understanding the origins of Yoga in nature and Hinduism

·       Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yamas & Niyamas and their practical application through themes, games and group activities

·       Understanding Chakras and how they relate to child development

·       Yoga Flow for Pre-Teens and Teens: Story Telling and Hindu Gods

·       Mudras and Mantras

Day Three: Sat 25th April: Special Needs 

·       Making your classes accessible for SEN 

·       Developing programmes for common SEN conditions including Autism, Downs Syndrome, ADHD

·       Yoga as Therapy – setting achievable goals 

·       Creating a Therapeutic Tool-kit

·        Teaching outdoors; benefits for SEN children and safeguarding

Day Four: Sun 26th April: Advanced Teaching Methods 

·       How to encourage calm and reinforce positive behaviour 

·       Voice management

·       Routines, lesson planning and visual timetables

·       Finding your creativity as a teacher, writing stories and visualisations

·       Using circle time for social and emotional development

·       Assessed Teaching in groups with peer feedback 

 Feedback on Children’s Yoga Tree Training from Students

‘I just want to say what a fantastic course that was with amazing people. It was the best course I have been on since qualifying as a yoga teacher. I learnt so much from everyone - and found my inner child! It has given me confidence in my abilities and I used a lot of my new knowledge to calm down and settle my new beginners class last week, ‘ Sandy

 ‘When I signed up to learn about Children’s yoga I had no idea that the course would be so beneficial to my own personal development. The environment was beautiful and I came away feeling relaxed and inspired each day. As a teacher I think the building blocks of the teaching planning support is really clear and I can’t wait to start putting together all the ideas into classes of my own.’ Steph