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Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training

Trauma-Sensitive Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training in Canada 

After too much time online, I am thrilled to share that our Level 1 Trainings will be held in-person in Vancouver, Port Moody, Kelowna, and Toronto with little ones actually joining parts of our classes! This gives you a real experience working with children, so you can be an even more inspiring teacher!

Who is Kids Yoga Teacher Training For?

Join us for a journey to connect with and nurture your Inner Child, to empower others. Whether you’re a yoga teacher, parent, counsellor, or work with children in any other capacity, this uniquely progressive and accessible training will help you empower children from utero to 15 years with life-skills. Our Yoga Alliance Certified Kids Yoga Teacher Training (Levels 1, 2 + 3) exceeds the 95 required hours, to provide you a full understanding of how to share your gifts in an age-appropriate ways. Yoga is all about connection, and nurturing our gloWithin. Imagine if you learned yoga-based tools as a child? How might that have supported you on your journey?

Your Lead Trainer, Katie, was fortunate enough to, and can attest to how important these skills are in staying connected to our light, particularly for highly sensitive children or empaths. We are seeing an increase in highly sensitive children struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD and other conditions that stem from imbalance in the nervous system for a variety of reasons. Being highly sensitive is a gift and strength, but can present challenges in our world. We explore Yoga and Craniosacral (Polyvagal) tools so you can help these and all children on their journey. Let’s help empower future generations and release patterns for a brighter, healthier future!

Your Guides

Your Lead Trainer, Katie, has coached children for over 20 years, has been teaching yoga to children and adults since 2012, and offers Craniosacral + Somatoemotional Release Therapy – offering a unique + empowering approach to yoga for children. She learned to meditate and do breath-work as a child, which has inspired her life work.

Dawn Slykhuis, is a Registered Social Worker with experience teaching at the post-secondary level. She became a yoga instructor in early 2019 to combine her SW skills with mind-body-emotion tools to support children in their mental health. Dawn believes it is our vulnerability that connects us as humans, making her classes suitable for all levels, including anyone who has never done yoga before. Dawn’s classes are grounded in the principle of ahimsa (non violence) towards ourselves, and towards our outside world. In 2020, Dawn followed her passion further and started RVN Wellness, a yoga + counselling studio in Port Moody, BC.

Together we bring you an empowering, inclusive, age appropriate approach to fostering healthy life skills in Kids Yoga classes, to include;

  • Understanding emotions + healthy tools to process

  • Developing healthy boundaries + body autonomy 

  • Understanding our values and strengths + those of others

  • Nurturing resilience through self-care practices

  • Understanding + creating healthy relationships

  • Self-awareness, expression + leadership skills

  • Collaboration + cultural appreciation

  • Connecting with our hearts + intuition

We explore tools for you to incorporate into your classes, and help nurture children from all backgrounds and experiences on and off the mat. We believe in order to support the child, we need to support the world of the child. Empowering educators and parents is a very important part of this work.


Earlybird + Bonus ends June 1!


Level 1

(0-6 Years)

  • The benefits of Kids Yoga + various formats

  • Yoga philosophy + self care for you

  • Anatomy + Physiology

    • The nervous system

    • Child development from utero – 6 years

  • Ethics when teaching Children’s Yoga 

  • Trauma-informed awareness + highly sensitive (empathic) children

  • Leading a Class for 0-6 years

    • Learning about yourself as a teacher

    • Best practices

    • Class plan

  • Yoga beyond the mat

  • Practicum

kids yoga class

Level 2

(7-9 Years)

  • More yoga philosophy + self care practices, including Vedic stories 

  • Deep look at Trauma-Informed practices

  • Anatomy + Physiology

    • All systems of the body

    • Child development 7-9 years

  • Ethics review

  • Leading classes for 7-9 years 

    • Age appropriate best practices

    • Cueing

    • Class plan

  • Yoga beyond the mat

  • Practicum

woman practicing yoga on a mountian top

Level 3

(10-15 Years)

  • More yoga philosophy + self care practices

  • Anatomy + Physiology:

    • Youth development 10-15 years

    • Exploring fascia + the craniosacral system

  • Ethics review

  • Leading a Tween + Teen Yoga classes

    • Cueing, sequencing + flows

    • Class plan

  • Yoga beyond the mat

  • Empowering yoga practices for diverseabilities 

  • Creating Your Brand + Business

  • Volunteer teaching + assisting opportunities

“Having the freedom to explore my own inner child and tap into the purity of mind that exists at a young age was such a privilege. Learning with Katie is always an opportunity for inquiry, introspection, and play!”


Kids Yoga Teacher Training Canada

“Incredible kids yoga teacher training. Very interactive, engaging, and informative. It can be tough to take trainings online but Katie made it easy! Thank you for this amazing opportunity to join you in your kids yoga teacher training!”


Join Us for Kids Yoga Training!

Level 1: In-Person with little ones joining us for classes – see locations below! Level 2 + 3 are Live, Online. Space is limited to ensure we have a supportive learning environment. You can take just Level 1, or all 3 Levels to apply with Yoga Alliance to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). Please see FAQ below for more. Level 1: $599 before June 1 ($799 after). Levels 1-3: $1797 before June 1 ($1997 after). Payment plans + scholarships available. 

Get EARLYBIRD before May 30!



@Kuddles, Mountain Hwy

July 18-22 



@RVNWellness, St. John’s St

Sundays July 10, 17, 24 



@Toronto Yoga Co.

Mon-Fri, Aug 1-5 




Sat + Sun, Sept 17 + 18


Apply to Join Us for Children’s Yoga Training!

Children's YTT Application
Scholarships are needs + merit based - see FAQ below for more details. Please outline (1) why you need a scholarship, (2) the tier you are requesting, (3) a bit about you, (4) how taking this training will contribute to your growth, (5) how you will contribute to others, and (6) how you would like to complete your exchange hours. Please note, payment plans are available regardless of scholarship or not. Once the training has the minimum number of students needed (for our financial viability), we then circle back around to accept scholarship applications. Please also send a letter from a mentor or employer as to why you should receive a scholarship.
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What certification do I get?

Upon completion of all 3 levels, you can apply with Yoga Alliance to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT). You will also need your 200h and 30h of practical experience, which we can support you with.

Can I teach before I finish all 3 levels?

Absolutely! So long as you meet your local legal requirements (Criminal Record Check), we are happy to assist you in finding assisting and teaching opportunities to help you further develop your skills.

Do I need my 200h?

No you do not, but if you would like to eventually register as an RCYT with Yoga Alliance, you will need it. You can take this training first, or your 200h first. This training is accessible to those who do not have their 200h.

How is this taught?

Yoga Alliance, has currently permitted trainings to be online. We feel it’s best to have these trainings live or in-person when possible, to fully support you and to learn from each other as a group. In 2022 all Level 1’s are in-studio with children joining us!

What makes this training unique?

So many aspects, but to name a few… We offer a truly trauma-sensitive approach, woven throughout the training, drawing upon Katie’s Craniosacral knowledge, and a deep look at the biology of trauma. We examine Vedic story and the roots of yoga, encouraging exploration of all cultures for greater empathy and stronger communities. We explore yoga beyond the mat and diversity of abilities and backgrounds, making it a very practical experience so students can draw upon resources in their daily lives for greater emotional resilience and joy! Our mission is to empower healthy, happy future generations!

What happens after my training?

It’s up to you, but we are here to support all of our teachers through our Facebook group and email. You are welcome to begin assisting or teaching classes at your comfort level. After completing all 3 levels, you will be well equipped to do so and have our continued support, including letters of reference and potential placements or further mentoring!

Do you offer payment plans? 

Absolutetly! Please email to arrange an interest-free payment plan.


How do scholarships work? 

Scholarships are need + merit based and only offered for the Full 3 Level Training. We offer a few tiers with an exchange aspect (see next question). Please complete this section in the application above, mentioning which scholarship tier you are seeking and answer the questions. Once we meet our minimum for the training (for financial viability), we circle back to offer you scholarships about 2-4 weeks prior to the training. 


What are the scholarship tiers?

You are welcome to request any of the following tiers (named after the Star Children) in the application above and please note how you would like to offer the exchange (share your skills with gloWithin). All scholarships require the $300 deposit for each level to be paid prior to your training, and which ever tier you receive. We can work out a payment plan around you. All of the below include the $300 deposit:

  • Earlybird save $600 for total $1797 +gst (no exchange hours)
  • Indigo for payment of $1397 + gst (15 exchange hours)
  • Crystal for payment of $1097 + gst (20 exchange hours)
  • Rainbow for payment of $697 + gst (30 exchange hours)