Yoga Therapy for Children and Teens

This course will give you all of the skills, knowledge, resources, and confidence you need to start teaching yoga to kids. By undertaking this foundation-level children’s yoga course, you will gain knowledge of the following areas:

  • Combination of yoga and mindfulness
  • The art of breathing in yoga
  • Simple techniques to increase mindfulness
  • Stories and fairy tales adapted to the needs of yoga for children

If you are interested in developing your career in teaching yoga to children or simply want to incorporate yoga into your classroom, sports field, home, or therapy sessions, take a look at what we offer.

Parents attending the course can find new ways to connect with their children and share a healthy, fun, and non-competitive movement-based activity with their families.

It is ideal for anyone who wants to expand a current related profession or learn a new one!

By the end of this course, you will have all of the need-to-know information about children's development and how it relates to learning yoga, you will learn how to teach excellent yoga classes that keep kids fully engaged and having fun.

What is Yoga Therapy and what are the Benefits of Yoga for Young People?

Children are often exposed to multiple stimuli throughout the day, and finding a way to grasp their attention spans without being distracted can also be a challenge. Yoga pairs the combination of controlled breathing, strength building, balance, awareness, and meditation in creating the right balance for an individual.

Yoga is a combination of mindful movement, breathing, and meditation - helping children, and teenagers with or without SEN feel calm and develop motor skills, balance, strength, and coordination. Therapeutic yoga works on individual goals for children, addressing their specific physical as well as cognitive and social/emotional needs.

When adapted to be age-appropriate, children can find yoga engaging, interesting and fun. This alone would be reason enough to add it into their routine, especially when you consider the physical benefits of helping to develop their balance and flexibility.

The benefits of yoga for children with or without SEND have been well researched demonstrating that yoga ‘increased balance and coordination, increased self-esteem and social communication skills’ (Kenny, 2002), improves ‘balance, flexibility and coordination’ (White, 2017) and for young children with special needs, yoga improves concentration, focus, and creativity' (Mochan 2017).

During the course you will learn:

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What are the benefits of regular yoga practice specifically for children with special needs and disabilities?

What will you gain by taking part in the course?



Yoga and mindfulness - ways to use mindfulness practice when practising yoga for children

Breathing training - pranayama - a way of using breathing techniques and focusing on the breath in practising mindfulness for children

Calming exercises - example exercises to help your child understand and control their own emotions

Mindfulness techniques - simple practices to help your child focus on being in the here and now e.g. talk about what you see"

Fairy tales and stories in the service of concentration training - methods to support the child in maintaining focus


Integral yoga - applications and therapeutic possibilities

Mindful Movement - examples of practices used in daily work with the child to help train concentration, calmness, and mindfulness

Asanas and storytelling - a ready-made lesson in which, through the use of storytelling, children will learn the asanas used in yoga

Case study - a practical yoga lesson scenario adapted to work with hyperactive children and children with learning difficulties

Completion of the Course

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Yoga Therapy for Children and Teens

Online Course
  • Expert Trainer
  • Certificate of completion
  • 24/7 access to a modern platform
  • Access on mobile and tablets
  • On-demand videos
  • Downloadable resources
  • Suggested study: 3 days, 3 hrs per day
£ 119.99
£ 99.00
Online course Yoga Therapy
+ E-book Yoga For Children. Scripts and cards for working with children.
  • Expert Trainer
  • Certificate of completion
  • 24/7 access to a modern platform
  • Access on mobile and tablets
  • On-demand videos
  • Notes and factsheets
  • List of exercises and activities
  • Downloadable resources
  • Suggested study: 6 weeks, 2hrs per week
  • E-book Yoga For Children. Scripts and cards for working with children
£ 139.00