Habitat Kids Yoga Teacher Training

Learn to teach yoga to preschoolers through teens!

After many years of working with kids of all ages, Habitat Yoga is proud to share our knowledge and successes with new, aspiring kids' yoga teachers. Our 3-day program is a comprehensive, intensive, and practical certification course. Join us to learn how to playfully and gracefully guide kids through fun, confidence-building, mindful yoga classes.

Ashley Ray, founder of Habitat Yoga, created this teacher training program based on her extensive knowledge of teaching yoga to preschoolers through teens. Along with several special guests, she will guide trainees through Habitat Yoga's method of teaching yoga to children and the techniques that will keep your students excited, engaged, and constantly learning.  

This training will include:

  • How to teach yoga to preschoolers, K-5th grade, middle schoolers, and teens
  • Kids' developmental stages and how yoga influences the developing brain and body
  • Anatomy & physiology, with a focus on child development
  • Yoga poses and sequences
  • Partner and group yoga
  • Class behavior management and safety
  • Yoga and mindfulness games, songs, crafts, and activities that help make yoga extra FUN!
  • Breathing exercises
  • Relaxation and meditation techniques
  • How to weave in the philosophy of yoga, mindfulness, and breath work in a way that connects with kids at every age
  • The business of kids yoga - how to structure studio classes, private sessions, family yoga, and bringing yoga into schools

Who should take this course:

This 3-day training is ideal for:

  • Yoga enthusiasts
  • People who love to work with kids!
  • Yoga teachers who want to expand their teaching practice
  • Preschool teachers and guides
  • School teachers (elementary, middle, and high school)
  • Physical education teachers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Parents or grandparents
  • Nannies and care providers

***You do not need to be previously certified in yoga to attend this training

Take-aways from this training:

Certification to Teach Kids Yoga
Trainees will receive a Certificate of Course Completion, which will enable you to teach as a Habitat Yoga Certified teacher in yoga studios, schools, preschools, community centers, private homes, and more!

The Habitat Yoga Training Manual
Our comprehensive, definitive teaching guide includes everything you will need to teach kids yoga to preschoolers through teens. Consisting of hundreds of yoga games, poses, songs, breathing exercises, meditations, class plans, and more, this manual will serve as your toolbox of techniques and tricks that will keep your classes engaging and fun!

42 Hours of Yoga Alliance Continued Education
If you are a certified yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance, this 42-hour course will count toward your Continuing Education Requirements. The course consists of 24 contact hours in the training weekend, 5 hours of observation in Habitat Yoga kids classes, 5 hours of participation in adult yoga classes, and 8 hours of required reading.

An Experience that will Change Your Life!
The Habitat Yoga Teacher Training is well-rounded and intensive, with practical theory, sample classes, group discussions, and LOTS OF FUN! Most importantly, you will come out with immediate tangible knowledge and tons of ideas to create original, captivating yoga experiences for kids of all ages.


Upcoming Trainings




Spring Training: April 5-7, 2019
Fall Training: October 18-20, 2019

Time: 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Friday - Sunday

Location: Meet + Greet - 1910 21st Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37212

Price: $760 Full Tuition + Printed and Tabbed Training Manual
$650 Full Tuition + PDF Download of Training Manual (print and compile at home)
Early Bird Pricing subtracts $50 - Register by Sept. 20th for Fall training

**We do offer a payment plan option: Pay 50% to reserve your spot and the remaining balance will be automatically charged to your account one week before the training begins. Email hello@habitatyoga.com or call (615) 207-9426 if you're interested in the payment plan.**

Includes: 3-day intensive training, training manual PDF, guest lecture, file downloads of all songs, observation videos of Habitat Yoga classes


  • 5 hours of video observation of Habitat Yoga kids yoga classes.

  • 5 hours of participation in adult yoga classes at the yoga studio of your choice.

  • Trainees will complete a short review of each observation and participation class.

  • All observation and participation hours and reviews will be due within two months of completing the training, but you are encouraged to complete this prior to the training.

Required Reading:
* The Mindful Child by Susan Kaiser Greenland
* Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson, Ed.D.
Read and write a review of each book. Due within two months of completing the training. 


more training dates will be announced soon!

If you're interested in taking a training in your area or hosting a training at your studio, contact us here.