Children’s Yoga Teacher Specialization

Shanti Yoga School is proud to have the only Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Specialization Training in Idaho.

Research shows that teaching yoga, breathing, and mindfulness to children has an expansive impact on their wellbeing, and can increase focus and performance in school. This secular, mind-body exercise is noncompetitive and accessible to all students because it is an inward practice that relies only on a students own abilities. Yoga has been shown to increase physical health and energy, yet it also enhances mental and emotional states. Breathing and mindfulness practices can improve mental clarity and focus, as well as moods and behaviors. They also aid in self-regulation and control, enabling students to better manage stress and emotions. The US is seeing a growing trend towards incorporating breathing and mindfulness practices into the classroom to help students thrive physically, mentally and emotionally. Learn how yoga can help kids improve body awareness and self-esteem, increase confidence and concentration, and move towards improved wellbeing and performance.

Shanti Yoga School in Boise offers Idaho’s only Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher Training, designed to empower parents or anyone working with children to safely and effectively teach yoga to kids. Join Chelsea Cunningham, E-RYT200, RCYT, YACEP, a playful and curious yoga instructor, nanny and birthing doula in the Treasure Valley for this 95-hour course, which is sure to inspire, educate and entertain.  Come explore and have fun as you master specific techniques tailored for youth ages 2-17.  You will gain an understanding of children’s physical, mental, and emotional development, and study new approaches towards teaching principal yoga theories. This program will give you the tools to teach in a way that is creative and accessible to kids of varying ages.  Come prepared to learn and…most of all in kids’ yoga, have fun!!!

There are no set dates at this time.
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For more information contact Shanti Teacher Training at 208-634-9711 or [email protected]

Chelsea Cunniningham, E-RYT200, RCYT, YACEP, Children’s Program Director

Chelsea is a playful and curious yoga instructor and nanny in the treasure valley. She’s bananas about helping people to creatively make gains in their joy, flexibility and strength. In her core she believes that yoga is for everyone, so Chelsea is committed to making this art and science accessible. Her classes flow with breath, alignment, exploration and story telling. Whether you are new to yoga, trying it again or have a thing or two teach about yoga yourself, Chelsea would be honored to practice with you. She also teaches kids yoga through Boise Kids Yoga, is prenatal certified and is currently wrapping up her birth doula training. She received her yoga teacher training and children’s and prenatal yoga specializations in 2012 through Shanti Yoga in McCall/Boise.