Children’s Yoga Teacher Training

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DIRECTOR: Sharon Persky
CO-TEACHER Mary Clare Chiofalo

Our Children’s Teacher Training Course is dedicated to providing yoga instructors and professionals working with children the tools and skills needed to create a safe and compassionate yoga class for children ages 3 to teens.  The program addresses five general population age groups; Nursery ages 3 & 4yrs, Elementary ages 5 to 7yrs, Tweens ages 8 to 12yrs, and Teens ages 13yrs+.

These groups are differentiated by their psychological, anatomical, and physiological development stages.  We approach each stage & age group with different teaching methodology so that our graduates will be able to engage their yoga students with mindful breath and body awareness, asana practice and yoga philosophy, and for professionals to be able to infuse their practices providing their clients with these tools to assist with their progress of their services being provided.

The program will address teaching in different venues, such as yoga studios, secular and non-secular schools, afterschool programs, and summer camps and what shows up in these types of classes.  The curriculum also focuses on dealing with behavioral issues, business and marketing practices, ethics and legalities of working with children.

Certification and Yoga Alliance Registration:

Anyone who loves working with children may enroll in the Children’s Teacher training program. This route is encouraged for school-teachers, OT, PT, ST and those who work with kids outside of a regular yoga environment.  Check with your licensing coordinator as this training may qualify for CEU credits. To register with Yoga Alliance as an RCYT you must have a current Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) designation. The RYT200 can be completed prior, concurrently or after the commencement of the Children’s training.  In addition to the certificate, you must complete (30) hours of teaching children’s yoga classes. Yoga and Polarity Center encourages enrollment in The Children’s Teacher Training and the 200-hour Teacher Training concurrently to provide the most well-rounded education possible.


2018 Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

Part 1 -OM Studio Training 12:30pm – 6:30pm – $750
(Taken independently, YACEP contact hours)
($250) deposit to reserve your spot in the training (25 person limit)

·         3/11/18- Intro to Children’s’ Yoga/ Pre-School

·         3/25/18-Pre-School (Continued)

·         4/18/18-K-2nd Grade

·         4/22/18-3rd-5th Grade

·         5/5/18- Mindfulness K-5th

·         5/20/18- 7th-12th grade

·         6/3/18- Business & Ethics/Closing


Required Text Books:

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of Children by Janet MacGregor (

The Psychology of the Child by Jean Piaget and Barbel Inhelder (


Part 2- Mentoring Program – $750 (Concurrent with Part 1) ($250) deposit to reserve your spot in the training (10 person limit)

15 hours of in Class Observation, Assisting & lead teaching in actual hands-on class experience (45hrs credit)

Homework Reading, In-class write-ups & creating lesson plans – One on One feedback.

(Part 1 & Part 2 will complete the YA 95hr Certification Requirement)


Class Availability Students must schedule with lead teacher in advance.  Schedule availability is subject to change.

Nursery Age 18mos to Pre-K

Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am (Merrick)

Fridays 9:30am-11:30am (Merrick)

K-5th Grade

Tuesday 4-5pm (Malverne)

Friday 4-5:30pm (Long Beach)

Friday 4-5pm (Oceanside)


If you would like more information or if you just want to talk with us, call our office at 516-578-2898 and speak to one of our faculty.