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Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Jacqueline Maloney and Josephine Chan

For educators, parents, health professionals, yoga teachers, and anyone who would like to share the joy of yoga with young people.

Our trauma-informed training integrates the latest research in developmental science and yoga with traditional yogic wisdom. Taught by experienced children’s yoga teachers with degrees in education and child development, this journey across the ages will explore practices inspired by yoga and mindfulness to foster physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and spiritual well-being in young people ages 3 to 18. You’ll also gain practices and skills to support your own well-being so that you can thrive as a teacher and avoid burnout.

Discover effective instructional techniques to create inclusive and engaging classes to meet the needs of all of your students. You’ll discover how challenges can be turned into opportunities for learning and growth. We’ll cover tips and techniques for creating a positive class environment and keeping students inspired and engaged.  Learn how to create classes that are safe for people who have experienced trauma. Help young people develop life-enhancing skills such as self-awareness, patience, compassion, and joy. We will explore how physical poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation practices, relaxation techniques, and traditional yogic wisdom can be adapted for different developmental periods, identifying which practices may be most beneficial and which to avoid. You’ll also learn yoga-influenced songs, stories, games, dance, and artwork to inspire young people.

Gain hands-on experience teaching yoga to kids, and receive expert feedback from skilled Registered Children Yoga Teachers. You will leave with a manual filled with age-appropriate teaching techniques and yoga activities for young people ages 3-18, as well as a full curriculum of lesson plans that you have created for your own personal teaching context. Get ready for a magical and transformative two weeks! This training will help you uncover the creative and playful child that lies within you. Connecting with this aspect of yourself can be a joyous and healing journey. It will provide you with unending inspiration, and keep you young in body, mind, and spirit. Learn more at generationyoga.ca


“This is a fantastic training with Jacqueline Maloney and Josephine Chan. if you are looking for a kids to adolescence yoga teacher training OR maybe you are wanting to start a 300 hour program, these two women are the best in their field. I loved ALL of my trainings at Semperviva. If I had to pick a favourite though, the kids and adolescence training was my favourite!” – Tracy Jacobs, U Pure Movement and Health – Performance Coaching

Learn more about the Instructor(s)

Jacqueline Maloney | View Full Profile »

For the past 25 years, Jacqueline Maloney (MA, RCYT) has worked with young people in many capacities – as a classroom teacher, a camp counsellor, a researcher, and a yoga teacher. Since 2006, she has shared yoga with hundreds of young people at schools, yoga studios, community centres, and BC Children’s Hospital. She is a PhD Candidate in Human Development, Learning, and Culture at UBC, focusing on the potential of yoga and mindfulness practices to promote the well-being of children and the adults in their lives. Jacqueline developed the the Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training at Semperviva, the first of its kind in Canada, and has been the Director of the training since 2012.

Josephine Chan

Josephine Chan (BECCE, RCYT, ERYT) has been teaching, learning, and playing with the early learning community for 20 years. Since 2013, she has been training educators on integrating movement inspired by yoga and mindfulness into their work with young people. As an Infant & Toddler and Special Needs educator, she is an advocate for a strengths-based approach to learning and shares this work in Canada, UK, and Asia. Josephine has been featured on Gaia TV, writing and filming children’s programming for online and home practice. It is her mission is to provide life-long tools for the mental health, well-being and resilience of children and families, everywhere.

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Start: Jul 6 - End: Jul 19
Cost: $1875 Register Here
Total Hours: 95
Format: Full-time

Location: Sea Studio
#200-1333 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Phone: 604-739-2009