Kids Yoga

Teacher Training

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  • All the components that make up a great children’s yoga class (movements, specific exercises, meditations, relaxations and much much more!)

  • The skills to be a good, engaging and inspiring yoga teacher (designing, planning and structuring great classes, focusing on aims & outcomes, being flexible & adaptable, establishing boundaries and rules, adding variety, delivering with passion & enthusiasm, varying pace & tone, utilising positive reinforcement)

  • Teaching and designing classes that leave each and every child feeling happy, empowered, and believing in themselves

  • Based on hands on, real world personal experience of over 20 years of over 20,000 hours teaching 1000’s of kids of all ages in yoga classes, schools, day care centres, special needs schools, etc.

  • In addition to learning WHAT to teach, you also learn HOW to teach. When teaching children and teens it is essential that you learn to teach in a way that is engaging, inspiring, and meaningful

  • It's divided in fifteen separate modules with over twenty five hours of video to work through at your own pace. Each module creates the foundation for the next enabling you to build your experience and expertise as you move through the program

  • It is the only Children/Teens TTC that incorporates the benefits of Meridian-Based Yoga Therapy in addition to traditional Asana’s and Yoga Postures

  • It ensures that the essence of yoga is kept in every class. Children’s yoga is not just about fun and games. It must make a difference and set a physical, cognitive, emotional and social foundation that lasts for life. It must be EDUCATIONAL, MEANINGFUL and FUN!

  • It is recommended by the IYTA, registered with Yoga Australia, accredited by Yoga Alliance and accredited by Fitness Australia.

  • As part of the Yoga Australia Committee on Children’s Yoga, Loraine authored the current standards and guidelines for Children/Teens Yoga. Who better to learn from than the person who wrote the standard.

  • It is easy to learn and utilise. Thousands of yoga teachers, school teachers, day care workers, parents and others are successfully teaching and utilising the Zenergy Methodology around the world.

  • The 10 Essential components for every children and teen’s yoga class

  • 100′s of classroom ideas that have been tried, tested and work!

  • Why and how teaching children’s classes are different than adults

  • How to teach a meaningful and impactful Yoga class for Teens

  • The Top 10 Warm Up routines for all ages

  • An understanding of the cognitive, emotional, and physical stages of development for children

  • The Best Breathing Practices for each age group: 3-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17

  • How to anticipate and prevent difficult class situations before they even happen

  • How to deliver mindfulness practices and relaxations that have profound benefits for each of the age groups

  • The Top Types of Relaxations that work well for kids

Your Instructor

Loraine Rushton
Loraine Rushton
Loraine is the leading authority on yoga and yoga therapy for children and teens. She developed the Zenergy Yoga Methodology of how to teach children and teens’ yoga based on over 20 years of experience and over 20,000 hours teaching 1000’s of kids/teens of all ages. Her mission is to impact the lives of millions of children worldwide and set the standard for children’s yoga.
Loraine has trained 1,000s of yoga teachers, school teachers and those who work with children throughout the world on how to teach yoga in a way that is meaningful, impactful and fun.
Loraine’s specialty is developing programs that develop the “whole child” and help them develop physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially. Loraine’s background in Yoga, as well as Meridian Based Yoga Therapy, has Zenergy be the only provider of Children and Teens Yoga Education in the world that combines the benefits and impact of teaching how to use Yoga as well as Meridian Based Yoga Therapy when working with kids.
She has published over 35 articles on impacting the lives of children and teens through yoga and meditation. Loraine is a regular contributor to Australia Yoga Life Magazine and writes a monthly column “Om Kids” for Australian Yoga Journal.
Loraine was instrumental in bringing Yoga programs into the Australian school system. Over the last 25 years, the Zenergy Methodology has been taught in Early Childhood, primary, secondary, private, religious, selective and special needs schools throughout Australia.
She is an active advocate of the benefits of yoga for children & teens. She was featured in the documentary Yoga For Change and served on the National Committee of the International Yoga Teachers Association, the National Committee of Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists and the Yoga In Schools Committee for Yoga Australia.
A highly sought-after speaker and trainer. Loraine has delivered professional development days for Teacher Training Australia & Pearson. She has also been a featured speaker for ACHPER, Australia’s Yoga Therapy Conference and Yoga Australia’s national conference.
As a leading Yoga instructor for children in Australia, ABC television selected Loraine to be the featured instructor on their “Yoga For Kids” DVD and CD.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for twelve months - across any and all devices you own.
What age groups will I be able to teach after completing the course?
You will learn the specific skills required and how to vary your classes for all age groups (2-4, 5-8, 9-12), and teenagers (13-18)
Who is the course for?
It’s for yoga teachers, educators, parents, fitness professionals, childcare educators, dance teachers, etc. It is for anyone who wants to make a difference and impact the lives of children
Can I teach yoga to children after completing this course?
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate allowing you to get insurance to teach children's yoga. Our live training courses are accredited with Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance, International Yoga Teachers Association & Fitness Australia

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