Imagination Yoga Teacher Trainings  Imagination Yoga

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By teaching children at a young age to move their bodies and be kind to one another, just one person can positively impact an entire community. From teacher trainings to school in-services, yoga festivals to workshops, hundreds of adults and thousands of children have experienced Imagination Yoga and its many offerings. With respect and gratitude to all teachers that have come before, it is with much love that we continue to spread the beautiful and ancient practice of yoga to people of all ages, everywhere.

Imagination Yoga trainings have been used and implemented by; teachers, parents, yogis, those in the medical and mental health fields, as well as adults who see the benefit of introducing yoga to kids. Imagination Yoga’s trainings are offered in a modular approach. This flexibility allows students to participate in a way that fits into their lifestyle. From the teacher bringing yoga into their classroom, the parent introducing yoga into their family’s daily routine, or the person interested in starting a kids yoga business, Imagination Yoga can teach you how!

Trainings qualify for continuing education hours through the Yoga Alliance and Oregon ECE hours.

Imagination Yoga Trainings:


3-Day Imagination Yoga Certificaton Training

As a certified teacher you will become a member of the Imagination Yoga community and gain access to all of the knowledge and benefits offered. Many Certified Teachers have gone on to successfully bring Imagination Yoga into their communities as a lifestyle business. This fun and interactive training is an immersion into the world of kids yoga. Deepen your understanding of yoga for kids, including; yoga poses, exploring alignment, benefits and Imagination Yoga games. Practice will include how to cultivate calm and kind behavior, increase physical activity, and promote concentration in a fun and developmentally appropriate way. This class focuses on introducing yoga to children ages 2-12.

This 3-Day Intensive training includes:

Imagination Yoga Immersion Training

  • The philosophy, science and benefits of Imagination Yoga for children ages 2-12
  • 40 developmentally appropriate Imagination Yoga poses, designed specifically with the interests and abilities of children in mind. We have intentionally been very selective in pose quantity and kept the number to 40. Both you and the children will find confidence, strength and muscle memory within the practice of these 40 fun and effective kids yoga poses.
  • Imagination Yoga Adventures. These original story-based yoga flows simplify things for the teacher by providing a 30-45 minute class flow that kids LOVE!
  • Imagination Yoga games to help expand the way children learn about yoga
  • Teaching techniques, tips on Storytelling and Classroom Management

Kindness Curriculum Training

This portion of the teacher training provides a a 10-week curriculum that includes adventures, games and activities. The curriculum draws on all that you will learn in the immersion and turns it into an easy to follow lesson plan that inspires the practice of Kindness in each of your yoga classes.

Kindness Curriculum Incldes:

  • A weekly guide to creatively introduce kindness in a fun, powerful and developmentally appropriate way.
  • Kind Heart Activities - The practice of kindness and compassion through honoring the uniqueness of all beings.
  • Kind Words Activities - Learn and practice what it means to be BOLDLY KIND (both at home and at school). Being Boldly Kind is talking to the new kid at school and standing up for what you believe in. Weekly discussion and practice of using Kind Words.
  • Kind Thoughts Activities - When we are honoring our Kind Hearts and using our Kind Words, we must be thinking our Kind Thoughts! Learn to teach the power of thoughts and the importance of putting those Kind Thoughts into action.
  • 8 Imagination Yoga Adventures and 2 activities that support and build on the curriculum topic.
    *We will touch on other Imagination Yoga curriculums including; Concentration, Calm, Gratitude, Summer Camp
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Business & Marketing Training

This section offers you a business model framework that provides the skills to successfully operate your own Imagination Yoga business.

Topics covered include:

  • Marketing
    • Key Influencers and how to contact them
    • Overview of Imagination Yoga’s Marketing Kit and how to use it
    • Social Media strategy
  • Business and Operations
    • How to find locations to teach your Imagination Yoga classes
    • Sample classroom management forms including: rosters, registration, enrollment and liability release forms are reviewed in detail.
    • Sample financial forms including: invoices and balance sheets are also reviewed.

This class is taught by business professionals with years of experience operating their own Imagination Yoga businesses. We invite you to join us as we share best practices that will help you get your Imagination Yoga business off to a great start.

Some previous knowledge of yoga and experience working with children are helpful but not required.

Imagination Yoga Membership

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After completing 3 day training and certification requirements you will receive:

  • Listing on Imagination Yoga website
  • A new Imagination Yoga Adventure class flow each quarter to keep classes fresh
  • A Membership E-Manual providing:
    • Sample forms including; registration, enrollment, disclaimer forms
    • Suggestions for starting classes at schools, studios, gyms and more
  • Access to professionally designed signs, posters, business cards, yard signs, etc. to help you grow your business.
  • Wholesale pricing on Imagination Yoga merchandise that can be sold for profit.
  • Opportunity to upgrade to the premium membership which includes an @imaginationyoga.com email address, online calendar and access to the online registration system making enrollment easy for your customers.

*All Certification requirements (to be completed within 60 days after training) must be met to become a Certified Imagination Yoga Teacher, including proof of a clear background check (specific to working with children), obtain professional liability insurance and enrollment in the monthly membership ($30/month for standard membership, $50/month for premium membership – begins 60 days after training).

Cost for the 3-Day Training: $950


2-Day Imagination Yoga Immersion

This fun and interactive training is an immersion into the world of kids yoga. Deepen your understanding of yoga for kids, including; yoga poses, exploring alignment, benefits and Imagination Yoga games. Practice will include how to cultivate calm and kind behavior, increase physical activity, and promote concentration in a fun and developmentally appropriate way. This class focuses on introducing yoga to children ages 2-12.

In this 14-hour intensive class you will learn:

  • The philosophy, science and benefits of Imagination Yoga for children ages 2-12
  • 40 developmentally appropriate Imagination Yoga poses, designed specifically with the interests and abilities of children in mind. We have intentionally been very selective in pose quantity and kept the number to 40. Both you and the children will find confidence, strength and muscle memory within the practice of these 40 fun and effective kids yoga poses.
  • 5 Imagination Yoga Adventures. These original story-based yoga flows simplify things for the teacher by providing a 30-45 minute class flow that kids LOVE!
  • 1 Imagination Yoga game to help expand the way children learn about yoga.
  • Teaching techniques, tips on Storytelling and Classroom Management

You will also receive a Complete Imagination Yoga Teacher Training Manual including:

  • Comprehensive pose pages with photos, descriptions, imaginative associations and benefits
  • 5 Imagination Yoga Adventures and 1 Game
  • Documentation of everything discussed in the class for future reference.

Some previous knowledge of yoga and experience working with children are helpful but not required.

Cost: $595


2 hour workshop − Inspiring Kids to Move

This workshop is perfect for Parents, Teachers and Yogi's alike. You will learn Imagination Yoga poses (appropriate for children ages 2-12), one Imagination Yoga Adventure and lots of creative ways to teach children about kindness, concentration, calm and breath. The class will review the NASPE recommendations for physical activity for this age group, as well as, the physical, cognitive, social/emotional, language benefits of Imagination Yoga. You will leave this workshop inspired, energized and full of new ideas.

Cost: varies by location

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2 hour workshop − Teaching Kids Kindness, Calm and Concentration through Yoga

Teaching children at a young age to move their bodies and be kind to one another, one person can positively impact an entire community. This class provides intentional instruction on some of life’s most important skills; kindness, calm and concentration. Yoga poses, activities and games are explored. Come ready to move and have fun! Yoga mats provided, no experience necessary.

Cost: varies by location


On-Site School In-service

Imagination Yoga can be offered on site for your next school in-service. WE come to your location, provide yoga mats and all materials, including certificates of completion (valid towards continuing education requirements in some states). Choose from one of the 2 hour workshop above, or let us work with you to come up with a curriculum that meets your centers needs. Workshop avail be from 2-8 hours. Contact Us to schedule.

Cost: varies by location and number of participants.


Imagination Yoga Curriculum

Once you are a certified Imagination Yoga Teacher additional curriculums are available to you. Each curriculum comes complete with a lesson plan (including adventures and activites) that leads the teacher and the student to a place of kinesthetic understanding. For example, in the Calm Curriculum you will learn how to teach your students what calm means, what if feels like, and how to find it in times of stress. These curriculums provide intentional instruction on some of life's most important skills.

Available curriculums:

  • Kindness − More Info
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    Kindness Curriculum

    Kind Hearts. Kind Words. Kind Thoughts.

    The 10-week Kindness Curriculum includes:

    • A weekly guide to creatively introduce kindness in a fun, powerful and developmentally appropriate way.
    • Kind Heart Activities − The practice of kindness and compassion through honoring the uniqueness of all beings.
    • Kind Words Activities − Learn and practice what it means to be BOLDLY KIND (both at home and at school). Being Boldly Kind is talking to the new kid at school and standing up for what you believe in. Weekly discussion and practice of using Kind Words.
    • Kind Thoughts Activities − When we are honoring our Kind Hearts and using our Kind Words, we must be thinking our Kind Thoughts! Learn to teach the power of thoughts and the importance of putting those Kind Thoughts into action.
    • 8 Imagination Yoga Adventures and 2 games that support and build on the curriculum topic.

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    Concentration Curriculum

    Concentration: Exercise the Mind

    The root of learning is focus. A direct link has been found between an early understanding of Concentration and success in school.

    10-week Concentration Curriculum includes:

    • A weekly guide to creatively introduce concentration in a fun, powerful and developmentally appropriate way.
    • Concentration Stone − A tried and true way of explaining what concentration means and feels like.
    • Memory Games and Guided Imagery
    • Breath and Sound as a Point-of-Focus
    • 8 Imagination Yoga Adventures and 2 games that support and build on the curriculum topic.

    * Certified Imagination Yoga Teachers will also receive Imagination Yoga Adventures that support and build on the curriculum topic.

  • Calm
  • Gratitude
  • Summer Camp
  • IY Special Needs