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.
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
2 hour workshop − Imagination Yoga Special Needs
This course discusses physical, social, cognitive and language benefits of Imagination Yoga for children with special needs. Attendees learn the fundamentals of several yoga poses, techniques on home and/or classroom integration including: calming strategies, de-escalation plans, an initial routine for early introduction, and an Imagination Yoga Adventure to work towards.
Cost: varies by location
Imagination Yoga Teacher Training
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.
After completing the teacher training you have the option of becoming a *Certified Imagination Yoga Teacher. 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.
As a Certified Imagination Yoga Teacher you will receive:
Listing on Imagination Yoga website
A new Imagination Yoga Adventure class flow each quarter to keep classes fresh
Invitation to monthly conference calls with Jamie Dix and other IY Leaders, providing inspiration and a sounding board for community questions
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.
*All Certification requirements must be met to become a Certified IY Teacher, including an annual licensing fee.
Contact us for more information on the certification process.
Imagination Yoga Curriculum Trainings
These concept-based trainings are designed to provide intentional instruction on some of life's most important skills. Wonderful for teachers, parents and anyone interested in introducing the following concepts into a child's life. You are welcome to attend one or all 6 curriculum trainings.
This 2-hour Teacher Training provides a 10-week lesson plan that includes games and activities, tools and techniques that teach adults how to introduce the Practice of Kindness to children ages 2-12. The Kindness Curriculum is open to everyone! If you are a parent, a teacher, a yogi, a medical or mental health provider, or someone that enjoys spreading positivity, join us for this 2-hour curriculum training and let kindness MOVE!
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.
The root of learning is focus. A direct link has been found between an early understanding of Concentration and success in school. If you are a parent, a teacher, a yogi, a medical or mental health provider, or someone interested in teaching concentration to children, join us for this 2-hour curriculum training! This training provides a 10-week lesson plan that includes games and activities, tools and techniques that teach adults how to introduce the Practice of Concentration to children ages 2-12. The Concentration Curriculum is open to everyone!
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
* Certified Imagination Yoga Teachers will also receive Imagination Yoga Adventures that support and build on the curriculum topic.
IY Special Needs
Each curriculum training will come complete with a lesson plan (including activities and games) 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.
For the individual/school looking to attend the curriculum training, you will receive a 10 week guide (including activities and games) that will allow you to teach your chosen concept with ease. This tool has proven to be a wonderful asset to homeschool, preschool and elementary school lesson plans.
For the certified Imagination Yoga teacher, you will receive the 10 week guide, as well as, 8 Imagination Yoga Adventure class flows and 2 yoga games that tie beautifully in with the curriculum activities. Multiple curriculum options offer a new platform to your students, helping to keep your Imagination Yoga classes fresh and exciting.
Cost: $225 per Curriculum
Teacher Discount: $200 per curriculum (PreK-12th grade educators)
Business & Marketing Training − Launch Kids Yoga in your Community
This 4 hour training offers you a business model framework that provides the skills to successfully operate your own Imagination Yoga business.
Sample Imagination Yoga Marketing Kit
Topics covered include:
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.