teaching yoga to children

teaching yoga to children:

learn skills that contribute to the world's future!

with Susannah Hoffman 

course dates:  6-7 may + 20-21 may + 3-4 june 2017
course location: camden
cost: £650
booking: online booking - THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Please email maryann@triyoga.co.uk to b added to the waiting list.

40 hours of training

triyoga is proud to offer this teacher training with one of the foremost children's yoga teachers in the UK. The course will cover teaching children from ages 2 - 3 ½, 4 - 6, 7 - 9 and 10 - 12. Learn how to teach interactive classes based on yoga asana, combined with games and movement to develop co-ordination, creative expression and motor skills.

This training is certified with Yoga Alliance UK 


This training is open to yoga teachers (qualified and currently in training) and may also be suitable for qualified professionals working in an educational setting as continuing professional development. If you are not a qualified/trainee yoga teacher please contact the teacher training team - flavia@triyoga.co.uk 020 74493151 - for confirmation of your eligibility to apply.

Please note that you will need to obtain a DBS check to be able to teach yoga to children.


Before booking onto this training, please submit an application form to triyoga teacher training administrator flavia@triyoga.co.ukApplication forms can be requested by email. Once we have received and reviewed your completed application form you will be able to sign-up for the training online.

triyoga teaching yoga to children ethos

We believe that yoga is a vital practice for children that  supports  and enhances physical development and cognitive skills and also helps children to deal with their emotions in a world which can often places extreme demands on them.

course content

The course is structured into clear separate sections and will provide you with the necessary skills to teach in Yoga centres, within the community and in schools (ie. after school club or during PE lessons) .You will also learn how to integrate aspects of the training into regular classroom time as appropriate .

Students will:

  • learn appropriate postures for each age group
  • learn about physical and cognitive development of each age group and how to support this in classes 
  • better understand typical behavior of children.
  • learn how to manage large groups 
  • develop class plans for each age group.
  • Practice teach with children of chosen age group and will be provided with feedback
  • Complete First Aid Training for babies & children including CPR (included in the training)

Susannah Hoffman
Susannah has been teaching yoga to Children and Adults for over 20 years and remembers doing yoga postures as young as 4 years old and wanting to be blue like Krishna, thanks to her spiritually progressive parents and Iyengar teacher next door. She believes that teaching children is both a skill and an art. It is also incredibly rewarding. When you teach children, you not only encourage them to explore and express their natural joyfulness but you also connect to your own joy and learn as much from them as they do from you.

Carla Turner
Carla qualified to teach at Homerton College, Cambridge in 2001. She started her career teaching geography in a large comprehensive school in Essex before becoming Assistant Head of Lower School. She then qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher and worked with partner schools and trainee teachers to raise standards and support school improvement. Following a move to Switzerland, Carla took on the role of Assistant Principal at an International School near Zurich, with responsibility for curriculum development and school improvement. Having returned to the UK, she is currently studying for a Masters degree in Education while at home with two toddlers. Carla is passionate about yoga and in particular teaching yoga to children, and currently volunteers at a local Pre School where she teaches 3 and 4 year olds. She believes that yoga can help to support children's physical, social and emotional development in a fully inclusive environment where each child is treated as an individual. Yoga encourages children to be active, mindful and to relax but most of all it's fun and the children love it! Carla has also qualified from the ‘teaching yoga to Children training'.

Dr Andrew McGonigle
After originally training to become a doctor, Andrew moved away from western medicine to pursue a career as a yoga teacher and massage therapist, via a three year career in fashion working for Paul Smith. Based in London, Andrew has been teaching Ashtanga yoga since 2009 and has recently developed a love for hot yoga. His current passion is using his wealth of experience as a doctor to teach anatomy and physiology on Yoga Teacher Training courses across London. Andrew's teachers include Hamish Henry, Paul Dallaghan, Eileen Gauthier and Kristin Campbell.

Matthew Archer of MGM Training
Matthew will train all students in Baby & Child centered First Aid. All students will be qualified to give CPR to babies and Children.


For every place taken £5 will be donated to the Teddy Foundation which supports children's charities throughout the UK. The Teddy Foundation is the not for profit arm of triyoga set up in memory of our lovely Teddy the blonde Golden Retriever. Teddy lived and very kindly looked after Jonathan, triyoga's founder, from an 8 week old puppy (Teddy that is!) in 1994 to December, 2007.