Join Us For Our Special Children's Yoga Teacher Training


Get certified this year. Our Children’s Yoga for Wellness Teacher Training

course covers teaching kids from 2 years of age to teenagers.


Dates: January 11th - 23rd, 2020 (no class January 18th & 19th)

Times: 8:30-4:30pm

Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Course Fee: $2075 USD

Register Now or Contact Us for more information. FB message us here, email or call +84 90 303 9526.


95 - Hour YOGA ALLIANCE Course

What’s Included:

  • Light food, tea & water

  • Your comprehensive “Children’s Yoga for Wellness Instructors Manuals” packed with information and techniques

  • Professional teaching with seasoned instructors / career guidance

  • Your “95 - Hour Children’s Yoga for Wellness Teaching Certificate”

  • Access to alumni discounts on courses and workshops

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What will you learn?

  • Fun and engaging ways to teach asana (physical postures) to kids of different ages, including partner and group yoga practices, building body awareness, strength, balance, and stamina.

  • Activities, games, and challenges to build intuition, wise choice making, confidence, patience, and delayed gratification

  • Breathing (pranayama), relaxation, and mindfulness techniques for stress management and self awareness.

  • Deeper and theoretical study and practical application into psychology, educational philosophy, and how children learn best.

  • Infusion of art, music, dance, and storytelling to develop a hands-on, experimental program.

  • Positive behavior management techniques to encourage compassion, understanding, and self- confidence.

  • Yoga heritage and philosophy based on the 8 Limbs of Yoga (based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), introduction to chakras, etc.

  • Partner and individual self inquiry exercises for kids and participants of the training regarding living authentically, honestly and in line with values.

  • Children’s Anatomy & Physiology

  • In-depth study of breathing techniques suitable for children

  • In-depth study and guided practice of yoga asanas (movement and physical postures) Classroom teaching kids,

  • Therapeutic yoga techniques for children with autism, ADHD, sensory differences, communication challenges and anti-social challenges.

  • Assisting senior instructors in the classroom (live kids classes for observing and participating as assistant).

  • The first few days of the course will prepare you to start teaching kids immediately. Learn practical application into psychology, educational philosophy, and how children learn best.

  • Infusion of art, music, dance, and storytelling to develop a hands-on, experimental program.Infusion of art, music, dance, and storytelling to develop a hands-on, experimental program.

  • Positive behavior management techniques to encourage compassion, understanding, and self- confidence.

  • In depth study of yoga asanas (movement and physical postures) with verbal and visual cueing which are appropriate for children at different stages and in various settings.

  • In depth study of various techniques suitable for children, depending on the needs of the moment or what type of energy or focus you are trying to achieve in a session.

"I can't recommend this training enough! I had a lovely weekend, with like minded people & learnt so much. I use ideas in my classroom everyday, & not only do my students love it, their concentration and behaviour has improved so much. Thank you Suzanne!" -Bryony Boo, school teacher

Study with experienced teachers at a well established training school. We’ve run more than 30 Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings for children and adults since 2003.


Who is this course for?

For Teachers, Parents and Caregivers

You do not need to be a yoga teacher to teach kids. Anyone can take this course and share yoga and mindfulness with children. This course provides plenty of material to begin sharing yoga & mindfulness practices with children immediately with much room for creatively expanding and building as the children become more adept. Share helpful tools with kids to help them handle the daily trials and tribulations of being a kid and human being.

For Yoga Teachers

If you are already a yoga teacher and are interested to teach children, you will find that it requires a very different approach from teaching adults.  The focus is on building rapport, engagement, motivation, and dialing up the fun factor. Kids benefit more from a “show me, don’t tell me” style of instruction and this course provides you with plenty of age-appropriate techniques, activities, games, and challenges to help you connect with children on their level.  

Course Instructors


Suzanne Vian E-RYT500, YACEP, RCYT

Suzanne is the mother of 2 and since 2003, has taught hundreds of children the practices of yoga, self development, mindfulness and pranayama (breathing). She was the first person and first yoga studio to offer kids yoga in Vietnam over 13 years ago at her first studio, Saigon Yoga. Suzanne has had the privilege of training teachers at a United Nations School, was the in-house yoga instructor for one of Vietnam's top international schools (Australian International School), and she set up the foundational Mindfulness Program at the International School of Ho Chi Minh City.  Suzanne has run over 20 Kids Yoga Alliance teacher trainings and develops tailored mindfulness programs and staff trainings for schools wanting to bring more peace, focus and harmony into their student body and onto their campuses.


Robin Shepard E-RYT200, RYT500, RCYT

Children's Yoga for Wellness teacher training instructor, curriculum coordinator, instructor of children's yoga.

Robin Shepard is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor with a special focus in Children’s Yoga. She enjoys teaching the young and the young-at-heart. She was a preschool teacher and program leader for seven years in an international school environment, teaching both mainstream and special needs children. Her goal then and now is to inspire curious, confident, and creative kids and she brings a wealth of practical classroom knowledge and experience to her children’s yoga classes. Read Robin’s bio.


It is also easy to rent a motorbike if you feel like scooting around. Take a motorbike taxi or a drive yourself over the Saigon Bridge over to downtown to see the markets, do a bit of shopping and catch a little Saigon city action on your day off. Or just kick back in District two and chill out. around, read a book or do your homework.

Out of town guests

There are plenty of Air BnB's near Jiva Studio to come and stay in Vietnam while you train. Before or after your program, you can get away and explore the city or take a trip outside of Saigon. Our area of HCMC is Thao Dien, District 2 and is a quaint town that has become a hot spot for travelers due to it's simple charm, awesome restaurants and easy walking, biking and daily living. Let us know if we can help to assist or advise.

Most courses are held at our studio, which is a short motorbike or taxi ride away from downtown Ho Chi Minh City in the outskirts called Thao Dien, An Phu, District 2.  This is a beautiful area with a local, hip vibe; a developing yet quaint little neighborhood near the Saigon River with lots of great coffee shops to have a quiet meal or mix it up with local and expat others.

We have lots of chilled out places in the area with amazing local and western food where you can lounge

Accomodations near the studio range from very affordable to luxury. District 2 is a great place to call home for awhile as you train, focus on yourself and your studies. There are lots of quiet little streets to ride a bike (you can bike to class, most apartments and rental places would have a bike to borrow if you ask) or take a long walk in the evenings.

More Info


Please submit relevant homework assignments before the course ends. You will receive your homework after you register.

Yoga Alliance certification

You will receive your Children’s Yoga for Wellness certificates upon successful completion of the full course. This is a globally recognized training, accredited with the Worldwide Yoga Alliance. To gain Yoga Alliance recognition (RCYT), you must already be an RYT200 / RYT500. Both courses count towards Yoga Alliance Continued Education (YACEP).