Toddler yoga short course / cpd (2 days)

SMART Toddler Yoga

Toddler Yoga offers a structured base for parents to exercise and have fun with their children, promoting strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation to contrast with energetic activity. It enhances physical wellbeing and stimulates language, listening and developmental skills, but also nourishes the spirit and strengthens family bonds. During the transition to independent movement when toddlers’ physical contact with their parents is often diminished, toddler yoga supports loving and playful contact and provides a positive shared experience to carry young families through what can be a challenging time as they tackle tantrums and boundary testing. Parents are re-connected with their own inner child, their creativity and intuition.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to:

  • Birthlight Baby Yoga Teachers (Level 1 and Level 2)
  • Health Visitors and Sure Start staff working with babies and pre-school children
  • Infant Massage instructors
  • Early Years Instructors
  • Yoga teachers holding a ‘Yoga for Children’ teaching qualification
  • Play Specialists or complementary therapists who have studied to level three. F. E. (Further Education) are also eligible
  • Qualified Birthlight teachers

Applicants who do not hold a Birthlight Baby Yoga Certification are required to complete a bridging module in order to enable them to gain sufficient background for the course.

Birthlight Baby Yoga teachers can also use this module for CPD purposes.

Course outline

The course includes two days of practical training in yoga for toddlers and preschool children, using songs and rhymes alongside plenty of movement and stretching, with direct tutor input and hands on experience. Relevant knowledge on developmental aspects of toddlerhood and family dynamics at this time is imparted on the course. Guest parents and toddlers are invited to practical sessions on this course whenever possible.

How is this course assessed? 

The toddler yoga short course is tutor assessed by means of a simple practical. Coursework consists of a worksheet and a group case study (5 sessions). It should be submitted within six months following the course.

What qualification is gained on this course?

On successful completion of coursework candidates gain a Certificate of Training in Toddler Yoga that qualifies them to teach Birthlight Toddler Yoga classes for children from 18 months to 4 years with their parents or adult carers. Certified Birthlight Baby Yoga Teachers Level 2 gain the status of Birthlight Practioner in Baby Yoga after completing the toddler yoga short course.

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