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Specialize in Children's Yoga! Be certified with this in depth 95 hour training. Understand childhood developmental stages from ages 2-16. Learn how to teach asana, pranayama, meditation, and yogic philosophy to all the different age groups.

Empower Kids -  Build Resilience - Grow Life Skill

Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Kids Yoga Meditation class
Dates: TBD
"This training gave me an endless toolbox of fun and creative ways to share yoga with kids" CO 2017
"A phenomenal way to learn how to teach kids yoga, as the approach to teaching kids is so different than with adults. With the Om Ananda training, you not only learn the knowledge and reasoning behind the skills to teach kids, but you're inspired by the unique approach the teacher trainers take in sharing their background, knowledge, and experience with kids and kids yoga. I highly recommend this training, as you will leave with a toolkit of games, themes, and sequences to teach kids of all ages, including those young at heart! KSR 2019

Topics Include (but are not limited to)

  • Asana, Games, Stories and Songs for each age group. Learn what is fun and beneficial during each stage of childhood. 

  • Anatomy and Physiology Learn about changes throughout childhood and how this impacts yoga teaching and practice. 

  • Yogic Philosophy & Meditation Children are uniquely open to a variety of perspectives and benefit greatly from early introduction to living peacefully, building inner strength and learning how to skillfully handle emotions. 

  • Pranayama Breath plays a vital role in regulating our physiology, mental state, emotions, and the ability to be present and clear. Learn techniques to deepen your understanding of being present while teaching and how to share this with children. 

  • Teaching Methodology This includes sequencing, creating classes, themes, strategies for teaching each age group. 

  • Overview of Teaching Children with Special Needs Consider the best approach to meeting developmental needs. 

  • Design Your Own Kids Classes for each age group. Receive individualized feedback from experienced kids teachers. 

  • Gain Teaching Experience We learn best and gain confidence by teaching. We have structured teaching exercises to assist you in practicing what you love. 

  • Empower Children with skills for a happy and healthy life!


Complementary use of studio for practice teaching as available

Discount on classes


200 Hour Certification is required either before or after this specialty training to be a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher.


  • $1175 preregistered, then $1250.

  • Flexible payments plans!

Training Cancellation Policy

  • If no materials have been received, cancellation fee will be calculated as the greater sum of $300 or 15% of the total course cost.

  • If materials have been received, then the deposit of $400 will be deducted prior to the refund calculation.

  • Withdrawal after first day onsite will be pro-rated at $12 per hour of tuition for classes attended.

Lead Instructors


Whitney Jaganmati Barry RCYT RYT 500

Whitney discovered yoga in 2010, immediately fell in love with it, and committed herself to her yogic practice and to spiritual evolution. In 2012 she became a certified yoga teacher, and then in 2014 she earned her 500 hour certification through ShambhavAnanda Yoga®. In December of 2016 she received her official children’s yoga training certificate. Whitney was a manager of Om Ananda Yoga, teaches meditation and assists Yoga Teacher Trainings. She absolutely loves children and has been working with them for almost as long as she can remember. She has worked in day care centers, as a nanny, a pre-school teacher, and a kids camp counselor. She has taught yoga to children at the Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram, Preston Middle School, and Respite Care. She also has worked in PSD facilitating PeaceKeeper circles with elementary aged children. She believes that yoga is an experience that contributes to a child’s physical, social, emotional, and cultural development. Her enthusiasm is a natural fit with kids and there’s not much she’d rather be doing then sharing yoga with them!


Chantel Akers RYT-500, RCYT

Chantel is a Colorado native and received her associates degree from FRCC and bachelors degree from CSU in Fort Collins. She took her first yoga class in 2005 and has been practicing yoga since. When at a Mommy & Me class with her daughter she had an “aha moment” and decided now was the time to pursue yoga teacher training! Fall of 2017 Chantel received her 200 hour certification from Om Ananda Yoga, a ShambhavAnanda Yoga affiliate. In pursuance of her new found passion to learn about the many aspects of yoga, she continued with the 300 hour certification and graduated in December 2018 as a RYT-500. Chantel became a certified Children’s Yoga Teacher in the summer of 2019 as she truly believes all ages can benefit physically, mentally and spiritually from yoga. She is honored to be a part of the yoga teacher trainings at Om Ananda Yoga.

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