Recognised certification for kids yoga teachers

OUR FOUNDATION COURSE

  • Professional Certification

    Full certification is included in the price of the training. 2500 students have taken this training - and over 1000 have opted to graduate fully and are now teaching professionally as independent Cosmic Kids-certified teachers.

    If you want to teach professionally, you can take the final step in the training whenever you're ready: submitting a video of your teaching for appraisal by Jaime.

  • Learn at your own pace

    You get lifetime access to the training, so you are welcome to spend as long as you like doing the learning.

    On average, most students spend something like 20 to 25 hours on the training in total, spread across 2 or more months, so the learning really sinks in. If you want to move more quickly or you need to pause at any point, you can! It's all up to you.

  • A lovely network!

    Every student gets immediate lifetime membership of the Cosmic Kids Campus private Facebook Group.

    This connects you with Jaime and more than a thousand other supportive kids yoga teachers with great ideas, solid experience and helpful resources.

Teach fun kids yoga
with confidence!

Getting Started in Kids Yoga includes all the information you need on anatomy, development, performance and classroom technique to teach safe and inspiring kids yoga. Jaime also coaches you on a brilliant first class script to help you to get started teaching Cosmic Kids-style yoga.

With hours of video lectures, helpful quizzes and recognised certification included if you opt to go for it, this is the complete online training for independent kids yoga teachers.

The focus of this training is story-based yoga which is loved by 2 to 9s. Many older kids enjoy yoga too - so our anatomy and development focus spans from 2 to 12 years old, and we now include special modules on teaching yoga to toddlers and also to tweens.
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Teach fun kids yoga<br>with confidence!

What graduates are saying

“I honestly can't say enough good things about this programme. It gave me a thorough understanding of how to teach kids in a fun, engaging and safe way. As a result of studying with Cosmic Kids, I have landed a regular gig at my son's school teaching a weekly yoga class. And having gone through the training I am able to teach with confidence. And the support from Jaime was phenomenal!”

Kids Yoga Teacher

Maya Anderson

“This course has all the tools and inspiration you need and with the added extras of the Facebook group, youtube channel and download sheets, class plans etc. I feel so well equipped to tackle my first official kids yoga class next week (eek!).”

Kids Yoga Teacher

Laura Avery

“Covers similar material to much more expensive, onsite training courses, but with the convenience of being able to study and practice in your own time. I thought this course would be a good starting point to begin my kids yoga journey - I didn't expect to finish the course feeling so well prepared - ready to hit the ground running!”

Kids yoga teacher

Vicki Lewis

What you get from the training:

  • Full certification to teach kids yoga professionally

  • A thriving community of more than 2000 kids yoga teachers you can exchange ideas and resources with

  • Inspiring detail on the postures in kids yoga

  • The insight you need to fully understand how to be an excellent kids yoga teacher

  • The content you need for a BRILLIANT first class

  • How to 'perform' a kids yoga adventure so the kids will follow you and get the benefit of the yoga

  • A simple class structure you'll be able to rely on

  • The important anatomical and developmental context for safe and appropriate kids yoga

  • Video feedback from Jaime for your test class and a certificate recognised by insurers on successful completion of the training

  • Over 180 lectures and 6 hours of content

For full Cosmic Kids certification, you are invited to upload a video for personal feedback from Jaime, using the class plan provided (Squish The Fish). 

Jaime watches your class and gives supportive one to one feedback via video. If you hit the required standard, you get official certification from Cosmic Kids. You can use your certificate as evidence to insurance companies, schools and parents that you have the required skills to teach safe inspiring kids yoga.



Reviews

What graduates say

  • Kristyn Fedich

    “This training was phenomenal from the very beginning. The course work online was easy to follow and made sense through online certification. The video feedback I received after i recorded my Squish assessment was also excellent...so nice to hear f...”

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    “This training was phenomenal from the very beginning. The course work online was easy to follow and made sense through online certification. The video feedback I received after i recorded my Squish assessment was also excellent...so nice to hear from Jaime and get the positive feedback personally. Absolutely amazing...like one on one! The facebook group just for us is also wonderful...lots of support and love there. Cannot recommend this program enough!”

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  • Audra Zimmerman

    “This online training is wonderful. Jamie’s knowledge of how to incorporate yoga into the lives of young children is wonderful. This program was just as intense and informative as my 200 hr adult yoga teacher training. It has allowed me to share...”

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    “This online training is wonderful. Jamie’s knowledge of how to incorporate yoga into the lives of young children is wonderful. This program was just as intense and informative as my 200 hr adult yoga teacher training. It has allowed me to share my love of yoga with children and their parents. Jamie gives an awesome review of your yoga practice and she really helps you to fine tune your technique. This program is well worth the time and money to add to any continuing education for 200hr certified teachers.”

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  • Carol Sinclair

    “I have taken other online courses which can be off putting by being confusing in delivery. This is the opposite. It is clear, concise comprehensive and follows on nicely. Jaime is very easy to watch, her energy is spot on! All in all excelle...”

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    “I have taken other online courses which can be off putting by being confusing in delivery. This is the opposite. It is clear, concise comprehensive and follows on nicely. Jaime is very easy to watch, her energy is spot on! All in all excellent and very encouraging for a newbie like me!”

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  • Nat Todd

    “When I was searching for online courses a few months ago, google brought me here and I am very thankful for that! I did a lot of research and while hesitating and still pondering, Jamie's fun videos on cosmickids youtube channel as well as the g...”

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    “When I was searching for online courses a few months ago, google brought me here and I am very thankful for that! I did a lot of research and while hesitating and still pondering, Jamie's fun videos on cosmickids youtube channel as well as the great demo lessons which she so kindly shared with people, filled me with enthusiasm and desire to stay and call this place my future island for dreams come true. I have been practicing yoga since I was 17 but still working with kids and instructing them was something I have really wanted to work on. And still will.!:) The course is flexible and I really liked that. I am on maternity leave now and really busy learning a new language as an expat in Scandinavia, but her wonderfully built online platform made me feel confident, calm and happy with the learning. I love Jamie's passion about yoga for kids and I find it quite exciting to feel a part of a community that shares the same passion. Her feedback shows how professional she is and how carefully she has watched all the presentation in order to give the best possible feedback for a teacher's journey with yoga! Definitely recommend this course! P.S After the course I got questions from friends in Bulgaria if the course can be given in Bulgarian because they are really interested but their level of English is not that good. Jamie, have you thought about subtitles for your courses? :) ”

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  • Amy Robertson

    “I thoroughly enjoyed this on line training course - and have only good things to say about it! Having trained in Baby Massage and Baby Yoga, kids Yoga felt like a natural progression, however, I learned so so much and Jaime's enthusiasm is totall...”

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    “I thoroughly enjoyed this on line training course - and have only good things to say about it! Having trained in Baby Massage and Baby Yoga, kids Yoga felt like a natural progression, however, I learned so so much and Jaime's enthusiasm is totally infectious, you can't help but enjoy learning the postures and practising the "Squish the Fish" routine. My children also enjoyed me doing this course as they had fun being my little guinea pigs! Everything is in bite sized chunks and you can take things at your own pace. After I had completed the course and submitted my assessment video I received really detailed (and encouraging) feedback from Jaime, as well as my certification. I'm now in the process of setting up my own business, teaching in schools and nurseries, which is really exciting! Without question a five star course!”

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  • Catherine Toews

    “The course is incredibly user-friendly, thorough, and perfectly paced. The online system works so smoothly and allows you to work at your own pace amidst all of life's other commitments. Jaime's guidance challenges and inspires each student, while...”

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    “The course is incredibly user-friendly, thorough, and perfectly paced. The online system works so smoothly and allows you to work at your own pace amidst all of life's other commitments. Jaime's guidance challenges and inspires each student, while also encouraging you to believe that you really CAN teach kids yoga. The thoughtful feedback received directly from Jaime at the end of the course during the certification process is wonderful. I feel so much more confident about leading my first classes now. ”

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  • Anna Gilson

    “I have absolutely loved this course. Jaime has really inspired me to want to become the best kids yoga teacher I can be. I have learnt so much and now feel well equipped to begin my career as a kids yoga teacher. The feedback back video Jaime di...”

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    “I have absolutely loved this course. Jaime has really inspired me to want to become the best kids yoga teacher I can be. I have learnt so much and now feel well equipped to begin my career as a kids yoga teacher. The feedback back video Jaime did was brilliant, so detailed & helpful. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone who wants to become a kids yoga teacher.”

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  • Verena Walker

    “I started cosmic kids with a view on being able to teach my own children a bit more about yoga and have them reap the benefits (they already do a bit of kids yoga but I never had anything to back up why poses are good in specific ways or keep them...”

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    “I started cosmic kids with a view on being able to teach my own children a bit more about yoga and have them reap the benefits (they already do a bit of kids yoga but I never had anything to back up why poses are good in specific ways or keep them engaged for longer). Going through the course I was amazed by the amount of content Jaime has put into the course. I learned so much about child development through the ages and the section on Performance (which I was super nervous about) was made fun and engaging by Jaime. Some of the performance techniques I now use in my daily interactions with my two boys and they are paying off! All the course content is broken down into various chapters and the online course is structured perfectly and set up in such a way that you can watch short videos as and when you have time. You don't have to set aside 4 hours and if you need to leave you need to search for the bit in the video where you left off....none of that! The videos are all in good sizeable chunks so you can move through them easily. Also good are the notes that come with each chapter. I saved all of those and they were great to review offline. I did the certification and have to say that the participating kids loved the story and the yoga and I did as well! Jaime has given me the confidence to approach local schools and pre-schools to enquire about offering kids yoga. Thanks Jaime!”

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  • Carly Sargent

    “Thank you Jaime for a full and detailed course oozing with resources, ideas, tips, science, practical examples, consolidation of what you are learning and all provided in an easy to understand and appealing manner. I thoroughly enjoyed settling do...”

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    “Thank you Jaime for a full and detailed course oozing with resources, ideas, tips, science, practical examples, consolidation of what you are learning and all provided in an easy to understand and appealing manner. I thoroughly enjoyed settling down to my course and getting on with the practices regularly. Absolutely recommend this course not just for the materials it gives you but the amount of information and background into the science behind the body and the various physiology and psychology into the young people we will be teaching! Thanks again!”

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An inspiring learning experience, including:

  • the 'how-to' of kids yoga: how you perform a story incorporating yoga postures so the kids follow you - so they get the benefits of the yoga.

  • all the information you need about kids' development and anatomy to teach a safe class

  • a class structure that works every time

  • video instruction of 115 kids yoga postures - including anatomical focus and teaching tips for each pose

  • a downloadable posture A-Z, which you can print or keep as a pdf on your tablet or phone, showing teaching tips and anatomical guidance for every posture

  • the script of a proven kids yoga adventure (Squish the Fish!)

  • Video Feedback from Jaime - to graduate with full Cosmic Kids certification, I ask students to send in a video of them teaching a class. I watch all of these and offer detailed personal feedback via video. Your feedback (and certification if you meet the required standards) will be sent to you within 28 days of your submitting the final assessment video.

  • Teaching kids with additional needs - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, Asthma and hearing loss

  • Sections on how to teach kids yoga to Tweens and Toddlers - plus classplan walk throughs.

  • Exploration and explanation on what you need to teach kids yoga professionally.

Curriculum

Everything you need to get started teaching safe and inspiring kids yoga

  • 01
    Before we begin
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  • 02
    Practice
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    • Getting ready to do Squish the Fish
    • Follow some kids yoga yourself - do Squish The Fish
    • How did you get on?
  • 03
    Structure
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    • Introduction to F.L.A.R.E. FREE PREVIEW
    • Lecture Notes - Introduction to F.L.A.R.E.
    • Focus
    • Lecture Notes - Focus
    • Namaste Song
    • Limbers
    • Lecture Notes - Limbers
    • Adventure
    • Lecture Notes - Adventure
    • Relaxation
    • Lecture Notes - Relaxation
    • 3 Guided Relaxation Techniques
    • Ending
    • Lecture Notes - Ending
    • F.L.A.R.E. quiz
    • Class Plans
    • Lecture Notes - Class Plans
    • Squish Class Plan
    • Yography Class Plan - 8-12's
    • Space Picnic Class Plan - 2-4's
    • Big Yoga Posture Book
  • 04
    Anatomy
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    • Introduction to kids anatomy FREE PREVIEW
    • Lecture Notes - Introduction to Kids Anatomy
    • Worksheet - The Skeleton
    • Skeleton Quiz
    • Worksheet - Developing joints in children
    • Flexibility and balance
    • Lecture Notes - Flexibility and Balance
    • Joints and Flexibility Quiz
    • Worksheet - The Developing Muscular System
    • Worksheet - Respiratory System
    • The Story of the Breath (from the Chandogya Upanishad)
    • Respiratory System Quiz
    • Worksheet - The Child's Cardiovascular System
    • Worksheet - The Child's Nervous System
    • Worksheet - The Developing Endocrine System
    • Hormone regulation and behaviour
    • Lecture Notes - Hormone and Endocrine System
    • Endocrine System and Hormones Quiz
    • Worksheet - The Child's Immune System
    • Worksheet - Nutrition for Children and their Developing Digestive System
    • Worksheet - The Developing Body and Mind
    • Basic needs must be met before a child can develop
    • Lecture Notes - Meeting Basic Needs
    • The Big Kids' Anatomy Quiz
  • 05
    Postures
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    • Introduction to Kids Yoga Postures FREE PREVIEW
    • Lecture Notes - Introduction to Kids Yoga Postures
    • The Big Yoga Posture Book!
    • The Fundamentals of Yoga Instruction FREE PREVIEW
    • Lecture Notes - Fundamentals of Yoga Instruction
    • Encouraging Interaction
    • Lecture Notes - Encouraging Interaction
    • Adding Sparkle To Postures
    • Lecture Notes - Adding Sparkle to Postures
    • Introduction to posture video database
    • Namaste - posture video
    • Sandwich/Picnic/Suitcase/Pizza - posture video
    • Sandwich twists - posture video
    • Flamingo - posture video
    • Hot Air Balloon - posture video
    • Tree - posture video
    • Crab - posture video
    • Swimming - posture video
    • Surfer/Snowboard/Skateboard - posture video
    • Fish - posture video
    • Penguin/Alien - posture video
    • Lightning/Standing spin - posture video
    • Boat - posture video
    • Treasure chest/lake/oyster - posture video
    • Ear rubbing - posture video
    • Owl/Swimming up - posture video
    • Shark - posture video
    • Snake - posture video
    • Mermaid - posture video
    • Star (fish) - posture video
    • Rowing - posture video
    • Telephone - posture video
    • Tiptoe - posture video
    • Savasana/Relaxation - posture video
    • Skip ahead or keep learning the remaining postures
    • Aeroplane - posture video
    • Archer - posture video
    • Bat - posture video
    • Bear walks - posture video
    • Beep beep / Roadrunner / Car - posture video
    • Bicycle - posture video
    • Bolt - posture video
    • Bowl - posture video
    • Bridge/Bed/Table - posture video
    • Bumble Bee Breaths - posture video
    • Bumpy truck/Bus - posture video
    • Bunny hops - posture video
    • Butterfly/Book - posture video
    • Butterfly wings - posture video
    • Camel - posture video
    • Candle - posture video
    • Cat - posture video
    • Chair - posture video
    • Climbing - posture video
    • Cow face - posture video
    • Crocodile - posture video
    • Crow - posture video
    • Dancer - posture video
    • Deer/Goat - posture video
    • Dinosaur/Giant/Monster - posture video
    • Dog/Pyramid/Tunnel - posture video
    • Dolphin - posture video
    • Donkey kicks - posture video
    • Dragon Fire Breaths - posture video
    • Dragonfly/Grasshopper - posture video
    • Eagle - posture video
    • Easy pose - posture video
    • Elephant - posture video
    • Flying - posture video
    • Frog - posture video
    • Gate/Door - posture video
    • Giraffe - posture video
    • Gorilla - posture video
    • Half handstand - posture video
    • Happy Baby - posture video
    • Hare - posture video
    • Helicopter - posture video
    • Hello Sun - posture video
    • Hello Sun Salute (Sequence)
    • Hero - posture video
    • Hose - posture video
    • House/Tent/Cave/Rocket/Tunnel - posture video
    • Hurdler - posture video
    • Jaw rubbing - posture video
    • Kangaroo - posture video
    • Knee hugging - posture video
    • Knot - posture video
    • Lion - posture video
    • Lizard - posture video
    • Lobster - posture video
    • Magic carpet - posture video
    • Monkey Jumps - posture video
    • Mountain - posture video
    • Mouse - posture video
    • Parrot/Bird - posture video
    • Pat head, rub tummy - posture video
    • Pigeon - posture video
    • Plank - posture video
    • Plough - posture video
    • Polar bear - posture video
    • Porridge - posture video
    • Puppy dog - posture video
    • Rag doll - posture video
    • Rainbow - posture video
    • Raining - posture video
    • Rock the baby - posture video
    • Rock and Roll - posture video
    • Sitali straws - posture video
    • Slide/Chute - posture video
    • Sphinx - posture video
    • Spider - posture video
    • Sticky mud walking - posture video
    • Submarine - posture video
    • Tiger/Fox - posture video
    • Train - posture video
    • Tumble Dryer - posture video
    • Turtle - posture video
    • Tweety Bird - posture video
    • Washing Machine - posture video
    • Whale - posture video
    • Windmill - posture video
    • Witch Pose
    • Woodchopper/Digger - posture video
    • Posture Quiz
    • Posture Poster: Fill in the blanks!
  • 06
    Development
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    • Introduction to kids development FREE PREVIEW
    • Lecture Notes - Introduction to Kids Development
    • 2-3 year olds
    • Getting kids to follow you
    • Lecture Notes - Getting Kids to Follow You
    • 3-4 year olds
    • Modelling and Validating Emotions
    • Lecture Notes - Modelling and Validating Emotions
    • Worksheet - Techniques to Develop Children's Speech and Language
    • Encouraging Independence of Thought
    • Lecture Notes - Encouraging Independence of Thought
    • 4-5 year olds
    • Using Kids Yoga to Develop Social Skills and a Moral Compass
    • Lecture Notes - Using Kids Yoga to Develop Social Skills and a Moral Compass
    • 5-6 year olds
    • 7-9 year olds
    • 9-11 year olds
    • Typical Talk at Primary or Elementary
    • Additional Reading for Kids Development
    • Kids Development Quiz
    • Teaching Yoga to Kids with Additional Needs
    • Lecture Notes - Introduction to Kids with Additional Needs
    • Dyslexia
    • Lecture Notes - Dyslexia
    • Dyspraxia
    • Lecture Notes - Dyspraxia
    • ADHD
    • Lecture Notes - ADHD
    • Autism
    • Lecture Notes - Autism
    • Tips from an Expert! - Arts 'n Autism
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Lecture Notes - Cerebral Palsy
    • Down's Syndrome
    • Lecture Notes - Down's Syndrome
    • Asthma
    • Lecture Notes - Asthma
    • Tips from an Expert! - Hearing Loss
  • 07
    Performance
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    • Introduction to Performance FREE PREVIEW
    • Lecture Notes - Introduction to Performance
    • An Expressive Voice - using pitch, pause and pace
    • Lecture Notes - An Expressive Voice
    • Playing with your pitch
    • Lecture Notes - Playing with your Pitch
    • Pausing for effect
    • Exercise - 'In a Dark Dark Wood'
    • Lecture Notes - Pausing for Effect
    • Pacing it right
    • Worksheet - Voice basics
    • Introduction to 'Big Feelings'
    • Top tips for bringing 'Big Feelings' into your storytelling
    • Lecture Notes - Big Feelings
    • Injecting Performance into your Squish Practice
    • Lecture Notes - Injecting Performance into your Squish
  • 08
    Certification
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    • A Note on Certification
    • Squish the Fish Story Script
    • How to do a Brilliant Assessment Video
    • Lecture Notes - How to do a Brilliant Assessment Video
    • How to Record and Upload Your Assessment Video
    • Lecture Notes - How to record and upload your assessment video
    • How to get feedback for your performance - and a certificate!
    • Assessment FAQs
    • Lecture Notes - Assessment FAQ's
  • 09
    Teaching Yoga to Tweens and Toddlers
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    • Introduction to Tweens and Toddlers
    • Teaching Yoga to Tweens
    • Lecture Notes - Teaching Yoga to Tweens
    • Yogaraphy Class Plan - Tweens
    • 'Yography' Class Plan Walk-Through
    • Teaching Yoga to Toddlers
    • Lecture Notes - Teaching Yoga to Toddlers
    • Space Picnic Class Plan - Toddlers
    • Space Picnic Class Plan Walk-Through
  • 10
    The Future
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    • Summary of Getting Started in Kids Yoga
    • Lecture Notes - Summary of GSIKY
    • Notes on Teaching Kids Yoga Professionally
    • Lecture Notes - Teaching Kids Yoga Professionally
    • Well done! And further learning...
    • Lecture Notes - Well done! And further learning...
We work hard to make this the best teacher training. It is well researched, intelligently structured, clearly delivered, and thoughtfully supported.

However - if you are not satisfied with it for any reason, you can just tell us why within 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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