Yoga Ed. Professional Institute

Yoga Ed. is an educational organization whose mission is to empower school communities with yoga to cultivate health and wellness in children and teens. Through evidence-based training, classes, and resources, Yoga Ed. equips educators with yoga tools to integrate yoga for children and teens into academic environments.

In partnership with the Center, Yoga Ed. offers an online professional certificate program designed for individuals inspired to integrate yoga in the K-12 classroom, and give participants the confidence and skillset to share the benefits of yoga with the youth in their community. Certified by the Yoga Alliance, this program meets National Physical Education and Health Standards and focuses on the evidence-based physical, mental, and emotional benefits Yoga can provide children and teens. 

Offered in three courses, this program equips teachers and Yoga professionals with the basic principles and tools to effectively teach children in an academic environment, provides training for a deeper understanding of how to successfully shift Yoga teaching practices to connect with teens, and provides training to gain understanding and confidence to teach Yoga in a trauma informed way. Upon completion, participants will be equipped with tools to help students build a lifetime of health and wellness through the practice of Yoga. 

Who Should Participate

This program designed for teachers, school administrators, and other interested professionals inspired to integrate Yoga for children and teens into academic environments. Participants also have the opportunity to enroll in the courses individually.

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand children’s and teen’s Yoga breathing exercises, Yoga postures, and relaxation exercises
  • Design and develop lesson plans appropriate to the age group being taught
  • Effectively utilize Yoga tools in the classroom to meet children's needs
  • Comprehend the physiology of trauma, how it manifests in the body, and create Yoga practice to address and support symptoms of trauma

Participants will receive a Yoga Educator certification from Yoga Ed. Similarly, as this program is recognized by Yoga Alliance®, participants are eligible to register these hours of learning as certified by the instructor. Hours may also be recognized as professional development credit to satisfy advancement requirements. Participants are advised to check with their school district or credit evaluation entity to determine if this type of credit will be approved for their specific needs.

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact Yoga Ed. at

  • Registration + Fees

    Upcoming Sessions: January-February 2019, April-May 2019

    Registration: Enrollment is with Yoga Ed. Participants also have the opportunity to enroll in the courses individually if not interested in receiving a certificate.

    Tuition: $1,077 ($359 per course)

  • Schedule

    Each training course is a total of 32 hours, 2-4 hours per module over 8 weeks. Yoga Ed.’s interactive course design helps you apply theory to practice, including video lectures, live check-ins, experiential exercises, evidence-based curriculum, downloadable lesson plans, and reflection questions.

    Live weekly check-ins with experienced Yoga Ed. faculty allow you to dive into weekly material together and answer any questions that you may have. All courses include lifetime access to course material.

    Each course takes place over 8 weeks online:

    • Children's Yoga (YEDX 800)
    • Teen's Yoga (YEDX 801)
    • Trauma-Informed Yoga (YEDX 802)

    Visit Yoga Ed. for schedule.

  • Faculty
    • Brynne Caleda
    • Julia Bond
    • Harmony Turner
    • Chelsea Hylton
  • Course Requirements

    Students must complete a total of 10.5 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the Yoga Ed catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: YEDX 800, YEDX 801, and YEDX 802

  • Course Descriptions

    YEDX 800
    Teaching Children's Yoga

    3.5 Semester Hours

    This course equips you with the basic principles and tools needed to effectively teach children in an academic environment. You will learn yoga techniques to promote children's physical, mental, and emotional health. Emphasis is placed on learning how to read and relate to children through understanding child development, anatomy, physiology, and learning domains. From this transformational training, you will emerge with the ability to effectively tailor yoga classes to meet children's varying needs. Focus: Ages 3 to 12 / Grades Pre-K to 5th.

    YEDX 801
    Teaching Teen's Yoga
    3.5 Semester Hours

    This course expands on the foundations of Teaching Children's Yoga. You will study the internal and external changes in teenagers, and how changes can alter the teens' yoga experience. This training will provide you with a deeper understanding of how to successfully shift teaching practices to connect with teens. Focus: Ages 13 to 18 / Grades 6th to 12th.

    YEDX 802
    Trauma Informed Training for Youth
    3.5 Semester Hours

    This course provides you with the tools and understanding necessary to work with those considered "at-risk" due to poverty, violence, marginalization, abuse, neglect and other factors. The majority of these individuals have had significant trauma in their lives; this training focuses on understanding the physiology of trauma and how it manifests in the body and mind. You will learn to incorporate tools from somatic-based therapy practices into a yoga class to help address symptoms of trauma, such as dissociation, anxiety, chronic dysregulation, depression, and addiction. You will graduate from this training with the understanding and confidence to teach yoga in a trauma informed way. Focus: Ages 13 to 18 / Grades 6th to 12th.