Yoga 4 Classrooms®

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Become a Licensed Trainer:

NOTE: We are currently updating our training model and therefore we are not licensing additional trainers at this time. Please contact us if you'd like to be notified when the opportunity reopens.

The Licensed Yoga 4 Classrooms Trainer opportunity is best suited to Yoga teachers or other qualified individuals who are not currently a member of a school staff (e.g., if you work in a school full-time, you will not be able to implement all aspects of the program), and wish to expand their professional offerings. Licensees have the ability to schedule and facilitate Y4C Professional Development Workshops open to the public.  They also help schools to become Y4C Schools via the in-service workshop and residency program

Benefits of becoming a Licensed Y4C Trainer:

  • Ability to assist schools in becoming Y4C Schools via planning and facilitating the school in-service workshop and residency program utilizing the provided curriculum and materials.
  • Ability to choose an appropriate host location, schedule and facilitate Professional Development Workshops open to the public.
  • Name, photo, bio, and location are featured in the Y4C Trainer Directory.
  • Professional Development Workshops scheduled by licensee will be featured and marketed on the website, as well as via the Y4C Facebook and Twitter pages, blog and e-newsletter.
  • Online access to Y4C marketing materials, forms and other documents and files that support the program. 
  • Access to proprietary 'how to find funding' and grant proposal template documents to assist interested schools in obtaining funding for the program.
  • Access to instructional videos showing live demonstrations of the workshop and residency curriculum to serve as review in preparing for your own presentations.
  • Membership in the Y4C Trainer community with access to updates, new materials, latest research, and continuing education opportunities.
  • Reseller pricing on bulk orders of Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Card Decks.
  • Access to Y4C Media Kits to help you effectively market the program to schools, funding sources, local TV and other media.
  • Benefits of national advertising, PR and growing program recognition.
  • Ongoing support from the Yoga 4 Classrooms main office, including a monthly Y4C Trainer community conference call.

Steps to Becoming a Licensed Y4C Trainer:

    1)  Attend the ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 (the foundational training) and complete, or be actively working toward, certification.

    2)  Submit a brief email or call 603-781-3323 to discuss your interest in becoming a Licensed Y4C Trainer. Please provide a brief overview of your relevant experience and intentions. Eligibility is not guaranteed. Completion of a 200 hr. adult yoga certification is preferred, though there are exceptions based on other relevant experience including, but not limited to, being a classroom teacher, physical education teacher, OT, PT, or school guidance counselor with a solid understanding and practice of yoga and mindfulness. 

    3)  Attend a one-day Y4C Professional Development Workshop prior to attending the Trainer Intensive on location.  Though not as ideal, should there not be one scheduled near you you may also attend the online version.

    4)  Complete the Licensed Yoga 4 Classrooms Trainer Intensive.

    Trainer Intensive is 3 days (25 contact hours ) and includes a comprehensive overview of the background and development of the program, review of supporting research, participation in a public Y4C Professional Development Workshop, review of the workshop curriculum, and thorough review of the 10-week classroom residency curriculum.  Business practices, marketing, and instruction and materials needed for bringing the program to the schools in your area and beyond will be covered, as well as how best to provide schools with the means to finding funding for the program.  Training will culminate with practice teaching and casual testing and evaluation.  Ongoing support is provided via monthly conference calls group sharing and mentoring. 

    Tuition: $385

    Licensed Trainer Intensive includes:

    • Trainer Intensive (25 contact hours)
    • Licensed Trainer Binder with template materials
    • Access to online files for Licensees
    • Professional Development Workshop Curriculum
    • Classroom Curricula for Grades K-5 and 6-12
    • Parent Education: Family Letters
    • Marketing Templates
    • Business Practices & Information
    • Promotional Materials & Handouts
    • Useful Scientific articles & publications
    • Funding Procurement Templates and Information for Schools
      and much more...

    * Attendees must bring their Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck and a laptop or ipad to the training, if possible.

    5)  Enter into the Yoga 4 Classrooms limited license agreement. License is renewable annually, thereafter. Your entire Trainer Intensive tuition and license fee can be recouped twice over with just one professional development workshop for a school.

    Annual License Fee: $250 (2014, will change annually)
    (first year's license fee is due at least two weeks prior to the Trainer Intensive)

    6)  Licensed Trainers are strongly encouraged to assist with or co-facilitate at least one Professional Development Workshop and/or classroom residency. Access to online formats are also available for review. Specific requirements will vary based on experience and ability to ensure all trainers have the tools and confidence needed to share the program successfully.

    Continuing Education Credits:

    CE's, CEUs or PDPs may be available through your employer or credentialing organization. As each credentialing organization has its own requirements and application process, you should confirm that your training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements. Registered yoga teachers are eligible for Continuing Education Hours through Yoga Alliance when the workshop is presented by an E-RYT (check the Trainer bio for confirmation of this designation).

    Workshop hours also valid toward completion of ChildLight Yoga's 95hr. Children's Yoga School.

    View Trainer Intensive Dates and Locations:


"I'm thinking of it as an investment in my future. That is actually a good price for all the hard work, creativity, time, and money that went into creating it...and you're basically handing it all over to us." –Z.K., Y4C Trainer

"The inspiration that I received from hearing so much about the program's benefits, and knowing that I can do this! I am energized by the possibilities to reach so many children and teachers as well. It was wonderful to hear about the expanding research base and to know we will become a part of that forward movement."- S.B., Y4C Trainer

"Little did I know that when my first web search returned with ChildLight Yoga that I would end up with endless possibilities in front of me! I was thrilled with the CLY Training and equally pleased with my Y4C experience. I look forward to sharing the programs in a variety of ways and anticipate the smiles from children and educators as they learn and experience it all." - J. G., Licensed Y4C Trainer

“This is enriching mine and all the students' lives to no end! Amazing, amazing stuff! I cannot stress enough how many kids are just soaking this material up, on such deep levels.” -S.A., Licensed Y4C Trainer

“The Y4C training has changed my life! The program is user-friendly, organized and most importantly fun! I'm honored to be a part of a team of such compassionate and knowledgeable people making such a difference in the world!” –K.M., Licensed Y4C Trainer

“When I first knew about your program, as well as other similar programs around the world, I immediately felt that this was one important part of the healing tools that are needed in our schools. Your evidence-based, standard meeting presentation of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Program with the 4 tiered support, and easy card deck function is the program that I feel will be most easily assimilated into our school system.” – L.E., Y4C Trainer

“As always, the teaching staff is super organized, prepared and knowledgeable and most important, walking the walk, not just talking the talk.” – B.B., Y4C Traner

"By the third day of using Y4C with these amazing children, you could hear a pin drop during desk rest (although we got to listen to the birds signing outside)! They were so enthusiastic about Y4C that I'm thinking of translating some of the cards and sending the information to them to use everyday".

-S.A., Y4C Trainer

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6 sample activity cards from our popular Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck!