Train as a toddler and children's
yoga instructor

Develop your professional skills and enhance your career

Support children and their families

We will help you unlock your inner potential, do something you love

Training styles to suit you

With lots of additional support to be the best instructor you can be

Our training

Create the career you desire and learn how to teach toddler and children's yoga with our children's toddler and pre-school yoga instructor training course across the UK and in your home.

Our toddler and children's yoga instructor training is offered either online with our online distance learning package or if you have a group we can come to you with our in house training.

Our aim is to train you to be able to deliver a really flexible and accessible way of teaching toddler and children's yoga. We offer structured lesson plans to assist you in planning your courses and sessions.

We offer a range of other learning options such as in house toddler and children's yoga instructor courses for children's centres and charities, distance learning and one to one training, as well as bespoke options.

We have had the privilege to train people over 4000 students as infant massage and baby, toddler and children's yoga instructors who are out there creating the career they desire by teaching infant massage or yoga to parents and children. Instructors are teaching toddler and children's yoga and making a real difference to families in many different settings such as private practice, children's and Flying Start centres, nurseries, Portage services and additional needs school nurseries, social services, cardiac units and special care baby units to name a few.
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To baby and beyond

Therapists Association
The CPD Standards Office
International institute for complementary therapists
Westminster Indemnity

Train in a way to suit you

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Online toddler and children's yoga instructor training

Enjoy flexibility and variety of payment options for managing transactions online.

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In House/ Own group training

Enhance your virtual programs by allowing your learners to access high-quality live 

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Toddler and pre-school yoga for nursery staff

Our shorter dedicated course which enables you to teach in your own setting.

Lesson series

What is toddler and children's yoga?

Our sensory and yoga-inspired programme is a great way of introducing young children (18 months to 7 years) to stretches, movements, stories, songs, relaxation and sensory play and its many benefits. Our course weaves basic yoga-inspired poses and movements and sensory play into songs, traditional and modern stories making it fun and engaging for both children, parents and carers.

Our programme has a strong emphasis on child development as well as teaching key development and life skills through the movement, sensory play, story telling and songs. This course is designed with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and KS1 (Key stage 1) in mind and can help to support language, communication and literacy though story telling and song, physical movement through yoga-inspired moves, mathematics through shapes and counting, understanding the world through sensory play and expressive arts and design through the fun, inspiring sensory and movement based classes.
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What's included?

Ongoing expert support to enable to you gain the career you desire while supporting parents and babies

Expert tuition

From experienced tutors

Unique Learning Paths

We guarantee you an exceptional experience with flexible learning paths and professional guidance

Video presentations

For all our courses enabling you to learn and also refresh yourself


We will check progress and support you along the way to ensure you are a safe and competent instructor.

Discuss with others

Participate in our online community, share thoughts and ideas, increase connection, get help with your studies

Monthly Zoom sessions ongoing throughout your training and beyond

Our experts offer options support sessions and  circles every month. 

What does the course cover

Principles of toddler yoga

  • History
  • Benefits
  • Principles
  • Research relating to yoga and children 
  • Yoga inspired moves

Safety and health considerations

  • Preparing for your classes
  • Safety aspects and explanations
  • Contraindications for yoga inspired sessions
  • Health considerations for parents and children attending your classes

Parent / child relations

  • Engaging children in the sessions
  • Bonding and attachment
  • Supporting the parent / child relationship though yoga inspired techniques

Child development 

  • Relevant anatomy and physiology Infant development from 1 years to 7 years
  • Ages and stages in your yoga inspired class 
  • Adaptation of movements and poses  for older and younger children
  • Engaging indépendant children

Poses, movement,  breath work and sensory

  • Meeting EYFS outcomes in your sessions
  • Poses, postures, movement and stretches
  • Involving story telling and song
  • Yoga inspired moves to aid developement 
  • Sensory play
  • Adaptations for different settings
  • Meeting outcomes of EYFS

Business development 

  • Marketing your classes
  • Business tips and ideas
  • Creating marketing material
  • Social media marketing

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect to learn?

  • Principles, history and benefits of yoga-inspired movement and sensory play
  • Preparing your sessions
  • Safety aspects of teaching movement and sensory play with toddlers
  • Child development relating to pre-school children
  • Health considerations for your classes
  • Poses, postures, movement and stretches
  • Story telling and song
  • Toddler moves to aid child development
  • Sensory play
  • Breathing techniques for little people
  • Teaching groups and with individuals (Instructor course only)
  • Meeting EYFS outcomes in your sessions
  • Setting up and marketing your business (Instructor course only)
  • Running toddler yoga courses both face to face and virtually online (Instructor course only)

What age is toddler and pre-school suitable for?

These yoga inspired can be used from 18 months and on into the 7 years. We find children manage more independently from around 3 years of age.

Do I need any other qualifications to train? 

All participants must have previous qualifications/ experience in one of the following: infant massage instructors, health professionals, yoga instructors, early years workers, child care professionals, experience of working with toddlers (12 months – 7 years). So as long as you have experience of young children you will be able to start training. 

How long will it take me to complete the course?

The average time for completion is 3-4 months however some people are quicker and some people take up to 1 year. 

Do I need to do any case studies with real parents and children?

Yes for the instructor course, as part of the course you will be required to do the following:
4 x group sessions with the same group of children (and parents or carers as appropriate)
1 x 1-2-1  sessions with the same parent and child

Is the course accredited or recognised by any other organisations?

Our highly accredited toddler and children's yoga instructor training face to face courses are fully approved, accredited and validated by the following organisations:

  • Complementary Therapists Association - CThA
  • International Institute of Complementary Therapy - IICT
  • CPD Standards Office
  • Westminster Indemnity

What qualification will I gain once I have successfully completed the course?

You’ll receive a Certificate in teaching toddler and children's yoga (Instructor Course). A certificate will be available for you to download on completion.

Do I need to be a yoga teacher to teach this course?

No you don't need to an adult yoga teacher as this is a toddler and children's yoga-inspired course. However you do need to meet the pre-requisites above.

Can I train in baby yoga as well?

Yes we also offer a baby yoga instructor course. This can be taken separately or combined with any toddler yoga course to for a further discount.

Train in a way to suit you

Write your awesome label here.

Online toddler and children's yoga instructor training

Enjoy flexibility and variety of payment options for managing transactions online.

Write your awesome label here.

In House/ Own group training

Enhance your virtual programs by allowing your learners to access high-quality live 

Write your awesome label here.

Toddler and pre-school yoga for nursery staff

Our shorter dedicated course which enables you to teach in your own setting.

Meet your trainers

Our expert toddler yoga training team

Julie is a registered paediatric nurse (specialising in child health), a registered health visitor and Early Years first aider. She is an experienced infant massage, baby yoga and toddler yoga instructor and trainer. She is also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, EFT practitioner, life coach and hypnobirthing educator. Julie has worked with women and their families for over 21 years. She has a wealth of experience with women in the ante-natal and post-natal periods and a variety of teaching experience in child health issues. Julie is also a mother of twins and understands the importance and impact of positive touch on bonding as she has seen it ‘first hand’.

 Julie Cleasby
Founder To Baby and Beyond
Jessica is an experienced and practising primary school teacher and further education tutor, with a specialism in Early Years education. She has over 18 years of experience working with children of all ages and is passionate about helping parents and carers to lay good foundations with their child from the early stages of childhood. Jessica is our in house Early Years Consultant at To Baby and Beyond, this makes sure we are up to date with the latest research and developments in education and child development.  

As a mother of a young family, Jessica had first-hand experience of the positive impact that baby massage could have upon the nurturing and development of a child. This positive experience with baby massage inspired Jessica to train as an Infant Massage Instructor.. Jessica facilitates the infant massage, baby yoga and toddler yoga instructor courses in London and across the South East. She is also our distance and online learning lead tutor for the instructor courses.

Jessica Barnaschone 
Tutor and Early years Advisor
Kimberley is an experienced infant massage, baby & toddler yoga instructor supporting students through their distance learning and face to face training with To Baby and Beyond. She also runs her own company and has been running classes for parents in the Lincolnshire area for over 12 years.

She has a background in early years but more recently her business has taken the direction of antenatal birth and postnatal support. Now a doula, hypnobirthing practitioner and women’s emotional health coach Kimberley has a keen interest in supporting women who have experienced birth trauma or have suffered with pre and postnatal anxiety and depression. She is passionate about massage and yoga and the many benefits they bring to both baby and parent, and thoroughly enjoys delivering these classes still alongside her other roles. Kimberley is really excited to be able to share her own experience, knowledge and passion with trainee instructors.

 Kimberley also personally struggled with postnatal anxiety and depression she describes baby massage to have been a ‘life saver’ during this time and that is where and how her journey began.
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