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Yoga Garden Kids® Teacher Training w/ Alexandra Rossi

September 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - September 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Lighting the torch of mindfulness in the hearts of youth through yoga and meditation is one of the most powerful and empowering ways to shape our world.

Yoga Garden Kids® is for parents, yoga teachers, school teachers, educators or those working with children 4 to 12 years old. Participants acquire the tools to help children deepen self-awareness and well-being through yoga and mindfulness. Participants explore a personal meditation practice while in training to develop the ability to authentically share mindfulness with youth. Yoga Garden Kids® is a unique, mindfulness-based program that will prepare you to teach yoga to youth and covers topics such as working with trauma, at risk youth and teen pregnancy.

Yoga Garden Kids® was built on the philosophy that children learn best when playing, and learning to relax can help fearful and anxious youth learn. The program focuses on deepening a personal mindfulness practice, bringing yoga to children in their own words and understanding the neuroscience of child development. This training prepares students to become kids and youth yoga teachers by giving them the tools to understand children, to communicate with them, to craft unique mindfulness exercises and safe yoga sequences and to launch a sustainable career. Alignment used in this program is Anusara and BKS Iyengar influenced. Meditation used in this program is based on Secular Mindfulness studies by Alexandra Rossi.

Topics include:

  • A comprehensive study of the stages childhood, brain and emotional development.
  • Communication skills to interact with parents, schools and developmental specialist
  • Yoga Poses for children in their own words
  • Basics of Mindfulness, exercises and games
  • Teaching skills for a young audience
  • Pediatric Anatomy
  • Class observation and teaching practicums


  • Friday Sept. 23- 12:00PM-6:00PM
  • Saturday & Sunday Sept. 24-25 – 12:30PM-8:00PM
  • Monday-Wednesday Sept. 26-28 – 9:30AM-5:30PM

This course provides 45 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF 300 Hour and/or 45 Yoga Alliance® CEUs.
For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE

Tuition is $880, or $790 if enrolled with $150 deposit on or before 9/5.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this elective. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this elective.

About Alexandra Rossi

Alexandra Rossi, ERYT500 and Paris native, shares the practice of yoga with everyone, from children to adults, in an honest and playful way. Her personal practice has taken her from therapeutic based Anusara Yoga to a more restorative practice, influenced by Judith Lasater, Yin yoga and Yoga Nidra.
After many years of teaching, she realized that her true calling is to empower women at every stage of their lives. She is greatly influenced by Jane Austin and by Gurmukh’s teachings on prenatal yoga. She is now convinced that women need a mix of strengthening and restorative practices to accommodate the changing nature of their bodies.
Alexandra’s classes combine music, and healing touch with buddhist philosophy. She is known for her skillful and intuitive hands-on assists.