It Is Never Too Late To Do Yoga

It is undeniable that kids have stress in their lives and one of the most stressful places they spend a lot of time in, is school.  The endlessly increasing spirit of competition and achievement, the social anxiety, busy schedules and very stressed out role models (Such as teachers and parents) make some children’s lives a constant struggle.

Schools are supposed to be an environment that support children in their growth and study, but it is long proven that stress is a factor that inhibits this development.

We learn many things in school, mainly so called “facts”, but we don’t receive many tools that will help us live a better life.  Here are a few of the most important things that can support and enhance our lives, which are absent in most schools curriculum:

  1. How to be happy
  2. How to manage emotions
  3. How to communicate in a positive way
  4. How to keep our body healthy
  5. How to feel connected to ourselves and be respectful of our bodies
  6. How to increase our self-esteem
  7. How to develop self-control, rather than how to be controlled better by adults
  8. How to concentrate
  9. How to relax and find some peace of mind
  10. How to be creative and how to think independently
  11. In fact, we don’t even learn how to study in school

Yoga offers tools to absorb these skills, skills that can create a healthier and better adapted future generation.

[caption id="attachment_16364" align="aligncenter" width="743"] Yoga for kids inspires many ideas on how to get kids up and moving. Allowing kids to feel less stressed, and more focused on their own well being in general.[/caption]

The competitive and goal oriented nature of most schools creates social phobias, exam anxiety and even insomnia.  The non competitive spirit of yoga and the focus on self, well being and being in an healthy environment can help cure some of the negative effects of the current dominating school system.

Kids suffer in schools not just from mental stress but also from physical tension. They sit still for long hours in awkward positions and carry heavy bags. This creates a lot of employment for paediatricians and osteopaths.  When kids are bent over their desks they find it hard to concentrate, breathe properly, and even stay awake – you should try it and see!  Small changes in the way kids sit and breathe can make a big difference in their ability to stay focused and learn. 

A child who is aware of their posture, or who is simply given the chance to get up and stretch; will breathe more easily, build up less tension in their body, and have improved concentration.

Schools curriculum were created by people who forgot how it was to be kids and include expectations that cannot be fulfilled even by most adults. For example can you sit for 5 or more hours a day and listen to someone lecturing to you without moving and fidgeting? A couple of stretches and a few deep breaths every few minutes can help greatly in keeping the kids attention throughout a class.

It is also important to remember that kids learn through example and that having stressed out teachers will only create stressed children even if they are screamed at one hundred times a day to relax! Sometimes the best way to learn is to teach. So, maybe if we could give school teachers some yoga tools to sprinkle in their classroom throughout the day we will also have better role models for the kids to look up to and imitate.  And of course, you can also offer weekly adult yoga classes for the school teachers.

Sprinkling some yoga magic throughout the classroom is beneficial for kids and teachers.

Yoga also provides a way to learn through movement, breathing and imagining. Kids are not all the same, and although many of them are auditory learners and do well at school, many of them learn better through moving, creating and visualising.

Many of the tools we learn in yoga can be adapted to the classroom setting, where we can't move the tables and chairs or put down our yoga mats on the floor.  Even sitting on a chair we can:

  1. Stretch and do yoga poses
  2. Breathe
  3. Use guided imagery and relax
  4. Meditate
  5. And positively interact with our neighbours

Some schools do not have the space or the budget to have weekly yoga classes, and even in places that do have regular yoga sessions the benefits of yoga can penetrate much more deeply and be greatly enhanced if they become a part of the students’ daily routine in the classroom.

Yoga can give us the tools to be better prepared for studying for an exam, and even for life.

There are not many spaces in life now, where kids get a chance to relax, to look inward and explore what they are really feeling and who they really are.  Maybe it is in part the atmosphere of a classroom that creates a culture that is so stressed, and perhaps yoga can help.


Rainbow Yoga Founder


Leave a comment


Rainbow Yoga trained more than 30,000 Kids Yoga Teachers since 2007. We make yoga fun for children and young people of all age groups and for the whole family too! Our yoga consists of many poses and stretches that have different physical benefits for our health and well-being, breathing, relaxation, meditation and mindfulness exercises for our minds, and social interaction, playfulness, meaning, deep life lessons and fun for our spirit.

Thinking about the impact of all those amazing certified yoga teachers, educators, parents and therapists we have trained to teach yoga to children and yoga for teens; we are making a huge difference for the next generation bringing peace, love, kindness and resilience into their lives. Education departments, schools, health programs and individuals in many countries have adopted yoga as a form of exercise and a method to decrees stress and increase wellbeing. We are the biggest and most-loved kid’s yoga teacher training in the world and we are here tp provide you with everything you will need to teach successful, exciting, meaningful, engaging and fun yoga to children, teenagers and families.


Rainbow Kids Yoga offers the most comprehensive, practical, and engaging children yoga teacher training certification in the world! Our course will enable you to deliver children yoga classes that will connects your students to themselves, each other, and the environment. Through unique and engaging practices of mindfulness and yoga your students and community will be able to find connections, enhance well-being and thrive as grounded, integrated and well balanced individuals.

At our training, all while having fun, you will become a children yoga instructor through a lot of experiential practice, insightful theory, yoga poses and sequences, mindfulness practices and relaxation. You will learn how to build fun, engaging, and fitness-level-appropriate children yoga classes for all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. At our kid’s yoga teacher training you will find over 300 videos presenting how to make yoga poses accessible and fun! Believe it or not, yoga can be extremely boring for children and for adults too… In Rainbow Yoga, we make yoga in a fun so that children learn easily and want to do more of it. Yoga is so good for you, but for children to want to want to do yoga you will need to learn to spice it all up and this is what our kid’s yoga online teacher training is for!

This is the perfect resource for yoga teachers, parents, educators and therapists to find and discover hundreds of yoga poses, yoga games and mindfulness practices for children in a way that makes it is easy to learn and easy to enjoy.

Yoga poses for kids: Yoga encourages a positive and healthy lifestyle for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children as it helps in the development of strength, stamina, and endurance, high levels of positive energy, resilience, focus, self-awareness, and awareness of our environment.

Yoga for children empowers them with increased concentration, calm, peace, and contentment at a mental level leading to inner and outer peace and harmony. The Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training includes a digital manual (a hard copy that can be purchased) as part of the course. This is specialized online yoga teacher training. Here we will focus on how to teach yoga to children and teens, and how to help them release stress, relax, stretch, energize – All in creative and fun ways while taking into consideration their unique needs, whether they are physical, social, mental, or emotional. 

You will learn to teach the youngest yogis and those with emotional and mental challenges techniques to assist them with impulse control and self-regulation. Our courses provide a platform and a foundation to promote the healthy development of the hearts, bodies, and minds of young individuals.

The Rainbow Kids Yoga Training is the largest and most well-regarded Kids Yoga Teacher Training in the world. Our graduates teach everywhere using our diploma including schools, kindergartens, daycare centers, early learning centers, Yoga studios, gyms, fitness centers, birthday parties, private and group classes and more.



Join our Yoga Revolution and become a kids’ yoga teacher today through our online yoga teacher training or in-person yoga certification courses. You will be left with a smile on your face, a wealth of knowledge and an ignited spirit to spread the love and joy of yoga.

For our online training, you can allow 24 hours to receive your access and for physical products such as the Rainbow Kids Yoga Book, you can allow 2-4 weeks to receive it by mail. The books are printed on demand before being shipped, but it is worth the wait 😊


Rainbow Yoga is a fun and constantly evolving family mission and lovingly born in 2007, to give people the tools to teach fun, engaging, and creative in=person and online yoga classes for kids, teens, families, partners, and communities. Rainbow Yoga is interactive and social and all about connection; we touch, hug, move, breathe and co-create together our yoga magically and playfully.

Rainbow Yoga offers a variety of unique and comprehensive teacher training certification courses all over the world offering a well-rounded, in-depth learning experience through a combination of play, practical theory, and fun.The Rainbow Yoga Teacher training is renowned for being captivating, dynamic, loving, and life changing. It is condensed with a lifetime of knowledge and hands-on experience from the Founders of Rainbow Yoga, Gopala, and Angel Yaffa. Delivered by world-class faculty around the world.