Rainbow Kids Yoga Birth & Growth

Gopala Amir Yaffa

My first insight into yoga was through my music practice. I went to a music high school, and at the age of 13 my guitar teacher was the first to introduce me to meditation as a way to prepare myself before concerts. 

Music itself was always very meditative for me, but I totally took on the practice of meditation from the first day I learnt it and did not miss even one day of it for over fifteen years… that is until I had kids (which I now have four of) and had to make some major adjustments to my practice ;-)

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I started teaching kids yoga even before I taught yoga for adults… I replaced the local yoga centre’s teacher in a children’s yoga class when he was sick and continued it from then. I was 16 years old at the time.

I was a monk for 10 years at the Sivananda Ashram, but even there I have always been the person who made sure that everyone was happy (if they wanted to)… and yes, not only through meditation but also through having some fun!

Monk or not, grownups always seemed waaaaaaaaaaay too serious to me! Spirituality is about being happy and enjoying the moment and enjoying yourself! …But grownups get caught in the details and the rules and they forget to just be.


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After leaving the Ashram I had a couple of yoga centres and then I founded Rainbow Kids Yoga in 2007 after I lost a baby girl at 5 months in utero… It was a difficult and transformative experience for me and it was then that I decided to dedicate my whole being to kids yoga.

Rainbow kids yoga has grown so much in the last 15 years and we have trained now about 35,000 yoga teachers in almost every country in the world!

I owe a lot of our success to my wise and beautiful wife Angel who co-directs Rainbow Kids Yoga with me and have always encouraged me along the way while sharing her warmth and kindness with all of our students. Could not have done it without her!


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Rainbow Kids Yoga is about living life to its fullest, learning and experiencing life through fun!

Rainbows are bright, colourful, happy, and fun. They are a sign of peace, a sign of hope and a sign of change.  We all need peace and hope and change… Grownups are rigid; children are faster to change. We really have a lot to learn from kids, moving from a grey and cloudy sky to a bright and sunny one, with a Rainbow!



Become a kids yoga teacher with us Rainbow Yoga Teacher Training

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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.