Rainbow Yoga, not just any yoga. Yoga for Children with Additional Needs

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Rainbow Yoga is all about connecting people through yoga. This is our why and it's our how when we teach! 

In Rainbow Yoga we expand our hearts and minds to include all that are around us and the feeling is often ecstatic.

Children with additional needs have as much need for connection as any of us, and they often get fewer opportunities than others to fulfill this need. 

Because they are often in relative isolation or in environments (Including hospitals and centres) that are more sterile and provide less opportunity for connection. Or children have a condition that makes verbal communication challenging, working with the elements of conscious touch and human connection is even more important, more transformative, and more healing than anywhere else.


In most team sports and organized activities, the coach may put the emphasis on being aggressive and competitive, as in professional sports. The goal is to win, and not to get together or have fun. 

With an over-emphasis on performance and winning, children with disabilities may find few opportunities to be included in school, after-school, and weekend team sports. This is where yoga is so awesomely cool for these amazing children, allowing them to connect and interact with other children on a platform that doesn’t make them feel inferior.


Yoga is so important for children with additional needs as it both helps to release tension and helps keep them more mobile.


Motion is lotion 

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Motion keeps the body healthy and full of vitality. It improves circulation and digestion, it is grounding and mood-enhancing. And even more so when we do it together, as with each other’s help we can do so much more and for longer, stretching farther, balancing in ways we cannot on our own, and warming each other’s hearts with our eyes, our words, and our hands.

Our goal here is not to "heal" the child, but to improve their quality of life and bring connection and joy wherever possible. When the person feels uplifted, healing occurs from inside of them, even if looking from the outside they still may look disabled to us.


Shift from Fixing to Connecting

By shifting from ‘fixing’ to ‘connecting’ we allow the child the safe space that they need to discover the skill they need to achieve through their own efforts.

People are much more complex than machines. ‘Fixing’ a person is not like changing parts or tightening screws. The brain and the body are amazing magical and miraculous creations that can ‘fix’ themselves given the time, the space, the nurturing, the support and the love needed.

If we connect to our students through presence, excitement and mindful care, we create the space for their own bodies and minds to do the fantastic things they were made to do. This is Rainbow Yoga!

By Gopala Amir Yaffa 

Founder Rainbow Yoga 


Teach yoga for children with additional needs.

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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.