Yoga – What for?

People practice yoga for many reasons. They want to get flexible and fit, they want to lose weight, they want to cope with life better, they want to relax, or they may want to be spiritually enlightened.

So Yoga is not a goal on its own, it is a tool. And for me, Yoga is also a tool for nothing less than world peace.

When I first joined as a monk at the Yoga Ashram in 1994, an inspiring lady from the USA came to stay for a few days on her way to Jordan. We had a few deep and meaningful conversations and I found out that she has just become the private Yoga teacher of King Hussein and the Royal Family.

A few months later King Hussein’s attitude toward the Middle East conflicts changed and in a surprising move, he made peace with Israel.

Yoga is a powerful tool, even a tool for world peace.

After leaving the Ashram in 2004, I started developing a unique style of Yoga called Rainbow Yoga. The idea behind Rainbow Yoga was to bring people together through yoga. 

I found the more “traditional” yoga to be isolating with its focus on the individual and its philosophy of negating the world. So my new Yoga was a rebellion against what I found constricting within that old yoga world.

I was taught in the Ashram that happiness is within, but I discovered that it is not just within; it is also all around us ready to be experienced and tapped into through all of our senses and through all of our interactions with friends and our fellow beings.

Our new paradigm of Yoga was to come out of our individual Yoga square and join the Yoga circle. Our meditation grew to be an expansion to include everyone in the room and even all beings in the universe rather than contracting into oneself.

Doing poses in groups and pairs, interacting and playing together, dancing and massaging all became tools to feel more connected to oneself and one another in body and heart.

My first Yoga studio was in Tel Aviv and was named “Yoga LeShalom” which translates to Yoga for Peace. And continuing with the idea of the Jordanian Israeli peace was aimed at bringing peace not just to individuals, but also to couples and families, communities and even countries.

Growing and nurturing this vision we started our Rainbow Yoga teacher trainings, first for Kids Yoga, investing in the next generation of peacemakers, and then also Rainbow Yoga for adults.

My beautiful and amazing life partner Angel and I travelled with our growing family to almost every part of the world sharing this ecstatic feeling with thousands of people.

Now, with our latest project, the Rainbow Centre, we are attempting to expand and reach farther than ever before using yoga as a tool for social evolution.

The Rainbow Centre is a hub of human interaction bringing people together through vegan food, social yoga, music, dance, tantra and art. Besides an amazing and varied schedule of yoga and more, and a vegan restaurant, we offer a few events a week aimed at inspiring people to come out of themselves, ignite their inner fire, connect, and stand up and make a difference in the world where needed.

What we try to teach in this Centre more than anything else is kindness. If we make our choices with what we buy and what we eat and how we interact with the world guided by kindness, we believe that we will heal not just ourselves and our communities, but also the bigger world conflicts and challenges we experience and even our earth with its delicate environment.

Kindness is tricky because it can’t be faked. You can’t force yourself to be kind, but you can relax yourself to be kind. That’s because kindness, empathy, compassion and love are fundamental to our being. Only when we bury ourselves in preconceptions and prejudice do we fail to see our and each others’ basic goodness.

We are pushing the boundaries and breaking through the invisible ideologies we all grew up with. We are educating our community to be free. We are engaging in grassroots activism and a kind of Anarchy, a peaceful one. We are taking matters to our own hands, making changes from the bottom up, changes in our families and our communities, changes that will eventually ripple all the way up to government and humanity at large.

From Naked Yoga and Yoga Raves to Doga (Yoga with your dog) and Broga (manly yoga for dudes), we are constantly trying new ideas and finding more ways to connect with our community. We present art and music from environmentalist and activists and movie screenings with panel discussions to expand people’s horizons. We educate people about what's happening to our beautiful planet and where and how we can help because, when we know better, we can do better.

Many of us feel hopeless about the state of the world, fearful for our future. But what if you did one thing? What if I did one thing? What if we all, every one of us who is able, did one thing that is kinder?

How do we save the world?

The answer is surprisingly simple: Education. Truth. Awareness. 

We are fundamentally good, no matter how stressful and sick things might feel at times. We see suffering and we instinctively want to help. If we don’t want to help, it’s because we have buried our caring beneath a lifetime of hurt. 

We can heal. We can open. We can be brave. 

This is our Yoga journey. This is our WHY.

Why do you practice Yoga and how are you going to make the world a better place with it?


Take the complete journey with us. 

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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.