Train as a baby yoga instructor

Learn how to teach baby yoga with our baby yoga instructor course across the UK and in your home. Our 'open' baby yoga instructor training courses are held in Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Doncaster, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Peterborough and Sheffield.


What is baby yoga?

Baby yoga uses gentle stretches and movements for you to do with your baby. It incorporates over clothes massage, breathing techniques, stretching and movements for your baby, songs, rhymes and actions and sensory play. Many of the movements have been around for centuries and have their roots in traditional Indian culture.

Being able to deliver these fun, interesting and sensory based is a great asset for participants from a range of backgrounds.

What’s the aim of this baby yoga teaching certificate?

To provide practitioners with the knowledge and teaching ability to safely and effectively deliver baby yoga sessions and courses in a variety of settings to various individuals and groups.

Who can learn how to teach baby yoga?

Before you start our baby yoga teacher training certificate you'll need to have qualifications or experience in one of the following:

  • Baby massage (instructors)
  • Anatomy and physiology (qualified practitioners, massage therapists, body workers)
  • Yoga (teachers)
  • Healthcare (nurses, health visitors and midwives)
Is this adult yoga training to teach adults yoga?

No this a baby yoga course and teaches instructors to teach parents to do baby yoga with their babies. This is NOT an adult yoga course and you will not be qualified to teach adult yoga moves. Our instructors are all Baby Yoga instructors with backgrounds in health, education and early years and not adult yoga instructors.

Why should I learn how to teach baby yoga?

Once you’ve qualified as a baby yoga instructor you can expand your childcare skill set, start your own business or use your new found techniques alongside other disciplines, such as baby massage.

What's the outline of the course?
  • Principles, history and benefits of baby yoga
  • Preparing your baby yoga sessions
  • Safety aspects of baby yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology and infant development relating to baby yoga
  • Health considerations for baby yoga classes
  • Baby yoga postures
  • Baby yoga to aid development
  • Breathing techniques
  • Using songs and rhymes
  • Sensory play in sessions
  • Teaching groups and with individuals
  • Setting up and marketing your baby yoga business
  • Running baby yoga courses
What will I receive at the end of the course?

You'll get a certificate in teaching baby yoga (with gentle stretches for parents).


Is the baby yoga teaching course accredited?

Our baby yoga instructor training face to face courses are fully accredited by the Complementary Therapists Association - CThA. It has also recently be CPD accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

These baby yoga teacher training courses are also validated and accredited by the Independent Professional Therapists International - IPTI, the International Institute of Complementary Therapy - IICT, Care-Sure, Yoga-Link and recognised by Westminster Indemnity.

This means that you can join the CThA, IPTI or IICT Professional Register and gain insurance for your practice. Our distance learning course for yoga training is recognised by Westminster Indemnity.

What will I need?

Each participant must bring a doll (soft bodied), adult yoga mat, small blanket and cushion.

What else is included?
  • All tuition is with Julie Cleasby who is an experienced baby yoga and infant massage instructor, registered paediatric nurse, health visitor and founder of To Baby and Beyond or one of her experienced team.
  • 95 page baby yoga instructor handbook containing all course information
  • Electronic resource folder containing course handouts and assessment sheets
  • All practical assessments with parents and babies (volunteers permitting)
  • Assessment fees
  • Ongoing support throughout your post course self directed study
  • Access to instructors and fellow trainees via social media and online links
  • To Baby and Beyond's monthly newsletter
  • Opportunities for discounts on further courses
  • Access to study days
Which course is right for me?

The following 4 choices allow you to learn how to teach baby yoga within a location, time frame and environment that works for you.

The course was great - I feel really excited!!!

The marketing session was really helpful, but also the class planning session was very valuable too

Thank you so much I feel i have learnt so much more than expected

Very informative and relaxed

Great course - thanks Julie!

  • Open Course

    This 2-day baby yoga instructor training course involves a small group at a choice of UK venues including Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Doncaster and London or your own home or workplace.

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  • One-to-one

    This intensive 1-day baby yoga teacher training course is just for individual learners and takes place in your own home or at our venue in Hove.

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  • Home Distance Learning

    Our distance learning baby yoga instructor training involves Email, Skype and video presentations which allow you to learn how to teach baby yoga in your own home and in your own time.

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  • Childrens centre training

    We offer preferential rates for children's centres and charities for in house courses to train staff to be baby yoga instructors This can be a convenient and…

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