Europe: Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings in Europe, Summer 2010 !

| 07-10, 2010

Athens – Rome – Madrid – London – Dublin – Glasgow – Paris – Istanbul – Tel Aviv | July 16 – Sept 28, 2010

Gopala Amir Yaffe, the founder of Rainbow Kids Yoga, will be traveling around Europe to give teacher trainings from July until September. He will be visiting Greece, Italy, Spain, UK, Ireland, France, Turkey and Israel. Learn more about Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training and the forthcoming dates and locations.

Forthcoming Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings
In Europe

Oct 22 – Nov 7 – In October they will be running a 200 Hr Teacher Training in Tulum, Mexico!.

About Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training

The three-day Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive, intensive and practical certification course. Immerse yourself in the magical world of yoga and kids, be prepared to practice and learn yoga like a child, while laughing, dancing, playing, and singing! Alternating experiential Kids Yoga classes with practical theory and discussion makes the Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training a well-rounded and in-depth course.

During the course, we learn over 350 yoga poses for kids, creative yoga games, breathing and meditation games, relaxation with guided imagery, and Mandala painting. Lecture topics include age-appropriate class sequencing, class management, child development, the business of yoga teaching, marketing, and more! Most importantly, you will be equipped with tons of fabulous ideas to create exciting and fascinating yoga experiences for kids of all ages.

The Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training is fun and playful, connecting trainees to their own innate creativity and wisdom, while giving practical tools and knowledge for teaching yoga for children, ages 1.5 – teens. Graduates of the course will receive a Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate from Rainbow Kids Yoga.

Course Content

  • What makes yoga for kids special? The benefits of yoga for kids
  • Principles of teaching yoga for children
  • Building fun, engaging, and age-appropriate Kids Yoga classes
  • Child development and anatomy as it relates to yoga for kids
  • Yoga for children with special needs
  • Over 350 Kids Yoga poses, with accompanying songs, sound effects, movements, and interesting facts about the human body and different animals
  • Breathing and Meditation Games
  • Relaxation and Guided Imagery; Basic Thai Massage
  • Partner and Group Yoga poses and games
  • Flying Yoga, Basic Partner Acrobatics, and Human Pyramids
  • Teaching Family Yoga (parents and kids practicing together)
  • Enriching each class with magical themes, music, props, Kids Yoga Cards, Mandala painting, costumes, art, and lots of imagination!
  • Creating focus and attentiveness in the classroom and handling challenging behavior. Finding a balance between the need for rules and boundaries and the need for freedom and creativity. How to speak with and listen to kids.
  • How to use your own special talents and ideas to create amazing classes, and how to connect with your inner child
  • Enlightened business, how to build Kids Yoga groups and keep them, and how to succeed as a teacher in different settings (studios, public and private schools and kindergartens, community centers, etc.)
  • Supercrazyfun! 🙂

About Gopala Amir Yaffe

Gopala Amir Yaffe, the founder of Rainbow Kids Yoga (RKY), has been teaching Yoga for children and adults, as well as meditation and Yoga Philosophy, since 1995.

He was a monk in the Sivananda Yoga Centers in Israel and the Bahamas for ten years, from 1994-2004, where he completed his Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Teacher Training, and also helped train Sivananda teachers. While living in the Bahamas, Gopala was the general manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island, for four years.

From 2004 to 2007, Gopala created, managed and taught yoga and alternative spa programs in Los Cabos, Mexico and New York City. He also continued studying yoga for kids at Karma Kids in New York and Itsy Bitsy Yoga in Massachusetts, and Circus Yoga with Erin and Kevin O’Keefe. Gopala also studied healing with tibetan bowls with Avraham Benor and is a Reiki master. In 2008, after studying with Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, Gopala was ordained as an Interfaith minister. In 2009, Gopala was certified in Thai Yoga Massage by the Ritam School of Healing Arts and Saul David Raye.

In 2007, Gopala and Katya Fialkova founded the studio Yoga LeShalom (Hebrew for “”Yoga for Peace””) in Tel Aviv, Gopala’’s hometown. Yoga LeShalom is a studio for the whole family, where the daily schedule included drop-in yoga classes for adults, yoga for kids, Ma and Baby, and Family Yoga. That same year, Gopala began focusing on training yoga teachers for kids, and Rainbow Kids Yoga was born! In late 2008, Gopala and Katya relocated to the United States, although Gopala continues to visit Israel to train teachers there.

Gopala has taught yoga for kids in such diverse settings as public and private schools, kindergartens, and preschools, summer camps, orphanages, yoga studios, juvenile detention centers, hotels, spas, at birthday parties, and in private classes. His playful, patient and warm teaching style has created a training course that has been described by graduates as magical, inspiring, very practical, transformative, and an unforgettable journey.”

Gopala will continue to teach the three-day RKY teacher trainings in Europe and Israel in 2010, but will shift his focus later this year to the longer 200 Hr teacher trainings, allowing him time to work on much-awaited Yoga for Kids books, games, and products.

Dates: July 16 – Sept 28, 2010
Countries visited: Athens – Rome – Madrid – London – Dublin – Glasgow – Paris – Istanbul – Tel Aviv

More information:
Email: info@rainbowkidsyoga.netT: 646-797-3226 – Web:

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