Club Yoga Children’s Teacher Training

Four Days of Holistic Education for Parents

and Educators

This is not any Yoga program for children and it is not about expecting children to do poses or to chant. It is about enhancing the uniqueness of the children in an active and nourishing environment. This training for parents and educators brings a fresh educational perspective and supplies powerful and simple tools to enhance the natural security, creativity and happiness of children.



Elevate your Service to New Generations:

Teach “Yoga to Children”


Berdhanya Swami Tierra , international spiritual teacher, created this program in 2001. If you had been in her presence and teaching style, you would have been in front of a spiritual teacher with a unique educational format: creative, multidimensional, alive and deeply transformative.

Certify yourself as a yoga teacher with us! If you are a parent an educator or just interested in children this program is for you. Learn new tools for  holistic education, update your perspectives, enrich your yoga studio or transform your inner growth to another level. This is what we are here for.




October 19, 20, 21 & 22

Investment with Accommodation: $850

Investment without Accommodations: $650

Bonus: Ayurvedic Lunches included each day

Our training has a strong creative, interactive and multidimensional approach that will require you to jump into the experience of the moment, experiencing your own unique voice and just like children, going deeper into your own innocent, natural self.

We welcome people from all over the world who will like to do this comprehensive and uplifting “certified training”, Founded by “Berdhanya Swami Tierra”. Coming to Ottawa for our FALL training will also give you a chance to enjoy seeing our beautiful green Capital. We can recommend accommodations to suit your needs close to our training site – “Berdhanya Swami Tierra Teaching Center” in central Ottawa.


HPIM3040Dates:  October 19, 20, 21 & 22

Time: 9-3 p.m.

Location: 36 Simcoe Street, Ottawa


This  4-day training program includes:

Day 1 – Overview of training, core yoga principles/application, working with children at various ages, class structure, yoga class

Day 2 –  Yoga class, warm-ups, pranayamas, yoga activities, east/west anatomy, chakras

Day 3 – Principles of Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga to be able to understand and work with the different styles of yoga for children based on their individual constitution/dosha and needs. Ayurveda looks at postures as energy that one an draw upon to help balance their doshas. Also, learn how to adapt the teacher’s style with the children’s style (different temperaments in classes) for a successful yoga class. Do a quiz to discover your own constitution and learn ways to balance your body though diet, yoga & lifestyle.

Day 4 – yoga asanas, partner poses, sample classes, meditation, use of voice/song/music, practice teaching, self-preparation for teaching & managing classes in various settings, evaluation

What you receive:

Teaching manual -150-pages

Certificate for completing the training

Recommended music/sample Club Yoga songs


 Am I Certified to Teach Yoga for Children?

Yes, you are !

You will receive a Certification from “Berdhanya Swami Tierra Ottawa Council for Child and Family”.


5041Certification Requirements:

  • Complete 24 hours of training
  • Develop one class outline individually or in a group
  • Teach one Club Yoga class to the other student-teachers with satisfactory performance




alone-1822474__480How do I register?

Contact Anamda at or call 613-228-9235.

Where to find Accommodations?

Berdhanya Swami Tierra Teaching Center provides accommodation for out of town participants at a very reasonable rate at 36 Simcoe Street in Ottawa.

There is another lovely location available for accommodation - 91 Donald St. very close to the teaching centre.  It is a lovely cottage like home with the owners being a retired couple that move from the city to the country during the summer months. There is a 24-hour loblaws (grocery store) just 2 blocks away and it is a 15 minute walk to the By-ward Market where there are good restaurants and places to visit e.g. National Art Gallery.  It is close to the Queensway, public transportation and bike paths. The cost is $50 per night per person, or $40 per night for two people sharing a room.

Accommodation doesn’t include meals or cooking on site. Vegetarian lunches are part of the training package for each training day and there is a very popular Vegetarian restaurant, “The Green Door”, only a few blocks from the teaching centre. We are very close to the “Golden Triangle” area with many airbnb’s, restaurants, coffee venues & many summer events for the  150th Anniversary of Canada.

Please email Anamda for more information:


Train with the Master


SAM_2090As a life-long promoter and seeker of healthy living and wellness for individuals and families, Anamda has over 35 years of experience as a community health nurse (Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science from Queen’s University) and as a children’s yoga trainer and teacher. Since 2000, she has studied yoga and holistic health principles (including Ayurveda, natural healing, bioenergetics) with Berdhanya Swami Tierra.

Anamda has served and partnered with Berdhanya Swami Tierra, the Founder of Club Yoga (2000), a children, teen & family yoga program. She has over twelve years of experience as a certified trainer and teacher with Club Yoga which has opened the space for many children (including children with physical & developmental handicaps), teens and new teachers to discover and spread the benefits of yoga. Through Berdhanya’s teachings, Anamda holds two certificates in Club Yoga teacher training (children & teen yoga) as well as extensive training in Kundalini yoga.

Private Training with Anamda

6136Special rate for groups or referring another person to the training. Payment is by cash only or e-transfer at the beginning of the training. Private training & tailored group training for organizations & groups working with families, children and teens are also available upon request.


Contact Anamda at or call 613-228-9235.

What people say about this self-cultivation program?



  • “The Club Yoga training came to me at a perfect time. Amanda is an open, connected teacher who through leading, exploration and meditation has give me great insight into my personal practice, my role as a mother and as a psychologist working with children. This is such a gift for me.” Heather McDonald.
  •  I am Medhavi Kumararatne, Sri Lankan AMI Montessori directress for Casa age group 3 – 6 years for more than 12 years of work experiance. I completed this Club Yoga course January 9th – 12th 2017 .This 18 hours child yoga course conducted very professionally by Yoga Teacher Trainer Anamda Sly .  My personal experience as a educator with children is that in the few minutes of meditation at the beginning of a class helps them become calmer and focus on the work period. During my yoga training, I noticed that different elements of Yoga teachings takes parallel paths with Montessori Education for younger children. Therefore, I have a strong feeling that a period of Child Yoga will bring tremendous balance and flexibility in better performance and discipline not only during class, but also for the personal growth of these younger children. I therefore, am very happy that I took this course where I can practice with children and observe its best results. Medhavi Kumararatne, Montessori School Teacher.
  • I feel like being a child again whenever I am with a Club Yoga class. I feel free to be curious and to discover, and to be open, just like an innocent child. The energy of the Club Yoga class and training is liberating and penetrating. Thank you, CoCo Li
  • boy-and-dog-1876072__480“I began my journey with Club Yoga as a volunteer, and knew immediately that I wanted to be part of the Club Yoga teaching team. The Teacher Training has enriched me on so many levels; it has allowed me to deepen my own personal yoga practice while learning how to develop fun and engaging yoga classes for children and their families. Having been on the Club Yoga Teacher Training journey, I can now bring yoga into the daily lives of the children I teach in elementary school classrooms. The teachers, resources, and practical experience have been invaluable and life-changing.” ~ Jillian Ade.


  • I enrolled in the program to learn how to engage children in the practice of yoga.  I ended up also reawakening the child in me that likes to be silly, imaginative and energized. ClubYoga training helped me reawaken the joy.  Paula


  • sisters-1985647__480I thoroughly enjoyed tapping into my child’s energy and to walk that fine line between learning as an adult and participating as a child. It’s been quite the learning journey for me. Many thanks!


  • Thank you for helping me to move forward to introduce children to yoga and to work with children in a way that is fun and provides long term benefits.