The Yoga Bananas Technique® 3 - 11 Years

A fulfilling, creative and vocational course the Yoga Bananas Technique™ is a unique Children's Yoga Teacher Training Course offering an alternative way of building a child's confidence akin to performing and creative arts, but by the very nature of yoga and its roots within the sacred Indian tradition, it also offers a child the opportunity to explore their intuitive nature and spirituality. 

The course is run by founder Skip Oliver, Dip Physical Theatre, BA Hons English, MA Creative Writing and yoga teacher and trainer since 1998 and former artistic director of London StorySLAM:Live and with her equally enthusiastic teammate, Yoga Bananas illustrator, Andrew Lawrence. 

Yoga teachers can earn 26 contact CEUs and 24 non-contact CEUs with the worldwide or, the latter with whom this course has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals. The Yoga Bananas 3-11 course has post-diploma recognition with the worldwide UK based If you are a UK school teacher and you would like more information on Yoga Bananas’ registration with the Independent Yoga Network then feel free to contact the Independent Yoga Network's founding Chair and Secretary, Dr. Peter Yates at - The Independent Yoga Network is dedicated to the preservation of the spirit and practice of Yoga as a deep and genuine inner enquiry with many formal possibilities.

The Yoga Bananas 3- 11 Years course involves 3 intensive days of practical work in a studio and a school, which is backed up by an in-depth 200 page manual written by Skip Oliver that covers all aspects of the teaching with unique Stick- Kids™ designed by Yoga Bananas in-house design team OneLongHum. The course work is constantly being updated and expanded to explore the benefits of teaching yoga to children.Yoga Bananas is commited to ensuring that each trainee completes the course feeling fully confident and inspired. 

This certificated training course will prove invaluable to school teeachers, yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainees. The course is also open to non-yoga teachers who have a sound knowledge of yoga asana. Once you have gained your Yoga Bananas® qualification you can display the Yoga Bananas certification badge and gain access to competitive insurance with DSC Yoga-Link, an established and reputable insurer of Yoga Bananas graduates (no commison involved).

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PLEASE NOTE: Those who have completed the Yoga Bananas 3 - 11 Course gain £150 discount on the TEEN YB Course (and vice versa).

DAY ONE - Practical And Theory: Working through the training manual written by Skip and partaking in an hour long Yoga Bananas class and focusing on Yoga Bananas Technique™ Structure One. 

DAY TWO - Practical And Theory: This day offers you the chance to apply your knowledge and expertise into the class setting under the guiding eye of Skip. You will be trying out class elements on each other and Skip will be giving individual practical advice on how to hone your skills.This day will also focus on yoga stories and Yoga Bananas Technique Structure Two. There will be exercises throughout the day designed to help you connect with your inner child and improve your storytelling skills.

DAY THREE - Practical And Theory: By now you should be brimming with confidence and inspiration. Skip is on hand during the morning to discuss any problems that you may need to address and she will offer you suggestions for improvement all in the beautiful surroundings of Polesden Lacey National Trust Cafe. This will be followed by a short written examination of 20 questions. Then it will be time to visit Polesden Lacey village school and partake in two classes with the children. Skip will teach Structure 1 and Structure 2 and invariably she will throw in some extras as she is always guided by the children. Following this you are a quailified Yoga Bananas® Technique children's yoga teacher.

VENUE: Little Bookham Village Hall, Bookham, Leatherhead Surrey, KT23 3AF or 3rd Bookham Scout Hut, Eastwick Park Ave, Great Bookham, Leatherhead KT23 3LY

NEXT AVAILABLE TRAINING DATE: 04 - 06 February 2017 (begins 10am Saturday and ends 3.15pm on Monday)

PRICE: £675 non-residential (non-refundable £275 deposit)

Residential: £74 per night (2 nights, breakfast included at Federation House on Sunday and Monday, lunch included with course on Saturday and Sunday). Or lovely local B and B's £50 per night - 2 nights, breakfast included at St Nicholas Cottage or Sue's B and B or Langdale. (Lunch included with course on Saturday and Sunday). Details sent on enquiry.

You may purchase lunch from Polesden Lacey National Trust venue on Monday.

If you would like to use any Yoga Bananas material outside of the normal use that the training offers then please contact Skip Oliver or Andrew Lawrence on 01372 459 400. All work is protected by Design Protect. 


Download Booking Form and email this to Skip at By sending the booking form you agree to the Terms of Use. 

Pay by bank transfer only the deposit of £275 - if you'd like to chat to Skip then contact her on 01306 621163.

If you need to pay by credit card then contact Skip. Full payment can be taken via Paypal (Paypal fee applies).








'This proved to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made because I simply loved the whole weekend....I consider myself a very lucky man as I had a wonderful opportunity to observe Skippy and learn from her.'
—Csaba Vinkler - Yoga Bananas trainee