The Yoga Bananas Technique® 3 - 11 Years

A fulfilling, creative and vocational course that is recognised by the Independent Yoga Network as a Children's Yoga Teacher Training programme, and by the Yoga Alliance Professionals as a registered Children's Yoga School, and by the Yoga Alliance International as a CEU course. (Please note they are all separate unconnected private organisations). 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 sometimes with her equally enthusiastic teammate, Yoga Bananas illustrator, Andrew Lawrence. 

The course involves 3 intensive days of practical work in a studio and a school, which is backed up by an in-depth manual that covers all the teaching. Yoga Bananas is commited to ensuring that each trainee completes the course feeling fully confident and inspired. Yoga Bananas also gives each graduate access to an insurance policy with a preferential rate and great cover (non-commissioned).

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 if you are a member of a yoga registrar (Independent Yoga Network or Yoga Alliance Professionals or Yoga Alliance US) then you will also respectively gain post-diploma recognition or registered children's yoga teacher status or continuing educational units.

The course work is constantly being updated and expanded to explore the benefits of teaching yoga to children. The theoretical manual now exceeds 200 pages with over 150 unique Stick- Kids™ designed by Yoga Bananas in-house design team OneLongHum.

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Download Booking Form and BOOK ONLINE (please note 3.5% Paypal fee applies). Alternatively follow payment instructions on Booking Form to make a bank transfer (no fees apply).

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

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DAY ONE - Practical And Theory: Working through the training manual written by Skip Oliver and partaking in an hour long Yoga Bananas class and focusing on Yoga Bananas Technique Structure 1. 

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 2. 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.


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


17-19 September 2016

10.45 - 6.30 Saturday

10.00 - 6.00 Sunday

10.30 - 3.15 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).

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. 

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TO PAY BY BANK TRANSFER (no paypal fee payable) - please submit only the deposit of £275 - contact Skip at:

Yoga Bananas Limited (contact 01372 459 400)

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'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