Helen Garabedian began training Itsy Bitsy Yoga Facilitators in 2003, so that families everywhere could benefit from her classes that are steeped in nurturing, compassion, development, and of course yoga! Many of the facilitators who attended Helen's first training still teach IBY today, but now they are more than just facilitators - they are managers of studios, empowered business owners, have a super work/life balance, and are making their livelihoods doing something that they love!
Helen gives you the tools for success in each training - it's so much more than just learning the poses - you will embody them, you will think like your students, and you will have ample class flows, songs, and poses to work with. You will also have all the marketing materials and business-sense to start teaching right away. The IBY classes you can offer your community will be the highlight of the week for many families and for you too!
It truly doesn't matter which training you start with...just follow your heart/instincts and what makes the most sense for you schedule-wise. Helen says, "The baby class is LEAVES YOU FEELING LIKE YOU ARE AN ANGEL, the tots class is where you have the MOST IMPACT and REWARDS, and teaching the Tykes class is SIMPLY A BLAST!" Many attendees come back and attend all the trainings, then go onto teach the Little Family IBY class which accommodates parents with more than one child under age 5.
Each training is limited in size so that you develop a personal connection with the program, other attendees, and Helen. Helen loves to train facilitators and seeing them succeed is her greatest joy!
People who attend trainings come from various backgrounds. Attendees include:
~Mom's who want to reinvent their careers
~Yoga students or teachers
~Early intervention specialists, such as OT's & PT's
~Teachers of other parent & child classes
~early childhood teachers
~people who have enjoyed Itsy Bitsy Yoga at home or in classes
and some are probably just like you!!!
Helen Garabedian has developed the most comprehensive facilitator training and certification program for teaching yoga to babies, toddlers, and their parents. Come learn the developmentally based, child-centric, parent-nurturing IBY philosophies. Discover the effective teaching techniques and class formats, Helen has been refining since 1999, and has personally taught to the hundreds of certified IBY facilitators around the globe.
Both parents and businesses want Certified Itsy Bitsy Yoga Facilitators because they know they are well-trained and share yoga in a way that respects the anatomy, physical ability and cognitive development of babies, tots, and tykes.
Visit our SCHEDULE of upcoming trainings or learn which Itsy Bitsy Yoga training and certification program is right for you!
Baby & Tot IBY Facilitator training & certification program
Tyke IBY Facilitator Training & Certification Program
Baby IBY Facilitator training & certification program
Tot & Tyke IBY Facilitator training & certification program
For anybody who loves and appreciates the wonder and beauty of the evolving baby/toddler, as well as the peace and health that comes from practicing yoga, THIS program is for you. Helen is truly an amazing person with many gifts. I was blown away by the training and all that it encompassed."
~Jodi Blau, Early Childhood Teacher & CIBYF