Training - everything you wanted to know

Updated: Jul 8

Along with business training, we offer three main accredited courses to support and build your Children Inspired by Yoga business. Our courses uniquely combine founding yoga principals with key aspects of child development.

Business Planning and Finance

We will work with you to develop a robust business plan which supports profitability and can help raise additional funding through our partnerships with major banks like Natwest and HSBC.

Management Training

Receive training on every aspect of running a franchise business, this includes teacher recruitment and management, enquiries and bookings, sales and marketing, and comprehensive instructions on how to set up your new business and make it work for you.

CIbY Systems

We will give you access and training to our internal operating systems. This includes The Hub, our one-stop-shop for running your business and Viapoint Artwork System, which instantly creates your bespoke marketing material.

“Lots of doing and practicing. The detail behind it all – so interesting. The energy, enthusiasm and passion."


The yoga inspired poses, based on Hatha Yoga and the principals of the Sivananda School of Yoga, are adapted for children of all ages and abilities using our knowledge of child development. Child development information is based on up-to-date thinking and research from both education and health.

The courses include the following areas of study:

Yoga principles and benefits:

  • Adapted yoga poses for children (2-7 years, Tatty Bumpkin)

  • Adapted yoga poses for babies (6 weeks-2 years, Baby Bumpkin)

  • Key yoga poses for the older child (8-16 years)

  • Benefits of physical activity for children

  • Importance of movement and sensation for child development and learning

  • Key aspects of physical development: postural control, sensory organization, co-ordination.

  • The breath - differences between children and adults

  • How Yoga postures, breath and relaxation support early self-regulation skills.

  • Teaching methodology for all age groups.

  • Children Inspired by Yoga and National English curriculum i.e. Early Years Foundation Stage (national curriculum for under 5’s), Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

  • Other offerings: Parties, holiday clubs.

Course details

  1. Tatty Bumpkin Course Adapted yoga sessions for children 2-7 years. One day remote training plus online videos & materials presented through our training portal.

  2. Baby Bumpkin Course Adapted yoga sessions for children 0-2 years. One day remote training plus online videos & materials presented through our training portal.

  3. Tatty Guroo and Yoga Guroo Training Adapted yoga sessions for children 8-11 & 11-16 years. One day remote training plus online videos & materials presented through our training portal.

Accreditation and Endorsements

Our Tatty and Baby Bumpkin training is accredited and audited by NCFE (previously known as CACHE) a leading provider of educational services. Our Tatty Bumpkin, Tatty Guroo and Yoga Guroo training are accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

"Trainers were both very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. I felt comfortable the whole time. All the training was linked and relevant for teaching Tatty Bumpkin. Well timed with appropriate depth.”

Our Industry Experts

Sam Petter - Founder + Owner

Sam is an artist, designer, yoga teacher and passionate advocate of a creative process. Sam started Tatty Bumpkin back in 2004 as a way to inspire children to move, explore and be creatively inspired to move. Alongside her dedication to the bendy, giggly world of Children Inspired by Yoga, Sam is a masters swimmer and has competed in the World and European Championships.

Sue Heron MCSP - Paediatric Physiotherapist + Head of Training. Although Sue passed away suddenly in 2020, her expertise lives on through the training & course materials.

Sue used to lead the training at Children Inspired by Yoga. Working with Yoga specialists, educationalists and musicians she helped to develop the Tatty Bumpkin Yoga Inspired activity programme for babies and young children. Sue had a broad range of experience in child development having graduated with a First Class degree in Physiotherapy from University College London in 1996. She worked with the NHS for over 12 years where she became a Highly Specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist, working extensively with children with complex needs. This led to becoming a Bobath certified physiotherapist in 2010. Sue joined Children Inspired by Yoga in 2004 inspired by the positive impact of the concept on children’s learning and development. Sue was particularly interested in forging closer links between health and education services so that babies and children can have the best possible start for a healthy, happy and productive life.

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