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with Janine Hurley



with Janine Hurley & Chelsea Canovas




with Janine Hurley and Chelsea Canovas, accredited by the IYN

COURSE DATES - 24/25/26th JANUARY 2020



The 3 day training course is open to all yoga teachers and to people who want to teach yoga to children, who have a 2 year consistent yoga practice. This course will help you to translate your knowledge of yoga into a creative child-friendly format. We will teach you how to combine yoga postures, breathing & mindfulness techniques with storytelling (with themes that support the National Curriculum), games, song, dance and other forms of creative learning to help increase the overall well-being of children. This course focuses mainly on children aged 3-7 years, but techniques can be used and adapted for older & younger children. We actively encourage you to unleash your own creative talents!
​Investment: £550 including handout and certificate.​

Click here to read all about the course in the Om Magazine feature.


To complete an application form please click on the button below! 

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Janine has been teaching yoga for 16 years and has a practice that spans even longer. After her own pregnancy she became passionate about the benefits that yoga can bring in pregnancy to help ease the transition into motherhood and beyond.

Janine is a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) registered general yoga teacher and studied with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli on the Integrated Mother and Baby Yoga teacher training (London, 2007) as well as taking the Pregnancy BWY module with Wendy Teasdill (2007). Other trainings include Yoga Nidra teacher training (Stroud, 2012),  Nurturing Birth doula training, Natal Hypnotherapy for birth professionals, Breast feeding peer support (UNICEF and La Leche training) and Baby Massage (IAIM), EMDR therapist (trauma therapy) and BSP therapist. Janine is also a yoga elder for the Independent Yoga Network and a Yoga therapist with the IYAT.

Janine also runs a Children’s Yoga Teacher Training programme with Chelsea Canovas and has designed and delivers a Yoga Therapy for Children Course with Lucy Arnsby Wilson which has received accreditation from the British Psychological Society. She runs her own studio in Manchester called Creative Calm.

Janine is a passionate advocate of yoga within the community. She has worked in traditionally hard to reach areas and helped source funding from local councils, community projects and Sure Start centres for this work. She has also commissioned and worked on a variety of NHS funded projects, including working with young mums through the family nurse partnership and consulted on NICE guidelines on obesity in pregnancy. Janine is co-author and research partner in a major study conducted at Manchester University exploring the management of maternal anxiety during pregnancy through the practice of yoga. The findings, recently published, show that yoga lowers stress and anxiety in pregnancy, evidence which has opened doors for the NHS to commission more services

Janine’s commitment to yoga as a way of life means that she is always learning and growing: she has completed a diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy training at The Christie Hospital, specialising in pain management, stress and anxiety, A diploma in EMDR therapy and is currently studying a Trauma Psychology MSc at Chester University and as an interfaith minister and celebrant with the One Spirit Foundation.

Her interests, training and experience now means that Janine is offering a range of yoga for all stages of life. Janine loves the spontaneity and awakenings that yoga provides and loves nothing more than playing and teaching outside in nature and has a deep passion for gatherings of likeminded souls.  


Chelsea Canovas is a Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher, Yoga Teacher Trainer and Practitioner for over 20 years and owns ‘Chrysalis Yoga’ (  She co- created and tutors on the successful ‘Chrysalis Kids’ Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training Course with Janine Hurley (  She has also tutored for Karmatime and the Comprehensive Yoga Fellowship (CYF) on their yoga teacher training courses. 
Chelsea is a director at Creative Calm Training and co- created and tutors on the 200 hour ‘Creative Calm Yoga Teacher Training’ course with Janine Hurley.
After gaining a degree in Psychology with Physiology in 1995 she travelled extensively for many years around the world and noticed that those who had little wealth often had the greatest happiness. Spending 6 months in India gave her a thirst to understand more about the ancient practice of yoga and the spiritual life it gave to practitioners. Chelsea began her own teacher training journey in 2001 with the CYF  and after having children, also qualified in Children’s Yoga with Karmatime. She is passionate about bringing creativity, joy, fun and light-heartedness into yoga whilst maintaining a strong foundation of traditional practice. She has also undertaken many specialist trainings, most notably in Pregnancy Yoga, Yin Yoga, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Trauma Awareness and has studied mindfulness with ‘the father of mindfulness ‘ Thich Nat Hanh on retreat with her children.
Chelsea continues to run weekly yoga classes and mindfulness courses independently in the community. She has worked with the NHS (referrals for mindfulness & staff sessions), LEA in schools (teaching the teachers as well as the children,) private nurseries, Children’s Centres, Women’s Centres and more recently within the corporate environment (those grey suits don’t know what’s hit them when she turns up in her crazy colourful leggings!)   Chelsea creates many specialist workshops combining Yin Yoga and Mindfulness, Yoga Dance and drumming and creating Women’s Circles, to name a few.
Chelsea created the weekend ‘Shamanic Yoga Retreats’ and runs CPD workshops combining her knowledge and practice of ancient shamanic practices and yoga (all of the world’s spiritual practices were said to have grown out of this shamanic wisdom.)
Chelsea has been recognised as a Yoga Elder by the Independent Yoga Network for her work and they have accredited her courses as professional trainings. Her work takes her ‘off the mat’ and onto the field during the summer when she is found teaching or running Children’s areas at festivals and family-friendly camps. And if there’s a dance tent…she’ll be in it! 

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