Children's Yoga Training

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Offered in Hawaii as an Immersion Program, or in California and Nevada in a 4–5 month course structure, our RCYT Training is designed to impart knowledge and confidence in teaching yoga to children. No location near you? Private training available for groups. Have yoga, will travel! :)

This course is designed for anyone with a passion for working with children. We all need life tools! Our goal is to empower you with tools to be solid in your own awareness and knowingness. Only then, can we share with others. By teaching children breath and mindful movement, they too will have the tools to cope with life’s happenings. We are in a time of awakening consciousness, and it is essential that we provide our youth with love, support, and opportunity.

Training Schedule And Application

Who can take this program?

Anyone who has a love for children can take this program. Upon completion of the course, all assignments, and payment of fees, you will receive a certificate. We originally designed this course as a children’s mastery for Registered Yoga Teachers. In practical terms, we found that parents, educators, and therapists wanted access to this information to supplement the work that they are already doing. This 95-hour course will give you a solid foundation of yogic principles and plenty of tools, tips, and tricks to use to teach yoga to children.

To complete your RCYT:

  • Graduate from a 200-hr RYT Program
  • Take our entire Children's Yoga Teacher Training program (offered at several locations each year)
  • Complete 18 hour Practicum
  • Additional information available about registering with the Yoga Alliance available here.

RCYT Hour Breakdown:

  • 12 hours (contact) - General Background in the Specialty Area
  • 20 hours (contact) - Techniques, Training and Practice
  • 15 hours (contact) - Teaching Methodology
  • 10 hours (contact) - Anatomy and Physiology
  • 12 hours (contact) - Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • 18 hours (contact) - Practicum
  • 8 hours - Elective Hours / Self Study

95 Total Hours (87 contact hours)

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  • $1,495 Early Bird Registration (paid in full 60 days prior to first day of training)
  • $1,595 Full Price Tuition (Paid 59 to 1 day before first day of training)
  • $1,795 Installment Option ($1,595 + $250 Installment Plan Fee)
    • Payment 1 - $448.75 Non-Refundable Enrollment (due at time of enrollment)
    • Payment 2 - $337.00 due on the 1st meeting date
    • Payment 3 - $337.00 due on the 3rd meeting date
    • Payment 4 - $337.00 due on the 5th meeting date
    • Payment 5 - $335.25 due on the 7th meeting date
    • Additional $25 late fee applies per missed payment.


Childhood Development:
  • Class Groupings
  • Developmental Stages
  • Gender differences and similarities
  • Energy level differences
  • School types
  • Learning styles
  • Class management
  • Relationship with Parents/Guardians
  • Relationship with Studio or School
  • Discipline in class

Yoga with Children:
  • Goal/purpose of class (yours and theirs)
  • Settings goals and objectives for class
  • Working from With-In (vs. with-out)
  • Recognizing energy levels (yours and theirs)
  • What does a yoga class look like
  • What do yoga students look like
  • Choosing to be there (student and teacher)
  • Studio or school setting or homeschool setting
  • Class size / Teacher to student ratio
  • Private lessons
  • Democratic classes
  • Safe environment
  • Tuning in / Grounding (for teacher and students)
  • Asana (play)
  • Meditation on the mat
  • Meditation in movement
  • Experiencing Prana and creating Pranayama practice
  • Mantra and Chanting
  • Mudras
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Creating practice using story
  • Relaxation
  • Creating Lesson Plans / Class Syllabus
  • Directing energy
  • Use of props (books, toys)
  • When Fear Arises (Name it, Breathe through it, Own it)
  • Help! (Returning to center and unfolding gracefully)

Teacher as a Guide:
  • Class Set up and break down
  • Setting the space energetically
  • Defining and delegating responsibilities
  • Creating Boundaries (students and teacher)
  • Creating a Safe Place
  • Teaching the Yamas and Niyamas
  • Communication with Students
  • Deep listening
  • The "Troubled" Child
  • Children with Special Needs

The Body:
  • Physical structure
  • Developmental changes
  • Emotional development and how it develops and evolves throughout childhood
  • Energy System
  • Use of props to enhance practice (how and when)
  • Intuition (recognizing and honoring)

Standing in Integrity:
  • Let it Start with You
  • The Whole Child
  • Parents and "aunties" and "uncles"
  • Setting intensions (for class and beyond)
  • Modeling the Yamas and Niyamas
  • Ethical behavior and languaging
  • Boundaries to keep both the child and teacher safe
  • Touch (How, When, and If)

  • Putting it all together in a Practical Application
  • Peer teaching and review
  • Assignment: Report on creating lesson plan, teaching it, and observing results
  • Go out into the world and report back (In-class teaching with children)
  • Consultation (Check in with Lead Teacher – What’s working and what is not)

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