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Course Details

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 of completion designating you as a Children's Yoga Teacher.

We originally designed this course to meet the children’s specialty designation (RCYT - Registered Children's Yoga Teacher) for existing yoga teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance. 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.

This course includes a 150 page e-manual:

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Are you a yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance?

You will be eligible for the RCYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher) designation.

To complete your RCYT:
  • Graduate from a 200-hr RYT Program
  • Take our entire Children's Yoga Teacher Training program (Online hours count as in-person hours through the end of 2021. Additional information available at Yoga Alliance yourya.org/memb-updates)
  • Complete 18 hour Practicum
  • Additional information available about registering with the Yoga Alliance available here.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive your certificate, have a Children's Yoga Teacher title, and be able to teach yoga to children. You will not be able to register with the Yoga Alliance unless you have completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training.

It is like getting a master's degree. At some schools, anyone can take the course. However, you will be unable to use the MA or MS designation if you don't first have a bachelor's degree. In this case, the designation would be RCYT. Depending on your profession and the work you will be doing, the bachelor's degree (or in this case, the 200-hour yoga teacher training) may be helpful but not necessary. Please contact us if you have questions or need further clarification.

If a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate is something that you are interested in, we recommend this course Cloud Nine Yoga

What you will Learn in this 95-hour course:

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)

Applied:
  • 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)

This is the minimum time that you will use for course reading and homework.

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