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The In-Person Kids Yoga Training Includes:

  • Kids Yoga Overview and Teaching Principles
  • Child Development and Anatomy of Movement for Kids
  • Classroom management strategies for kids yoga
  • Breathing Physiology and Kids Yoga Breathing Exercises
  • Warm-Ups and Sun Salutations for Kids
  • Standing and Kneeling Postures for Kids
  • Yoga Games and Partner Postures
  • Sitting and Lying Yoga Postures for Kids
  • Practice teaching and assisting with Kids Yoga Classes
  • Relaxation and Meditation for Kids
  • The Business and Ethics of Teaching Yoga to Kids
  • And much more...

In-Person Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program

The in-person program is suitable for yoga teachers who want to earn their RCYT distinction with Yoga Alliance, and for teachers and parents who want to teach introduce yoga to kids. If you can't make the in-person program, please see our online programs.

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oga is a wonderful way for kids to learn to enjoy movement and to begin taking responsibility for their overall health. Teaching yoga to kids is a rewarding experience in which you have the opportunity to make positive and lasting changes in the lives of kids.

Though our online Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program, you have all the tools you need to develop excellent yoga classes for kids. If you currently teach yoga and would like to specialize in teaching yoga to kids, this program may be right for you. Our in-person program is suited for current yoga teachers who want to earn their full Registered Children's Yoga Teacher distinction with Yoga Alliance. If earning this more advanced certification with Yoga Alliance is not what you need at this time, please check out our online program. Please note, that the online program provides credit towards the in-person program.

Our program focus on developing your ability to provide kids with a fun, effective and safe yoga class for the ages of 3 years old through teenagers. The Program focuses on positive teaching techiques, proper sequencing, safety consideration and kid-friendly modifications to make each class a fun and rewarding experience for everyone.

Provide kids with a fun, effective and safe yoga classes for the ages of 3 years old throught teenagers

The Benefits of Yoga For Kids

Children are natural yogis. Good posture, the ability to breathe deeply and an open attitude toward life are things we are born with. Yoga is wonderful way to ensure that we don't forget these healthy ways of moving, breathing and being. Below are just a few of the benefits that yoga offers for kids:

  • Increased Awareness
  • Improved physical fitness (strengt, flexibility, endurance)
  • Better posture
  • Improved breathing and lung capacity
  • Stress relief
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved focus and concentration

To complete the Program:

To earn your Registered Children's Yoga Teacher certification with Yoga Alliance, you will need to complete the following:

  1. Complete an open book written exam, and design a sample lesson plan
  2. Complete a personal statement about why you want to teach yoga to kids
  3. Sign and submit a Yoga Teacher Ethics statement
  4. Complete all training sessions
  5. Complete your teaching practicum
  6. Complete an Anatomy Coloring Book Assignment

Completing both the online program and in-person program fulfills the requirements for the Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) distinction with Yoga Alliance.

Online Kids Yoga Teaching Program

If You're parent or teacher who would like to incorporate yoga into the time you spend with kids, or a yoga teacher who may like to add a few kids yoga classes to your schedule, please check out our online program.

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  • What do past graduates say about the program?

    The documentation provided for the kids certificate was very helpful. The information provided great techniques for capturing kids interest and keeping it! I loved the fact that i could complete the training at my own pace. I would recommend this training to other yoga teachers.

    Justina Patrick

  • What do past graduates say about the program?

    The Kids Yoga Certification program at YEI is a phenomenal resource for so many. Parents and teachers alike can gain a lot of knowledge to help benefit not only their kids, but themselves as well.  I know I will be using all my materials as a guide as I continue my journey into Kids Yoga.  Thank you YEI!

    Mary Wallin

  • What do past graduates say about the program?

    I really enjoyed both courses that I have taken with the Yoga Education Institute.  The modules were clear, concise and well-presented detailed explanation and examples. I would certainly recommend this program.

    Deenah De Sousa - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • What do past graduates say about the program?

    The Kids Yoga Teacher Certification Program is one that is very thoughtfully planned out to ensure those going through the certification gain not only the basics of the human body but also information that helps support the yoga teacher specifically for children. I really enjoyed having recommendations for each age along with proper teaching techniques for a wide variety of postures. Thanks Nancy!

    Kelli Boniecki - Ridgeland, South Carolina

  • What do past graduates say about the program?

    After looking into several kids yoga teachers'  training programs, I chose to enroll with Yoga Education Institute. It has far far exceeded my expectations. This program is very systematic, informative and it equipped me with all the anatomical and physiological knowledge that  I needed . It  taught me how to make yoga teaching creative, lively and interactive so that kids can enjoy it. This training has proven to be an invaluable resource and I cannot wait to share this knowledge with kids.

    Shobhana Bhatt

  • What do past graduates say about the program?

    The documentation provided for the kids certificate was very helpful. The information provided great techniques for capturing kids interest and keeping it! I loved the fact that i could complete the training at my own pace. I would recommend this training to other yoga teachers.

    Justina Patrick

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I decide to not attend the teacher training intensive and no longer wish to complete the online program?

Our program is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you decide to not complete the program...

Our program is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you decide to not complete the program, simply email us within 60 days of paying for the online course for a full refund.

What type of certification will I have when I am done?

Once you complete the online program and the in-person intensive, you will be eligible for...

Once you complete the online program and the in-person intensive, you will be eligible for the RCYT with Yoga Alliance if you are a current yoga teacher. For those who are not current yoga teachers, you will receive a kids yoga teacher certificate that allows you to teach yoga to kids and obtain professional liability insurance for that purpose.

How much yoga experience do I need to enroll in the program?

You simply need to love yoga and be willing to commit to a regular practice to enroll...

You simply need to love yoga and kids and be willing to commit to a regular practice to enroll in the kids yoga program program.

What if I have to miss a portion of the in-person training?

Missed sessions must be arranged in advance and will be handled on...

Missed sessions must be arranged in advance and will be handled on a case by case basis.

When is the tuition due?

After submitting your application, you will be asked to pay a fee of $95 for the online course...

After submitting your application, you will be asked to pay a fee of $95 for the online course and to reserve your spot in the in-person training. The full tuition for any in-person training will be due before the first day of the training.

What if I have already taken your online yoga teacher training program?

If you have previously completed the Yoga Teacher Training Online Program, you will just need to submit an application...

If you have previously completed the Yoga Teacher Training Online Program, you will just need to submit an application for the in-person program. You will already be listed as paid for the online course and your space will be reserved in the in-person training without any additional fees.

You may want to know more about the qualifications of our founder: Nancy Wile

Nancy Wile (E-RYT 500), the founder of Yoga Education Institute, created the online teacher training program and works individually with each student who registers for our program. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been training yoga teachers (through RYT 200 and RYT 500 programs) for over 10 years. She has a doctorate in education from Columbia University and, along with teaching yoga and training yoga teachers, she has spent much time teaching and developing health and wellness programs.

In addition to founding Yoga Education Institute, Nancy is also the founder of Yoga To Go - a yoga organization that brings simple and effective yoga programs to busy people around the world - and the founder of eZen Yoga - an online yoga studio, offering fully interactive online yoga classes in real time.

If you have any questions, please email me.


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