In-Person Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program
The in-person program is perfect for yoga teachers who want to earn their RCYT distinction with Yoga Alliance, as well as 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.
Our next training will be held March 31, April 1, 2, 7, and 8, 2023 via Zoom or in-person at Bodysattva Healing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks, CA.
The hours of the group training will be 12:30pm-4:30pm Pacific time each day.
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 by Age Level
- Sitting and Lying Yoga Postures for Kids
- Incorporating Storytelling into Kids Yoga
- Yoga for Kids with Autism
- Yoga for Student Athletes
- Relaxation, Meditation, and Mindfulness for Kids
- Practice teaching and assisting with Kids Yoga Classes
- The Business and Ethics of Teaching Yoga to Kids
- And much more…
Yoga 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 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, or if you’re a classroom teacher or otherwise work with kids, this program may be right for you. Our in-person program fulfills the requirements for the Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher distinction with Yoga Alliance for current yoga teachers. If you are unable to attend our in-person (or via Zoom) group training and would like a quick introduction program for teaching yoga to kids, please check out our online program. Please note, that the online program also provides credit towards the in-person program.
Our program focuses 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 techniques, proper sequencing, safety consideration and kid-friendly modifications to make each class a fun and rewarding experience for everyone.
The Benefits of Yoga for Kids
Children are natural yogis. Good posture, the ability to breathe deeply and an open attitude toward life are born with. Yoga is a 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 (strength, 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:
- Complete the online self-paced course (open book written exam, sample lesson plan, personal statement)
- Complete a small project of your choice (example: create an outline for a new kids yoga class)
- Sign and submit a Yoga Teacher Ethics statement
- Attend the live (or via Zoom) group training sessions
- Complete your teaching practicum (in group and one individually scheduled practicum)
Completing both the online course and in-person (or via Zoom) training fulfills the requirements for the Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) distinction with Yoga Alliance.
Online Kids Yoga Teaching Program
If you’re a 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, and would like a less in-depth course to start, check out our online program.
What Our Students Say
Nancy Wile was an extremely kind, compassionate and professional instructor who expertly supported my class in deepening our personal practice as well as guided us to instruct others to share in the joy and peace of yoga practice! Nancy's peaceful and supportive nature inspired me to complete the training when I expressed doubts that I was capable. Thank you, Nancy, for your guidance and non-failing support! Because of you, I finished the training and am inspired to deepen my practice and guide others on their path to self-awareness and growth!
Mary Dugan, RYT 200
I really enjoyed the instructor (Nancy) who led this training. She was very knowledgeable and informative on every level. I recommend this training for those in need of schedule flexibility and who want a thorough and inspiring program. This was a life changing course for me on many levels.
Michael Cicero, RYT 200
The Yoga Education Institute was a phenomenal program. Nancy Wile did a great, detailed job of organizing the program, which was intensive and very informative as well as enjoyable and fun. The study materials will always be my go-to foundation in my future practice. Thank you Nancy, Fabienne, and all of the wonderful knowledgeable instructors who inspired me and guided me to further appreciate this beautiful art and practice of yoga. I am very excited to begin my next level as I pay forward the wisdom acquired to many others.
Sandra Kahn, RYT 200
Nancy was fantastic! She was informative, inviting and encouraging. She brought out the best in everyone. I would recommend her program anytime!
Cara Burnaska, RYT 200
The 200 RYT training with Yoga Education Institute was a wonderful experience. In addition to learning teaching techniques, my own practice has become so much deeper. Nancy Wile is an excellent teacher and has so much knowledge and experience to share. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a teacher training.
Angela Wang, RYT 200
This was an excellent yoga training course. The instructor (Nancy) was extremely thorough and amazing in her techniques and knowledge of all the aspects of the course taught. I would highly recommend this yoga teacher training!
Julie Fawcette, RYT 200
Great training and tons of education and research materials at your disposal. Nancy, the owner who did my training, is still available to meet any needs or answer any questions long after my training has been over and has become a lifelong friend!
Alyson Wells, RYT 200
This program was great! I learned a lot and enjoyed everyday that I had in person with our teacher, Nancy, and all my classmates! It was a very organized program and Nancy was very kind, calm, and clear when she taught.
Hailey Luder, RYT 200
Yoga Education Institute was the perfect way to complete my yoga teacher training. Nancy's knowledge and positive nature made the course beneficial and enjoyable. Her love and devotion to the practice of yoga is clear and contagious. I highly recommend Yoga Education Institute to anyone considering deepening their own practice and understanding, and/or sharing their love of yoga with others.
Rebecca Heller, RYT 200
At Yoga Education Institute, I not only became a certified yoga instructor, my entire yoga practice was transformed. Nancy Wile is a detailed, patient, and positive teacher, who helped bring out each of our voices, our individual personalities, and our essence. I was able to move from being very shy to feeling confident in myself and in my ability to teach yoga. With the warm and practical environment she creates, I was able to safely discover my own niche as a teacher. Her format of presenting the anatomy and physiology of yoga is accessible and easy to learn. I could not imagine having a more productive and precise teacher.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I decide to not attend the in-person kids yoga teacher training 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, 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 training, you will be eligible for the RCYT certification with Yoga Alliance if you are a current yoga teacher. If you complete the online program, you will be eligible for 20 hours of continuing education with Yoga Alliance and will receive a certificate, so you may teach kids yoga and may obtain professional liability insurance for that purpose.
How much yoga experience do I need to enroll in the kids yoga teacher training program?
You simply need to love yoga and kids and be willing to practice to enroll in the Kids Yoga Teacher training 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 a case by case basis.
When is the tuition due for in-person training?
After submitting your application for the in-person training, you will be asked to pay a fee of $97 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 kids yoga teacher training program?
If you have previously completed the Kids Yoga Teacher Training Online Program and want to attend the in-person training, 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.
Nancy Wile (E-RYT 500), the founder of Yoga Education Institute, created the online teacher training programs. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been training yoga teachers (through RYT 200, RYT 300, Children’s and Prenatal Yoga programs) for over 15 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.
If you have any questions, please email me.
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