Online Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program
Our online program offers a certificate of completion, as well as continuing education credits for current yoga teachers. Completing both the digital and in-person programs fulfills the requirements for the Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher(RCYT) distinction with Yoga Alliance.
What’s included in the online yoga training program
- Kids Yoga Overview and Teaching Principles
- Child Development and Anatomy of Movement for Kids
- 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
- Relaxation and Meditation for Kids
- You also receive sample lesson plans, as well as a copy of our kids Yoga DVD
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. We currently offer both and online kids yoga training program and an in-person program.
Though our online Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program, you have all the tools you need to develop excellent yoga classes for kids, while learning from the convenience of home. Whether you currently teach yoga and would like to add kids classes to your schedule, or you’re a parent or teacher who would like to incorporate yoga into the time you spend with kids, our program will help you share yoga with kids in a fun and safe way. The online program also provides continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance for current yoga teachers.
Our programs 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. Our child yoga teacher education 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.
Our Online Program is Suitable for:
- Yoga teachers who would like to add kids yoga classes to their schedule
- Professionals who work with kids (teachers, coaches, therapists, etc), and would like to bring the benefits of yoga to kids.
- Parents who would like to share the benefits of yoga with their own kids
At the end of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion in the Children’s Yoga Teaching
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 Awereness
- Improved physical fitness (strengt, flexibility, endurance)
- Better posture
- Improved breathing and lung capacity
- Stress relief
- Increased confidence
- Improved focus and concentration
To earn your certificate
You will need to completethe following:
- Complete an open book written exam, and design a sample lesson plan
- Complete a personal statement about why you want to teach yoga to kids
- Sign and submit a Yoga Teacher Ethics statement
Once you complete the program, you will receive your certificate of completion in Kid’s Yoga Teacher Program. If you are a current registered yoga teacher, you can alse receive continuing eduation credits with Yoga Alliance. You can begin sharing yoga with kids at the point, or complete the more advanced Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher distinction through additional in-person training.
Taking it a step further
In-Person Program Option for Yoga Alliance Registration (RCYT):
For current yoga teacher’s who want to earn the more advanced RCYT distinction with Yoga Alliance, we offer additional in-person training in the Los Angeles area. Completing both the digital program and in-person program fulfills the requirements for the Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) distinction with Yoga Alliance
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
About the Founder
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. So, join our Online Kids Yoga Teacher Program.
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.
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