95 Hour Registered Children’s Yoga School

Earn the children’s yoga teacher specialty designation of Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) by completing ChildLight’s 95-Hour Children’s Yoga Training! We have worked to make our program as flexible, trauma-informed, accessible, and affordable as possible!

Register to attend individual courses over a three-year time span, earning specialty certificates as you go, or purchase your entire program in one payment (bulk rates below) to finish more quickly. 

RYT200 status is required to register with the Yoga Alliance.

95-Hour Children’s Yoga Training Bulk Pricing:

Self-Paced Online 95-Hour Program: $1495
Live, Virtual 95-Hour Program: $1899


Click here for a complete list of upcoming live, virtual trainings.

Have you already finished our program? Submit the Completion Application below to receive your 95hr Certificate and become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher today!

Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher
SAMPLE TRACKS

Sample tacks to becoming a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher.

SAMPLE ONE
Yoga & Mindfulness for Children (26 hours)
Advanced Teaching Concepts (18 hours)
Trauma Informed Yoga & Mindfulness Part One (7.5 hours)
Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities (18 hours)
Yoga & Mindfulness for Athletes (8 hours)
Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens & Teens (18 hours)
Total Hours = 95.5 Hours

SAMPLE TWO
Yoga & Mindfulness for Children (26 hours)
Advanced Teaching Concepts (18 hours)
Yoga for Babies & Toddlers (18 hours)
Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools (18 hours)
Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens and Teens (18 hours)
Total Hours = 98 Hours

SAMPLE THREE
Yoga & Mindfulness for Children (26 hours)
Advanced Teaching Concepts (18 hours)
Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities (18 hours)
Trauma Informed Yoga & Mindfulness Part One (7.5 hours)
Trauma Informed Yoga & Mindfulness Part Two (7.5 hours)
Yoga & Mindfulness In Schools (18 hours)
Total Hours = 95 Hours

REQUIRED MODULES

Module 1: Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training (18 contact hours + 8 non contact hours = 26 hours, certification required) This comprehensive kids’ yoga teacher training program is designed to provide yoga practitioners with the tools and knowledge needed to share the gifts of yoga with children 2-12+ years of age.

Module 2: Yoga & Mindfulness for Children: Advanced Teaching Concepts Teacher Training (18 hours, certification required) This advanced intensive training is open to anyone who has previously completed ChildLight’s Yoga & Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training. Instructors who seek to build and strengthen their skills for teaching yoga and yoga-related concepts will delve deeper into their techniques for teaching, while learning dozens of new activities.

ELECTIVE MODULES

Choose those which equal or exceed 95 hours when added to the above module.

Yoga for Babies & Toddlers Teacher Training (18 hours, certification required) This training will cover infant and early childhood development and education on how practicing yoga can support the social, emotional and physical development, as well as overall contentment and comfort, of babies and toddlers, newborn through 2 years by providing tools and inspiration to successfully integrate yoga-based movement, songs, games, and relaxation into their day.

Yoga & Mindfulness for Tweens & Teens Teacher Training (18 hours, certification required) This training is designed to inspire and empower those who work with adolescents to share yoga and mindfulness techniques developed especially for teens aged 10-18. This training focuses on developmentally-appropriate yoga postures, breathing techniques, reflective discussions and other practices with the intention of cultivating mindfulness and resilience.

Yoga & Mindfulness for Diverse Abilities Teacher Training (18 hours, certification required) Regardless of our challenges, with practice, each human being is uniquely able to develop greater body awareness, physical and mental strength and well-being. Learn how the practice of yoga can benefit youth with a wide range of diagnoses and physical and developmental disorders.

Yoga & Mindfulness in Schools Teacher Training (18 hours, certification required) The creators of ChildLight and Yoga 4 Classrooms have collaborated to share everything we know about bringing yoga and mindfulness education into elementary, middle and high schools. Become empowered to share your gifts in a variety of school contexts, learn best practices for contacting schools, adapting your teaching and language for the school environment, ensuring inclusivity, and much more.

Trauma Informed Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training (7.5 hours each) Part One: An Introduction shares how yoga can be part of the healing process including how to make your classes more trauma-informed. Practical tools are presented in both lecture and experiential format. Part Two: Certification Module expands upon the information shared during the Introduction Module, and provides trainees with an additional understanding of trauma as it relates to specific populations. Those who complete all requirements are eligible for certification.

Yoga & Mindfulness for Athletes Workshop (8 hours) Created by two experienced yoga instructors from a variety of youth athletic teams who share best practices for integrating yoga and mindfulness into a training regimen. This one-day workshop will include group discussion, facilitated brainstorming, and a sampling of yoga and mindfulness practices for athletes.

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES FOR SCHOOL BASED PROS

Yoga 4 Classrooms Professional Development Workshop (6 hours in-person, certificate of completion required) Appropriate for educators, school counselors, OTs and other school professionals interested in learning to integrate accessible yoga and mindfulness practices into the class day.

Yoga 4 Classrooms IMPLEMENT Leader Training (17 hours in-person, certificate of completion required) An advanced training for school-based teams and individual school staff members who wish to launch and maintain Y4C as a school-wide initiative supporting physical, social and emotional health and wellness, learning-readiness and a positive school climate.

FAQS & ANSWERS

WHY become a RCYT?

  • The letters stand for “Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher” and can come after your name on your business cards, website, emails and any professional materials that you share with the public. This designation lets your audience know that you take your yoga education seriously and you’ve gone above and beyond to learn as much as possible about teaching yoga to children.
  • Member perks with the Yoga Alliance, including discounts on hotels, rental cars, yoga clothes and more, plus access to webinars on how to grow your yoga business.
  • A listing on the Yoga Alliance National Directory of RCYT instructors so that you are searchable by city and state for anyone looking for a knowledgeable and credible children’s yoga instructor.
  • A listing on the ChildLight’s website as someone who graduated from our 95-Hour Children’s Yoga Training, which may include a graduate interview spotlight on our blog that is continuously shared with our community of over 10,000 on Facebook, over 1,000 followers on Instagram and 13,000 subscribers to our newsletter.
  • Ongoing support from ChildLight, including mentorship and teaching opportunities shared exclusively with our 95-hr grads.

Is it necessary to complete 95 hours of training and be an RCYT to teach yoga to children?
No!  This is a question we are asked ALL the time. Certainly, having the Yoga Alliance RCYT designation denotes that you are extremely qualified to teach yoga to children. However, requirements for teaching yoga to children reside with the employer or class host location. Most of the time, it is not necessary to be a registered yoga teacher with an additional 95 hours of training to teach yoga to children safely and effectively.

I haven’t taken a 200 hour yoga teacher training. Do I need to complete that before I begin the ChildLight’s 95hr program?
Many participants start out teaching yoga to children and are then inspired to deepen their study of yoga by attending a 200 hr training. You do, however, need to be a RYT in order to apply for the RCYT designation through the Yoga Alliance. Which you complete first is up to you.

What else do I need to know about registering as a RCYT?
Should you wish to apply for the designation of Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance their website states: “Teachers can register as a RCYT if they have successfully completed both a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and a 95-hour children’s yoga training—in either order—that are registered with Yoga Alliance. Applicants must submit 30 teaching hours in children’s yoga which must be performed after completing a program with a RCYS (Registered Children’s Yoga School).” Due to Yoga Alliance standards, we have placed a three-year time limit on completion of the 95-hour program, beginning on the date of your enrollment.

Should you decide to complete the 95-Hour Children’s Yoga Training you have three years to do so.  It is not required to have a 200 hour training in order to teach yoga to children or to complete a 95 hour program.  However, the Yoga Alliance requires everyone to have a 200 hour training in order to become a member of their organization.  This is optional.

There are three options:
– A 200 hour training to teach adults (RYT) + 95 hour program to teach children (RCYT)
– A 200 hour training to teach adults only (RYT)
– A 95 hour program to teach children only (CYT, unable to register through Yoga Alliance, however an expert children’s yoga teacher through us, a Registered Children’s Yoga School that is recognized by the Yoga Alliance)

My chosen program equals more than 95 hours, why?
ChildLight Education Company has been offering quality teacher trainings for children’s yoga programming for over ten years.  We will continue to maintain our high standards, which may result in giving you even more training than is required by the Yoga Alliance Organization.

CE HOURS / APPROVED PROVIDERS

Trainings are valid for Yoga Alliance CE hours and possible CEUs or PDPs from your credentialing organization.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Children

Yoga Alliance
Since 2014, ChildLight Education Company has been a Yoga Alliance approved Registered Children’s Yoga School, a Registered 200 Hour Yoga School and a Registered Prenatal Yoga School providing teacher training and continuing education.

Courses4TeachersInc.
ChildLight Education Company is a Continuing Education Provider through Courses4Teachers. The credit they offer is graduate-level professional development semester credit, through the University of the Pacific, designed for salary advancement and/or to renew credentials for teachers in districts across the U.S.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC)
ChildLight Education Company is an approved program provider as a non-matriculated course or program that will improve the ability to get a job or encourage further study for VSAC grant recipients who are not enrolled in high school.

 

Department of Rehabilitation in California
ChildLight Education Company is an approved entity for training with the State of CA, Department of Rehabilitation.

 

***Participants have also had CE hours accepted through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT), and the Foster Care system in addition to PT, SLP, American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and individual school districts across the country.

Three Step Program

  1.  Attend 95+ hours of training.
  2.  Submit all certification materials.
  3.  Submit Program Completion Form (below) to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher.

***After you make your payment, you will receive an email with all of the details you need to complete our 95-Hour Children’s Yoga Training​.***

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TRAINING FEEDBACK

"This training is relevant for anyone working with children an any capacity, parent, teacher, counselor, etc. Developing resiliency skills / healing trauma through a life long positive practice that includes all children is a no brainer! It's ALL GOOD!"

Valerie B.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:05:48-05:00
"This training is relevant for anyone working with children an any capacity, parent, teacher, counselor, etc. Developing resiliency skills / healing trauma through a life long positive practice that includes all children is a no brainer! It's ALL GOOD!" Valerie B.
"We are still talking about this training and the experience. I was able to try a little bit with my PE 10 fitness class. The kids loved the breathing. Not very often our kids can sit back and relax/reflect. Thank you again for taking the time."

Jamie Z., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:07:22-05:00
"We are still talking about this training and the experience. I was able to try a little bit with my PE 10 fitness class. The kids loved the breathing. Not very often our kids can sit back and relax/reflect. Thank you again for taking the time." Jamie Z., Teacher
"Great insight on mindfulness and being present. Our trainer had great energy and was very informative. We need a full day of this."

Katie L., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:06:51-05:00
"Great insight on mindfulness and being present. Our trainer had great energy and was very informative. We need a full day of this." Katie L., Teacher
"I loved all the examples and stressing the importance of children crawling and bilateral integration. Thank you stressing happy movement of the spine with the five movements too."

Jenn P., Occupational Therapist
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:09:41-05:00
"I loved all the examples and stressing the importance of children crawling and bilateral integration. Thank you stressing happy movement of the spine with the five movements too." Jenn P., Occupational Therapist
"I feel I was given the information, tips and practice to effectively teach to this age group."

Tyler W., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:08:18-05:00
"I feel I was given the information, tips and practice to effectively teach to this age group." Tyler W., Teacher
"I took something away from it that I can implement into my classroom. I really enjoyed the Guided Meditations."

Justin L., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:08:43-05:00
"I took something away from it that I can implement into my classroom. I really enjoyed the Guided Meditations." Justin L., Teacher
"The Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness professional development workshop was extremely informative and engaging. The instructor did a wonderful job of balancing sharing content knowledge, discussion, and physical practice. The tools and trauma informed practices presented will be simple to bring back to my classroom and beneficial for the scholars. The workshop provides both specific strategies and a trauma-informed lens to view your current practices through. I highly recommend attending!

Stephanie T.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:06:21-05:00
"The Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness professional development workshop was extremely informative and engaging. The instructor did a wonderful job of balancing sharing content knowledge, discussion, and physical practice. The tools and trauma informed practices presented will be simple to bring back to my classroom and beneficial for the scholars. The workshop provides both specific strategies and a trauma-informed lens to view your current practices through. I highly recommend attending! Stephanie T.
"Above and beyond my expectations. I learned much more than I imagined coming into the training."

Edward S.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:09:03-05:00
"Above and beyond my expectations. I learned much more than I imagined coming into the training." Edward S.
"The training more than met my expectations, very useful. The manual is very user friendly with lots of information."

Curt H., Teacher
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T22:07:54-05:00
"The training more than met my expectations, very useful. The manual is very user friendly with lots of information." Curt H., Teacher
"Keep doing what you are doing! This was a great training for the end of our school year. The activities you shared for calming and redirecting are things everyone can do. I am fully satisfied."

Diane E.
ChildLight Education Company
2020-12-18T21:18:42-05:00
"Keep doing what you are doing! This was a great training for the end of our school year. The activities you shared for calming and redirecting are things everyone can do. I am fully satisfied." Diane E.
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