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Kids Yoga Teacher Training

How To Become a Kids Yoga Teacher

A Flexible Training that Counts towards Yoga Alliance Certification!

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Registered Children’s Yoga School

Navigating your way to becoming a Kids Yoga Teacher can be confusing because there are different levels of Certification a Teacher can achieve.  Qualifications range from people who read a book or manual and start teaching kids, to shorter live training courses, to the full Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher designation (200 Hour + 95 hour Registered Yoga training).

There is quite a range of options and it helps to have an idea of your goals and to inform yourself of all the options so that you can choose a training that will provide tools to use right away and won’t require you to start again at the beginning should you choose to get the highest level of qualifications.

Young Yoga Masters has Kids Yoga Teacher Training for all Levels of Certification:

  • Online Training and Resources: you can order manuals and resources from our courses and learn on your own (details at this link).  These are great as an introduction to
  • Module Certificates: you’ll receive a Certificate for each of the Modules that you complete (16 hours each) with Young Yoga Masters. These modules can be taken in any order and will give you plenty of ideas and resources and practical experience too, so you can start teaching right away (details of the Modules are below)
  • 95 Hour Yoga Alliance Specialty Children’s Training: each one of our Modules counts towards your Kids Yoga Teacher Certification with our Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (details below). All 6 modules add up to your 95 Hour Certificate
  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Adult Yoga Teacher Training:  if you choose, you can also earn your adult yoga teacher certification with our Ambassador Yoga Teacher Training (details at this link)
  • Train-the-Trainer:  Experienced yoga teachers can continue to grow their business and skills with our Train-the-Trainer Program and use our manuals and lesson plans to run their own profitable Yoga Teacher Training courses (details at this link)

No matter which Level of Certification you are looking for, we’ve got resources to help!

We’d love to see you grow your yoga teaching skills with us whether you’re looking for just a few activities to get started or have a bigger dream of a part-time, full-time, or next career.

About The Kids Yoga Teacher Certification:

Each of the Certificates in the Young Yoga Masters training and includes:

  • 16 contact hours of training usually spread over 2 days
    • includes 13 hours of in-person training
    • includes 3 hours of classes with children in attendance for practical experience teaching kids yoga
  • manuals and resources included in your registration (no extra manual fees)

6 Certificates of Kids Yoga Training

Each of the 6 Certificates covers an important aspect of teaching yoga to children to prepare you to be a confident and effective teacher. You’ll discover new ways to teach yoga to children of all ages in each Certificate. Click on the title to see the unique details of each Certificate:

  • Yoga Literacy – Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate: Take an in depth look at how to teach yoga poses to children using the Frog Yoga Alphabet Resource Kit included in your registration which includes Yoga Cards, Stickers, Posters, Colour Book, Colouring Pages, Activity Sheets and Games. You’ll enhance your confidence and make poses fun and safe. Includes partner yoga, modifications for all ages, as well as 22 innovative and original alphabet and storytelling activities that promote kinesthetic learning, learning through physical activity. Great resource for schools, yoga birthday parties, and more.
  • Themes and Dreams – Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate: The original Certificate that started it all. The Themes and Dreams Certificate explains Yoga Philosophy and awakens the imagination – no matter what your age. This Certificate includes tested lesson plans that children love. The Kids Yoga Class Creator gives you an intuitive lesson plan template to dream up your own class plans and keep them organized.  This Certificate is highly recommended for those wanting mindfulness activities, songs and engaging stories that empower kids with self-esteem, inner peace, and happiness.
  • Inclusive Yoga – Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate:  Accommodate children with a variety of needs in your classes! All children come with a unique set of needs. This Certificate contains insight and effective tools to bring yoga to all children, especially kids that are not always motivated by typical kids yoga techniques. Includes Yoga Man vs The Stressor Teacher Training Manual and Resources, yoga colouring pages, games, and activities that help kids identify stress and reduce it. A great resource for teachers and parents of kids with different needs and for helping boys see that yoga is not just for girls!
  • Branching Out – Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate: Teach kids yoga in creative ways in your community. In the Branching Out Certificate you begin your action plan for finding new classes. Examine effective advertising, networking, and marketing strategies. Consider when and how to volunteer.  Recommended for its ready-to-teach lesson plans for Mommy and Me Yoga, Family Yoga, Yoga Camps, Teen Yoga and more. You’ll also take home the Amazing Breathing Ball and ways to use this cool prop to capture attention.
  • What I See I Can Be – Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate: Includes the What I See, I Can Be – Teacher Value Pack resources including book, poster, colouring book, and Yoga cards and how to use them effectively and creatively. You’ll find out what really works and what doesn’t in the classroom and beyond.  These easy to follow resources are cherished by new teachers because they tell you exactly what to do in a yoga flow.  Plus the Yoga Match Card Game (included) is a favourite of kids of all ages.
  • My Amazing Body – Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate:  In this module learn how to teach The Amazing Human Body physical anatomy, including bones, muscles, joints and organs, and fun yoga and craft activities that bring these lessons alive for kids. Discover effective techniques to teach children about their mind and emotions,  energy and spirit. Participants receive the Chakra Activity Colouring Pages included in their comprehensive manuals.

What Makes the Young Yoga Master’s Training Special?

childrens yoga teacher training where you get to teach yoga to kids as part of the practicum of the training

Teachers Get Experience teaching real kids

Check for yourself and you will see that many courses will call you a kids yoga teacher even when you have NEVER actually taught a kid! That’s because it takes a lot of work to organize and provide a practicum, kids yoga classes with actual children in attendance, where you see the lead trainer teach, AND classes where you get to teach too! The total of 18 Hours practicum through all the Certificates meets Yoga Alliance standards. That’s 18 hours of teaching kids with the support of your trainers, where you both teach and observe what a real class is like.

Without practical experience, many “certified” teachers just don’t feel confident that they can deliver a great class because they know that adults pretending to be children is not the same as teaching actual children. In the Young Yoga Masters program you get practicum experience and confidence with each Certificate, so you can go out and teach even after one weekend. One graduate told us:


 I have earned back more than the tuition!

After taking only one of the modules, I felt confident enough to approach schools to start teaching. I was teaching children after only one weekend of training. Eight months later, by my last module of training, I have taught over 150 kids yoga classes in daycare centres and have been paid for my teaching. I have already earned back more the tuition for the Certification.

– Z.J. Young Yoga Masters Graduate, 2013


How the Training Works:

  • Bring Your Yoga Experience: It is recommended that you have taken at least 20 adult yoga classes before you register so you have a base of knowledge of yoga.
  • Get Started Teaching with Your First Certificate in Kids Yoga Teaching. Take one Certificate and you’ll explore a unique facet of teaching kids yoga. Each course gives you a Certificate for teaching kids yoga and practical experience to start teaching kids yoga right away.
  • Option to Earn Your 95 Hour Certificate with a Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga School Certification*  If you choose, you can continue with your professional development by earning all 6 Certificates. Together the 6 Certificates meet the 95 Hours of specialty training that Yoga Alliance requires of a Yoga Teacher to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher.
  • Reserve Your Place by Registering: If this program sounds right for you, go to the Registration Page to secure your spot in the next training.

* Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT’s) who successfully complete 95 hour training with Young Yoga Masters, which is a Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS), may apply to Yoga Alliance for the Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) designation. After completing training with a RCYS, Yoga Alliance has additional requirements that must be met. See details here.

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To see Dates and More Information Please visit the Registration Page

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You can take as many Certificates (Modules) as you wish, in any order. Complete all Certificates to get your 95 Hour Certificate with our Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga School.

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