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 in the self-regulated field of yoga.  Qualifications range from  online training courses, weekend courses, to becoming a full Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher.

There is quite a range of options and you’ll want consider your goals when you choose a training.  We also recommend choosing a training that won’t require you to start again at the beginning should you eventually want to get the highest level of qualifications.


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


  • Online Training and Resources: you can order manuals and resources from our courses and learn on your own (details at this link).  These resources are recommended for those already teaching children who want fresh new ideas and can implement them on their own.


  • In-Person Kids Yoga Training Certification: you get a more thorough training, including practicum (practice teaching) with any of the Young Yoga Masters two day training Modules.  You’ll receive a Certificate for any module you complete and we encourage you to put them to use right away. Five of the six Modules can be taken in any order. You will get plenty of ideas, resources and practical experience too, to start teaching right away (details of the Modules are below).  Plus each of the Modules counts towards the next level of Certification should you decide to pursue it.


  • 95 Hour Yoga Alliance Specialty Children’s Yoga Teacher Training: The Yoga Alliance standard for yoga teachers to teach the specialty of children’s yoga is the completion of 95 Hours of Training with a Registered Children’s Yoga School.  Each in-person Module (16 hours) counts towards your 95 Hour Training. When you complete all 6 Modules, you receive your 95 Hour Certificate.


  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Adult Yoga Teacher Training:  the highest level of certification for Kids Yoga Teachers is to get your adult yoga teacher certification as well as your Children’s Yoga Training.  Adult Yoga teacher training is a special time for personal growth and to learn much more about the mechanics of teaching yoga poses, lesson planning, and yoga philosophy.  You can get this 200 Hour Adult training through our Ambassador Yoga Teacher Training or another 200 Hour Registered Yoga School.  This level is especially recommended if you plan to teach yoga to teens or to build a career as a kids yoga teacher.


  • Train-the-Trainer:  Experienced Yoga Teachers can continue to grow their business and skills with our Train-the-Trainer Program. Use our manuals and lesson plans to become a Trainer and run your own profitable 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course (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 a few activities to get started in your classroom or living room, or have bigger dreams of a part-time, full-time, or next career teaching Yoga to kids.


6 Certificates of Kids Yoga Training

Each of the 6 Certificates covers an important aspect of yoga for kids to prepare you to be a confident and effective teacher. You’ll discover new ways to teach yoga to children (ages 2-15 years) 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.
  • New Module!  Mindfulness for Children – Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate:  In this module you will connect to a Mindfulness practice and how to bring Mindfulness to Children.  Includes mindful breathing, meditation, and movement, mindful and healthy eating, and The Chakras for Children. Details Coming December 2017!
  • Advanced:  Curriculum Methodology and Design for Kids Yoga Teachers – Final Certificate:  this module is the final step of the 95 Hour Certification. Using the extensive material from the other Young Yoga Masters courses, you will study teaching methodology to design successful children’s yoga curricula. Your lead trainer will provide personal guidance and feedback for you to develop your plan to start teaching.  Trainees will also help one another with ideas and feedback. Those who have not previously completed the other modules may be let into the training by special request – email:


See Upcoming Dates on the Registration Page

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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 18 HOURS of practicum you complete properly fulfills the Yoga Alliance standards. That’s 18 hours of teaching kids with in person support from your trainers, 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.

The Young Yoga Masters program gives you 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

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How the Training Works:

  • Bring Your Experience: It is recommended, but not required, that you have taken at least 40 adult yoga classes before you register so you have a base of knowledge of yoga.  However, experience working with children, parenting, or teaching is also an asset.  If you have not done many yoga classes, do as many classes as possible before the training starts.
  • 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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Registration is now open for the next module of training.

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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