Kids Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Kids Yoga Teacher with Young Yoga Masters as Your Mentor and Guide

Let Young Yoga Masters Guide You on the Path to Teacher of Yoga for Children

Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga School Seal

Yoga Alliance, Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS)

Navigating your way to becoming a Kids Yoga Teacher can be confusing and one of Young Yoga Masters’ goals is to guide new teachers to understand the different levels of Certification for Children’s Yoga Teachers so you can make an informed decision when choosing a training.  Not sure what kind of Kids Yoga Training you need?  Read the Young Yoga Masters Guide to Kids Yoga Teacher Training at the end of the page.


No matter which Level of Certification you are looking for, we hope you choose Young Yoga Masters to mentor and support you on your path. 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.

Young Yoga Masters:

Kids Yoga Teacher Certificates

Each of our Certificate courses cover important aspects 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 (ages 2-15 years).


  • Yoga Literacy –  16 Hour 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 – 16 Hour 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 – 16 Hour 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!


  • July 24 – 25:  Chakras, Families, Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids (16 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Certificate): 
    • Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids (5 – 12 Years) (8 Hour)  Discover the fun of teaching Kids Yoga in this dynamic, playful, and comprehensive workshop. This workshop is packed with engaging stories, songs, art, games, tips and tricks for teaching yoga and mindfulness to school-age kids. An excellent workshop as an introduction or a refresher for your kids yoga toolkit. Includes a pack of Yoga Stickers and Colouring Sheets.
    • Family Yoga (4 Hour): Teach yoga to families using ready-to-teach lesson plans for Mommy and Me Yoga and Family Yoga that build strong family bonds. This module shows you how to create positive experiences in yoga class that encourage children to connect with parents and parents to connect with kids.
    • Chakras for Children (4 Hour): Teach school-age children to build on their innate talents while exploring the Chakras as tools for Social and Emotional Learning. Come explore the Chakras and how to teach them to children using the Young Yoga Masters Chakra activity book and handouts.



  • Level 2 Mastermind:Curriculum Design and Business Planning – 16 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher Certificatethis module is (usually) the final step of the 95 Hour Certification. Using the extensive material from the other Young Yoga Masters Certificates, you will study teaching methodology to design successful children’s yoga curricula including yoga series’ and Yoga Camps. Your lead trainer will provide personal guidance and feedback for you to develop your plan to start teaching, and participants will help one another with ideas and feedback. You also begin your action plan for finding new classes. Examine effective advertising, networking, and marketing strategies. Participants must have completed a minimum of 48 Hours of other Young Yoga Masters training to take this Level 2 training.

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 In-Person 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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Young Yoga Masters Guide to Children's Yoga Teacher Training Help for new teachers to better understand the different levels of Certification so you can make an informed decision when choosing a training.Your Guide on the Path to Teaching Yoga to Children

Yoga Alliance Registered Children's Yoga School Seal

Yoga Alliance, Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS)

Navigating your way to becoming a Kids Yoga Teacher can be confusing. Young Yoga Masters’ offers you this Guide to the different types and levels of Certification so you can make an informed decision when choosing a training. With 20 years experience teaching yoga, Young Yoga Masters has extensively researched the range of qualifications you can achieve.

The guide can help you choose the right training for your teaching goals and help you avoid starting from the beginning should you eventually want to get the highest level of qualifications.

Young Yoga Masters also offers a range of training options from downloadable manuals, in-person training, to Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, even mentoring you to become a Teacher Trainer for those who qualify. Our mission is to mentor new teachers with high quality, effective, and professional training and support at all stages on the path of teaching yoga to children.

Guide to the Types of Children’s Yoga Training and Certification Levels:

Here is the Young Yoga Masters’ Guide to understanding the various levels of Children’s Yoga Teacher Training and our recommendations for who should pursue each level.

Kids Yoga Aplphabet Frog Yoga

Frog Yoga Alphabet Manual

Type: Non-Contact Training

Non-contact training happens when you get manuals, online resources, videos, online courses, or books to learn about kids yoga on your own. (Contact hours must be in the physical presence of your trainer).

Recommended for: We recommended this level of training to those already teaching children who want fresh ideas and resources they can implement on their own. This training is also helpful if you are dipping your toe in the kids’ yoga pool and want to try it out on kids in your life. It’s also good for those who don’t have in-person training near them.

We don’t recommend investing too much in non-contact training if you want to eventually get full certification (see Did you know?” to find out why).

Young Yoga Masters offers two non-contact training resources: The Frog Yoga Alphabet and Yoga Man vs. The Stressor Sun Salutation (details at this link).

Did you know? Yoga Alliance only allows a maximum of 8 NON-contact hours to count in a 95 Hour training for the specialty of children’s yoga. An Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) may offer between 0 – 8 hours of non-contact training, the other 87 – 95 hours must be contact hours (in the physical presence of the trainer.) Young Yoga Masters does utilize non-contact hours in their syllabus for the 95 Hour Training (see details about why under 95 Hour below).

Type: In-Person Kids Yoga Training and Certificates (Contact Hours)

With in-person training you get a more thorough training which includes training categories like teaching methodology, techniques practice, anatomy for children, philosophy, and practicum (practice teaching with actual children). If you are considering an in-person training, we recommend you ask about these components we just listed, especially practicum time with children if you do not have experience working with kids. In-person training also provides more personal attention, question and answer time, and learning from an experienced trainer and the other participants.

The Young Yoga Masters In-Person training modules earn you a Certificate for the number of training hours you complete. Teaching yoga, whether to adults or kids, is not a government regulated vocation. This means you can put your training to use right away, even after one of our courses.

When it comes to teaching kids yoga we recommend teachers begin teaching as soon as possible. Teaching kids is a very different experience than teaching adults. Kids don’t always do what you want them to, in the way you think they are going to! Young Yoga Masters supports our teachers by providing classroom management skills throughout the full 95 Hour Training. So the sooner you begin teaching kids, the earlier you can apply the tips and skills provided in Young Yoga Masters training.

For each 16 Hours of Young Yoga Masters Training, three hours are practicum experience teaching actual children. Modules can be taken in any order, except the Level 2 Module. You get plenty of ideas, resources and practical experience to start teaching right away (details of the Modules are below). Each Young Yoga Masters Module also counts towards your 95 Hour Certificate, should you decide to pursue it.

Recommended for: This level of training is recommended for those who want to test out Children’s Yoga and see if they like teaching kids yoga, especially those with children in their lives.

Did you know? Yoga Alliance does not allow you to combine certificates from different training schools to reach 95 Hours of training. All hours must be with the same school to ensure all categories of training have been fulfilled. See our FAQ page for more details.

family yoga, families doing a rowing arms pose that can be used in an Olympic themed lesson plan

A Family Yoga Class during the practicum at the in-person kids yoga teacher training.

Type: 95 Hour Yoga Alliance Specialty in Children’s Yoga

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 of the Young Yoga Masters training counts towards your 95 Hour Training. When you complete all Modules, you receive your 95 Hour Certificate.

Recommended for: The 95 Hours of Children’s Yoga Training is recommended for those who see themselves specializing in teaching children (and not teaching adults) and who have a good foundation in their personal yoga practice, even though they may not be yoga teachers.

Did you know? Young Yoga Masters training has evolved over 12 years to offer you the full Yoga Alliance requirements in our in-person training without giving you homework. Since only 8 non-contact hours are allowed, this means if you miss part of a training due to unforeseen circumstances, you can be assigned homework to make it up and you don’t have to repeat the module.


Type: 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Adult Yoga Teacher 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.

Recommended for: This level is recommended if you plan to teach yoga to teens or to build a career as a kids yoga teacher. It looks the best on your bio and resume because it meets the Yoga industry standards. It is also recommended for building a full-time business of teaching yoga to children. Not only does it give you the foundation you need for a professional business, it also allows you to move to the next level of becoming a trainer once you have some years of experience behind you.

Did you know? To become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance you need both a 200 Hour Adult Yoga Teacher Training and a 95 Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Alliance Registered Schools (the 200 HR and 95 HR may be completed with different schools).

Different levels of certification and training for kids yoga teachers

To register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, you need both a 95 Hour Children’s Yoga Training and a 200 Hour Adult Yoga Training.

Type: Becoming a 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).

Recommended for: This level is recommended for experienced yoga teachers who are ready for the next level of teaching by becoming a Teacher Trainer.

Did you know? Many Master Yogis say the yoga teacher’s job is not to gather students but to build the next generation of teachers. This is a principle we hold dear at Young Yoga Masters. We encourage and support our graduates to become ten times more powerful than us because we see your success as the future of yoga!

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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Inspire Children and You’ll Inspire Yourself Too!

Upcoming Dates

95 Hour Summer Certification

July 15-27, 2018, 9 am - 6 pm

Location: Art Gallery of Burlington

1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

  • (no training Saturday July 21)

Register for all 6 modules and you will receive your 95 Hour Certificate on the last day with no extra homework required!

Toronto Weekend Certifications: 2018-2019

Location: Dovercourt House, Toronto Canada

  • Sat. - Sun. Oct. 20-21, 2018 - Family Yoga (4 Hours), Teaching Yoga to Kids (School Age) (8 Hours), Chakras for Children (4 Hours)
  • Sat. - Sun. May 25-26, 2019 - Level 2: Children's Yoga Teacher Mastermind and Curriculum Design (16 Hour Certificate)

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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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