Course Summary


In this 95 hour RCYT training you will learn how to teach yoga to kids of all ages from toddlers to teens, Specifically: 

  • Mindfulness techniques to use with kids
  • Breath-work and meditation practices for all ages
  •  ‘Tool Kit’ Poses
  •  Mantras and Chanting for kids
  • Mindful Movement with Music
  •  Kid’s Yoga Games and Activities
  • Kids and Teen Yoga Flows
  • Mommy and me class structure
  • How to integrate yoga into schools, after school programs, and kids camps
  • Specific techniques in working with teens and teen athletes
  • Class design for kids yoga classes for all age groups
  • Classroom Yoga for educators




The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is offering discounts for Kids to Teens Yoga Teacher Training  participants.  Please contact

  9 day course  July 22- July 31, 2019.

Course Tuition      $1,500    early bird pricing before April 30, 2019           $1,800.00 after.      

Excludes accommodations, meals, airfare & transfers.

Includes 400+ page manual, instruction by lead trainers for all hours of training, fun and friendships to last a lifetime!


Nosara, Costa Rica Training


The Costa Rica Course are July 22-31, 2019. The course will take place at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort located in Nosara, Costa Rica. This course runs for 9 days. Travel day Sunday, July 21 and oriention, first full day of training Monday, July 22 and concluding with graduation on the last of the course. Travel Day (departure) is the day after graduation. Please see FAQs page for more information. 


Future LA Trainings


Future Teacher Trainings coming to Los Angeles  and Santa Barbara over three 3 day weekends. Dates and location to be announced soon for spring 2019.


Course Syllabus

Kids to Teen Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

Registered Children's Yoga School (RYS) Course Syllabus

General Background in the Specialty - 16 hours

  •   Child Development emphasis from ages 2-15
  • Experiential exploration of developmental considerations for toddlers through to adolescence
  • Typical development, individual development, cautions for developmental stages from birth to teenagers
  •  Teaching multiple age groupings effectively
  •  Teaching based on school aged groupings (mommy and me, pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school)
  •  Considerations for female and male learners at different life-stages
  •   Understanding age-specific milestones
  • Self-study as it relates to child development
  • Communicating and relationship-building with children and caregivers
  • Communicating effectively with parents, guardians and professionals involved in child’s life

Techniques, Training & Practice - 20 Hours

  • Inter-disciplinary approach on age-appropriate asanas and posture flows
  • Choosing and using music to create energetic shifts and transitions, using music with movement
  • Pranayama, chanting, partner poses, games, and meditation
  • Affirmations, visualizations, stories and relaxation strategies
  • Use of and choosing props, books, cards and visual aids
  • Classroom management strategies and techniques for learning differences and behavior challenges
  • Teaching in varied settings, partner/co-teaching, business & marketing

Teaching Methodology - 15 Hours

  • Knowledge of classroom techniques for varied settings -Group processing for children’s activities
  • Methodology for creating experiential learning environments
  • Age-appropriate timing,  teaching skills, phrasing /languaging for children, sequencing, and delivery
  • Lesson planning, use of themes, organization and structure of a class depending upon the setting
  • Designing specialty classes (e.g. studio classes, camp programs, family yoga, caregiver & toddlers, teen classes, yoga for athletes)
  • Creating a safe, mindful and non-authoritarian environment
  • Communicating and relationship-building with students and caregivers/families
  • Balancing the need for structure and creativity in the class
  • Being in the role of a learner as you teach (learn from your students)
  • Observing and embracing the energy of the room and being in the moment
  • Engaging the senses and using multiple intelligence techniques

 Anatomy & Physiology - 10 Hours

  • Engaging students in the exploration of anatomy & physiology specifically for developmental stages
  • Games, books, stories and songs as teaching tools for learning anatomy
  • Eastern and Western approaches to physiology and energy anatomy
  • Understanding of energy physiology (the chakras and nadis)
  • Benefits & Contraindications for yoga techniques
  • Avoiding common injuries in yogic practices and instruction on healthy movement patterns
  • Age-specific adaptations for asana and pranayama

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Children’s Yoga Teachers - 16 Hours

  • Incorporating yoga philosophy (Yamas & Niyamas) in age-appropriate ways
  • Learning philosophy through the use of games, visualizations, affirmations and play
  • Fostering a non-competitive, mindful and  inclusive class atmosphere
  • The practice of yoga as a contemporary health and wellness tool
  • Basics of ethical language and behavior when parents/guardians are present and when they are not
  • Ethics, caution, and care in hands-on assists
  • Creating a safe and protective environment for the students
  • Collegial and ethical relationships with parents and associates
  • Confidentiality
  • Healthy boundaries in the student-teacher relationship
  • Local, regional legal parameters, policies and procedures
  • When to refer to other professionals

Practice Teaching and Observations - 18 Hours

  • Observing, assisting, co-teaching, and teaching
  • Design and teach mini classes in your style
  • Teaching mock classes and classes with children of varied ages
  • Practice teaching in small groups
  • Co-mentoring & self-evaluation
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Designing multiple lesson plans to use to teach from

After completing this training, graduates must teach 30 hours of children’s yoga.

If desiring certification from the Yoga Alliance, additional requirements are required. Completion of a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is not a requirement to participate in this course, but is a requirement to  register as a RCYT with the Yoga Alliance and may be taken either before or after a children's YTT. Please confirm requirements for Yoga Alliance RCYT as the requirements may change.