Children’s Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

National Yoga Academy is excited to present our…

100 hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training

This program has 3 modules and lasts 3 months.

We have joined forces with Wells Therapeutics & YogaKids to offer a comprehensive & one of a kind experience with our faculty & YogaKids faculty right here with National Yoga Academy!

We are registered through Yoga Alliance for the 100 hour Certification and we will soon be offering Yoga Therapy Programs for Special Populations.



3-day 18 hour training that offers adults an introduction to the tenets of our unique and revolutionary program. Attendees will be introduced to the 20 categories of YogaKids poses/activities.

The YogaKids program has over 185 poses/activities and the Foundations Training teaches 85 of them.

Friday September 29th. 2017 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday September 30th, 2017 8am-5pm

Sunday October 1st, 2017 8am-5pm

YogaKids Level I


National Yoga Kids Academy’s MODULE TWO AND THREE:

Two 3-day 18 hour trainings that are for teaching the family from baby- wearing to teens. With a blend of martial arts and yoga, attendees will be introduced to 100+ postures, movements, meditations and variations. Level II also includes Anatomy & Philosophy for Children’s Yoga.


Friday October 13th. 2017 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday October 14th, 2017 8am-5pm

Sunday October 15th, 2017 8am-5pm


Friday November 10th, 2017 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday November 11th, 2017 8am-5pm

Sunday November 12th, 2017 8am-5pm


Yoga Alliance Standards

The following are Yoga Alliance’s Standards for a Registered Yoga School that offers a Children’s Yoga training. Topics for RCYS’s teaching teacher training programs must be relevant to Yoga Alliance’s five Educational Categories as defined below. Additionally RCYS curriculum includes Requirements related to ‘General Background in the Specialty Area’.

  1. General Background in the Specialty Area: 12 Hours

Minimum Contact Hours:12 hours
Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 0 hours

Includes the study and understanding of all childhood developmental stages from age 2-15 and how the issues of each stage impact what is appropriate for teaching them. The school may split ages 2-15 into age groupings as it sees fit (e.g., ages 2-4, 5-8, etc.; or pre-school, elementary school, middle school). All five of Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories are to address the specifics of appropriate developmental application for each age group. Also includes the understanding of the yoga teacher’s relationships with parents/guardians and developmental specialists and basic communication skills for conducting those relationships.

  1. Techniques, Training and Practice: 20 Hours

Minimum Contact Hours: 20 hours
Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 15 hours

Includes yoga-based practices appropriate for child development, such as asanas, asana-based movement, yoga-based games and activities, breathing techniques and chanting.

  1. Teaching Methodology: 15 Hours

Minimum Contact Hours: 15 hours
Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 12 hours

Includes knowledge of classroom techniques, lesson plans and group processing for children’s activities. Age-appropriate teaching skills for yoga class techniques (including how to phrase age-appropriate questions to a child) and effective communication skills (such as songs and stories) for working with children.

  1. Anatomy and Physiology: 10 Hours

Minimum Contact Hours: 10 hours
Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 0 hours

Anatomy and physiology related specifically to changes during child development and their application to yoga techniques (see Techniques category above). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.).

  1. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 12 Hours

Minimum Contact Hours: 12 hours
Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 0 hours

Includes basic yoga precepts as they relate to children and to teaching Yoga to children (e.g., the Yamas and Niyamas). Awareness of ethical behavior and state and local legal requirements as related to behavior with and supervision of children. Specific training in parameters and techniques of ethical touch with regard to teaching children. Basics of ethical language and behavior, both when parents or guardians are present and when they are not.

  1. Practicum: 18 Hours

Minimum Contact Hours: 18 hours
Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 10 hours

Practicum hours are divided between hours spent observing a specialty class and hours spent teaching a specialty class. A portion of each type of hours need to be with the Lead Trainer(s).

Observing, Contact Hours: 6 hours (4 hours of these must be with Lead Trainer(s))

These hours must be spent observing another teacher lead a children’s yoga class. As indicated above, a portion of these hours must be spent with Lead Trainers.

Teaching, Contact Hours: 12 hours (6 hours of these must be with Lead Trainer(s) and 4 of these 6 hours must as the lead teacher).

These hours must be spent teaching a children’s yoga class. As indicated above, a portion of these hours must be spent with Lead Trainers and as lead teacher of the class.


  1. Elective Hours: 13 Hours

Elective hours (8 hours) to be distributed among Educational Categories according to the school’s chosen emphasis (may be Contact or Non-Contact Hours).

  1. Total Hours: 100Hours

Total minimum Contact Hours: 87 hours
Total minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer(s): 37 hours