95-Hour Yoga School (RCYS)

Next Generation Yoga is an approved 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) through the Yoga Alliance Organization.

Yoga Teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance as an active 200-hour RYT may earn their specialty designation as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) by completing Next Generation Yoga’s 95-hour Teacher Training program.

We offer a flexible format, which allows you to attend one course at a time in a variety of locations, with in-person and online training options. Visit our teacher training schedule for current offerings, or email us for more info!


What makes up the NGY 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga School?

Required Courses:

Electives/Continuing Education (CE) Credits:

*Offered online and in-person.

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Since 2015, Next Generation Yoga® is an approved 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS) with Yoga Alliance. We meet all the criteria and regulations required to certify those interested in becoming a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT).

Required Courses:

  • Yoga + Mindfulness for 2-12 year olds (20-hours)*
  • Advanced Teacher Training (25-hours)*
  • Yoga + Mindfulness for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults with Disabilities & Differences (25-hours)*
  • Yoga + Mindfulness for Tweens & Tweens (25-hours)*


  • EVOLvED Heart-Centered Mindful Education (8-hours)*

*Offered online and in-person.

In order to become a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and accredited with Yoga Alliance, you need to have your 200 hour certification as an Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). If you are currently not an RYT but complete the NGY 95-hour school, and in the future take a 200 hour RYT training, you can backfile your hours with Yoga Alliance and become an official RCYT.

No! However, completing 95-hours of training exemplifies your dedication and qualification for teaching Kids Yoga. You will become an expert in Kids Yoga with NGY’s 95-hour School. It is up to the studio, school or employer to discern whether or not they will hire an instructor with or without an RCYT accreditation. Most often it is not required.   

While we do try to offer the convenience of combined trainings and immersions, all NGY Teacher Trainings can be taken “a la cart” which allows you to take one training at a time, whenever and wherever is convenenient for you, including some online options! Upcoming trainings can be found on the NGY Teacher Training Schedule.

We get it! This Yoga Alliance stuff can be confusing so we are happy to answer any questions you have about attaining your RCYT with NGY’s 95-hour Yoga School. Feel free to contact us at trainings@nextgenerationyoga.com or 866-NGY-YOGA.

Congratulations, we are so proud of you and honored that you chose NGY as your Yoga School! In order to complete your accreditation, simply:

  1. Email ngy@nextgenerationyoga.com to confirm your training hours. If less than 50% of your training hours are through NGY, a $50 95-hour certification admin fee will apply.
  2. Receive your 95-hour certificate either from your final NGY Trainer or by emailing ngy@nextgenerationyoga.com.
  3. If you are an active RYT, upload your 95-hour certificate to your Yoga Alliance account.
  4. Begin to teach 30-hours of Kids Yoga dated after your 95-hour program completion date.

YES! For the first time ever, Yoga Alliance is allowing virtual learning hours to count as full contact hours and you can complete your 95-hour certification through NGY entirely online. This is a temporary provision, currently in effect for any trainings scheduled through September 30, 2020. If you’re looking for an online option, now is the time as we don’t know if this provision will be extended. Please click here for the most up to date information from Yoga Alliance.

Stay home. Stay safe. Stay inspired.

In light of COVID-19, Yoga Alliance has made a temporary provision to allow its schools to offer contact hours in a virtual format through September 30, 2020. During this time online training hours will count as full contact hours through Yoga Alliance & the NGY 95-hour Yoga School.

Read the latest from Yoga Alliance here.

What our graduates say…

NGY trainings are comprehensive, energizing and inspiring. I highly recommend Next Generation Yoga if you are ready to get serious and have some fun enriching the lives of of a diverse population of children and families through yoga in a variety of settings!

~ Melissa Hawkins

I can not say enough good things about the Next Generation Yoga 95-hour School. I received so many valuable tools to aid in my work with children, from lesson plans to behavior management, business skills & an added boost of confidence!

~ Jerica Kurfis

These trainings are an excellent way to prepare teachers and caregivers to share the benefits of yoga with children. The content is accessible, engaging, and really fun!

~ Kellie Mae Willis

I love the flexibility of this 95-hour training program! I was able to go at my own pace in taking the trainings and was able to build my own Kids Yoga classes in the process! I love NGY and would recommend it to anyone!

Michelle Gunnell

The 95-hour Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training was truly life-changing for me. I met beautiful women who are ready to serve children. The content made me confident to teach children and go out into the world to make a change!

~ Allyson Huval

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