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 and a 95-hour Teacher Training Immersion one time a year.


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Start Your Journey Towards Becoming a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher!


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).

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.

With a specialty designation in teaching kids we want to make sure you are above and beyond prepared to teach Kids Yoga and therefore provide additional hours. This is for your benefit as you will be ready to confidently teach a wide range of populations in a variety of professional settings.

While we do try to offer the convenience of combined trainings and immersions,, you all NGY Teacher Trainings can be taken “a la cart” which allows you to take one training at a time in different cities throughout the world. Upcoming trainings can be found on the NGY Teacher Training schedule page.

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 [email protected] or 866-NGY-YOGA.

  1. Email [email protected] to confirm your training hours and pay a $50 95-hour certification admin fee.
  2. Receive your 95-hour certificate either from your final NGY Trainer or by emailing [email protected]
  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.

Ask a Graduate

If you would like to connect with a graduate of the Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training to find out about their certification experience and the NGY Teacher Community, visit the Find a Teacher directory.


Melissa Hawkins

The training I received from Next Generation Yoga’s 95 hr school was comprehensive, energizing and inspiring. Nicole Koleshis is a master teacher with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. The training and curriculum is pure gold and holds true to the legacy of yoga. It includes many applicable games, strategies, and lesson plans (plus, I even learned how to effectively run my own kids yoga biz!). I now feel prepared to teach a diverse population of children and families in a variety of settings. I highly recommend Next Generation Yoga if you are ready to get serious and have some fun enriching the lives of children and families through Yoga!


Jerica Kurfis

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!


Kellie Mae Willis

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!


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! Wonderful teaching tips and tools are taught during the trainings! I love NGY and would recommend it to anyone!


Allyson Huval

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!