Teacher Training Schedule

Frequently asked questions:

This training is for you if:

  • You are an adult who loves kids and yoga.
  • You are an adult who loves kids and is curious about yoga. (No yoga experience is required.)
  • You are a parent/grandparent/guardian/caregiver looking for ways to bond with your children/grandchildren.
  • Your day job is in education as a teacher (preschool-early elementary), support specialist, before/after school care provider, counselor, therapist, administrator, or homeschooler.
  • You work as a pediatric physical, occupational, speech, or mental health therapist, nurse or doctor, and would like to bring some variety and new techniques to your therapeutic offerings.
  • You are a children’s librarian looking to provide unique story time experiences.
  • You are a yoga teacher who would like to diversify your teaching and business potential.
  • You offer other kinds of fun activities for children such as dance, martial arts, gymnastics, art, drama, camp, or sports. Yoga will have something to enhance your offerings!
  • You are a volunteer with children in a community or religious setting who wants to have more tools in the toolbox to keep kids focused and enthusiastic.

As a NGY trainee you’ll receive:

  • A comprehensive kids yoga and mindfulness PDF manual with resources for classroom success and business development.
  • An understanding of the benefits of yoga and mindfulness for kids and an explanation of the developmental needs and typical behavior of ages 2-12.
  • Instruction on how to plan, sequence, and execute amazing kids yoga classes and how to include fun extras like art activities, music, props, games, stories, breath work, and relaxation techniques.
  • Tips on how to include learning points into your teachings in order to support kids’ educational experiences and invoke their natural curiosities.
  • Classroom management techniques when a child doesn’t want to participate, how to change the energy level of a high energy or low energy class, and how to keep everyone safe in class.
  • Guidance for how to lead partner yoga to encourage opportunities for cooperation and communication between kids.
Upon finishing the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and have the opportunity to become a licensed Next Generation Yoga® Teacher and reap the benefits of our unique NGY Teacher Community!*

Participants will meet on Zoom, a web-based video conference service. It is free and your Trainer will provide a link to the virtual “room.” If you don’t have video capabilities, you can join by phone.

This course is taught to you “live” and online. That means our master trainers will be leading you through the course during a specific time and you’ll have the chance to actively participate as well as interact with your fellow trainees. You’ll be able to see and hear other like-minded people from around the world – how cool is that!?! While we do encourage being available to participate in the live classes and discussions, if you need to miss, all sessions are recorded and will be available for you to download and watch later.

1-2 hours of coursework outside of class time can be expected each week.

Yes! You will receive a certification that will allow you to teach yoga + mindfulness to kids ages 2-12.

Yes! This training will count as 20 hours towards YA’s 95-hour RCYS training requirements requirements.

Temporary provision from Yoga Alliance, as of 4/3/20: In light of COVID-19, Yoga Alliance has made a temporary provision to allow its schools to offer contact hours in a virtual format from March 13 until June 30 for any currently active teacher training program as well as those that will be running sessions during this timeframe. This applies to those sessions that would otherwise be in-person.

Click here to read more about the NGY 95-hour Registered Children’s Yoga School.

Have questions or want to know more?

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Next Generation Yoga offers Yoga Alliance approved trainings and is an approved Registered Children’s Yoga School (RCYS). Current yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance as 200 hour RYTs are eligible to earn a 95-hour specialty designation of Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) when they complete the required Next Generation Yoga Teacher Training curriculums. Click here to learn more.
*A desire to become a RCYT is not required in order to participate in any of our certification courses.

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