Yoga Ed.’s RCYT – Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher – Certificate with a Trauma-Informed Focus is an immersive 95-hour online program designed for anyone inspired to teach yoga and mindfulness to children and teens in a trauma-informed way.

Through this program, you’ll learn the principles and practices to safely teach yoga and mindfulness to children, deepen your understanding to successfully shift teaching practice for teens, and gain the knowledge and confidence to teach trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness classes to youth.

Yoga Ed. is a Registered Children's Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance and approved to offer RCYT certifications program online. Upon completion of our program, you will be certified as a Yoga Educator with Yoga Ed. and eligible for Yoga Alliance's RCYT certification.


Online 95-Hour Teacher Training

Starting December 10, dive into the art and science of teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth. Select from the Accelerated track (3-month) or Standard track (6-month) based on your schedule and learning needs.

Live weekly check-ins for tailored course instruction

Interactive online meet-ups with your course instructor to take the course content deeper and answer any questions you have. All check-ins are recorded for you to watch on your own time.

Backed by research

Our programs have been the focus of multiple research studies by universities – Harvard, Tulane, and Cal State Fullerton – with measurable results in physical and mental health outcomes for children.

Global community of learners

Join a global movement of individuals dedicated to improving the health of their communities through yoga. 45 countries, 78K+ classrooms, and 15M+ students worldwide.

Evidence-based, standards-based curriculum

Our program is evidence-based, meets national and international Physical Education standards, and is approved by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.

Support physical & mental health

Even before COVID-19, youth were experiencing increased stress and decreased health outcomes. Learn the art and science of yoga education to improve youth’s lifelong health and wellness.

This experience has been the highlight of the year for me. As a school leader, it has given me so many new trauma-informed tools to help the children and staff at my school.
I'm so grateful for this course and for having such amazing teachers. I've already seen a huge difference with my clients, in a postive way. Thank you one more time!


To become an RCYT with the Yoga Alliance, you must successfully complete both a 200-hour yoga teach training program and a 95-hour children's yoga training – in either order - that are registered with Yoga Alliance. As a RCYS registered with the Yoga Alliance, our RCYT certificate program will provide you with the 95-hour training you will need towards this requirement.

Step 1: Choose Your Track and Complete Courses

The RCYT program includes 3 online courses that help you develop your skillset for teaching yoga to children and teens: Teaching Children's Yoga, Teaching Teen's Yoga, and Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth. All courses include a mix of self-paced and instructor-led coursework for a blended learning experience.

Choose Your Track*

Program Dates

Length of Program

When You Take Each Course

Dec 10 - Feb 17

3 Months

Take all three courses at the same time


Dec 10 - Jun 2

6 Months

Take all three courses consecutively

Step 2: Practicum Experience

Complete 18-hours of observation and practice teaching to complete the RCYT program and earn your 95-hour certificate from Yoga Ed. Practicum is included in the program, completed virtually and does not require travel.

Step 3: Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete practicum, you’ll earn a 95-Hour Teacher Training Certificate from Yoga Ed. that you can submit to the Yoga Alliance towards your RCYT credential.

Step 4: Complete Additional Teaching Hours

To register with the Yoga Alliance, simply complete an additional 30 teaching hours in children’s yoga after completing the program with Yoga Ed. Teaching can be completed in-person or online.



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Accelerated | Pay in Full

Complete the certificate in 3 months.

Finish your certification in three months by completing all three courses at the same time, over one session.

3 payments of $250/month

Accelerated | Payment Plan

Complete the certificate in 3 months.

Finish your certification in three months by completing all three courses at the same time, over one session.


Standard | Pay in Full

Complete the certificate in 6 months.

Finish your certification in six months by completing all three courses consecutively, one session at a time.

5 payments of $150/month

Standard | Payment Plan

Complete the certificate in 6 months.

Finish your certification in six months by completing all three courses consecutively, one session at a time.


How long do I have access to this program?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this program for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When are the live weekly check-ins and are they recorded?
If you enroll in the Accelerated track, check-ins will be Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays weekly at 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT | 8:00pm - 9:00pm ET every week for 8 weeks from November 5 - December 30.

If you enroll in the Standard track, weekly check-ins will be Mondays at 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT | 8:00pm - 9:00pm from November 5 - December 30, Tuesdays at 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT | 8:00pm - 9:00pm from January 14 - March 10, and Wednesdays at 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT | 8:00pm - 9:00pm from March 11 - May 5.

All check-ins are recorded so you can watch if you are unable to make the live meet-up. If you are unable to join the weekly meet-up live, you will be required to watch the recording and complete the unique assignment corresponding to each week's check-in.
What does the practicum experience entail?
The practicum will consist of 15 hours of class observation and 3 hours of practice teaching. All practicum work can be completed online from your home and does not require travel.
Are there scholarships available?
We currently do not have scholarships available for this program.
Can I enroll in this now and get started on coursework immediately?
Yes, you will receive access to all self-paced coursework upon registration so you can get started as soon as you enroll!
I'm a past student of Yoga Ed. online trainings. Can I enroll?
Yes! Email us at [email protected] for more details.
Does this qualify for credits?
Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:

+ 10.5 semester hours with LMU – view eligible states here.

Lastly, feel free to check with your local school or district to see if they will accept course credits. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.
Do I need to be a teacher to take this course?
No, this course is designed for anyone who works with children (or would like to work with children). Yoga teachers, parents, nurses, counselors, mental health professionals, youth services support staff, and many other professionals have gone through our course and found the knowledge to be instrumental in supporting their ability to teach yoga to children in the unique environments they work in.
Which do you recommend enrolling in - the Accelerated or Standard track?
If you have the ability to extend your learning, we highly recommend taking the courses one at a time (Standard Track) rather than at the same time. We believe this makes for a much more comfortable learning experience as it allows you to really take the time to integrate the knowledge and skills into your existing practice, and experiment with / learn from them. The approximate workload for this option will be 2-4 hours per week over 26 weeks.

That said, we do offer the option for Accelerated to honor that some students may only have a limited amount of time to complete the coursework, especially in light of the global pandemic, and would like to receive the credential more quickly. The approximate workload for this option will be between 9-12 hours per week over 10 weeks.
Is this program approved by the Yoga Alliance?
Yes, Yoga Ed. is a Registered Children's Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance. Our RCYT Certificate program is approved by the Yoga Alliance to provide you with 95-hours towards your Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) designation.
How relevant is this program? Will it incorporate current events in the world or is it a more general course?
The short answer is both and very relevant! The longer answer is this course contains two types of learning material: self-paced and live.

The self-paced content includes prerecorded videos and quizzes, which cover general principles and practices that can be applied across situations.

The live component includes live weekly check-ins, where we will dive into specific applications, discussions and practice teaching opportunities to make the learnings as relevant as possible to the various settings you may teach in, online and in-person. We also provide ample opportunities within check-ins where you may ask any questions that you may have about how to apply the principles and practices to the current events in the world.
Does the $750 tuition include all courses and all materials?
Yes, the $750 tuition includes all coursework for the 3 online courses, 24 check-ins with your course instructors, 3 curricula, and 144 premade lesson plans. All materials are digitally distributed. You may choose to print the PDFs for your personal use.
How do I gift this course?
Please email us at [email protected] and we’re happy to assist you!