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    rcyt certificate with a trauma-informed focus

    Get certified to teach yoga to children in a trauma-informed way

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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.

Duration 3-6 month

Type Instructor-Led

Skill Level Beginner

Prerequisites None

Language English

Access 1 Year

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About This Course

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.

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95-hours towards your rcyt

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. Choose to complete all courses simultaneously over 3 months (Accelerated Track) or sequentially over 6 months (Standard Track).

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

If you choose 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 hours can be completed either in-person or online.

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frequently asked questions

Do I need to have a 200hr YTT in order to enroll in your RCYT program?

Great news – you do not need to already have a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification in order to enroll in our RCYT Certificate Program. However, if you would like to receive RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) designation through Yoga Alliance, they require a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in addition to our 95-hour certificate program.

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 11 to January 5. If you enroll in the Standard track, weekly check-ins will be Mondays at 5:00pm – 6:00pm PT | 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET from November 11 to January 5, Tuesdays at 5:00pm – 6:00pm PT | 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET from January 13 to March 9, and 5:00pm – 6:00pm PT | 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET from March 10 to May 4.

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?

Yoga Ed.’s Practicum is 18 hours of teaching and observing children’s yoga classes. Your final project videos for the 3 RCYT courses count as 3 hours of practice teaching completed by you. The remaining 15 hours are observations and feedback forms you will complete by watching pre-recorded yoga classes in the online academy.

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. For more information about registering for the RCYT credential, please visit the Yoga Alliance website.

Does this program certify me to teach yoga to children and teens?

Once you complete our 95-hour RCYT Certificate Program you will receive a Certificate of Completion for each individual course a well as a Certificate of Completion for the RCYT program. Our program will fully prepare you to teach yoga to youth across a variety of settings. Please note that in order to receive RCYT credential through Yoga Alliance, they do require a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. You may learn more about their requirements here.

Do you provide advice for starting our own yoga business?

Once you complete the program, you will be prepared to teach yoga to children and teens in a trauma-informed way. In week 8 of each course, we will discuss future prospects and provide some guidance as to ideas for pursuing future job opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to connect with our private graduate group in which you can connect with your peers to learn how they have successfully found work opportunities upon graduation, and receive mentorship and advice. Upon graduation, our students have worked with children and/or adolescents in a wide range of settings, including in school classrooms, after school programs, youth-serving nonprofits in their community (e.g. Boys & Girls Clubs, the Y), juvenile justice systems, therapy settings, hospitals, studios, and more.

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!

Does this qualify for credits?

Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:
+ 10.5 semester hours with LMU
+ 96 CEUs towards your ISSA certification with International Sports Science Association

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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.

Does the $999 tuition include all courses and all materials?

Yes, the $999 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.

I’m a past student of Yoga Ed. online trainings. Can I enroll?

Yes! Email us at [email protected] for more details.

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, 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.

Are these courses a good fit for me if I’m teaching virtually?

Yes, absolutely. Something that makes our curriculum unique is that it can be used in face-to-face or virtual settings.

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.

Are there scholarships available?

We currently do not have scholarships available for this program.

How do I gift this course?

Please email us at [email protected] and we’re happy to assist you!

what students are saying

“As I go through the lessons, I see HOW I WAS VERY WRONG in thinking I could simply modify what I know about adult yoga for the kiddos. I’m loving Yoga Ed. and telling everyone about it.”


Yoga Teacher

“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.”

Drew G.

School Leader

“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!”

Joanna A.


“Your program has been such a blessing to find. I am moving to my school’s PE teacher position (grades K-5) and I cannot WAIT to implement all of the fantastic training you’ve taught me.”

Stephanie V.



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