The Children's Yoga Teacher Training Course is specifically designed for individuals who wish to be certified as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT). It's open to yoga teachers and fitness professionals who love working with children. Participants in this Kid's Yoga Teacher Training Course will learn fun-filled ways to engage children of all ages, providing them with the necessary tools to live a healthy, peaceful and well-balanced life. This Children's Yoga Teacher Training Course is a 95 hour training registered under the Yoga Alliance RCYS (Registered Children's Yoga School). The course begins with the study and understanding of all childhood developmental stages and how the issues of each stage impacts what is appropriate for teaching them. Our approach to children's yoga incorporates the use of asana, pranayama, props, music, art, games, storytelling, and imagination to stimulate children's senses, while stretching and strengthening their developing bodies.


Graduates of this program qualify for "registration" with Yoga Alliance as Registered Children's Yoga Teachers (RCYT's)


The Children's Yoga teacher training course is open to yoga teachers (qualified and currently in training) and may also be suitable for qualified professionals working in an educational setting as continuing professional development. If you are not qualified /trainee yoga teacher please contact us at santhiyogaindia@gmail.com for confirmation of your eligibility to apply.


General Background in the Specialty Area

  • Benefits of children's yoga
  • How to teach children from different age groups
  • Understanding the different developmental stages
  • How to communicate effectively with parents, guardians and teachers (Body Elements)

Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Basic Hatha Vinyasa/ Ashtanga asanas and sequences, alignment, pranayama and meditation techniques
  • Asana sequences and creative movement routines appropriate to age group and developmental stage
  • Proper alignment and modifications specific to age group and developmental stage
  • Learning children's yoga sequencing techniques
  • Understanding asana and pranayama contraindications in children
  • Application and teaching of relaxation techniques
  • Use of games, books and activities
  • Incorporation of music, songs and chanting

Teaching yoga to children with special needs

Teaching Methodology

  • Children's yoga lesson planning
  • Organization of games and activities
  • Learning behavioral classroom management techniques
  • Communication with children from different age groups and children with special needs
  • Understanding the different needs and conditions of special needs children
  • Applying modifications to accommodate special needs children
  • Using songs, stories and other activities to express Yogic principles and asanas

Anatomy and Physiology:

  • Understanding basic normal human anatomy and physiology
  • Understanding childhood developmental anatomy and physiology
  • Application of childhood developmental anatomy and physiology to asanas and pranayama (including benefits, contraindications, normal ranges of movement)
  • Understanding energy anatomy and physiology

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Children's Yoga Teachers

  • Application of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to children
  • Application of the Yamas and Niyamas in children at different age groups
  • Understanding supervision requirements of children and special needs children


  • Practice teaching with Lead Trainer
  • Observation of teaching by Lead Trainer
  • Peer teaching (assessed by Lead Trainer)

Daily Schedule

  • 08.30 AM – 10.00 AM
  • Asana Practice
  • 10.00 AM – 11.00 AM
  • Brunch
  • 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM
  • Yoga Theory
  • 12.30 PM – 01.00 PM
  • Break
  • 01.00 PM – 02.30 PM
  • Theory
  • 02.30 PM – 04.00 PM
  • Asana Practice
  • 04.00 PM – 04.30 PM
  • Break

Note: This is a tentative schedule. The Timings can vary Sunday will be a weekend holiday


The course will be held at our centre in Trivandrum, Kerala. To know more about the Trivandrum centre See here


Accommodation of the students will be in nearby guest houses. The accommodation is modest, but very clean and nice. The guest houses have all modern amenities, AC, free Wi-Fi, TV, self-cooking facilities. Both Single and shared rooms are available. The rooms are clean, airy and simple. Both the school as well as Guest house is located in a quiet and safe residential area. There are Super Markets, Fruits & Vegetable stores, Juice shops and Restaurants nearby.

Location Double Sharing AC Room Single AC room
Trivandrum $800 $950

Package Includes

  • Course fee
  • 15 Nights/16 Days Accommodation
  • 1 Veg Meal/Day
  • Free Airport Pickup from Trivandrum Airport
  • Course materials

Upcoming 95 Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Course, Trivandrum, India, 2019-2020

May 2019 May 15-29, 2019 Enroll Now
January 2020 Jan 15-27, 2020 Enroll Now

Payment Information

A non-refundable deposit ($200 USD) is due with your application. In the event payment is submitted and the training is full, or your registration not accepted, the deposit will be refunded. Payment in full is due before two months of the beginning of the course. If you are registering after the balance due date, the full fee is due with your application to reserve your space. Payment can be made by bank transfer or through PayPal

Early Bird Discount: Get Early Bird Discount ($75) off on this package when you apply and make the full payment at least 2 months before the starting date of the course

In order to book please go to Enroll Now or send an email to santhiyogaindia@gmail.com