95-hour Children's Yoga Teacher Training
We are a Registered Children's Yoga School RCYS
Become a certified children's yoga teacher
October 1- December 17, 2020 (underway, join a module or register for the winter)
January 19- April 20, 2020
Winter Syllabus (sign up for fall to save your spot, we will transfer it to Winter!)
Yoga Alliance 200-Hour+ teachers are eligible for RCYT (Registered Children's Yoga Teacher) status upon completion
Do you want more connection, better behavior outcomes, and a positive outlet for children to express their energy?
If you are a parent, teacher, counselor, yoga teacher, enrichment provider, school admin, or anyone that LOVES yoga and children, this training will prepare you to work in a field changing lives every single day.
Make more money doing what you love.
Invest in yourself today!
Flow and Grow Kids Yoga RCYT – Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher - Certificate is a comprehensive 95-hour online program that gives you the skills to confidently teach yoga and mindfulness to children of all ages, in any setting in person, virtually, in schools, and more.
You get over $1000 dollars worth of downloadable lesson plans, books, videos and more. Other courses cost the same and simply provide a manual.
We provide SO MUCH MORE.
What makes this course different?
We have something for everyone because of our unique 11-course offering. Simple topics that are relevant in the world of kids yoga and mindfulness in academic, clinical, studio, and home settings.
Together, we will learn the Flow and Grow Kids methodology to teach movement, breath, and mindfulness to children from 3 months to college age.
Upon completion, you will receive your Certified Children's Yoga Teacher Certificate. Yoga Alliance registered yoga teachers can also register for RCYT status upon completion of teaching 12-hours!
Our illustrations are world-famous for being inclusive, representative, and diverse. Our curricula have been adopted by thousands of schools, districts, and individuals across the globe and you can get many of our most popular products by registering and participating in this course.
As we go along, you will receive content for each module and direct feedback to support your growth.
Learn from an experienced yoga instructor and award-winning business owner, Lara Hochesier. Explore our proven methodologies and powerful business strategies. Understand how to build and grow your business, whether it's online or in studios, classrooms, or camps – we cover it all.
This course is meant to help deepen your practice while growing your career or business. This is the most personalized and interactive course. We want to connect and give you tangible feedback to grow YOU!
We believe in building and empowering our community of graduates. This course will support your journey in the space of kids yoga and mindfulness - together we can grow the next generation of yogis.
Join us from home or anywhere! Train online with us!
This highly-interactive course is taught online - classes are held on Zoom and all recordings are sent to you after class so you can learn at your own pace.
LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Classes are intimate -- you will get adequate attention, email access, video support and feedback. You get to know the group in break out sessions, learning from others with different goals and backgrounds, helping round out the course.
SUPPORT AND GROWTH
Participants submit 11x 30-minute videos (one per module). Lara watches every single video, providing concrete feedback to help shape your teaching. You will grow with every single module, being mentored by a leader in the children's yoga industry.
95-Hour Registered Children's Yoga Certification
Participate in 11 unique courses to complete your 95-hour training, or take individual courses as you wish! Register for individual classes or the full training. You must take all 11 courses to become RCYT or a Certified Children's Yoga Teacher.
For Payment Plans, email firstname.lastname@example.org!!
You will NOT be turned away for financial reasons
Schedule a call with Lara
If you can't make the classes live, it's ok. Right now, the Yoga Alliance is allowing live or pre-recorded trainings to count toward contact hours for your 95-Hour Registered Children's Yoga Certification! If you certify that you viewed the classes, you can still use the hours for continued education or toward your 95-hour certificate.
Please note that we meet on Zoom in New York (EDT) local time!
Early Bird : $2,300 (until December 15, 2020 for winter course)
Regular: $2,800 (After December 15, 2020 for winter course)
Classes can be purchased individually or you can purchase the entire 95-hour course. If you prefer to watch the pre-recorded sessions, you can audit the course. Simply click on purchase pre-recorded. We will email you within 24 hours with the links to your sessions and the content!
Download the Syllabus for the 95-hour course. Winter 2021, Fall 2020
The Foundations of Kids Yoga Teacher Training - Winter 2021
Fall 2020 October 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
5:00-8:00 PM EDT
Winter 2021 January 19, 21, 26, 29, February 2
Our 18-hour course gives you the skills and confidence to learn how to teach yoga and mindfulness to children. This training focuses on yoga, mindfulness, and the social-emotional development of children. Graduates will leave our training equipped with new tools to create engaging and captivating yoga experiences for kids of all ages.
Self Care for Children
October 20, 22
5:00-8:00 PM EDT
February 4, 9
5:00pm-8:00 PM EDT
Give children the tools to form lifelong healthy habits that will see them into adulthood. This course teaches you the importance of self care and techniques you can directly teach children. We explore: what self care is, the benefits, how to explain to kids. Together, we'll learn kid-appropriate self care activities such as meditations, breaths, and relaxation techniques.
Yoga Tools for Social-Emotional Learning
5:00-7:00 PM EDT
This workshop weaves yoga teachings with social-emotional learning practices that help children deal with strong emotions as they arise throughout the day. Learn breathing techniques, yoga postures, and mantras for each of four big emotions young children deal with on a daily basis.
Kids Yoga Lesson Planning
October 29, November 3
February 11, 16
5:00-8:00 PM EDT
This course explores methods and lesson planning techniques to develop compelling, creative, meaningful (while fun!) lessons for kids of all ages. Learn how to plan lessons based on our Flow and Grow Kids Yoga teaching methodology. Write and practice teaching a lesson plan for your desired age group and setting.
November 5, 10, 12
February 20, 22, 27, 29
5:00-8:00 PM EDT
During the course, you will learn insights on child development and how to apply those practices at home, in the yoga studio or in the classroom. We will dive into components of teaching a class including how to work with babies, infants and preschoolers and learning age-appropriate yoga postures, poses, and holds.
Yoga and Mindfulness in Schools
November 7, 10
March 18, 23
5:00-8:00 PM EDT
During the course, you will learn about relationships with administrators, school staff, students, and more. Discover the different kinds of work in schools as a subcontractor, part-time, or full-time employee. Learn how to do professional development workshops, assemblies, and more.
Anatomy and Physiology of Children’s Yoga
November 17, 19, 24
March 9, 11, 16
5:00-8:20 PM EDT
We developed this class to explore the developmental changes children experience, what this means for kids yoga, and how to effectively teach yoga. Through this course, we understand the effects of exercise and postures on all systems of the body. We use a lens of eastern and western views to explore more deeply. Learn how to safely and effectively practice and teach postures while minimizing risk of injury.
Yoga and Mindfulness with Teens and Tweens
Fall 2020 December 1, 3
Winter 2021 March 2, 4
5:00-8:00 PM EDT
Learn how working with teens is different, what to expect when working with children ages 11-18, and how to adapt to working with them. We will cover developmental stages of tweens/teens and how movement, mindfulness, breathing practices, games, and relaxation exercises can support growth, self-awareness, resilience, positive thinking, and health/wellness.
Yoga Philosophy for Kids
Fall 2020 December 10, 15, 17
Winter 2021 March 30, April 1, 6
5:00-8:20 PM EDT
Based off our most popular product, Yamas and Niyamas: Successful Relationships with Self & Others, this course focuses on how to teach yoga to children through the lens of the yamas and niyamas in a secular way appropriate for schools. We also explore the tridosha, the triguna, and ethics.
The Business of Kids Yoga
Fall 2020 December 12, 13
3:00-8:20 PM EDT
Winter 2021 April 13, 15, 20
5:00-8:20 PM EDT
In this course, we plan and practice creating your company's roadmap and vision for the next 6 months and 5 years. We explore case studies of successful kids yoga professionals, businesses, enrichment companies, and content creators you can learn from. Learn from Lara Hocheiser, who is the award-winning author of the My Yoga Workbook series and Founder of Flow and Grow Kids Yoga
Integrating Mindfulness Into the School Day
Fall 2020 December 8
Winter 2021 March 25
5:00-9:00 PM PM EDT
Explore how mindfulness can improve self-regulation, self-awareness, autonomy, and social awareness in the classroom. Blended with proven research and best practices, this manual contains tools enabling teachers and students to build key skills like focus, compassion, and self-acceptance through mindfulness.
The course hours add up to 89 hours, which includes the hours you must observe of my teaching. You will still need to be observed by me practice teaching. You can record videos teaching and upload to Youtube, or a drive. They can include live (likely online) children or emulate teaching children.
You are responsible for completing your teaching hours. Because Yoga Alliance is granting us the ability to be observed remotely, I highly recommend you do your practice teaching BEFORE we complete the course so you can receive your certificate upon completion. You must do your teaching hours to receive your certificate.
If you miss any parts of the course live, you must watch the recordings and then let me know you have done so to receive your certificate. The viewing must happen by September 30, 2020 if you plan to register with YA.
If you are not going to register with Yoga Alliance, the rules are not as strict and therefore you would not need to finish by September 30. Nonetheless, to wrap things up nicely, please try to have this complete if you possibly can.
Note to those who previously took the foundations course (previously called the Kids Yoga Teacher Training): If you took foundations prior to September 2019, you MUST rewatch or join our foundations course live in order to receive credit from the Yoga Alliance. If you are not attending live online, please notify me once you have viewed the recordings.
Each course comes with content. These are PDFs you can view or print. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE WITH ANYONE. These have cost thousands and thousands of dollars to produce and are part of your tuition.
Testimonials about the 95-hour online kids yoga teacher training from the Spring 2020 cohort!
💕 I know I have shared this with you before and I will continue to share with you and others how grateful I am for your training , guidance, support, and love throughout this 95 hr training. It has truly been amazing and I am sad to see it end! From the day I purchased the Yamas and Niyamas lesson plans 2 years ago I knew that I wanted to study and train under you . I have gained so much insight and so many tools that have really set my soul on fire to share yoga and mindfulness with youth in any way I can. Your training has given me a validation and confirmation to keep creating and pursuing what is in my heart 💜 I am so overflowing with gratitude 🙏💖 -Teresa, participant of Spring 95-hour RCYT
Will it be recorded?
Yes! You can catch the replays. These will be ready within 48 hours of taping and will be unlisted links on youtube. Please enjoy but do not share. Link for zoom to come!
What if I can't make it to all the live tapings?
That's ok, try to make it to MOST of the live-online classes and confirm that you have watched the replays you missed.
What do I need?
A computer or other internet-connected device with a microphone and camera. Some classes you will want a yoga mat. Water or a drink. Option to have snacks. We will use zoom, you can download the app or stream from the website.
Will there be breaks?
Yes, we will take 5-7 minutes breaks throughout.
My family is around, can they be in the room?
As long as you mute the mic so the noise isn't distracting, we will make it work!
Will this count for Yoga Alliance Contact Hours?
Yes, you will get 18 contact hours for YACEP or toward your RCYT.
Will I get a certificate?
If you are working toward your 95-hour RCYT, you get that once you complete all the courses. We will track your progress together. If you are not pursuing RCYT, you can have a certificate of completion.
https://www.yogaalliance.org/Credentialing/For_Teachers/RCYT <-- this is how we will keep track of your hours
Do I need my 200-hour RYT through Yoga Alliance to pursue my 95 RCYT?
In order to register as an RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance, a teacher must also complete a 200-hour training with an RYS 200. However, it does not need to be done first. A teacher can complete the trainings in any order. You do not need to register with the Yoga Alliance, it is a governing body only. To be a certified children’s yoga teacher, you need to complete all course hours. In order to register with the Yoga Alliance, you must also be a 200-hour RYT or above. You can pursue that before or after your RCYT training is complete.
What is the 95-hour RCYT?
This is a course that involves 95 hours of training. It is a certificate that is registered through the Yoga Alliance.
Don't I need contact hours?
Contact means in-person with a lead trainer, but right now during the COVID19 pandemic, contact hours are awarded for online training per Yoga Alliance. That rule currently extends until 6/30/2020.
Do I need to get my RCYT to teach?
No, you do not need to have your 95-hour Registered Children's Yoga Teacher designation through Yoga Alliance to become a kids yoga teacher. You are able to teach once you feel ready. Though registration through Yoga Alliance is rarely a requirement to teach children's yoga in most settings, it can boost your confidence and enrich your resume. It is not essential for all people. If you are thinking of a kids yoga career track, consider completing your 95-RCYT.
Can I teach kids yoga after I take this course?
What if I need more help once I am done with this course?
We offer online as well as private mentorship to our graduates. I will work with payment plans through these trying economic times. If you need help with building a business or learning the ropes of working online, I can support you privately.
The courses are listed above. If you cannot make any of the times, all will be recorded. You mustt attest once you have viewed any missed courses. Your practice teach assignments are sent as video links to Lara and she will provide feedback to help you grow.
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