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Standards for Children's Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance Australia Children's YogaThese standards describe Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a RCYS that offers a 50 hours minimum Children’s Yoga programs.

These programs are aimed at both yoga teachers and non-yoga persons working in a professional capacity who would like to incorporate yoga for children into their profession.

Anyone completing this training would be able to offer children’s yoga in their classes and would be accredited by Yoga Alliance-International as an Associate Member-RCYT or Associate Yoga Student-RCYT depending on their professional background, please read more Here


The Standard for RCYS must incorporate the Yoga Alliance’s educational categories of study and practice below for a minimum number of 45 hours in the presence of a ERYT also qualified as a RCYT

  • Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Yoga Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle

  • Practicum


Before filing for accreditation of your YTT, please see the Spirit of Standards Guiding Principle (all RYS) and Membership Guidelines

RCYS-50 hour course
Total number of hours – 50
Contact hours (90%) – 45

Online/Home Study
5 hours


The minimum number of the Lead Trainer contact hours requirements within each ERYT designation is shown in the following table

RYS Designation Lead Trainer Designation Eligibility Lead Trainer 90% Course Contact Hours Requirements
RCYS 50 ERYT 200
ERYT 250 PLUS
ERYT 350
ERYT 500
ERYT 500 PLUS
ERYT 1500
45


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