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Standards for Children's Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance Australia Children's Yoga Continuing Education School RequirementsThese 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. To find out more see Here

Children’s training programs can be offer by applying for Yoga Alliance’s CEAS (Continuing Education Accredited Schools) designation. The CEAS was introduced in 2014 for yoga experts in the yoga community!

Members and Non-Members of the Association and Non-Yoga persons can apply. To find out more see 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 Children’s training course, please check: 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 350
ERYT 500
ERYT 1500

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