yoga instructor training

YoYo Yoga Instructor Training – Share Kids Yoga!

Learn to share the magic of yoga with the kiddos in your life!  Whether you are a parent, teacher, *yoga teacher, or pediatric professional, our workshops provide the training, knowledge and confidence to safely and effectively teach kids yoga that is accessible and inclusive to all. You do not need to be a current yoga instructor to attend these classes! Our yoga instructor training is for you. Get your feet wet with our introductory yoga teacher training, and, if that leaves you craving for more, delve deeper into KAY (Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga), accessible/inclusive pediatric yoga, and yoga philosophy for kids, in Modules B and C.

YoYo Yoga School offers three in-depth workshops in St. Louis:

*Registered yoga teachers (RYT200 or higher, registered with Yoga Alliance) who complete all three modules and practicum requirements, may apply to Yoga Alliance for RCYT status. Learn more about Yoga Alliance RCYT requirements @ www.yogaalliance.org.

Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga (KAY)


Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga (KAY) is a specialized yoga instructor training program designed for parents, pediatric professionals and yoga teachers. Our unique course explores yoga philosophy for kids, and teaches how to adapt traditional yoga, breathing and meditation for kids in an engaging and kid-friendly manner with a focus on adapting sessions for those with differing abilities, special needs, illness, and physical or developmental limitations — teachers graduating from the KAY program will have the ability and confidence to lead kids yoga sessions that are inclusive and accessible to ALL children.

YoYo Yoga’s KAY program has been designed to build on our Introductory Level YoYo Yoga for Kids Workshop (Module A), you will learn to incorporate yogic practices to benefit all kids and explore how to make yoga fun and engaging for each developmental age, while meeting the differing needs of the children you serve.

KAY Level 1: Yogic Wellness for Kids

KAY Level 2: Kid’s Adaptive Yoga

KAY Level 3: Accessible and Adaptive Pediatric Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training Workshop Details

Practicum/Experiential Learning – Upon completion of each yoga instructor training module, practicum assignments will be issued. Those seeking RCYT registration with Yoga Alliance MUST complete practicum. Practicum assignments including teaching experience, exams and essays required for each module will be reviewed one-on-one with Lisa Roberts. For out of state or long distance students, video submissions and phone/video reviews will substitute live instruction for practicum assignments. Unlike many kids’ yoga trainings, there is NO CHARGE for practicum review. YoYo Yoga School provides the opportunity for teachers to complete practicum requirements, observing, assisting and leading public kids yoga classes organized and paid for by YoYo Yoga School.

KAY Course Requirements – Our introductory workshop, Module A, is mandatory and must be completed prior to taking Modules B (KAY 1-2) and C (KAY 3). Modules B and C can be taken in any order. Assignments/non-contact hour homework, exams and practicum are optional for participants not requiring the 95hr Yoga Alliance certification. Those seeking to register with YA as a RCYT MUST also be a YA RYT.

Educator Discounts – As advocates for accessible and affordable yoga for ALL children, we at YoYo Yoga School understand this begins by making our teaching workshops and teaching tools affordable and accessible for those who work with kids. We offer a 20% discount on upcoming workshops and teaching tools for educators (yes, that’s 20% off the already discounted early bird prices too!).

Scholarship Opportunities – Our philosophy is simple: Accessible yoga for all kids, regardless of age, physical or economical circumstances. We want to help YOU bring yoga to kids in your community. Up to one FULL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded per workshop at Lisa’s discretion. Please send an email to Lisa@yoyoyogatherapy.com including the following:

  • Workshop you are applying for
  • Work you do with kids
  • How this training will help you to bring yoga to kiddos in your community
  • Whether this work will be paid or volunteer
  • State any financial circumstances or hardships preventing you from taking this training w/out scholarship opportunity

If you are selected, you will receive a full scholarship to the workshop of your choice. Please note: Each workshop requires a separate application.

Our Trainer – All of our yoga teacher training workshops are led by leading pediatric yoga specialist, Lisa Roberts (ERYT-200, RCYT) in St. Louis. Lisa has over ten years’ experience teaching wellness to, and adapting yoga for, kids in a clinical setting. Highly skilled at adapting yoga to make them accessible for all abilities while keeping classes fun and engaging for kids, Lisa developed KAY (Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga) based on her experience working with critically ill and physically/developmentally challenged kids. She is the author of two kids yoga books, three CD’s of guided breathing and meditation for kids, and flashcards that promote kinesthetic learning. Students seeking the 95-hr YA certification will have the opportunity to teach alongside Lisa gaining valuable hands-on experience teaching yoga in a pediatric setting.

Registration – YoYo Yoga values QUALITY over QUANTITY, and our yoga instructor training workshop space is limited to cultivate an intimate and supportive learning environment. Register now for yoga instructor training to secure your spot in the next workshop. If the course you would like to register for is full we will place your name on the wait list and offer you a space in the event of a cancellation. We will also email you future workshop dates as they become available.
RCYS yoga teacher training accreditation

CEU’s – Registered yoga teachers are eligible for continuing education contact hours through Yoga Alliance. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) or Professional Development Points (PDP’s) may also be available through your employer, licensing board, or school. As each credentialing organization has their own requirements we recommend that you confirm with your organization whether training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements. Application for accreditation from these organizations is your responsibility and additional fees may apply.

Yoga Alliance 95-hr Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) Requirements – Modules A, B, and C, including all practicum/assignments/exams must be completed within three years. Upon completion, you will receive your YoYo Yoga for Kids 95hr Certificate; registered yoga teachers already registered with Yoga Alliance may apply to YA for RCYT status, please check the YA website, www.yogaalliance.org, for specific requirements and applicable fees.