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 yoga instructor training is for you! 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!  Learn the nuts and bolts of kids yoga at our 3-day Introduction to Kids Yoga training, and, if that leaves you craving for more, our 8-day Advanced training — Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga (KAY) will complete your 95-hr training to specialize in kids yoga.

YoYo Yoga School offers two in-depth workshops in St. Louis and Nashville: 

*Yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance who complete both trainings 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)

Building on our Introduction to Kids Yoga Training, our ADVANCED 8-day training, Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga (KAY)  is a specialized yoga instructor training program designed for parents, pediatric professionals and yoga teachers. Our unique course focuses 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 ADVANCED KAY training builds on our Introduction to Kids Yoga Training – 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.

 Yogic Wellness for Kids

Accessible and Adaptive Pediatric Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training Workshop Details

Practicum/Experiential Learning – Upon completion of each yoga instructor training practicum hour requirements and assignments will be issued. Those seeking RCYT registration with Yoga Alliance MUST complete all assignments/practicum in a timely manner. Practicum and assignments 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.

KAY Course Requirements – Our Introduction to Kids Yoga training is mandatory and must be completed prior to taking the Advanced KAY training. 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!).

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 eleven years’ experience providing wellness to kids in a clinical setting. Highly skilled at adapting yoga to make it 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.

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. YoYo Yoga School is a registered YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Educator Provider) and RCYS (Registered Children’s Yoga School). 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 – Upon completion of both trainings and practicum 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.