RCYT stands for, Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher. This registry of teachers is maintained and governed by Yoga Alliance, the national education and support organization for yoga in the United States.
Requirements for the 95 hour Certification are completion of the :
Frequently asked questions about the 95 hr. Certification
1. Who can participate in this certification program? Anyone wishing to strengthen their children’s yoga teaching skills can complete the requirements for the 95-hour certification and will receive a certificate from YoKid upon completion of all requirements. Those who are registered with Yoga Alliance as 200 RYT or 500 RYT can also register with Yoga Alliance as a “Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT)” upon completion of the YoKid 95 hour program.
2. Which YoKid courses do you need to complete the 95 hr. requirements?
20-hour YoKid Basic Training: Yoga Philosophy for Kids ($95), Teaching Yoga to K-5th Graders ($175), Teaching Yoga to 6th-12th Graders ($175)
25-hour Mentor & Apprentice Program ($385)
20 hours worth of Continuing Education Courses (each course is 5 hours): Kids Yoga Tools & Games ($95), Teaching Yoga to Children & Teens: Asana in your Yoga Classroom ($95), Mindfulness Practices for Children & Teens ($95), Yoga for Children & Teens with Special Needs ($95), Yoga for At-Risk Youth ($95), Yoga for Children & Teens Who’ve Experienced Trauma ($95)
Radiant Child Yoga Program, Levels 1-3 (The cost of and registration for Radiant Child Levels 1-3 can be found at www.childrensyoga.com) OR Budding Yogis Level 1 Certification Training (The cost of and registration for Budding Yogis Level 1 Certification Training can be found at http://circleyoga.com/budding-yogis/teacher-training)
3. How long does it take to complete the 95 hour requirements? Students should allow at least one year to complete the 95 hour certification requirements.
4. How can you use your certification? You will receive a certificate of completion for every course that you complete. Use your certificates for CEUs or professional/staff development credit. You can use your certificates to apply for RCYT (Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher) status with Yoga Alliance. You can also use your certification to teach with YoKid or even become a YoKid Partner!
5. What is the total cost of the 95 hr. certification? Each course is paid for individually at the time of registration. The combined cost of the YoKid courses (including the YoKid Mentor & Apprentice program) is $1,180. The cost of the Radiant Child Yoga Program can be found on the Radiant Child website – www.childrensyoga.com and the cost of the Budding Yogis Level 1 Certification Training can be found on the Budding Yogis website - http://circleyoga.com/budding-yogis/teacher-training