Children’s Yoga Teacher Training

Evolve offers a 95-hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training, led by Kathy Therrien, RCYT, E-RYT. This training has been designated as an approved Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) training by Yoga Alliance. The training is presented in two parts: Part One is focused on bringing yoga and mindfulness practices into an educational setting; Part Two goes into more depth and is geared toward those seeking the 95-Hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher designation from Yoga Alliance.

Part One: Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Training for Educators

Part One of the training will be offered over two weekends in July 2019: July 20 – 21 and July 27 – 28.

Participants will learn how to integrate yoga and mindfulness practices into the school setting for Pre-K to 8th grade students. Topics covered will be: mindfulness practices, yoga postures, breathing practices and anatomy. This training is open to anyone who is interested in bringing yoga and mindfulness practices into a school setting. Part 1 of this training is eligible for 2 MSDE credits for St. Mary’s County Public School teachers. SMCPS educators can also apply for tuition reimbursement for Part 1 of this training. Training is also eligible for Continuing Education Hours for registered RYTs through Yoga Alliance. No yoga experience necessary.

To register for Part One of this training, please click here.

Part Two: Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training Program

Part Two of the training will consist of three weekends in the Fall 2019:  Sept 14 – 15, Oct 12 – 13, Nov 2 – 3.

Part Two will explore more in depth a range of yoga practices in order to provide a comprehensive yoga program to children from Pre-K to 8th grade. Topics covered will be: Child Development, Designing & Planning a children’s yoga class, Yoga theory & philosophy, modifying yoga postures, breathing practices, mindfulness practices, meditation practices, working with special needs children, observation of kids yoga classes, class management and practice teaching with real children.

Participants who complete both Part One and Part Two of the training will receive a 95-Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Upon completion of the 95-hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Training participants can apply for the designation of Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance after meeting their requirements. Training is also eligible for Continuing Education Hours for registered RYTs through Yoga Alliance. Training Manual included. Part Two of the training is open to anyone who wants to bring a meaningful yoga practice that empowers children to connect more fully with themselves and their community. No yoga experience necessary.

To register for Part Two of this training, please click here.

Training Schedule:

Schedule is the same on Saturday and Sunday, each weekend

  • 7 – 9 a.m.: Yoga Practice
  • 10:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Morning session
  • 2:30 – 5 p.m.: Afternoon session

Cost & Logistics

Each training costs $625. Early bird registration ends on June 1st for Part One and on August 1st for Part Two. Register early to save $25 off the cost of each training. Cost for both Part One and Part Two is $1,200. Register by June 1st to save $50 off the cost of both trainings. To register for either part of this training, please click here.

Evolve has worked closely with the Maryland State Department of Education to have Part 1 of this training approved for MSDE credit for St. Mary’s County Public School educators. Educators are also able to apply for tuition reimbursement for Part 1 of this training.