These Standards are requirements to become a Registered Yoga School (RYS) that offers a Children Yoga program.

Program Requirements

Techniques, Training and Practice


15 Children Beginners Poses


2 Pranayamas for children

10 Contact Hrs    10  Non Contact Hrs     10  Min Hours With Leads 10    Total Hrs 20

Teaching Methodology

Communication Skills For Children/Demonstrating To Children/Learning Styles of Children/Business Of Children's Yoga (must include marketing and legal info)

Contact Hrs 20    Non Contact Hrs 15         Min Hours With The Main Leads 20       Total Hrs 35

Anatomy and Physiology

Human Anatomy and Physiology Of Children

Contact Hrs: 10     Non Contact Hrs: 0      Min Hours With Leads: 10      Total Hrs: 10 

Yoga Philosophy & Ethics for Children

Yoga Sutras For Children/Ethics Related To Children

Contact Hrs 10   Non Contact Hrs 15       Min Hours With Main Leads 10       Total Hrs 25


10 class taught outside classroom post training

Contact Hrs 0     Non Contact Hrs 20        Min Hours With Main Leads 0      Total Hrs 20

Total Contact Hours 50 hrs

Total Non Contact Hours 50 hrs

Min Total Hours With Main Leads 50 hrs

Total Hours 100 hrs

Online Children Program Requirements

  • The entire hours of this program can be done online (i.e. non contact hours). To be allowed to certify as an online school for this program:
    • Schools must meet the overall hour requirements as the in person program requirements above.
    • Students need to be tested both in theory (e.g. yoga philosophy, etc) and practice (e.g. the ability to teach class) to demonstrate that they have gained the same level of knowledge and skill that would be obtained if they had taken the program in person, thus schools need to show in their syllabus how they will evaluate theory (e.g. yoga philosophy, etc) and practice (e.g. the ability to teach class) via exams or other form of evaluation.

Lead Requirements

  • All RYS-Children  programs requires a trainer with a   ERYT 200 and RYT Children
  • Maximum of 2 trainers per program per location.

How To Apply

* Fill out an application for free

*Complete a school syllabus for approval

*Submit required certificates

*Pay fees

*Receive a school certification and registration material and info