S01-YA-SCHOOL-RCYSThe 95 Hour YTG Teacher Training is designed for those who wish to deepen their studies, seek a career as a children’s yoga teacher and become eligible to be Registered Children’s Yoga Teachers. This track is offered in three training modules:

Foundations of Teaching Yoga to Children

Advanced Methods of Teaching Yoga to Children

Teaching Children’s Yoga:  Application and Practicum.


The 95 Hour Teacher Training includes the following requirements and meets the Yoga Alliance standards in the following areas of Teaching Yoga to Children:

  • General Background in the Specialty Area (Children’s Yoga): 12 hours
  • Techniques, Training and Practice in Teaching Yoga to Children: 20 hours
  • Teaching Methodology: 15 hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology: 10 hours
  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Children’s Yoga Teachers: 12 hours
  • Practicum: 18 hours

How Do I Begin?

Your journey to becoming a Registered Yoga to Grow Teacher begins with Foundations of Teaching Yoga to Children.  In this five day intensive training you will learn the building blocks of teaching yoga to children.  We will explore teaching through songs, games, stories, posture flows and guided meditation.  You will learn how to integrate the core components of children’s yoga and Yoga to Grow Class Elements to create a successful yoga class.  Discussion, teaching clinics, practice, observation and practice teach experience will prepare you to teach effectively and confidently.

PranaPartnerWhat Comes Next?

After successful completion of Foundations Training and 10 hours of teaching experience, you are ready to enroll in the advanced training modules.  These trainings will expand your knowledge of yoga and build on your strengths as a teacher.  You may enroll in these modules in any order.  During advanced training you will deepen your knowledge of yoga philosophy, anatomy, child development and effective teaching.  In each training module you will lead two practice classes and receive individualized feedback and set goals to strengthen your teaching skills.  The Advanced Modules are offered in small group format and are designed to take your knowledge and skills to an advanced level.

Completion and Registration:

RCYTUpon completion of all three training modules, 20 hours of teaching experience and 8 hours of reading assignments you will reach the level of Registered Yoga to Grow Teacher.  This signifies that you are a highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable teacher.  Those who have completed a 200 Hour Teacher Training and hold RYT credentials from Yoga Alliance can then gain credentials as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.

More Information:

Contact Susan directly with our contact form or 573-864-4132.


TeacherTraining Modules

Upcoming Training Dates

  • June 21-25, 2017 Foundations, St. Louis, MO
  • April 27 – 30, 2017 Practicum and Application, Columbia, MO
  • October 19-22, 2017 Advanced Methods, Columbia, MO
Led by Susan Mathis, M.Ed., E-RYT 500, RCYT, Founder and Director of Yoga to Grow


Susan Head ShotSusan is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) as well as a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT and a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She completed her Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training in Feb of 2010 and graduating in January 2014 with 500 Hour Kripalu Teacher Certification.  A former Kindergarten and Preschool teacher, Susan worked for the Parents As Teachers program from 1990 to 2009. Susan currently serves as a National Trainer for the National Center for Parents as Teachers.

Susan is the director and owner of Yoga to Grow.

Testimonials from a Yoga to Grow 95 Hour Graduate

teacher-renee“I finished my 95 Hour Teacher Training at Yoga to Grow in January 2016.   The training gave me the knowledge, confidence, and creativity to be mindful in teaching yoga to young children.  I feel confident in my ability to give children the benefits of yoga while making it fun.  All the modules covered detailed pertinent information that I use in every yoga practice with the children.  With this ability I can create lesson plans for all age groups and feel well prepared to teach children yoga of all ages now.  I have enjoyed the whole experience!”  Renee Kohn, RYT 200, RCYT





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