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teacher training - Radiant ChildĀ© Yoga

The vision of Radiant Child® is to create a world of peace through the union of yoga and children. The Radiant Child is the child who is self-aware, who honors the spirit of all, and is naturally dedicated to creating a world of peace. Yoga is a holistic, practical tool toward that end.

RCYP is a certification course for parents, certified and aspiring yoga teachers, schoolteachers, day care/crèche staff, nannies, therapists, and anyone wanting to GIVE CHILDREN THE GIFT OF YOGA. The vision is to share the benefits of yoga with children around the world! This insightful 30-hour program is designed for all yoga levels/traditions and for all levels of experience with children. Certificate of completion given after at-home practicum phase, and your teacher listing on  www.childrensyoga.com and www.kidsandyoga.com. Course recognized for CECs with public schools, therapy organizations, and Yoga Alliance. Course is 50% lecture/interactive activities, 50% practice and serious fun!

RCY was founded by Shakta KhalsaE-RYT 500, AMS Montessori educator and author, an internationally recognized teacher for adult and children's yoga. She has taught extensively at conferences and gatherings for over four decades. As a leading founder of the children’s yoga movement, she developed RCY training in 1999. Since then, she trained a select few RCY Trainers, who, along with her, taught thousands of yoga teachers, school teachers, therapists, parents and grandparents the art of children’s yoga: www.childrensyoga.com. Cristin has been one of the main RCY Trainers since 2005.

Become a Certified Yoga Teacher with RCY! Did you know that in taking basic Radiant Child Yoga 30 hour training, you collect hours toward certification at 95 or 200 levels? RCY is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. Your hours never expire, so anytime in the future you can join Radiant Child Family and become a certified specialty children's yoga teacher. As a special gift, receive $20 off your next step by mentioning the RCY Trainer who referred you. See http://childrensyoga.com/certification/ for more information.



* RCYP 1  Giving Children the Gift of Yoga
* RCYP 2  Gaining In Awareness, Growing Your Practice
* RCYP 3  Heart & Soul Work for Children 
(open to anyone interested in teaching children consciously)

For working with children:

·       Guidelines for teaching children of all ages from babies to teens

·       Exploring a variety of breathing and mediation practices

·       Brain-balancing yoga and Brain Gym skills

·       Yoga in Motion songs, movements, games, dances that children love

·       Practical tips for keeping the class focused and engaged

·       Time to collaborate with others to create a unique yoga presentation

·       Practical tools for keeping class focused and engaged, for every situation that arises

·       Setting up children’s yoga business/classes

·       Yoga for Special Needs, SPD, ADD, Autism

·       Adapting yoga for schools

·       Development of children’s energy field and chakras

·       Yoga teachings about children, including the four phases of a child’s life

·       One-on-one mentorship with Cristin


For you as their teacher/parent:

·       Powerful yoga/meditation practices to become fully present to yourself and children in your life.

·       Practice conscious communication skills, such as Deep Listening and Engaging Cooperation

·       Time for sharing and networking with others

·       Keeping yourself centered no matter what!

Typical tuition is $670 early discount or $780, including materials. Discounts, price adjustments depending on area, and scholarships are available. Materials 30% off retail (total value of $220US) typically are:

  • RCY Training and Heart & Soul Work with Children Manual
  • Fly Like A Butterfly: Yoga for Children book & Children’s Yoga Songs & Meditations CD (value $17 & $17)
  • Kundalini Yoga Book & Deeply Relax and Meditate companion CD (value $11 & $17)
  • Yoga In Motion DVD & Yoga In Motion Workbook (value $19 + $15)
  • Happy CD (value $17)
  • Cozy CD (value $17)
  • Present Moment Awareness CD (value $17)
  • Tote Bag (value: $3)

Not sure you're ready to train, but want to experience Radiant Child and simple kids' yoga techniques?


A workshop for teachers, parents, therapists, and all who would like to Give Children the Gift of Yoga
Learn basic yoga and meditation techniques that work with children. Be introduced to how yoga can be a wonderful non-competitive, confidence-building, fun experience for kids! Be empowered -- learn techniques, tools and resources to help you create and teach a series of children's yoga classes. Learn how yoga can reveal the radiance of each child and how you can help! This course can be modified for your specific interests. Typically 3-4 hours long, tuition ~$50US or 40 per person; discount for early registration or large groups.

Please direct questions to cristin@kidsandyoga.com!

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We do not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion (creed), national origin (ancestry), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, size, neurodiversity, disability, equation, marital status, or military status in any activities or operations - we welcome all!