RCFY lead teachers Lisa, Jyoti, and Shakta

Children’s Yoga Instructor 200 Hour Certification

Radiant Child Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at the 95 and 200-hour level. Whether or not you are a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, you may apply to the RCFY-200 hour certification training. RCFY-200 provides space and depth for profound personal transformation. In addition, participants gain yoga skills and tools for working with people of all ages and abilities; from babies through elderly, using Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Yogic Lifestyle teachings.

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Section 1: Radiant Child Yoga 1-3, 30 Hours

All students are required to have their certificate of completion of the foundational training, RCY 1-3, before entering the certification phase. RCY 1-3 may be taken with either Shakta or one of the certified RCY Facilitators. The 30 course hours of RCY 1-3 never expire, and will always apply as the first 30 hours of the 200-hour RCFY certification training.

For upcoming dates and locations, please see class schedules.

Section 2: Modules: 40 Hours

ADHD/HEN: Sterling VA

  • ADHD: JULY 17 AND 18: 8:30 AM UNTIL 6 PM, JULY 19: 8:30 AM UNTIL 12:30 PM
  • HEN: JULY 19: 2 pm to 6 pm, July 20: 8:30 AM UNTIL 6 PM, July 21: 8:30 AM UNTIL 4 PM

The two modules are offered back-to-back in the RCY Summer Retreat. They are also offered throughout the year in other locations, and may be taken in any order.

Module 1
Yoga for Children who have ADHD, Autism and Those who are Differently-Abled
20 Hours
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Module 2
Happily Ever Now
20 hours
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These two modules complete 40-hours of the RCFY-200 certification.

Section 3: RCFY 105-hour Summer Retreat

July 23 to August 1, 2019: Gore, VA

July 23 arrive between 9-10:30
through August 1, 4 PM

@The Land Celebration, VA

The 105 hour section of the RCFY 200 hour training is offered once a year in the summer. This innovative training consists of four cornerstones that support yogic tools and teachings for the entire human lifespan, from little ones to the elderly, using the best that Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga have to offer.

The Four Cornerstones:

Physical and Energetic Anatomy: 27 hours

  • Physical anatomy and yoga adaptations that are relevant to your ability to teach both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga.
  • Energetic anatomy: the chakra system, acupressure points, and subtle internal energy awareness, which create alignment in the body and mind.
  • The foundations of yoga, based on Shakta’s book, KISS Guide to Yoga, gives you a true panoramic sense of the depth and breadth of yoga.
  • The rich plethora of Kundalini Yoga tools, including yoga Kriyas, meditations, communication skills–both internal and external– allow for a complete personal transformation that continues well beyond the retreat format.

Family Yoga: 27 hours

  • Learn to appreciate and consider the energies of each gender in your teaching of yoga, from young ones through teens.
  • Shakta and Kartar, married almost four decades, teach a special section on relationships and conscious communication.
  • Gain a plethora of tools specific to women’s life cycles for teaching women’s workshops and classes, and feel confident teaching yoga specific to men’s health.
  • Engage in creative cooperative partner exercises and meditations as not only a fun experience, but a tool for transforming challenging relationships.

The Brain and Yoga: 27 hours

  • Using innovative and interactive games, you’ll optimize the brain-body connection and enhance Sensory Integration with Brain Gym® inspired practices.
  • Take home Kundalini Yoga tools for common challenges, like insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
  • Experience how everyone, regardless of ability level, can do yoga with Senior yoga, Chair yoga, Wall/Bed/Ball yoga.
  • Learn about yourself and your loved ones using Yogic Numerology and the Ten Bodies of Light.

Yogic Lifestyle for Happiness and Prosperity: 24 hours

  • Feel confident that you can continue your yoga experience and healthy lifestyle after the training; includes healthy diet, daily practice, and mindful living techniques.
  • Learn both the practical and the energetic aspects of the business of yoga, and draw career opportunities towards you and reach all those who will benefit from what you know.
  • Learn how to organize your classes, pitch your ideas to schools, yoga centers, and other venues, as well as how to make the most of social networking.
  • Understand all that you need to know for the completion of the certification, as you move into your mentorship phase and work with your personal mentor who is one of the RCY trainers.

Section 4: At-Home Mentorship and Exam

Credit Hours: 25

All RCFY students will finish their training with an at-home internship, receiving one-on-one guidance from an experienced Radiant Child Yoga Trainer. The mentorship also includes a take-home exam.

Checklist for Completion:

      • RCY Basic level 1-3 (30 Hours)
      • 105-hour retreat
      • Two 20-Hour Modules (40 Hours)
      • At-Home Mentorship & Exam (25 Hours)

Total: 200 Hours

Summary of Tuition for 200 hour RCFY:

2 modules + 105-hours + mentorship

Through April 22, 2019


After April 22, 2019


*Tuition fee does not include RCY Basic Level 1-3, materials, food, lodging or travel expenses. Deposit of $600 is due upon acceptance into program.

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