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Rishikesh, India

100 Hours Children Yoga Training Retreat India

100 Hours Children Yoga Training Retreat is a very systematic training of Yoga in which we educate about approach of Yoga in both theory and practice for children from 5 to 16 years (divided into three different groups - 5 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 16 Years). 

The whole training guides one to teach Yoga to children of three different groups for their proper growth and well-being. There is a sincere requirement of proficient Yoga teachers who would devout their time and interest to Yoga to the growing children. The knowledge in the training will be very helpful to work with children for their well-being. The training is open for all who wish to teach Yoga for children.

Inclusions – 9 nights accommodation (Shared accommodation & Private rooms), program material (books, notebook, pen, Jala Neti pot), Private Yoga consultation, Vegetarian food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Weekend excursions (Temple visit for the Rising sun, visit nearby temples, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh city) and Wi-fi etc.

Exclusions – Flight tickets, airport pick up and drop, longer tours and trips around, travel and cancellation insurance, medical assistance and things for personal requirements.

Things to do – Camping, Hiking, meditate at holy Ganga beach, Ganga Aarti, visit – ancient temples, ashrams, holy people and Rishikesh city, waterfall, river rafting, Ayurveda massage, Shopping and others.

Why choose us - Our Yoga courses and retreats are strictly traditional and Yogic life-style oriented therefore, we adhere to the teachings of authentic schools of Yoga and spirituality such as Ramakrishna Mission, Sri Aurobindo SocietyYogoda Satsang Society of India, Bihar School of Yoga and so on. We do not teach any modern trends of Yoga such as Iyenger, Ashtanga, Acro, Yin, Vikram, Power or so on. From our educational and cultural backgrounds as well as experience of authentic Yoga, we create a unique space for the opportunity to learn, heal and grow in a congenial, safe and relaxed environment. We believe in the common values of life rooted in compassion, kindness and love to one another and this is our main driver. Therefore, our promise is to provide you with the very best of pre and post course assistance, answering your questions whatever comes up and more that you may require for your growth and well-being. We invite all of you to study, learn and grow as a evolved human with the help of Yogic tools. For more information, please look into Yoga School and Tantra and Yoga.

Special features - 

  • The program prepares one to teach Yoga for children of different age groups.
  • It helps one to understand the idea in about children Yoga and how this needs to be incorporated into daily life since childhood.
  • It helps develop foundation of Children Yoga and life style for comparatively healthier, calmer and more peaceful life.

Certification – Upon successful completion of the training students will be granted a certification for 100 Hours Children Yoga Training Retreat.

Accreditation - Sanatana Yog Sandesh is certified by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International which provide the chances to use the certificate for career and job opportunities. Upon successful completion of the course students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA as Registered Yoga Teachers (E-RYT).

The 100 Hours Children Yoga Training Retreat is open to everyone however underwritten needs some consideration –

  • The students should already be exposed to Yoga practices and have completed any other Yoga training before.
  • Ability to be understand children’s feelings, emotions and their needs.
  • Genuine feelings to know the art of teaching Yoga to children.
  • Able to imagine and create stories for children.
  • Some fascination or motivation towards Yoga for Children and Yogic culture.
  • Able to combine Yoga asana, pranayama, relaxation, meditation and other relevant practices with alive story-telling and playfulness.
  • Good command on English language as this is the medium of education.
  • Sound health physical as well as mental is a requirement however if there is some health issue, this should be intimated to the school before registering for the retreat.

100 Hours Children Yoga Training Retreat incorporates several topics which helps one to understand and know the Yogic culture for children. They are - 

1. Techniques, Training, Practice -

Hatha Yoga Asana - Specific asana of Hatha Yoga designed and very important for children from different groups - Standing, supine, prone, backward, forward, spine twist, inversion and balance.

Pranayama - Specific Pranayama practices for children including basic techniques for correction of breath, breathing to balancing, breathing to cool and harmonise. 

Mudra - Specific mudra practices for children including basic gesture of fingers to affect energy in body.

Shat-karma - Specific required purificatory practices in Yoga only.

Meditation - Basic postures of meditation, special practices of meditation for children and Yoga Nidra for children.

Karma Yoga - During the retreat individuals would be required those to participate into Karma Yoga. Depending upon the requirements we may involve you into this.

2. Teaching Methodology –This is a combination of complex topics such as designing Yoga class for children how to teach different practices of Yoga, how to be good Yoga teacher, ethical guidelines, develop communication skills, time management, principles of demonstration, assistance, awareness, correction, styles of teaching, specific needs of children in a Yoga class and business aspects of Yoga for children etc.

3. Anatomy and Physiology –

(a) Modern Human anatomy and Physiology (Skeleton System, Muscular System, Respiratory System, Endocrine System and Nervous System).

(b) Yoga Human anatomy and Physiology (short discussion on composition of Human body according to Yoga and their relation to the study of human body in modern study – Discussion on 3 Bodies, 5 elements, 5 Koshas, Nadis, Chakra and Kundalini.

(c) Holistic approach of Yoga (Learning how system of Yoga needs to be incorporated to children to affect the internal organs for substantial growth and development of children.

4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers – Overview of description of the term Philosophy, Yoga, way of living, true sense of the term “religion”, little reflection on the life story of great Gurus of different parts of the world, Parenthood talks regarding how to look after children according to Yogic Lifestyle, Child psychology, Ethics for a Children Yoga Teacher and Ethical guidelines as an individual and as a Yoga teacher.

5. Practicum –Practice of teaching different practices in groups as the lead instructor, observe and assist while others teaching, focus on specific practices and compiling feedback etc.

Suggested Yoga Books for 100 Hours Children Yoga Training Retreat – 

  • Yoga Education for Children (Volume 1) – Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Yoga Education for Children (Volume 2) – Swami Niranjananda Saraswati
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha - Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Anatomy and Physiology - not specified

10 Days - The total duration for this course is 10 days however with the day of arrival this becomes 11 days.

The daily schedule for Children Yoga Training Retreat is tentative and subject to change according to need. All classes are held for 6 days in a week.

  • 6.30am to 7am – Herbal tea/Drink
  • 7am to 8.30am – Hatha Yoga asana, pranayama followed by Relaxation
  • 8.30am to 9.30am – Breakfast
  • 10am to 11am – Rest
  • 11.15am to 12.15pm – Lecture
  • 1pm to 2pm – Lunch
  • 3.30pm to 4.30 – Meditation and Relaxation session
  • 4.30pm to 5.15pm - Personal cleaning and Karma Yoga
  • 5.30pm to 6.30pm – Theory as well as practical training
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm – Dinner
  • 7.30 to 8.30pm – Kirtan, Chanting and video show etc. (optional session)
  • 9pm – Bed time

How to arrive (Airports) – The New Delhi International Airport (IGI) is located around 240 Kilometres from Rishikesh and the Jolly Grant Domestic Airport Dehradun is located around 20 Kilometres from Rishikesh. From both airports the cab/car services are available to reach Rishikesh at our school. From Delhi it's around 6 hours drive and from Dehradun it's around 40 minutes drive. If you wish we may organize your journey to our school in Rishikesh at a reasonable fair.

Registration – Please Register or write to us via our email ( to check the availability of a place. It the place is available we will request you to fill in the registration form online. Then you need to make non-refundable deposit to finally be selected for the course.

Deposit – A non-refundable deposit of 300 Euro only for International, INR students and total retreat fee only for Indian students plus transaction charges/commissions is required to confirm the candidature in the retreat. Please follow Payment.

Cancellation of the application for the course – For the time being we do not provide this facility. Therefore, properly decide before you deposit the amount for the course.

Remaining Payment – The remainder payments can be made after arrival. For more details please look into Orientation guide in Download.

Accommodation, Food & Drink, Airports etc. – Please follow Accommodation and Yoga School.

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