Are you looking for a way to make money doing something you love? Do you enjoy practicing yoga? Or, do you know a bit about yoga and love working with children?
Well, we’ve got the perfect side hustle or business for you: Become a licensed Pretzel Kid yoga teacher, enroll in our online yoga teacher training, and launch a career teaching yoga in schools.
There’s never been a better time to do this than now. Why? Research shows that yoga training for school teachers helps children manage anxiety. Yoga in schools also helps foster a healthy school community and atmosphere. Young students learn to use mindfulness, reflection, and breathing techniques to successfully cope with their emotions. What’s more - a classroom full of calm students helps teachers do their jobs more effectively. That’s right. Teachers are less likely to face behavioral issues and typical classroom stressors when yoga is implemented into their instruction day.
If you take our online yoga teacher training, you too can bring yoga to the classroom, and change lives for the better. Plus, while you teach yoga for children, you can also improve your physical and mental health. A win-win!
Does this sound like something you’re interested in? Here are 3 steps to help you get started teaching yoga for children:
1. Enroll in the Pretzel Kids Yoga Teacher Certification Course
Taking the gold standard Pretzel Kids Yoga Teacher Certification Course gives you an easy, proven and accessible way to kickstart your career teaching yoga in schools. It’s not only the premium children's yoga certification, but an original curriculum written by Robyn Parets, the founder of Pretzel Kids, and two educators. They know the ins and outs of teaching yoga to kids in schools - as they’ve been there, done that.
2. Join the “Start, Build & Grow a Pretzel Kids Business” Community
Alright.....say you take the course. How are you going to start teaching children's yoga classes?
Well, we’ve got you covered there too. After you take the course, you can join the Pretzel Kids yoga community and become a licensed instructor.
Our new Start, Build & Grow a Pretzel Kids Yoga Business, is like becoming a Zumba teacher and joining the Zumba teaching community - except in this case, it's for kids yoga! We give you a bio on our website where you can get hired and network with other instructors. This way you can start teaching kids yoga at schools in your community right away. You also get plenty of teaching resources, like our lesson plan of the month. And, most importantly, you become part of the Pretzel Kids yoga network with the rights to use our branding, name and logos to market your classes and grow your kids yoga business.
We’re not stopping there. We have a host of features and programming coming in June and July for our Pretzel Kids yoga teachers. Stay tuned!
3. Continue Your Yoga Education
Once you take the online yoga teacher training, you will be granted access to three other courses: Teaching Teen/Tween Yoga, Yoga for Kids with Special Needs, and Teaching Tips - FOR FREE! This gives you even more tools to start teaching your own kids yoga classes in schools, or implement yoga and mindfulness techniques as you see fit.
The Teaching Teen/Tween Yoga course is essential for teaching children's yoga in schools. Teaching a yoga class to teens between the ages of 12-17 is indeed a unique experience, with its own set of challenges. The course will give you loads of yoga teaching tips with several tried-and-true techniques.
The Yoga for Kids with Special Needs course is also an essential course, created in part by Pretzel Kids’ curriculum developer and special needs expert, Meagan Krasner.
Krasner developed this yoga for special needs training over a decade ago and has three kids of her own - one who is on the Asperger's spectrum. This course comes with a resource guide, as well as specific tools to incorporate when you’re working with children with special needs.
But that’s not all. Want to learn How to Teach Mindfulness to Kids? We think mindfulness is essential in a classroom setting and we launched this add-on course to help you learn what to do, starting right now! What are you waiting for?
Yoga Instructors Love Pretzel Kids
Pretzel Kids is the premium kids yoga training course and business-booster program for all the reasons listed above - and more. But, don’t take it from us. Take it from our teachers!
Gina Buono, a middle school teacher in New York, has been a Pretzel Kids yoga teacher since May 2018. We had the pleasure of talking to her about her journey teaching kids yoga in her school.
“I absolutely loved learning all the different ways to teach yoga and breathing techniques through the use of fun games. As a teacher, the lesson plan format is exactly how I envisioned running the classes,” says Buono.
“After taking the course, I felt completely prepared to teach yoga to children and teens. The hands-on learning was extremely helpful and Robyn’s experience brought so much knowledge for different options on running successful classes,” she says.
Buono is now hoping to expand the Pretzel Kids program throughout her school district. Why? It works and the kids have gained positive self-esteem and focus from Gina's children's yoga classes.
“It is a great program and offers so many opportunities.”
Launch Your New Career With Pretzel Kids Today
The premium Pretzel Kids Yoga Teacher Certification Course is the easiest and fastest way to become a kids yoga instructor - and launch a side hustle or career!
And besides, you heard it here: Teaching kids yoga in schools is an exciting and fulfilling way to make a living (or earn extra cash!) Plus, Pretzel Kids is there for you every step of the way. We want to see you succeed. If you succeed, the kids succeed. That is our mission. Period.
Says Buono: “I would definitely recommend Pretzel Kids to everyone! I already have, and some of my friends have since been certified as well! The people I met along the way have also been such a blessing!”
Are you ready to stop self-guessing yourself and become a Pretzel Kids yoga teacher? The kids are waiting for you!
About Ocean Noah: Ocean is a content intern at Pretzel Kids yoga. Originally from Los Angeles, Ocean moved to San Francisco to study creative writing at San Francisco State University. She writes fiction, blog posts, and op-eds. Ocean is thrilled to write for Pretzel Kids, as her mother is a yogi too!