Updated: October 27, 2022
By Brooke Weber, Contributing Writer
If you’re reading this, you’re probably already thinking about how to get certified to teach kids yoga. That’s great! You’re setting out on a rewarding career path with a ton of perks.
As a kids yoga instructor, you’ll be able to decide how much you want to teach, choose a class schedule and even pick your own hours. You’ll be able to turn your yoga skills into anything from a side hustle to a full-time job, and you’ll be able to do it even if you don’t have any experience teaching kids yoga right now!
Want to your passion into cash starting today? With the Pretzel Kids’ online kids yoga certification course, you can do just that. After completing the children’s yoga online training course from the comfort of your own home, you’ll be teaching your own kids yoga classes in no time!
Interested in becoming a kids yoga instructor? Fantastic! Read here for a step-by-step guide on how to get certified to teach kids yoga online.
Before You Learn About How to get certified to teach kids yoga…
1. Get the basics down
If you’re at the very beginning of your own yoga journey, make sure you learn the basics before jumping into the world of kids yoga. For total newbies, the Internet is full of guides and videos on fundamental yoga poses and breathing techniques. Try a few of them out and get comfortable with the practice! Even if you’ve taken a yoga class or two at some point, a refresher is always a good idea. Keep in mind that you DON’T need any kind of extensive prerequisites to become a Pretzel Kids teacher. While some studios require 200 hours of special training before you can even attempt to teach yoga classes, Pretzel Kids only requires the 12 hours of training you’ll receive in our online course! It’s as simple as that.
2. Know how to work with kids
Of course, the “kids” aspect of “kids yoga” is just as important as the practice of yoga itself! If you want to teach kids anything, be sure you’re willing and excited to work with children. Again, you don’t have to be a teacher or a caregiver to become a kids yoga instructor – although teachers and caregivers are welcome.
Another tip: You’ll learn how to stay consistent, vary activities and give firm instructions with a gentle attitude using the Pretzel Kids Method program. This way you’ll get the extra boost you need to make classes effective, informative and fun for everyone!
To get certified…
1. Find the right program for you
There are tons of great kids yoga training programs out there. Along with Pretzel Kids yoga, other companies like Cosmic Kids, Kidding Around Yoga, and Rainbow Kids also offer online courses. Yet, here’s a tip: Look for a company and brand, like Pretzel Kids, that has extensive experience training kids yoga teachers via an online platform. Also, look for a company that offers extensive support long after you finish your teacher training online. Why? Because it’s hard enough to start a business running kids yoga classes on your own. Why not get support along the way? Pretzel Kids has your back and will help you turn your kids yoga prowess into a business in your own community or online!
One more thing to consider: Whichever kids yoga program you choose, make sure you factor in any prerequisites, the time required for training and the quality of the company’s online program. This will help you weigh all your options and choose the best kids yoga teacher training course.
2. Complete your online kids yoga training at your own pace
Once you’ve selected an online kids yoga training program, complete that training at your own pace. That’s one of the great things about completing a course online – if you’re not learning live with a teacher, you can train whenever you’d like. As we’ve said before, at Pretzel Kids, it only takes 12 hours to become a certified kids yoga teacher. You can chip away at those 12 hours in-between meetings, while you’re waiting for the kids to get out of school for the day, or while you’re taking a break from studying for exams. Regardless of when you have time to train, you’ll still be learning the Pretzel Kids Method with each video module, and you’ll still get access to a manual full of activities and techniques to keep your class engaged!
3. Get ready to teach!
Once you’re moving through your yoga teacher training program, you’re going to want to prepare yourself for your first children’s yoga class! Each Pretzel Kids trained kids yoga instructor gets access to our 8-step teaching system, which goes over everything from organizing classes and pranayama (breathing techniques) to poses and games. So, try out some sample classes with your family or run an outdoor session with a group of neighbors. Who would say no to a free yoga class?
And remember: It might take a few tries to sense your own teaching style and learn how you’d like to run a class, but you’ll get there! Practice may not make perfect, but it’ll certainly make you more confident and ready to start your new kids yoga gig.
After getting certified…
1. Spread your wings!
Congratulations! Once you’ve earned your kids yoga certification, you can now market yourself as a licensed yoga teacher! With Pretzel Kids, you can teach anywhere kids hang out! If you ever find yourself needing a little bit of extra guidance, our amazing community of yoga instructors, parents and business professionals can help you ground yourself and get off to a great start.
2. Take it to the next level
If you’re a go-getter who’s looking to build a business teaching kids yoga classes, you may need to learn some new marketing or business skills. Or, you can get all you need in a training+business building program with the Pretzel Kids Method! This immersive licensing program gives you access to the Pretzel Kids name, branding, logos and more to use for your very own Pretzel Kids yoga classes! There’s no better way to dip your toes into the world of entrepreneurship – you’ll be supported the entire way by the whole Pretzel Kids team.
Get certified to teach kids yoga with Pretzel Kids!
We know you’re passionate about teaching kids yoga. Now you’ve got the complete road map for turning your passion into a full-on kids yoga career!
Don’t wait! Enroll in the Pretzel Kids Method today!