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Pretzel Kids Yoga Teacher Feature: Meet Marci Nault

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Meet Marci Nault, our February 2020 featured Pretzel Kids yoga teacher!

We’re thrilled to spotlight Marci and tell you a bit more about her yoga journey, and why she decided to become a kids yoga teacher and member of our growing teaching community.

Marci’s journey is fascinating and we think you’ll agree. 

At only three years old, she began practicing yoga and meditation at the Maharishi Ayurveda Center in Lancaster, Ma. By age 20, she became a national keynote speaker on topics about the mind/body connection. Marci is also a published author with Simon & Schuster for her novel, The Lake House. 

But that’s not all. 

Marci has successfully run three small companies, is an adult competitive figure skater, an international salsa performer, a white water kayaker, and an avid hiker. She has traveled to more than 39 different countries, and her current company, “E2T Adventures: Explore, Experience, Thrive” helps people achieve their dreams at any age. She’s proud to be adding E2T Adventure Kids Yoga to her E2T company.

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Marci is excited to use the Pretzel Kids yoga curriculum and help kids spark their imaginations, fall in love with movement, and live a lifetime of joy. 

Since Marci became a member of the “Start, Build & Grow a Pretzel Kids Yoga Business” subscription program, she has launched several Pretzel Kids classes in the Boston area. She’s also been hired by Pretzel Kids yoga to run an ongoing weekly Pretzel Kids program at a preschool and a pop-up corporate event in Cambridge, Ma. 

“Joining Pretzel Kids has given me a way to market my classes and has taught me how to reach out to schools and kids programs.”

Marci lives in Melrose, Ma. and is excited to bring Pretzel Kids yoga to Melrose and the North Shore of Massachusetts. 

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Read on to learn more about Marci.

Pretzel Kids: What is your background in yoga and fitness? 

Marci: I’ve been practicing yoga since I was a toddler, along with meditation. It’s been my solid foundation for everything I’ve achieved in life. Today, I’m a competitive adult figure skater, a salsa performer, and the founder of E2T Adventures. I’ve been coaching children in figure skating since I started skating in my adult years. 

Pretzel Kids: How has being a motivational speaker informed your career choices with both E2T Adventures and Pretzel Kids yoga?

Marci: As a writer, keynote speaker, real estate investor and founder of E2T Adventures, I’ve led thousands of people to go after their dreams at any age. Pretzel Kids yoga gives me a way to reach children at a young age and make an impact in their lives. This way I can give children the greatest tools I was given as a child. 

Pretzel Kids: Tell me one fun fact about you?

Marci: Laughing is my superpower, but I couldn’t tell a joke to save my life.

Pretzel Kids: Lol. That’s pretty funny, so maybe you CAN tell jokes! In the meantime, what do you like to do in your spare time? 

Marci: Now it’s my time to laugh. (Free time? Haha! What’s that?) Well, I train in figure skating and salsa dancing (that’s fun for me).

But, my favorite way to spend my extra time is with my niece. I’ve taught her yoga and how to white water kayak. She’s made me a better hiker and dancer. I also love to read before I fall asleep.

Pretzel Kids: What drew you to the Pretzel Kids Yoga online certification course

Marci: I wanted to make an impact in children’s lives with yoga and mindfulness. 

The Pretzel Kids online yoga teacher training allowed me to use all my knowledge in yoga and transform it into a fun, playful, imaginative way to teach children. Having the yoga teacher training online was also convenient with my busy schedule.

Pretzel Kids: What is your favorite thing about the Pretzel Kids yoga membership program?

Marci: I like that I can continue to build my skills teaching kids yoga classes. I also appreciate all of the resources provided in the Pretzel Kids membership. 

For example, the marketing flyer templates provided by Pretzel Kids are easy to edit and look professional. 

And, the ongoing lesson plans (in the membership) help me create new classes that the kids love. 

Pretzel Kids: Have you participated in the new “Ask Me Anything” video calls available to Pretzel Kids yoga teachers?

Marci: Yes, I have. The last AMA answered all my questions about how to grow my business by reaching out to after-school programs and preschools.

Pretzel Kids: Our mission is to help our member teachers “Start, Build & Grow” successful Pretzel Kids yoga classes in their communities. 

We also help place our teachers in well-paying yoga jobs

What else have you found particularly helpful about being a member of the Pretzel Kids yoga teaching community? Has our founder helped you launch your Pretzel Kids yoga classes?

Marci: I’m incredibly grateful that Robyn not only provides the Pretzel Kids yoga teacher training and membership service, but she also coaches me to success. Robyn has been incredibly helpful – from answering all my questions, to helping me get my first teaching jobs, to online support when I have technical difficulties. 

Finally, Pretzel Kids helps me promote my classes through the Pretzel Kids yoga website and social media.

Pretzel Kids: How have your Pretzel Kids yoga classes been going so far? Do you feel prepared to teach children’s yoga? 

Marci: I feel very prepared to teach kids yoga. Each Pretzel Kids yoga class helps me expand my knowledge base and create something fun for the children.

Pretzel Kids: How do you hope to make a positive impact by teaching Pretzel Kids yoga classes? 

Marci: In a screen-based, digital world I see too many children over-stimulated, and labeled as unable to focus. I believe yoga helps children’s minds to calm down. In their fast-paced lives, yoga gives kids a safe space to open their imaginations, and learn to breathe and meditate. These tools can help kids deal with the addiction of screens that so many will face in their lives. 

I also believe that falling in love with non-competitive movement at a young age sets a child up for a lifetime of activity. 

Pretzel Kids: You’ve had the opportunity to create Pretzel Kids lesson plans for your classes using the Pretzel Kids Method. What is this creative process like? 

Marci: Creating lesson plans is like diving back into my days of teaching children’s meditation and writing children’s stories. Building out a plan (with a story-telling element) is a playful experience. When I teach Pretzel Kids classes, the children  respond to the storytelling, and begin to add their own stories!

Pretzel Kids: How did you hear about Pretzel Kids yoga? Would you recommend the yoga teacher training course to friends, moms, childcare providers and yoga teachers? If so, why? 

Marci: I met Robyn through iFundWomen (where she now coaches female entrepreneurs in addition to coaching Pretzel Kids teachers!). When I saw an ad on Facebook looking for Pretzel Kids teachers, I jumped at the chance to become a kids yoga instructor. 

I’ve actually recommended the course to a few friends because I believe in the curriculum and what it can bring to children’s lives. 

Pretzel Kids: Just for fun, what’s your favorite Pretzel Kids pose?

Marci: Mermaid!

Pretzel Kids: And for more fun: What’s your favorite Pretzel Kids game and theme? 

Marci: I like “Yogi Says” because it gives the kids a chance to remember the kids yoga poses. My favorite theme is “Scuba Diving.”

Pretzel Kids: Last question: What’s your favorite food?

Marci: Sweet potatoes in any form.

Thank you Marci and we wish you continued success! 

Editor’s note: Are you interested in taking the Pretzel Kids online certification course and learning how to run successful kids yoga classes like Marci? Are you interested in becoming a member of the Pretzel Kids teaching network

We’d love to talk to you and help you create a lucrative side hustle teaching kids yoga! We can’t wait for you to join our Pretzel Kids yoga family! Head over here >> to learn more about the Pretzel Kids Method.

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