Pretzel Kids® Yoga Teacher Certification Course
Did you know that teaching kids yoga is one of the fastest growing opportunities in the yoga world?
Well, we've got the perfect solution for you.
Pretzel Kids yoga teaches you our plug-and-play proprietary method (the Pretzel Kids Method) in 8 Easy Steps. This gives you the tools to start teaching kids yoga - immediately!
The Pretzel Kids Method is the FASTEST and EASIEST way to teach kids yoga. Period.
Plus, you get access to this course FOREVER!
Better yet, if you join our membership, you can use our branding, web platform and teaching resources to build a successful kids yoga business! And, psst: NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
And, where else can you learn a new career skill for less than $500 - a skill you can turn into a profit of $6,000-$80,000 a year, depending on how much you want to teach? Um, nowhere...We're not kidding about this.
We've done the math. See for yourself:
Think of this like a children's yoga business-in-a-box. Open it up, unpack the contents, and you are ready to rock and roll!
The Pretzel Kids Method gives you everything you need to teach well-structured and managed classes.
This is key to creating successful yoga classes for children time after time. The Pretzel Kids training isn't just a bunch of fun yoga games and poses. It's a proven teaching curriculum that's been implemented at schools, camps, after-school programs, daycare centers, gyms, teenage sports programs, yoga & fitness studios and more for 15 years! (but of course, if you only want to grab a game and go, or teach a breathing technique - we've got you covered there too).
The Pretzel Kids Yoga Teacher Certification Course is unlike any other children's yoga training on the market today! Our goal is to teach you all the fun stuff - games, poses etc. - while giving you our secret sauce!
Plus, once you've taken the course, the Pretzel Kids Method helps you teach structured classes that work - immediately.
If you've been delaying teaching children's yoga classes because you're not sure how to structure a class, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. You're about to transform your skillset and become an in-demand kids yoga teacher.
Pretzel Kids Yoga is the place to be! Once you have completed the Pretzel Kids Teaching Training course, you can become part of our membership community and Pretzel Kids teacher network!
What does this mean? You can list your classes on our web platform, get a teacher bio on our site, get booked directly for teaching gigs in your community, and the best part: You can use the Pretzel Kids name, logos and branding resources to market your very own Pretzel Kids classes.
Think of this like a kids yoga business-in-a-box. Open it, unpack it, and you're ready to go!
“The Pretzel Kids teacher training was fantastic! It was my catalyst for getting involved with youth fitness.
Since I took the course, I have taught kids yoga classes at the Boys and Girls club, elementary schools, community centers, and centers for kids with special needs. I have also taught classes for Girl Scout troops and private sessions.
The training and manual effectively teaches how to adjust the curriculum to various age groups. Robyn has been an excellent and supportive mentor and is always there to answer a question or give advice.
I have seen kids of all ages and abilities excel and love the classes as Pretzel Kids is so much fun!"
-Becky E. of New York
“As both an educator and yogini, I was amazed by the high quality of the Pretzel Kids approach, which combines the best in age-appropriate pedagogical practice with genuine yoga principles and techniques.
I got all the tools necessary to begin teaching right away and all the kids I have worked with have loved the PK experience!”
– Sarah B. of Israel
When we say fast-track, we mean it! This course can be completed in 12 hours or less!
You can start earning money right away using the Pretzel Kids Method!
There's NOTHING else like this on the market today! You will learn our tricks of the trade.
What's in a name? Everything! You can get in on the ground floor with the most innovative branded kids yoga training on the market today.
It's convenient! No need to travel to our live training. You can take the SAME course on your own time from the comfort of your home.
The Pretzel Kids Method is adaptable! You can adapt this material to teach classes for ages 2.9-17 or work with children one-on-one.
Anyone can do this, even YOU! No prerequisites required (although some yoga knowledge is helpful).
We support you! Become a licensed Pretzel Kids teacher, be part of our community, get listed on our website, and get monthly lesson plans delivered directly to you. All you need to do is teach!
You do NOT have to be an adult yoga teacher and this course is much less expensive than a 200-hour teacher training (after which it'll take you possibly years to earn back your training investment. Many never earn it back).
Hey everyone! I'm Robyn Parets, founder and creator of Pretzel Kids®. I'm also a marketing & branding expert, financial writer, and seasoned journalist.
I began leading Pretzel Kids yoga certification courses more than 12 years ago under the umbrella of my former Boston yoga studio, Breathe Joy Yoga. I also formerly ran a 200-hour TT school, so my intention with Pretzel Kids is to give YOU a fast and easy way to teach kids yoga - without spending thousands of dollars on an RYT-200 course (that, by the way, won't prepare you to teach a bunch of 5-year-olds.) Yup, it's true.
I absolutely love helping women earn money doing something they love. For this reason, I'm also a business coach at iFundWomen, and spend my time mentoring licensed Pretzel Kids teachers on launching their own successful businesses.
Pretzel Kids® was founded as a way to offer a structured yoga play environment for children. In fact, our ground-breaking children's yoga curriculum was written by school teachers (also yoga instructors). It is designed to model effective classroom educational programs and make it easy for YOU to begin teaching kids yoga immediately.
When not teaching and coaching, I like to travel, meditate, spend time outdoors, read & write, and hang out with my family and dogs. You can learn more about me on my personal website HERE. Let me know if you have any questions!
Pretzel Kids Course Introduction and Overview 1. Learn the Pretzel Kids Method! 2. Follow along and participate with each video module and feel like you are part of a live training course 3. Download the Pretzel Kids Manual, a guidebook chock-full of activities, games and techniques 4. Discover The Pretzel Kids teaching system and learn how to implement it immediately 5. Get access to our resources, videos and more. This way you can go back and review and grab a new idea at any time 6. Learn more about Pretzel Kids and become a licensed teacher
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 8-STEP TRAINING SYSTEM
Step #1: Setting up your classes - A review of the Pretzel Kids Method and approach to teaching - How to begin, structure and manage your class - A review of specific centering tips and tools for appropriate age groups
Step #2: Pranayama - A review of Pretzel Kids-themed breathing techniques
Step #3: Warm-Ups - Learn specific Pretzel Kids warm-up techniques
Step #4: Sun Salutations - A review of the poses in a typical Pretzel Kids sun salutation - Learn proprietary Pretzel Kids sun salutation games and activities
Let's Break for Poses and Learn the Three-Part Pretzel Kids Pose Bank!
Step #5: Game Bank: The Heart of Your Class - Here is where we get to have a ton of fun (and laughs)! Get ready to learn our most popular Pretzel Kids yoga games for all ages! - Learn how to theme your games
Step #6: Cool Down - Learn specific Pretzel Kids cool-down techniques
Step #7: Re-Centering - Learn how to ground your class
Step #8: Savasana - Believe it or not, kids in our classes LOVE savasana. Why? Because we make sure this is a fun, relaxing end-of-class activity. It's something they love and look forward to. - During this module, you'll learn how to facilitate savasanas that work!
Bonus Next Steps: Grow Your Business & Join the Pretzel Kids Teacher Network! - Discover the benefits of starting your own Pretzel Kids Yoga business - Join the "Start a Pretzel Kids Yoga Business" Membership
When does the course start and finish? The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Are there any prerequisites to take this course? Yes! You should have a desire to teach children and make a difference in the world! Also, we recommend that you have some basic familiarity with yoga. If not, no worries, this is an easy peasy fix. Contact us and we'll recommend a couple things you can read to be prepared for the course!
After taking this course, can I call my classes Pretzel Kids? Can I call myself a Pretzel Kids teacher? If you join our Pretzel Kids membership community and licensing program, the answer is YES to both questions! But, if you decide not to become a member, you cannot use the Pretzel Kids name to market your classes or business, and you cannot refer to yourself as a Pretzel Kids yoga teacher. You can, however, state that you've completed the Pretzel Kids Yoga Teacher Certification course and list this fact on your resume or bio. We know it can be a bit confusing, so feel free to reach out with any questions. We do highly recommend that you do join our community - as we offer all of the licensing and branding rights you'll need to build a kids yoga business. Learn more about the many perks and sign up here: https://pretzelkids.teachable.com/p/subscription-course-grow-your-business.
I own a yoga studio and would love to offer this course as part of my 200-hour teacher training. How can I do that? We do off volume purchase rates for 5 or 10 instructors. We can also offer you special pricing for more than 10 teachers. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to discuss this!
What if I am unhappy with the course? We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. After that, you have lifetime access to the course so hopefully you will use the resources at some point in the future.
How long do I have access to the course? How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Please note: Your enrollment gives you and only you access to the course. If your friends, family or colleagues wish to take the course, they would need to purchase the course individually.
Once I have completed the course and submitted my 2 completed lesson plans, when can I expect to receive my Pretzel Kids certificate? You should receive your certificate via email in a PDF format in 7 days.
Where can I teach kids yoga classes once I take this course? Anywhere kids congregate! We encourage you to teach at preschools, yoga studios, fitness centers, daycare facilities, after-school enrichment programs and more. We also encourage you to join our Pretzel Kids community so that you can teach branded Pretzel Kids classes and launch a successful business!
Is this course a Yoga Alliance RYT-C program? If not, can I get continuing ed credits through YA? Our course is not a 95-hour program through Yoga Alliance. We have opted not to run our course in this way as A) This option is only available to RYT 200 teachers and, if you have taken a 200-hour program, you don't then need another 95 hours; B) Our founder used to offer a 200 hour RYT program (for 10 years) and researched the heck out of this. We determined that the most effective way to run our course is to do so independently and offer YOU a high quality course at a low price point. With that said, YES, this course is eligible for continuing ed credits through the Yoga Alliance. To learn more, see our founder's official YACEP profile page here.
Do I need any other yoga or fitness certifications to teach Pretzel Kids classes? Pretzel Kids is a specific type of kids yoga program and certification course. If you join our instructor network and membership community, you will get a license to teach branded Pretzel Kids® classes. With that said, some facilities may also require a 200-hr yoga certification or another type of group exercise certification. So, you may need to check with hiring managers to learn about additional job requirements.
Can I use the words "Pretzel Kids" for my website URL, email account or social media channel names? Pretzel Kids is a registered trademark and as such, you cannot use the name for your own business, email account, website domain name, or social media accounts. However, if you join the Pretzel Kids membership community, you will get licensing rights to use the Pretzel Kids name and logos for your classes and events. And, with your membership, you would be able to use our logos, name and brand on your own website. For further information, please contact us at email@example.com
I'm not sure whether I want to become a licensed teacher right now. Can I join the membership program later? Yes! You can join get membership program and become a licensed teacher at any time - so long as you've completed the course. When you become a licensed Pretzel Kids teacher, we will send you a new certificate.
Do I need to be a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) to take this course? No! Come as you are, prepared to learn, have fun and add a skillset to your wheelhouse where you can actually earn money (and pay back your small course investment in a short amount of time).