Well, we've cracked the code (read on and we'll spill the beans).
Meanwhile, you're HERE, which means you're one step closer to your DREAM JOB: Teaching Kids Yoga.
We're here to take your overwhelm away and help you succeed.
(AKA The Pretzel Kids Teacher Certification Course)
(and psst: You don't need to be a 200-hr yoga teacher to take our course. Teaching kids is vastly different than teaching adults. And we give you our entire method. Full-stop.)
Instead of competing to teach vinyasa yoga classes with every other recent 200-hour grad (for the same few jobs due to studio closures during COVID), you’ll be in high demand for classes, after-school programs, camps, and birthday parties.
Instead of trying to teach “adult poses,” we give you our proprietary kids yoga curriculum (written by yogis and school teachers!) We'll show you how to have fun with yoga games and poses designed especially for kids. Plus, we'll teach you how to structure and manage your classes!
You don't have to buy a pricey yogapreneur course, hire an expensive business/life coach, or enroll in a lengthy 200-hour teacher training to teach Pretzel Kids. In fact, you can skip the 200-hr YTT course - and all that other noise - and start teaching our curriculum right away!
We're Different from the Rest of the Run-of-the-Mill Trainings Popping Up All over Your Social Feeds and in Every Studio.
Pretzel Kids Yoga is a nationally recognized kids yoga brand, curriculum and membership program.
Our exclusive Pretzel Kids Method has been developed and tested by hundreds of teachers and thousands of kids.
When you become a Pretzel Kids teacher, you become part of an established brand.
Plus, we don’t try to teach you how to run a business (yup you can skip all those OTHER courses!)
We. Do. It. For. You.
Unlike other courses, The Pretzel Kids Method is designed to get you up and running fast. That’s why the full certification will only take 12 hours to complete — easy enough to complete in a weekend or less!
Your membership comes with your course purchase! Our team is ready and eager to support you every step of the way — at your fingertips 24/7/365.
The kids are waiting for YOU! So, get out there and teach! No need for tech headaches, social media burnout, etc. We give you a business-in-a box that’s ready to go as soon as you are.
Here's a Snapshot Look at the 8 Training Modules.....
A review of the Pretzel Kids Method and approach to teaching. This includes: How to begin, structure and manage your class, plus a review of specific centering tips and tools for appropriate age groups.
A review of Pretzel Kids-themed breathing techniques and activities.
Learn specific Pretzel Kids warm-up techniques and activities.
A review of the poses in a typical Pretzel Kids sun salutation. This includes proprietary Pretzel Kids sun salutation games and activities.
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! Plus, learn how to theme your games.
Learn specific Pretzel Kids cool-down asanas and activities to bring the energy down.
Learn how to ground your class with specific breathing, mindfulness and meditation techniques.
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!
The license to use the Pretzel Kids name, logos, brochures, brand images, marketing materials, and more to start your own Pretzel Kids yoga classes.
Listings on our yoga class locator and virtual class page. Parents will be able to find YOUR classes and sign up (through you directly, the yoga studio, the gym, or online!)
We deliver monthly lesson plans right to you! Plus, you can participate in ongoing trainings on teaching and biz topics like: 'How to Price Classes and Increase Enrollments', and 'How to Teach Kids with Special Needs.'
Our exclusive supportive, private community on Circle. Plus, the ability to reach out to our founder at any time with any questions!
Job placements in schools, camps and other locations! Plus, the ability to teach via our online teaching partners and contracted schools.
Pretzel Kids is the whole package: the course + a business-in-a-box.
And, here's one more fun fact: You'd spend less on your Pretzel Kids training & PkTA than what you’d probably spend every month on your morning coffee (Acorns reports that the average American spends about $1,100 per year on coffee, which breaks down to roughly $92 a month.)
Hi everyone. I'm Robyn!
I guess you could call me a serial entrepreneur. Among other ventures, I owned a profitable yoga studio for 12 years and ran a 200-hour yoga teacher training program for over a decade. I’ve also been teaching yoga for almost 20 years!
Phew! It’s been a journey, to say the least.
I started my career as a journalist with publications like the Los Angeles Times and Investor’s Business Daily (IBD). An unplanned detour while on a travel writing assignment in China led me to a meditation teacher. (Want to know the full story? I got seriously ill in China – the scariest time of my life. I was eventually diagnosed with a neurological disorder that left me bedridden with two young kids for almost two years).
Sorry to digress...That meditation teacher turned out to be a bigwig who wrote a book with the Dalai Lama. He taught me pranayama at a time when I would do anything to recover. Upon the advice of my sorta famous teacher, I began to practice yoga and three years later, I became a yoga teacher and opened a studio! Before long, we offered classes, workshops, retreats, and a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. We also ran branded Pretzel Kids classes and weekend trainings.
I sold the studio in 2016 to focus solely on growing Pretzel Kids and helping YOU succeed. I can't wait to help you grow YOUR kids yoga biz!
P.S. - In my spare time, I search for flea market finds for my 100+ year-old farmhouse in Boston, pretend I know how to cook, and hang out with my 3 sons, 2 dogs, and 1 husband.
🚫 A franchise. Pretzel Kids isn’t going to insist that you pay thousands of dollars to claim a territory or prepare a brick-and-mortar location. We’re not going to take a percentage of your sales and expect you to pay monthly marketing fees. And you never have to buy a single piece of branded equipment.
🚫 Just another self-paced course. You’re not going to learn a few poses and then be turned loose in the world. Pretzel Kids is here to support not only your kids yoga training, but your entire business-building journey in an engaged community.
🚫 A money-grab. Unlike some other certification programs, we’re not interested in you as a transaction. Instead, we’re focusing on your results. We want you to do what you love - teach kids yoga - and our PkTA membership is designed to support you every step of the way.
(And, even if you're ONLY looking for the best kids yoga training and ongoing teaching resources, we give you ALL THIS plus MORE! And no matter which way you slice it: MORE IS MORE!)
(and lock in this exclusive rate before it jumps higher later in the year)
You get all this, plus the confidence you’re living your best life when you join Pretzel Kids Yoga!
Your first month’s membership is FREE!
$498 for the full course and first-month membership
And $49/month after that to continue as a PkTA member
(Yes, we've rolled back our prices as things open back up to give you this OM-azing deal!)
SAVE almost $400 (that’s like getting 8 months FREE!)
$798 for the full course PLUS first-year membership then $49/month after that to continue as a PkTA member.
PLUS Special Needs bonus mini-course:
$99 - FREE for YOU!
(This OM-azing package, with rolled WAY back prices, is our BEST deal of the year and our way to help you get up and running as things open back up!)
When does the course start and finish? The course starts whenever you want. The certification course is self-paced so you can hop in as soon as you’re ready.
How long do I have access to the certification course? You will be able to access all course material as long as you are a member of the PkTA.
What if I just want to take the Pretzel Kids course without the PkTA? Is this a possibility? The course comes with the PkTA (either one month free or a full year included). So you might as well take advantage of it!
What if I no longer want to be a PkTA member? If you decide you don't want the membership, you can either cancel it on your own or we can do it for you. Just send an email to email@example.com and tell us why you wish to unsubscribe (important for us to know so that we can continue to improve the program). If you're on a monthly plan, your subscription will be discontinued 30 days after we receive and confirm your request (as you will have already received that month's lesson plans and any other materials). For example, if your request is received on January 25, you will be unsubscribed on February 25. You will be charged for any subscription fees until that point but not after that. If you are on the annual plan, your subscription will be terminated at the end of your paid yearly term (so at the end of your year). Please note: While you can cancel at any time, subscription fees are non-refundable and once you cancel, you'll no longer have access to the course and membership materials.
Do I need to be a 200-hour yoga teacher to become a Pretzel Kids teacher? Nope!
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. Contact us and we'll recommend a couple of things you can do to prepare for the course.
What if I want a refund? We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 30 days of your purchase but before you’ve taken 50% of the course. In this case, we will give you a full refund minus a $150 admin fee (already paid for your onboarding and to our service providers). Once you've completed more than half the course, we are unable to refund you under any circumstance even if you contact us within 30 days.
How long can I access and use the Pretzel Kids logos and branding materials to market myself and my kids yoga classes? After enrolling, you can use Pretzel Kids branding, logos, and ongoing resources for as long as you are part of the membership community in good standing. Please note: by canceling your PkTA membership, you will also lose access to your Pretzel Kids certification course.
Can I use the name "Pretzel Kids" for my email accounts, social media channels, business name, or a website domain name? Pretzel Kids is a registered trademark and as such, you cannot use the Pretzel Kids name for your own business, email accounts, website domain name, or social media accounts. However, you will get licensing rights to use the Pretzel Kids name and logos to promote your classes and events.
Can I call my classes Pretzel Kids? Can I call myself a Pretzel Kids teacher? The answer is YES to both questions! For as long as you're a Pretzel Kids member, you can call your classes Pretzel Kids wherever you happen to teach (similar to a Zumba teacher who teaches Zumba classes at the YMCA, local gym, etc.)
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.
Do you offer group discounts? Yes. Please note that once you purchase the course, it's only for your use. But, if you have friends who wish to also train (or if you wish to train several teachers at a studio or school), we offer volume purchase rates. Please contact us for pricing.
Can I join the PkTA without taking the Pretzel Kids certification course? While we highly recommend our full program, if you have already taken another approved kids yoga teacher training (contact us to learn which courses are approved), you can join the PkTA here.