Thank you for taking our first course solely devoted to teaching mindfulness to children ages four and up!
What’s mindfulness? You may already be aware of this growing field, but in a nutshell: Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment, while calmly accepting your feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. Mindfulness programs, which often encompass yoga, meditation and breathing techniques, are now in high demand in schools throughout the world. With the high that stress kids and teens face, this should come as no surprise.
Here at Pretzel Kids®, we bring mindfulness into every class we teach. Knowing how important this is to the overall well-being of children, we are thrilled to now offer this exclusive course! What will you learn? You’ll gain in-depth knowledge into what mindfulness is, and you’ll then learn how to teach these techniques. I bet you’re now thinking: What if I have zero experience in yoga and meditation? Good question. The answer: No experience needed! YOU can teach these mindfulness tools using our easy-to-follow videos and resources.
We’ll start by diving into what mindfulness means and how you can help children develop mindful habits that will last a lifetime. Pretzel Kids mindfulness expert Patricia Chilangwa will then guide you through a video tutorial on how to bring mindfulness into your classroom, yoga program, or home.
Patricia is uniquely qualified to teach this mindfulness course. A yogini since 2000, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Boston College and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University. She draws on her years of experience as a preschool and elementary school teacher to design and implement developmentally-appropriate curricula for children of all ages and abilities.
Patricia is joined by our founder, Robyn Parets, who will lead you through a series of specific pranayama (breathing) techniques and visualizations (meditations).These tools will give you a treasure chest of mindfulness options for the kids you work with.
But that’s not all: You’ll get our guide with proprietary pranayama techniques - so you can start teaching these right away. You’ll also receive our resources on teaching mindfulness to children and teens, as well as additional resources from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
If you enjoy this mindfulness course, we highly recommend our Pretzel Kids® Teacher Training Course, which includes Yoga for Teens, Yoga for Kids with Special Needs, and Teaching Tips! It's the BEST deal - really a STEAL! Plus, you can then start your own Pretzel Kids® yoga business.
Who Should Take This Course?:
We recommend this for anyone who wants to learn how to teach mindfulness to children and teens, especially teachers and moms. If you have any questions, please reach out to Robyn or Patricia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: This stand-alone course is not eligible for Pretzel Kids® certification. That is only available to those who take the full Pretzel Kids® Certification Course.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hi 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 make big bucks 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!