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Pretzel Kids® Yoga Teacher Certification Course

Become a Children's Yoga Teacher in 8 Easy Steps! Start Training TODAY. Start Teaching TOMORROW.

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What's So Special About Pretzel Kids?

Are you ready to start teaching Pretzel Kids yoga classes, launch your own kids yoga business, and earn more money - starting right now?

We thought so!

You've come to the right place.

The Pretzel Kids Yoga Teacher Certification Course is unlike any other children's yoga training on the market today! Most kids' yoga courses teach you poses, games and breathing techniques. But Pretzel Kids is so much for than just technique!

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!

This training gives you all the step-by-step, easy-to-follow ingredients to teach well-structured and managed classes. We do this using our "8 Rules for Success" proven methodology. This is key to creating successful yoga classes for children time after time.

If you have been delaying teaching children's yoga classes because you are not sure you can effectively structure a class - beyond some fun yoga poses and games - our course gives you the tools to teach -- right now!

Why is Pretzel Kids so effective?

Because Pretzel Kids is not just a course, it's a full-blown original curriculum written by the Pretzel Kids founder, Robyn Parets, and two educators who are also yoga instructors. We know what works in a classroom setting as we've been there. This training gives you the key to unlock this treasure trove as well as create classes using our proprietary curriculum.

Pretzel Kids has trained yoga teachers, preschool teachers, occupational and physical therapists, dance teachers, psychologists, fitness trainers, moms, dads, nannies and more. Anyone can take our course - you don't have to be a certified yoga teacher! Our classes are now in schools, after-school enrichment programs, summer camps, fitness centers, yoga studios, and many other locations.

Think of Pretzel Kids as a way to help you not only learn and train, but grow a successful Pretzel Kids yoga business too!

Are you ready to join the Pretzel Kids yoga revolution?

 

Are you looking to work with kids, have fun and make money, all at the same time?

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 website, 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

 

8 REASONS TO TAKE THE PRETZEL KIDS TEACHER CERTIFICATION COURSE!

  1. You can start earning money right away!
  2. There's NOTHING else like this on the market today! You will learn our tricks of the trade, and our easy and proprietary 8-step methodology.
  3. It's incredibly affordable! Where else can you take a course like this and build on your skills OR learn how to launch a new career for less than $300? Um, nowhere!
  4. 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.
  5. Content galore! You get 10+ hours of proprietary educational videos and resources, including our completely original 48-page manual, extra lesson plans, the "Business of Yoga" handouts, a course certificate and more.
  6. It's convenient! No need to travel to our live training. You can take the SAME course at your own time from the comfort of your home.
  7. It's adaptable! You can adapt this material to teach classes for ages 2-17 or work with children one-on-one.
  8. Anyone can do this, even YOU! No prerequisites required (although some yoga knowledge is helpful). This course will give you the confidence to start teaching classes OR start your own children's yoga business immediately.
  9. 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!


Your Instructor


Robyn Parets
Robyn Parets

Robyn Parets is the founder of Pretzel Kids®. She is also a marketing & branding expert, financial writer, and seasoned journalist. She began leading Pretzel Kids yoga certification courses more than 12 years ago under the umbrella of her former Boston yoga studio, Breathe Joy Yoga. Now, her online certification course is exactly the same as the live course -- at a fraction of the cost!

A former writer for Investor's Business Daily (IBD) and NerdWallet, Parets is also a business coach at iFundWomen and advises female entrepreneurs and licensed Pretzel Kids teachers who want to launch 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 Parets and two school teachers (also yoga instructors). It is designed to model effective classroom educational programs and make it easy for others to begin teaching kids yoga immediately.

When not teaching and coaching, Robyn likes to travel, meditate, spend time outdoors, read & write, and hang out with her family and dog.



 

What's included in Pretzel Kids Teacher Training?

Pretzel Kids Course Introduction and Overview

  1. Learn the Pretzel Kids 8 Rules for Success
  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 methodology and learn how to implement it immediately
  5. Get life-time access to our resources, videos and more. This way you can go back and review and grab a new idea at any time
  6. Plus, learn more about Pretzel Kids and become a licensed teacher

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 8-STEP EASY TEAÇHING METHODOLOGY

Step #1: Setting up your classes

  • An overview of the first part of your class: Centering and circle time
  • A review of the Pretzel Kids methodology and approach to teaching
  • How to begin, structure and manage your class
  • Tips for how to start your class - in circle time
  • How to set ground rules
  • A review of specific centering tips and tools for appropriate age groups
  • How to manage and control your class when kids don't want to listen
  • How to introduce a theme
  • A discussion on: What are appropriate age groups for classes?
  • An discussion on: How much time should you spend on each of the 8 parts of your class?

Step #2: Pranayama

  • A review of Pretzel Kids-themed breathing techniques to include: Ocean breath, bunny breath, sipping lemonade breath and much more!
  • Practice along with all breathing techniques, learning when and where in your classes these pranayamas are appropriate

Step #3: Warm-Ups

  • Learn specific Pretzel Kids warm-up techniques
  • Practice warm-up exercises for all ages
  • Learn proprietary Pretzel Kids warm-up activities and games
  • Practice warm-up activities and games

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
  • Practice these sun salutation games together
  • Learn when sun salutation games are appropriate in your classes
  • Discover how much time to spend on sun salutations
 

Let's Break for Poses and Learn the Three Part Pretzel Kids Pose Bank!

  • We have so many poses that we've divided this module up into three videos. Watch them all, with your manual by your side, and learn how to practice more than 60 Pretzel Kid poses
  • Learn specialty "group" poses. These poses can be practiced with multiple kids and can be part of the warm-up, game, or even breathing section of your class!
  • Make sure you unroll your mat and get ready to turn your creative juices on

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 yoga games for all ages!
  • Learn why games are so important when it comes to teaching kids yoga classes
  • Learn how to theme your games
  • Learn what props you'll need to teach these games to kids

Step #6: Cool Down

  • Learn why and how to move your class into cool-down mode
  • Learn how specific cool-down techniques

Step #7: Re-Centering

  • Learn how to re-center your class and bring them to a space where they are now "cooled down" and ready for move into a final breathing technique
  • Learn other cool-down tips and tools for this part of 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 fill your savasana time with tried-and-true kid-friendly techniques
  • You'll learn how to tie savasana into the rest of your class, and create a theme
  • Most importantly: You'll learn how to send the kids home or back to school relaxed and less-stressed!
Bonus Next Steps: Grow Your Business & Join the Pretzel Kids Teacher Network!
  1. Learn how to become a Licensed Pretzel Kids Teacher
  2. Discover the benefits of starting your own Pretzel Kids Yoga business
  3. Join the "Start a Pretzel Kids Yoga Business" Membership

Plus, you get access to THREE bonus courses!

See our bonus bundled courses below for more information on what you get!

Courses Included with Purchase



Teaching Tween/Teen Yoga
Learn Tried-and-true Techniques for Teaching Yoga to Tweens and Teens
Robyn Parets
$99
Learn to Teach Yoga to Kids with Special Needs
Simple Ways to Work with Children on the Spectrum - Starting Today!
Robyn Parets
$99
Teaching Tips
Marketing Your Classes and Creating Your Own Business
Robyn Parets
$39

Original Price: $237


 

“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

"Since becoming a certified yoga teacher last summer I have been looking for a program that would cover the unique needs of pre-teens and teens who wish to learn yoga. I researched a half a dozen or so programs and decided on Pretzel Kids. I am so glad I did! From the first video I learned so much and have come away from this program with a better understanding of how to teach a yoga class to children from preschool on up to high school. I especially appreciate the two additional classes focusing on tweens and teens and children with special needs. Robyn is a wonderful teacher and she imparts such knowledge of what works. I am proud to be part of the Pretzel Kids community and would recommend this class to any yoga instructor who wants to work with children."

- Paula S. of Massachusetts

Frequently Asked Questions


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 practice yoga or have some familiarity with yoga.
After taking this course, can I call my classes and/business Pretzel Kids? Can I use the Pretzel Kids logos to market my classes and kids yoga business?
If you join our Pretzel Kids membership community and licensing program, the answer is YES! But, if you decide not to become a member, you cannot use the Pretzel Kids name in any way (other than to state you are certified to teach the Pretzel Kids yoga method.) We highly recommend that you do join our community. 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 pretzelkidstraining@gmail.com 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.
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.
Once I have completed the entire bundled 4-part course and send in 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: https://www.yogaalliance.org/YACEPPublicProfile?cepid=13337#/section=1
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.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my Pretzel Kids teacher training. The balance in the course content between skills and practicalities like advertising, lesson planning and rates to charge was appropriate. I secured teaching hours at my local Y and preschools. I moved home to Ireland a couple of years ago and the concept behind Pretzel Kids is just as relevant here as it was in MA."

-Louise L. of Ireland

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