Welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming a Kidding Around Yoga trainer, one of the most exciting jobs in the universe! Make sure to read this page in its’ entirety before you decide whether you should begin your journey to become a Kidding Around Yoga trainer.

**IMPORTANT** Each step in the process of becoming a KAY Trainer is mindfully placed where it is for a reason. The filling out of this application and the entire process is a part of the demonstration to us that YOU are perfect for this job. If the application is incomplete, it shows a lack of concentration, attention to detail or other skills that are an essential part of the skill-set of a great KAY Trainer. Please take your time, read everything thoroughly and make sure that you are doing your best throughout.

It is essential that you follow the steps below, in order, to the best of your ability, and that you have an approved application prior to your second live KAY training. Your designated Hiring Manager is listed below. It is important that you are in touch with her from the start.

Success = Getting it right the first time

Requirements Before You Apply

  1. You must have taught a minimum of 25 KAY classes on your own after you graduated from a KAY certification training.
  2. You must have completed, or be enrolled in a Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour basic yoga teaching certification program.
  3.  You must qualify as a Continuing Education Provider by Yoga Alliance Standards. Check your eligibility here: Continuing Ed Provider Requirements
  4.  You must read the Potential KAY Trainers – Job Requirements form as well as the KAY Trainer Application in their entirety. DO NOT COMPLETE THESE FORMS YET.

 

Step 1:

Get in Touch with your designated hiring manager to let her know you are interested in becoming a trainer.

Kristi Fischer, US Hiring Manager & Licensee Director: kristi@kiddingaroundyoga.com

Mandy Lawson, Central/South America & Canada Training Coordinator & Hiring Manager: mandy@kiddingaroundyoga.com

Felicitas Scheel, Europe & Beyond Training Coordinator & Hiring Manager: felicitas.scheel@kiddingaroundyoga.com

If you meet all of the requirements, and you feel like this is the job for you, please email your Hiring Manager (HM) to request a Zoom meeting. During this meeting, your HM will discuss the process with you and will answer your questions. Following the meeting, she will let you know via email whether or not you have the go-ahead to complete the application. IF given the go-ahead, you will have two weeks (14 days) to submit your application.

Step 2:

Fill out the Official Trainer Application.

Remember that this must be done within 14 days of receiving an email from your HM giving you the go-ahead to apply. Take your time and make sure you fill in every question. You must complete it in one sitting, so make sure you are prepared with all of the items you will need to attach/upload to the application.

Things to note about the application:

  • The application will take approximately 1.5-2 hours of time to complete and you have to complete it in one sitting, so plan accordingly. You don’t want your hard work to get lost! We wont accept incomplete applications, so take your time. Don’t rush!
  • We do not require you to use children in your video. We prefer plastic cups or beanie babies. They are very well behaved and will not provide distractions.
  • The video of your 30 minute class must follow the KAY outline perfectly. If you want to be successful on your first try, follow the script provided in your online training and in the pinned Announcement post in the KAY Teachers International FB forum, watch the video of Haris teaching a complete class (in your OKAY modules) and use this 30-Minute Class Outline for Applications.
  • All videos and attachments must be IN the application and functioning properly. Take your time to triple check your work before submitting. It is extremely common that we receive an application and, unfortunately, if the video links are not viewable, that sets us back a lot. If you want to upload via Vimeo and you don’t have an account, let us know and you can use ours. #mindfulness

Step 3:

Wait for your HM to contact you to accept or deny your application.

If accepted, your HM will give you access to TOT (Trainer’s Online Training) in your Teachable account. This course, and your TC, will be your guides throughout your journey to becoming a KAY trainer. Below you will see an overview of the main steps that you will need to complete following your acceptance. A more detailed description will be included in TOT.

Following your Acceptance:

  1. Complete and submit the Potential KAY Trainers – Job Requirements form that tells you about what we require from our trainers.
  2. Review and sign the KAY Trainers Agreement (Contract): Trainer Agreement
  3. *Teach a minimum of 50 KAY classes (you already have at least 25 under your belt).
  4. Become a licensee. All trainers must be a paying licensee for a minimum of four months before their first training. Sign up now if you are not one already. Become a Licensee
  5. Begin research on potential training locations for YOUR future trainings.
  6. *Take a total of THREE Kidding Around Yoga trainings. Ideally, two of these will be live, and the third will be a video recording of Momma KAY doing what she does and loves best.
  7. Complete TOT (Trainer’s Online Training).
  8. Complete the newest version of OKAY – Online Kidding Around Yoga (Online Modules for 2 Day In-Person Training)
  9. Check in with your HM at scheduled intervals to help keep you on track and answer questions along the way.
  10. Accept the invite to join the Kidding Around Yoga Trainer’s forum when applicable.
  11. Gain administrative access to the Kidding Around Yoga Teachers International Facebook forum.
  12. Complete the final Trainer Exam.
  13. Update your KAY website (you will have one as soon as you become a licensee) to be attractive and current.
  14. Schedule a final check-in to review important items with your HM approximately two weeks before you are scheduled to facilitate your first training.
  15. Schedule a check-in with Haris (contact her via email or text) approximately one week before you are scheduled to facilitate your first training.
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