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Kidding Around Yoga

with Kristi

Fun-filled kids yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for schools, events and more.

About Me

I am a 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher, 95-hr Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT), Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), a former preschool teacher, a wife, and a mother of two wonderful boys. Since obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Pacific Lutheran University in 1994, I have had an obsession with sharing my love of all things health and fitness related with people of all ages. My former position as a preschool teacher and currently as a children’s yoga instructor has allowed me to reach many tiny, wonderful humans who are excited to move and dance and get strong! I feel strongly that if we can share yoga with children, we can help them with self-regulation and self-confidence

Outside of teaching kid’s yoga classes locally, I also work as the Licensee Director and as a Trainer for KAY. I lead 2-day workshops teaching those who are interested in getting certified to teach kid’s yoga, and I also am trained to lead Edu-KAY workshops. Edu-KAY is a 6-hour professional development workshop designed to give teachers, school counselors and administrators the tools to implement yoga, meditation and mindfulness into their classrooms.

Kidding Around Yoga has brought a whole new level of experiences to my existing classes, and I can’t wait to share peace, love, joy and yoga to as many children as possible!

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The Magic of Kidding Around Yoga

When children experience KAY classes, they are not only building physical strength and flexibility, they are learning skills that will provide mental and emotional benefits throughout their lives! The magic of Kidding Around Yoga is our unique class programming. KAY teachers are experts in meeting each child’s needs, providing creative activities, games, songs, and crafts based on traditional yoga and meditation practices.

Our children live in a busy world and KAY classes are an oasis providing a safe place to be creative, move freely, and experience calm. We look forward to being part of your child’s day!

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Kids Yoga 

The earlier we can share the gift of yoga with our children, the earlier we can enrich their lives. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem, promotes healthy living habits and positive body awareness with a physical activity that is accessible to everyone. Join Kristi for a 4-week series of kids classes that bring in all the elements of yoga – breathing, postures, philosophy, and meditation – in a way that is fun and relatable to children. We will use engaging songs, games, and other activities to share yoga while helping the kids find more peace and mindfulness in their lives.

These classes are held Tuesdays at Tuladhara Yoga Studio in Gig Harbor, WA from 4:30-5:30pm.

We start new sessions every 4 weeks To sign up, please visit Tuladhara’s website here.

Root to Rise: Girl's Empowerment through Yoga

We invite girls ages 11-16 to join us for a very special class where we will discover possibilities and power within ourselves through yoga, meditation, mindfulness. Each day we will take time for reflection through discussion. We will explore yoga poses and breathing practices that can help us calm down or energize us. During our time together we will also work on mindfulness strategies that the girls can utilize not only on their yoga mats, but that they can incorporate into their lives off the mat. We will explore what it means to develop strong roots so that we can rise up taller and stronger. This class is designed to create a safe, nurturing, inclusive space providing tools that allow girls to grow, thrive, and become the best, most confident version of themselves..

We will meet Thursdays at Tuladhara Yoga in Gig Harbor from 4:30-5:30pm. You can register directly from the website.

Birthday Parties

Package 1:

$275 for up to 10 children ($8 for each additional child)

  • 90 minutes with Kristi
  • 45-60 minutes of a special yoga class, depending on age15-20
  • minutes of a no-mess craft project – For $2/child, we can do a no-sew lavender eye pillow, a calm down jar or a Native
  • American Talking stick. These make great party favors!
    10 minute closing circle to celebrate your child

Package 2:

$250 for up to 10 children ($5 for each additional child)

  • 60 minutes with Kristi
  • 40-50 minutes special yoga class, depending on age
  • 10 minute closing circle to celebrate your child

You can also purchase a special yoga mat for your child that friends and family can decorate with them

Parties are held at Tuladhara Yoga Studio and must be scheduled around availability of the studio

*These packages can be customized to fit your needs. For very small yogis (ages 2-5), parents are welcome to join their little ones.

Girl Scouts

Hello Girl Scout troops and neighborhood leaders!
I would love the opportunity to introduce the Science of Yoga to your troop and help them earn a Yoga Fun Patch.

While teaching the Science of Yoga, KAY provides a curriculum that is specifically designed to help children be active, learn to relax, improve focus, and have FUN in a non-competitive environment. I will offer a class customized for your troop, which will include a Girl Scout Yoga story, meditation techniques, games, activities, and much more!

I look forward to hearing from your organization to schedule a class soon.

Yoga in Schools

Children today live in a very fast-paced world. Between pressures from school, extra curricular activities, their peers, parents, and society, the hustle and bustle of every day life can quickly wear down on a child’s inner peace and joy. All of these pressures and expectations can lead to a whole lot of stress, and while most kids are not familiar with the concept of stress, they can still experience what it feels like without giving it a label or name.

For educators, the challenge is to figure out how to instruct children in yoga, meditation and mindfulness in bits and pieces throughout the school day, without interfering with their current curriculum. Kidding Around Yoga offers a 6-hour professional development workshop called EduKAY designed specifically for this purpose. Teachers, counselors and administrators come away form this workshop with tons of resources that they can immediately implement into their classrooms/schools.

More information about EduKAY

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Location: Gig Harbor, Washington United States

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