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Kidding Around Yoga

with Ms. Karen

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

About Ms. Karen

Karen Byeman has been working with children for as long as she can remember. Karen has worked as a School Counselor for 12 years, teaching personal and social development to groups of all ages. Karen combined her passion for yoga and mindfulness and her love of working with children to become a certified Kidding Around Yoga teacher. She earned her Master’s Degree from Seattle University in 2010 and has lived in the Seattle area ever since, with her husband and two girls. Outside of work, Karen keeps busy sharing adventures with her family, cooking, reading and leading her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.

Through yoga, Karen loves sharing smiles, laughter, joy and peace with children of all ages to help them develop their sense of well-being. Kidding Around Yoga develops the whole child: body, mind and character. The KAY system utilizes yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into partner yoga, games, our original music, storytelling, crafts and more!

Come and experience the magic of Kidding Around Yoga and all of its benefits!

Just like our own lives, our children’s lives are busy, too: academic expectations, innumerable lessons, competitive sports, socializing, and the business of just growing up! This fast pace often leaves our children with little time to relax. Kids are directly impacted by this constant stress, both physically and mentally. It is crucial for children to learn how to find peace on the inside, regardless of what is happening on the outside. KIDDING AROUND YOGA does just that!

Haris Lender (ERYT500) created KIDDING AROUND YOGA (KAY) to teach children the five branches of Yoga in a clear, engaging manner. Every KAY class offers a complete, age-appropriate Yoga practice that includes:

  • Stretching and strengthening poses: Poses in a KAY class are imaginative and fun, giving children confidence, a strong and flexible body, and a way to self soothe.
  • Relaxation techniques: Students learn meditation and create a quiet, safe place in their mind to allow calming and healing to begin.
  • Breathing instruction: Children learn ways change their moods, boost their energy level, and reduce stress simply by controlling their own breath!
  • Music, games, and imagination: KAY’s magic is in our playfulness, keeping your child motivated and moving. This is not your typical Yoga class. A KAY class gets children singing, dancing, skipping, marching, jogging, shaking, laughing, hopping, limbo-ing, and storytelling ALL while practicing Yoga to original KAY music.
  • Highly trained, passionate KAY certified teachers: KAY’s specialized training provides instructors with the skills, tools, and experience to lead creative and well-organized kids’ Yoga classes.

KIDDING AROUND YOGA classes are a special opportunity to provide your child with life-long skills that will give them a sense of calm, balance, and power immediately and long into the future.

Kidding Around Yoga with Karen teaches kids yoga in the surrounding areas of Edmonds, Washington. I’m so excited to share KAY with you and the little Yogis in your life! Contact me at for further information.

“May the whole world be filled with peace and joy, love and light and lots of peaceful, happy children.”

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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Girl Scouts

Hello local Scouts and neighborhood leaders!

I would love the opportunity to introduce the Science of Yoga to your troop/den 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 level, which can include a special scout story, meditation techniques, games, activities, and much more!

I teach all troop/den levels and can even do private sessions as well.

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

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Location: Edmonds, WA USA


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