Kidding Around Yoga With Kristi

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

About Kidding Around Yoga

Every Kidding Around Yoga class offers a complete, age-appropriate Yoga practice including breathing instruction, relaxation techniques, stretching and strengthening poses, all using fun-filled music, games, and imagination. KAY’s secret is our playfulness, keeping your child motivated, excited, 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.

Kidding Around Yoga classes are a unique opportunity to give your child skills that will provide a sense of balance, calm, and power for years to come.

For further information, check out KAY Global or contact me at I can’t wait to share KAY with you and the little Yogis in your life!

About Kristi

I am a certified personal trainer (NSCA), a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher, 95-hr RCYT, 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!

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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Kids Yoga and Art Summer Camps

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. In Yoga and Art Camp we practice yoga in a fun, playful way using songs, games and mindfulness activities. Give your children the gift of mind and body wellness and a chance to build confidence, cultivate mindfulness, make new friends and express their creativity with arts and crafts.

These camps will be held at Tuladhara Yoga Studio in Gig Harbor, WA from 1-3 on the following dates:

June 28, July 12 and August 16 – Ages 6-8

June 30, July 14 and August 18 – Ages 9-12

You can register for just one session or for all three (in your child’s age group). The cost is $30 for each session. If you decide to register for all three, the cost is $75. To sign up, please visit Tuladhara’s website here.



Root to Rise: Girl’s Empowerment Yoga and Art Camp

We invite girls ages 10-16 to join us for a very special camp where we will discover possibilities and power within ourselves through yoga, meditation, mindfulness and art. Each day we will take time for reflection through journaling/drawing. 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 camp 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 August 9-12  from 1-4pm each day at Tuladhara Yoga in Gig Harbor. You can register directly from this link.


Mindful Fitness Club for Families

I am so excited about this new course that has just been released! This course has over 30 different games and activities that create lots of movement and fun in your home. Exercise is so important for the health and well-being of adults and children alike. As parents, we are often the first and best role models for our children, and by modeling an active lifestyle we are setting our children up for a lifetime of physical activity. Participating in physical activity as a family strengthens family bonds and can improve the overall mood of both the parents and the children.

Along with the fitness games, there is an entire section on mindfulness that has 30 days of mindfulness activities. There are also some guided meditations to help create calm and peace.

Be sure to subscribe to my email list so you can get an exclusive $10 off code to use for this course.

Click HERE for course info.


Mindful Fitness Club

With the abundance of online learning that has taken over, my mission with the MFC is to create an opportunity for kids to MOVE MORE by introducing fun, engaging games and activities where all children, regardless of athletic ability, can feel successful and begin to feel more confident. In the MFC, we use play-based activities to develop foundational movement patterns and physical literacy. We incorporate yoga poses and breath work, and always end with meditation and relaxation exercises to help children stay fit and stress-free. This program is perfect for children ages 5-12.

If you have a private group you would like to do this with, please reach out to me directly.

If you have a group and would like to schedule a private class, please contact Kristi directly.

Birthday Parties

Online Birthday Package:


  • 60 minute Zoom birthday party
  • Yoga class with special personalized touches for the birthday child
  • Digital download coloring pages and games for the birthday child
  • Unlimited guests

Package 1:

$175 for up to 10 children ($8 for each additional child)

  • 90 minutes with Kristi
  • 45-60 minutes of a special yoga class, depending on age
  • 15-20 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
  • You can also purchase a special yoga mat for your child that friends and family can decorate with them

Package 2:

$150 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

*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.

More KAY

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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. For more information about EduKAY, please see this link.

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