I am a certified personal trainer (NSCA), a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher, 95-hr RCCYT, a former preschool teacher, a wife, and a mother of two wonderful boys. Since obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Physical Education 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 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!
Baby and Me Yoga
This class is designed for caregiver and baby. My goal is to create a community where moms (or dads or other caregivers) can meet with their babies (age 6 weeks to about 6-9 months), have fun bonding and playing with baby while getting a gentle exercise routine of yoga, breathing and relaxation. This 4-week session will begin on Wednesday, October 23 and will take place from 12 noon – 12:45 at The Club at Gig Harbor (3201 Jahn Ave NW). To register for this session, click here:
$175 for up to 10 children ($8 for each additional child)
$150 for up to 10 children ($5 for each additional child)
*These packages can be customized to fit your needs. For very small yogis (ages 2-5), parents are welcome to join their little ones.
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.
Kidding Around Yoga Teacher Trainings:
Are you interested in implementing yoga, meditation and mindfulness into the lives of children? Would you like to earn your certification as a Kid’s Yoga Teacher? Kidding Around Yoga has trainings all over the world, and Kristi will be leading some upcoming trainings in the Pacific Northwest.
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON –
This training will take place on November 2nd and 3rd from 9:30am – 5pm at Clark County Family YMCA in Vancouver WA. For more information and to register, click on this link.
This training will take place on February 1st and 2nd from10:30am – 6pm at Sync Fitness in Seattle,WA. For more information and to register, click on this link
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.
During the 2018-2019 school year, I was able to spend some time in the Peninsula School District in several different elementary schools thanks to the generosity of the PTA/PTO groups. At each school, I would spend 1 week teaching yoga in the PE classes. Every student had the opportunity to experience yoga and meditation during their designated PE specialist time. I also got to meet with the teachers and explains what I was doing, why I was doing it, and how they can implement these concepts into their classrooms.
I would love to come to your child’s school as well! If this is something you are interested in, please have your PTA/PTO representatives contact me directly.