Kidding Around Yoga With Nieke

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 Nieke

Nieke, A Dutch girl living in Tel Aviv has been teaching Yoga and movement to adults since 2007. By chance Nieke started working with kids in Tel Aviv in 2009 and organically grew into teaching yoga and movement to preschoolers and teens, besides her work as a Yoga teacher to adults. In 2015 Nieke completed her Kids Yoga training with KAY and has been implementing the KAY teachings and philosophy in her kids yoga classes with great success. In 2016 she was trained to be a trainer educating adults to become Kids Yoga Teachers. She has worked with LULU, Rainbow and CityKids and will be able to provide good references.


Under the guidance and education of KAY, Nieke will offers Teacher Training programs for adults to become Kids Yoga teachers in Tel Aviv and Europe.

Class Schedule

Nieke offers a biannual teacher training in Israel and in The Netherlands.

Our next Amsterdam Training takes place on 1&2 September 2018

Jacaranda Tree Montessori
Veerstraat 48, 2nd floor
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May 19, 2018 – May 20, 2018
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Jacaranda Tree Montessori
Veerstraat 48, 2nd floor


€450 EUR

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General Information

This blended training combines independent learning with two energetic, dynamic days of classroom instruction. Before the training, you will create an account with OKAY – Online Kidding Around Yoga. Here you will find the first two modules. These will prepare you for your intense, fun Two Day Live Training. With your diploma/certificate in hand, you will gain access to the remainder of the online training. This gives you the keys to use and review the massive amount of knowledge you just received in your training. It’s all yours for LIFE! That’s right. You will never lose access to OKAY.

All students are required to finish modules One and Two of the OKAY training BEFORE they can receive their certificate. This will take 5ish hours to complete. Please do this before your live training so you, too, can be in the know. It is easier for students and teachers if everyone starts on the same page. Here is a glimpse of what’s in store for you with our Sample Training.

We love early birds and even offer them a discount, however if you are unable to sign up early, no worries! We got you covered. Sign ups are accepted up until the night before the training starts. You will have to wait to receive your certificate (by email) until after you finish the first two modules, but that’s no biggie!


You do NOT need prior Yoga teacher trainings to attend KAY trainings. Kidding Around Yoga is designed for anyone who loves to work with kids. With KAY, you can start your own kid-centered Yoga business, enrich your adult classes, bring something special to your academic classroom, or even introduce your own family to the benefits and joys of Yoga. This training can enhance your career and change your life and the lives of all of those beautiful young yogis in your future. Just ask our grads!

Your fee gives you access to two exciting days of hands on instruction covering breathing practices, meditation, deep relaxation, asanas, games, activities, arts and crafts, business and marketing, and so much more. And just when you think there can’t possibly be anything more, check it out. You also receive a link to a huge catalog of original Kidding Around Yoga Music. Incorporating Yoga poses and fun cardio activities, this music takes any kids class up a notch. Kids love Kidding Around Yoga, and so will you!

Your tuition includes:

  • Instant access to Online Kidding Around Yoga. Please do complete those first two modules before you arrive at your Live Training.
  • Two Day Live Training: Tons of fun, friends, and a program that will change your life.
  • Online training manual. If you prefer a paper manual, you will receive one at the training free of charge.
  • Kids Yoga Music. The message is in the music. And the magic is in the movement. Gain lifetime access to all KAY music and all future renditions.
  • Inclusion in the KAY Facebook Forum: We have thousands of members ready to support and share.
  • Access to Teachers’ Resources with more info than you could ever use in one lifetime.
  • Marketing videos that will help you to show folks who you are and what you do and help you build your business.
  • A discount on Insurance! Kidding Around Yoga Professionals save $40 and Trainees get their first year for only $25: BeYogi Insurance. Insurance is applicable within the United States only and to those professionals who meet the state’s requirements, where applicable, to practice Yoga.
  • LIFETIME access to OKAY following your live training weekend. This site contains your entire training in videos and online modules for you to study after your live training. You will have plenty of time to digest the vast wealth of knowledge you’ve just acquired.

Optional Licensee agreements are available upon completion of the training. KAY licensees become a part of the KAY family with their own forum, personal support from Haris and the staff, their own Kidding Around Yoga website, and access to an assortment of business-building marketing materialsClick here to learn more.

RYS-2001 Kidding Around Yoga is registered through the Yoga Alliance, and certified Yoga instructors can earn CEUs through our program. For more information on CEUs click here.


Meet the Trainer!

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Nieke Franken

Amsterdam Training Curriculum

  • Games and songs… and MORE games and songs!
  • Easy class planning using our amazing class outline
  • Behavior management techniques
  • Age appropriate activities for 2-17 year olds
  • 80+ asanas appropriate to our songs and games
  • Yogic philosophy, Pranayama, meditation and chanting
  • Tips for Family, Mommy & Me, Babies, Teens, and Classroom Yoga
  • Partner Yoga
  • Teaching Yoga in various environments
  • Physical contraindications of poses
  • Deep relaxation/guided meditation for kids… The Secret Garden
  • How to run a successful kids Yoga business
  • Yoga birthday parties and day camps
  • Observe a family class taught by your trainer
  • Stress management for kids
  • Cookin’ with KAY… fun ways to share healthy eating habits
  • Yog-arts & crafts

And if that’s not enough for you, once you graduate from a training live or online you qualify to take advantage of our KAY-tinuing Education Programswhere we offer online trainings on a variety of topics to fine-tune just about anything that could possibly come up in a kids Yoga class. You will also have access to join our FREE Facebook forum full of tons of advice, help, continuing education and support from Haris, our trainees, licensees and trainers. AND you can retake a live training at the price of only $250 ($100 for licensees)!

Poses/Asanas Covered

Since WE DO NOT REQUIRE A BACKGROUND IN YOGA, we highly recommend that you take some Yoga classes before the training. Click HERE to familiarize yourself with the poses we will focus on.

Cancellation Policy

Kidding Around Yoga reserves the right to cancel or reschedule trainings. In case of a cancellation, KAY will offer you alternative training dates, access to our online training program to receive the same certificate, or, if you prefer, will refund your payment in full.

If you need to cancel, you will have the option to attend any other live KAY training ($15 admin fee for switching) or, instead, you may apply your tuition toward taking our online training program (OKAY). You will be charged a $15 fee to make the change from a live training to the online-only training. There are no refunds. Plus you may take the online training at your convenience from your own home. You will receive the same certificate from OKAY as you would from our live training.



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The minimum age to attend our live training is 12. Between the ages of 12 to 15, you may get certified and only pay $200 USD. Anyone over the age of 15 is considered an adult when it comes to payment.

We also do payment plans because we’re yogis and we’re flex-ible like that. Just choose the Monthly fee instead of the One Time fee when registering. But note that you will not receive your certificate until you pay in full.


Birthday Parties

Want a fabulous birthday party experience for your child?

Contact me to go over location, pricing and all of the fun-filled details!

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 a private sessions as well.

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


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