Seattle Kids Yoga
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Mentorship & Coaching

Expand your existing Kids Yoga teaching skill set by working directly with Nicole Koleshis, the founder of Seattle Kids Yoga. These in-person programs feature flexible scheduling.

 
 

MENTORSHIP

Expand your existing Kids Yoga teaching skillset by working directly with Nicole — the founder of Seattle Kids Yoga. This in-person program features a flexible start and scheduling option, and is open to Kids Yoga Teachers. This program includes:

  • Observation + Participation — The opportunity to observe Kids Yoga classes taught by Nicole. Seattle Kids Yoga classes are held at schools throughout the Seattle area.

  • Curriculum — Teaching tips, including behavior management, simple and effective accommodations for kids of all abilities, and how to make classes educational and enjoyable; List of tried and true props, music, games and books; Homework assignments and online resources.

  • Lesson Planning + Teaching — Theme and lesson planning ideas and instruction, as well as the opportunity to teach and receive feedback from Nicole.

  • During the program – In-person feedback, post-class debrief and Q&A, consulting and planning time with Nicole.

  • After the program – Individuals who complete the program can apply to teach Seattle Kids Yoga classes.

Is this program for YOU? Schedule your FREE Discovery Call to find out.

I graduated from kids yoga teacher trainings with Nicole. The moment I began learning from her, I knew that there was something special about her style of teaching and training. I consider Nicole to be my most valuable mentor and have learned how to effectively create and execute kids yoga programs in schools and yoga studios from her. I continue to be impressed by Nicole’s ability to fully listen and be present with whomever she is with. This skill is so important when teaching others and it truly shows!
— Charlotte Light, Kids Yoga Teacher & Trainer

COACHING & CONSULTATION

Looking to grow your business, need coaching to fine tune your skills, or have questions about bringing yoga into children’s lives? Nicole offers phone and video coaching and consultations for Kids Yoga teachers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, educators, and parents and caregivers. Drawing from her many years of teaching yoga to children, working as an occupational therapist and running a children’s yoga business, Nicole will work with you to design a program that fits your needs and interests. Focuses include:

  • For Kids Yoga Teachers — How to make classes fun and educational; Behavior management support; Building and marketing classes, summer camps, family yoga retreats and other offerings; Growing beyond classes and establishing an area of expertise.

  • For Therapists + Educators — The benefits of yoga for kids of all abilities; Integrating yoga into therapy sessions; Incorporating yoga and mindfulness breaks into the school day; Choosing appropriate, beneficial and fun yoga poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness activities and more; Getting buy-in from administrators, directors, and parents.

  • For Parents + Caregivers — Simple and effective home programs; Yoga and mindfulness for sensory processing, behavioral needs and school performance; Choosing appropriate, beneficial and FUN yoga props and resources.

Want to learn more? Schedule your FREE Discovery Call to discuss details.

Kids yoga teacher training was truly an eye and heart opening experience! I left with a clear vision for how to teach yoga to youth, countless ideas for classes, and a profound sense of well being. Nicole is a fantastic leader — she is fun, compassionate, a patient listener and a great facilitator.
— Annie Lawrence, Teacher Training Graduate

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Teacher and school staff in-services with practical takeaway and self-care components that are easy to implement in the school environments and everyday life.

Workshops for educators, parent groups, therapists and pediatric professionals on topics such as how to bring yoga and mindfulness activities into the classroom or therapy clinic.

Speaking engagements on a variety of topics, including “Yoga and Mindfulness for Children of all Abilities” and “Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom.”

Past Professional Development In-services & Speaking Engagements include:

  • “The Benefits of Yoga for Children with Special Needs” for Seattle Public Schools’ Occupational and Physical Therapy Department (various dates from 2004-2014)

  • Co-Presenter on “The Benefits of Yoga for Children” at the Washington State Infancy and Early Childhood Conference (2007)

  • “Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators” for the staff at Northwest Center Kids, Sweet Pea Cottage and Minor Avenue Children’s House (2016-2019)

Planning an event? Request more information on availability and rates.

 
Seattle Kids Yoga — Teacher Training