Kids Yoga Teacher Training


Erin Calkins

Sat Oct 12/Sun Oct 13


If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.

– His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Can you imagine a world where our children are taught that internal reflection is more powerful than outwardly reaction? We are on a mission to create this world, but we can’t do it alone - we need you.

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Kids yoga is on the rise as the world recognizes that the benefits of this practice aren’t just for adults; kids are getting something great out of it too! Stress management, mindfulness, increased concentration, and healthy, non-competitive movement are all ways that yoga is supporting the growth and healthy development of our youth.

Teaching kids yoga is flexible, it's in demand, and it’s, well…fun. It’s a TON of fun.

In this training, Erin will break this practice of yoga into bite sized chunks that kids can easily digest and apply to their lives. During our weekend together she’ll will give you every single thing you need to show up in a room of six year olds (or three year olds, or ten year olds) and own it. You'll learn games, animal poses, sneaky yoga tricks, pre-made lesson plans, books, songs, business guidance, meditations, prop ideas, room arrangement - all of it.

Key Course Takeaways:

  • 30+ page manual with descriptions and photos of kids yoga poses, lesson plans for different age groups, games, the best kids yoga books, music, our favorite props, classroom incorporation techniques and more!

  • An entire section on the business of yoga; Erin will outline the steps it takes to create and manage a successful kids yoga business whether you're interested in teaching at a studio, teaching as a part of an after school program or creating something all your own!

  • 30 minutes of consulting with Erin post training. This time can include any lingering questions regarding starting a kids yoga business, feedback on kids yoga lesson plans, assistance in finding opportunities in the area or feedback on specific teaching goals.

  • Lifetime access to a kids yoga class video

  • Online connection with your community of teacher trainees

  • 15 CEU with Yoga Alliance.

  • Official certification confirming your completion of the program.


10% early bird discount available through July 31st

Option to break your payments up over three months* 

Please send any questions about the training to:, or about pricing options to

Dates and Times:

Sat Oct 12/Sun Oct 13


About the Teacher

Erin has led Kids Yoga Teacher Trainings for over six years while also regularly teaching kids yoga classes. The outstanding content from this training was developed with Tami Staisitis, a credentialed teacher, and has been adapted for use in pediatric occupational and physical therapy settings and their program outline replicated by many successful studios.

Erin has been working with children in various capacities since 2000. Some of her experience with children includes creating children's programming at a non-profit tutoring and community center, substitute teaching for SCUSD, leading children's art classes with the Crocker Art Museum's mobile art program, serving as the Assistant Director for a children’s art and movement studio (ArtBeast!), and most notably - teaching yoga to children! Erin owned ‘Youth Yoga with Erin’, a mobile youth yoga program that traveled directly to school sites in Sacramento County.

Along with Tami Stasaitis, Erin also co-founded the children’s yoga program at Zuda Yoga in Sacramento and continues to facilitate youth yoga teacher trainings throughout California several times a year. She recently founded Zen Friends, which offers yoga classes for children and also lessons plans and support for kids yoga teachers. Currently, Erin can be found teaching toddler, family, and adult yoga at libraries and yoga studios in North County San Diego.

*Early bird discount does not apply to payment plans. Training must be paid in full before students are granted a completion certificate and course credit.

Hip Hop Vin & Yin Workshop

Date & Time: Last Friday of every month  8-10pm

Breath, Movement, and Hip Hop!

Join Romel and Melody in a class designed to connect three healing practices in one powerful experience. This 2 hour workshop will start with a powerful Vinyasa flow designed to build heat and engage the physical body, and end in a gentle yin practice designed to release energy and relax the muscles. 

Come, be immersed in music with us. 

Member cost: $20

Non-member cost: $25

Bring a mat, towel and a water bottle.