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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Treasure of Our Hearts--Happy Valentine's Day!

”For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  --Matthew 6:21

What is your treasure?

Where is the love?

What you hold dear to your heart, what you value, what you find important, that is what you treasure.

Let’s remind our kids this Valentine’s Day that they are the most treasured people in God’s Kingdom--and God wants His Kingdom to be the same on Earth as it is in Heaven. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

When children understand that they are treasured, it fills their hearts. When their hearts are full, it will overflow in their words, their actions, and their attitudes.

Ask your children where love is? What do they treasure? Guide them into “Treasure Pose” AKA Knees to Chest, a posture where you lay down and hug your knees to your chest.

  1. Lie down on your back.
  2. Bend your knees and plant your feet on floor.
  3. Wrap your arms around your shins and bring your knees to your chest.
  4. Give yourself a giant hug imagining Jesus’ arms wrapped around you, whispering, “Come to me; I am your treasure and you are mine. I live in your heart forever.” Breathe in and Breathe out: I am treasured by Jesus.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about the Kids’ Holy Yoga Instructor Training Program

What is the Kids’ Holy Yoga Instructor Training Program? 

The Kids’ Holy Yoga Instructor Training Program is a comprehensive training program designed to help you bring the Holy Yoga experience to kids. Combining prayerful and playful elements, Kids’ Holy Yoga is a worship-centered yoga practice that helps kids to fully experience God’s love. The Kids’ Holy Yoga Instructor Training Program equips teachers to plan and facilitate Kids’ Holy Yoga classes and events.

How does the Kids’ Holy Yoga Instructor Training Program work?

The Kids’ Holy Yoga training program is entirely virtual. There will be six 2-hour webinar sessions held on Monday evenings (7:00-9:00 pm Eastern). Classes will be held on March 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28 and May 5, 2014. These webinars will be interactive between students and the teaching team. Each week will have a balance between scripture study to equip you to teach the Word of God to kids, information about the practice of kids’ yoga and additional information to help you have a great experience working with children.

What if I cannot attend the classes on Monday nights?

The webinars will be recorded and available to be listened to within the weeks of the training course. We prefer you listen live so that you are able to contribute; however, we understand this is not always possible and we are pleased to be able to offer this course via recording.

Do I have to be a Holy Yoga Instructor or Registered Yoga Teacher to take this training?

No! This training is open to any adult who is interested in learning to teach Kids’ Holy Yoga and wants to bring Jesus’ love to children through this practice. Students are also asked to agree to the Holy Yoga Statements of Faith.

How much does the Kids’ Holy Yoga Program cost?

Tuition for the Kids’ Holy Yoga Training program is $475. You can pay all at once or you can pay in four monthly installments, if that is better for you.

Does Kids’ Holy Yoga offer scholarships?

At this point, Kids’ Holy Yoga has a limited number of small scholarships. We will pray with you and brainstorm with you about ways that you might be able to raise the funds needed. We believe that if God is calling you to this ministry, He will provide for you. We will join you in taking steps of faith for your training.

Is there a travel requirement for this Kids’ Holy Yoga Training?

For this session of Kids’ Holy Yoga Training, there is NO travel requirement. The entire training course will be conducted virtually.

Can I take this specialty training while I am taking the 225-hour or 95-hour Holy Yoga Instructor training?

Because of the intense nature of the Holy Yoga Instructor training, it is advised that students do not take additional Holy Yoga specialty trainings at the same time. Any exceptions to this must gain approval from Jonnie Goodmanson, Director of Instructor Training for Holy Yoga.

Can I take the Kids’ Holy Yoga course while taking another Holy Yoga Specialty course (i.e. Holy Yoga Therapy, etc)?

Yes. You will, however, be responsible for meeting the requirements for each course within the allotted time frames (i.e., listening to recordings, homework, reading requirements).

How many hours a week can I expect to spend on Kids’ Holy Yoga Training?

You will be required to attend (or listen to) the 2-hour webinar each week, as well as complete required readings, scripture study/interaction, yoga practice, and additional homework. You can expect to spend approximately 5-8 hours each week on your training.

I’m already a Registered Holy Yoga Instructor/Master Holy Yoga Instructor. Why should I take the Kids’ Holy Yoga Training?

If you have a heart to teach little people, this training will enrich your skills to bring prayerful, playful, story-enriched yoga to the little ones God places in your path. You will learn about the unique aspects of yoga for little bodies and how to weave the Word especially for kids. You will also experience an in-depth study of what it means to be a child of God yourself. Kids' Holy Yoga counts toward your Holy Yoga CEU credits. And one more thing: only those certified in Kids’ Holy Yoga are credentialed to teach “Kids’ Holy Yoga” classes.

I did a Kids’ Yoga training with another agency. Do I have to do this whole program to be certified in Kids’ Holy Yoga?

Yes. Because Kids’ Holy Yoga is so much more than the physical aspect of yoga, we believe this training is greatly different than many other Kids’ Yoga trainings. We spend a good deal of time teaching you to connect with God and your inner heart to bring this aspect forward in your teachings with kids in addition to the physical elements of yoga for children.

Will there be another offering of the Kids' Holy Yoga Instructor Training program in 2014?

At this point, this is the only offering of this specialty in 2014. 

How do I register for the Kids’ Holy Yoga Instructor Training program?

Click here to register. For questions, email