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Friday, January 16, 2015

Learning from Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, January 19, 2015, we will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a warrior for peace and unity. But the way that he fought for peace and unity was through a method called non-violence.

Dr. King is famous for saying this: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

This thought is consistent with the Bible's teachings, too. In Matthew 5:9 NIV, Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." And in Hebrews 12:14 NIV, it says, "make every effort to live in peace with everyone."

Take some time to reflect on the contribution Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has made to our world and try these yoga poses.

Peaceful Warrior Pose
Peaceful warrior pose: Step your feet into a wide step. Lift one hand toward heaven, let the other hand rest on your back leg. Take three deep breaths. Switch sides and try again on this side. Reflect on how you can be a warrior for peace, too.

Simple Seated Pose

Sit with your legs crossed and your back long and straight. Line the bottom of your chin up with the floor. Place your hands on your knees. Take several nice breaths here. Feel the feeling of peace and calm in your heart and body. Thank God for His ways of peace. Let His love help you feel connected to others.

Be blessed, our little peacemakers!

Monday, January 12, 2015

FAQs for Kids Holy Yoga Training 2015

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 seven 2-hour webinar sessions held on Mondays (12:00-2:00 pm Eastern). Classes will be held on January 26, February 2, February 9, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16, 2015. 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 Mondays?

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 $525 if you pay all at once or you can pay in four monthly installments of $135, if that is better for you.

Does Kids Holy Yoga offer scholarships?

The Kids Holy Yoga program is designed to be as cost-effective and affordable as possible for as many people as possible. At this point, Kids Holy Yoga is unable to extend scholarships. We will pray with you and brainstorm with you about ways that you might be able to raise the funds needed. (See this blog post for some ideas!) 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, any students wishing to take this course at the same time 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 Masters, Holy Yoga Plus, 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.

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

Click here to register. For questions, email