Yoga Ed. PI 1 Foundations: Teaching Children's Yoga with Kate Beckel

June 23 - June 26, 2017

This program is primarily designed for teachers, school administrators, and other interested professionals inspired to integrate Yoga for children and teens into academic environments. However, anyone interested in teaching yoga to children or teens is welcome to join. No prior background or previous experience is required for this training — only a passion for yoga, education, and the health and wellness of children and teens!


Yoga Ed.

is an educational program dedicated to changing education through the practice of yoga. Our mission is to empower school communities with yoga to cultivate health and wellness in children and teens. Through evidence-based Professional Institutes, Professional Development, and Educational Resources, Yoga Ed. equips educators with yoga tools to integrate yoga for children and teens into academic environments.

The Professional Institute

is a comprehensive training program designed for individuals inspired to integrate yoga for children and teens into academic environments. Certified by the Yoga Alliance, our program focuses on the physical, mental, and emotional benefits yoga can provide for children and teens. Upon completion of our institutes, you will be fully equipped with tools to help students build a lifetime of health and wellness through the practice of yoga.


Yoga Ed. PI 1 Foundations: Teaching Children’s Yoga
Connect with your students through the practice of yoga.

Focus: Ages 3 to 12 / Grades Pre-K to 5th

PI 1 equips you with the basic principles and tools needed to effectively teach children in an academic environment. You will learn yoga techniques to promote children’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Emphasis is placed on learning how to read and relate to children through understanding child development, anatomy, physiology, and learning domains. From this transformational training, you will emerge with the ability to effectively tailor yoga classes to meet children’s varying needs. 

  • 4 Days – Friday-Monday
  • June 23 – June 26, 2017
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • $650
  • at Yoga Del Mar – Sorrento

Pre-Registration Required
Registration Deadline:
June 9, 2017


This course is ideal for:

  • Parents
  • Teachers (Particularly PE teachers or teachers required to teach PE standards.  This training is aligned with the CA State SHAPE standards.)
  • Social Workers
  • Anyone who interacts or works with children, or would like to

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand childrens’ physical, mental, emotional, and social development
  • Teach from a lens of social emotional learning and brain-based learning
  • Know the benefits of yoga for children & teens
  • Design and develop yoga lesson plans appropriate to the age group you are teaching
  • Create yoga classes to fulfill the National Physical Education and Health Standards
  • Effectively utilize yoga tools to meet your students’ needs
  • Teach yoga to students aged 3-12.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Kate Beckel at

Kate Beckel

RCYT, E-RYT, M.Ed, San Diego, CA

Kate Beckel is a skilled educator and yoga teacher who shares Yoga Ed.’s global vision for yoga education. Kate is particularly keen on empowering youth with life skills through yoga. She has been a yoga teacher for 8 years and an elementary school teacher for 5 years. Kate holds a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education and a M.Ed. with an emphasis in Math and Literacy Development from NYU. She is also a RCYT and an ERYT-200. She currently teaches 3rd grade in Chula Vista, as well as yoga classes throughout San Diego.

“I was struck by how accepting and even inviting yoga instructors are, from the first class I felt I was part of the group. “

- Jim

“Yoga has provided a foundation for me to approach life in a positive, balanced, healthy way. It’s my rock!“

- Joyce