Learn To Teach

Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training

30 hour foundation course on guiding children in yoga and mindfulness

Want to teach yoga and mindfulness to kids?

Are you a teacher who needs a more holistic and effective classroom management tool for yourself and your students?

Are you a yoga teacher who loves to work with kids?

We are so excited to offer a training just for you!

30-Hour Foundation Course:

Teach yoga and mindfulness to children ages 3 through the teenage years! At the core of this training is a passion for yoga and a love for children. This comprehensive kids' teacher training program is experiential and fun, designed to provide adult yoga practitioners with the tools and knowledge needed to share the gifts of yoga and mindfulness with children.

Our Foundation Course will allow you to incorporate what you learn into your current work with children or find innovative and new ways to teach yoga and mindfulness in a multitude of settings. Our longevity with the yoga practice and expertise working with kids of all ages will create a dynamic learning environment that is supportive and collaborative. Participants will leave with a variety of sample lesson plans and practices as part of the overall training manual, a practicum experience, mentor hours, and the confidence to help teach these lifelong tools to kids. Our goal is that participants will leave feeling joyful, invigorated, and hopeful for a healthy future.


Adults with 1+ yrs. yoga practice who enjoy working with children, including yoga teachers, yoga students, educators, parents, physical education and health teachers, school or family counselors, child psychologists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, camp counselors, recreation directors, pediatricians and others who regularly work with children. You do NOT need to be a certified yoga teacher to apply for this class, however we ask that you have a "relationship" with yoga.


  • Amy Friedman has been an educator for over twenty years both internationally and stateside. She has taught art, drama, experiential education, yoga, dance, and social and emotional learning. Her yoga journey began young with a yogini mom to pave the way. This path led her to explore yoga as a means for balance, self-study, and ultimately, a way of life. Amy currently works with kids and teachers to explore the seeds of yoga while working as a middle school counselor. Amy is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, certified as a 200-hour yoga teacher and a 95-hour children’s yoga teacher. She is a mindfulness facilitator for Be Here Now Sangha and co-leads the family mindfulness retreats through Open Way. She is a certified Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Educator as well. Amy is passionate about helping both kids and adults learn to plant healthy seeds and water them daily. You can learn more about Amy here: tiny.cc/amybewell

  • Jess Matthiae is the owner of Peaceful Heart Yoga, which has been operating since 2013 and is currently expanding to offer trainings such as this, classes and workshops designed for mothers before and after childbirth, mindfulness for educators, yoga for parents practicing alongside their kids and yoga and mindfulness camps for children of all ages. Jess is originally from Missoula, and returned home in 2011. She has been guiding children of all ages in many different settings since 2002. Jess is a 500hr certified Yoga Teacher and has completed several trainings including Yoga Kids and Street Yoga designed for kids. Jess is passionate about how we “hold space” for children. She has been observing and studying this concept since childhood and now practices the yoga art of “witness” for herself as she continues to learn and grow. Learn more about Jess HERE.

2022 Dates & Details

Dates: October 8/9 and October 29/30


Regular Cost: $550

Financial Assistance: We are committed to educators, children and all people who are dedicated to bringing more light and connection and joy into our world. We also want to provide an extra boost to any applicant who is part of or will teach underserved, systemically oppressed and marginalized populations. We understand the wide variety in financial situations and that many educators pay for too many things out of their own pockets. If you would like to discuss the cost, please get in touch to start a conversation about your situation . We are happy to talk and help you do your good work.

Location: In Person - Peaceful Heart Yoga - 725 W. Alder St. #3, Missoula, MT. We may potentially be able to offer a virtual option as well if it is requested.

Schedule: The training will include approximately 28 hours in session, along with some pre-work and some homework in between the weekends. We will meet approximately 9am - 5pm each Saturday and Sunday during the two weekends with a one hour lunch break.

Covid Considerations: We will meet in person. We may do some of our training outside to decrease potential exposure. Specific protocol will be determined in the fall and will be based on variants and current covid numbers. We may be able to offer a virtual option for anybody who registers and then is not able to attend due to Covid.

We will have at least 2 high quality air purifiers running at all time, offer some of the training outside if weather is nice enough and open doors to circulate air frequently. IF we allow anybody to attend in person who is sick (and tested negative for Covid) or who has had an exposure to Covid (in some situations), we will ask them to wear an N95 mask while indoors.

To Apply:

Apply online: 2022 Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training Application Form

You will receive an email confirmation from us upon receiving your application (within 48 hours).

Upon review of your application, we will notify you if you are accepted into the training.

Payment is due in full upon acceptance to officially consider you enrolled. Refunds will generally not be available, but we are all human, so if there are some extenuating circumstances, please get in touch and we will do our best to be fair. At the minimum, $100 of your payment is non-refundable.

It is important to us to honor diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applicants from all religions, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, and social economic backgrounds.

Email or call Jess with questions: jess2breathe@gmail.com; 406-239-9642