Thank you so much for your positive energy and engagement during our first ever online conference this past spring! 

Join us for this workshop to spend time mapping out and aligning our goals, dreams and desires for all the areas of our life that impact your business model, design and offerings

When? Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Time

Join us to practice together: movement, meditation, and relational mindfulness led by Abby Wills with Melissa Shah and Joanne Spence. Workshop sponsored by Barnsdall Arts & Shanti Generation with proceeds to benefit Peace In Schools

When? Thursday, February 11 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern Time (Live ONLY, no recording)

Save the Dates: April 16-May 1, 2021 

The National Kids Yoga Conference is a professional learning forum for educators, school administrators, yoga instructors, child and family service professionals and parents focused on bringing yoga, mindfulness and social emotional learning (SEL) strategies to the children and youth in their communities.

Since 2014, the conference has brought together more than 1,500 children’s yoga educators to collaborate and learn from more than 200 speakers who have shared their knowledge and expertise. Conference participants have shared the benefits of yoga and mindfulness with over a million students in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Build skills, practice techniques, gain understanding, and come away inspired to share yoga and mindfulness with your students in new ways 


Children learn best though hands on experience . . . and so do adults. From experiential workshops to community yoga classes, we practice what we preach, literally


 We all need a community of peers from whom we can draw inspiration and support. NKYC is an opportunity to meet amazing colleagues and make true friends 

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