FREE yoga class for Children with Special Needs

Join Twist Kids Yoga on Sunday July 15th for a FREE yoga class for Children with Special Needs. In this class, we will teach your child a yoga class especially designed to meet his/her needs. This safe and mindful class is especially good for children with Down syndrome, Autism, Aspergers, Sensory processing, ADD/ADHD etc.

We teach all of the necessary tools to meet your child’s needs while also engaging them in a playful and joyous way.

When: July 15th 2:00-3:00pm

Where: Okra Yoga

1912 Commonwealth Ave

Charlotte, NC 28205

Pre-Registration is required

Please call (704) 266-1443

Congratulations to our new set of trainees for completing the first module of Twist Kids Yoga YTT at Carolina Yoga in Fort Mill, SC. We are so excited to welcome them into our tribe of teachers. Each one of them is ready to make ripples in world through sharing Yoga & Mindfulness with children.

Bring the gift of breath & relaxation into a child’s life.

Bring the gift of breath & relaxation into a child’s life.

Join us April 27-30th at Carolina Yoga in Fort Mill, SC for 3 1/2 days of learning the necessary tools & techniques for bringing yoga & mindfulness into a child’s life.

We have an early bird special happening until 3/31

Join today and save on the regular price.

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Twist Kids Yoga was awarded #24 out of 40 in the ‘Top 40 Kids Yoga Blogs’

We are honored to be a part of this list.

Twist Kids Yoga was awarded #24 out of 40 in the ‘Top 40 Kids Yoga Blogs’

We are thankful!

Mary Beth has maintained this site and created blogs around Kids Yoga for several years. It’s an honor to be recognized here on the Internet.

We are thankful for all our students, the teachers who trained & taught us and those of you who visit this website. Thank you for all of the support.


Here’s the full list. Some of our favorite schools are listed here.

Spring 2018: Foundations From The Ground Up Kids Yoga Training April 27th-30th at Carolina Yoga

Are you someone who loves children? Do you want to bring positive changes to the world? This happens one child at a time.

We are all about planting the seeds for the next generation of Yogis.

We are passionate and excited about sharing yoga to children in studios, schools, community centers, parks, home school networks & more!

Join us this spring and learn how to teach kids yoga with Mary Beth Bender & Shona Baldoni. At Carolina Yoga in Fort Mill, SC. 4/27-4/30 To register

*This training is not just for those eager to teach kids. It’s great for anyone looking to bring more playfulness and joy into their practice and life.

Kids yoga YTT is the best way to practice letting your inner child out and channeling the lightness that we all are.

Joy is our birthright and that’s the side effect of this training.

In this 3 1/2 day training you will learn:

-The foundations for teaching yoga to children ages 4-12.

-What it means to be a children’s yoga teacher

– How to teach different ages through each developmental stage

– Breath techniques, appropriate asanas for children, mindfulness activities & games/stories

– How to teach themes

– Anatomy/physiology

-Ethics/Yamas & Niyamas

-Trainees will also get a chance to practice teaching a class to children.

Early Bird Special $399.00 until March 31, 2018. Price increases to $435.00 after.

Times of the training: April 27-30th

•Friday April 27th 6:00-9:00pm

•Saturday April 28th 9:00-6:00pm

• Sunday April 29th 9:00-6:00pm

• Monday April 30th 9:00-5:30pm

Level 1 is the first step towards a 95 hr RCYT certification. You can take Level 1 as a workshop or continue the journey with us.

Twist Kids Yoga is a Registered Children’s Yoga School based out of Charlotte, NC

Module 1: Foundations From The Ground Up. 27 hours of training.

Module 2: Rainbow Yogis (little yogis) 27 hours of training. Next training July 13-16th at Okra Charlotte

Mentorship: you are eligible for 14 more hours of a semi- self paced take home study. More information given in module 2

Module 3: Bringing Yoga to schools & teens 27 hours of training. Coming again in January 2019

Free Kids Yoga class on Sunday January 14th, 2018

Join us on Sunday January 14th for a FREE Kids Yoga class.

In this free Kids yoga class, kids will explore Yoga & Mindfulness through age appropriate activities. The activities are designed to help children experience Yoga & Mindfulness in a safe and playful manner.

January 14th, 2018


at Okra

1912 Commonwealth Ave

Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

Open to ages 4 up.

To register: Call (704)266-1443

Or Stop into Okra and register at the front desk

2nd Annual SC Yoga & Healing Arts Festival

We love the fairies and the Fairy Garden at the SC Yoga & Healing Arts Festival.  
Founder of Twist Kids Yoga, Mary Beth Bender had a joyful time teaching them kids yoga this past weekend. She extends her gratitude to Hartsville and the Yoga community. 

Save the date! 3rd Annual Sc Yoga & Healing Arts Festival is happening on October 20, 2018

Check out these pics from this years festival. 

We had an awesome full day leading & guiding these educators, counselors, occupational therapists, teachers and beautiful souls. Thank you ‘Our Sacred Space Yoga’ in Hartsville, SC for hosting us! We look forward to returning to this small town with a big heart.