About Jaime Amor
A little more about me & how Cosmic Kids got started…
I grew up in Reading, England and studied acting at Bristol Old Vic. After I graduated (in between grown-up acting work), I entertained kids at birthday parties. I learned early on that movement was a great way to keep the kids focused on what we were doing together. I’d been doing yoga myself for a few years, and I started to incorporate yoga poses into the stories I was telling the kids. This led me to story-based kids yoga, and in 2010 I started teaching it in schools and halls in our local area (Henley on Thames and Marlow in England).
In March 2012, Martin, my husband, suggested we should film some of the yoga stories I was doing in my classes and post them to YouTube, so that the kids could do them whenever they liked.
Eventually we plucked up the courage to post some videos. And since then we’ve had more than 400 million views and we have been having new ideas all the time about how to help kids into yoga and mindfulness with even more energy, fun and impact.
When I’m not working on Cosmic Kids, I like going to the gym, walking our dogs and doing the garden! I also help out the community group in our village.
We are a small, enthusiastic and passionate team. Martin and I spend most of our time working on bringing yoga and mindfulness to kids, and we share what I’m learning about kids’ yoga – including teacher training, class plans, and other ideas for parents and teachers to help their kids enjoy yoga.
Learn to teach kids yoga with me…
There are so many benefits in kids doing yoga, including building strength, balance, and fitness. Perhaps most importantly, kids yoga simply helps kids to feel good about themselves.
I am a qualified adult yoga teacher (E-RYT 200) and a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) accredited by Yoga Alliance. After teaching kids yoga teacher training courses in person in the US and UK, we decided to develop our online teaching for the people who wanted to do our live course but couldn’t join us because of cost, time or distance.
Martin and I created our online courses to make teaching kids yoga as accessible as possible. They are priced well and are not a franchise model – instead they are designed to enable as many people as possible to create sustainable independent kids yoga businesses in their communities.
I am very proud to say that more than 5,000 people have done our foundation course, Getting Started in Kids Yoga – and more than 30,000 have done our Kids Yoga Crash Course.
I emphasise fun and storytelling in kids yoga, and love to explore new ways of making classes as engaging as possible for kids.