To Register:

Facilitator: Kelly Pfeiffer, CPDLT and Yogi Patel, CPDT

Dates and Times:

08/03/2023 - 08/04/2023

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location:  San Diego, CA

Cost: $399.00 Early Registration, available until 07/03/2023. $450.00 Regular Registration.  Group discount for 4 or more registering together ($40 off each). Limit 40.

Facilitator Information:  

Yogi Patel founded Heartfelt, a Positive Discipline, and Montessori consultancy. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Administration and a diploma in AMI Montessori Primary education. Yogi is a former Head of Schools, a founder of Kinderhouse Montessori School, and a certified Yoga Instructor. She is a published children's book author, Positive Discipline Trainer, and a Master Trainer for Empowering People in the Workplace. Her passion is educating and nurturing children while advocating for them worldwide to keep them safe from emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. Fueled by her love, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars, in-service training, and certification training to leaders, teachers, parents, and children of all ages worldwide. She also volunteers with the PDA board as an outreach advisor and serves as an educational advisor on the Trunks and Leaves organization's board.

Yogi was a business owner, manager, and trainer before becoming a Certified Montessori Teacher and Positive Discipline Trainer. She now feels fulfilled when helping children gain a sense of belonging and significance. Yogi enjoys yoga, cooking, HIT training, and gardening.

A graduate of Furman University, Kelly Pfeiffer is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer. She is also a Certified Trainer for the South Carolina Child Care Training System. Kelly has been leading parenting workshops in the upstate of South Carolina since 2000. Kelly offers 2-day "Teaching Parenting The Positive Discipline Way" and "Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators" workshops in Greenville, SC and around the world. One of Kelly's specialty areas includes a deep knowledge of social emotional development, child guidance strategies and developmentally appropriate practice for young children. Kelly offers workshops on all of these topics and how to integrate Positive Discipline tools into the early childhood classroom, Kelly offers workshops to teach trainers and facilitators how to use active learning strategies with adult learners.

Workshop Description: 

Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelsen) is a research-based parent education program that provides a step-by-step approach to starting and leading experientially based parenting groups. This program stands alone or offers significant enhancement to any program. It provides experiential activities that reach the heart to inspire deeper understanding and change. 

Participants in this workshop will: 

  1. Learn research based effective tools and techniques for teaching parents how to use discipline that is kind and firm at the same time (non-punitive, non-permissive). 
  2. Learn how to facilitate a parent class from the position of a non-expert. 
  3. Gain practice with experiential exercises that help parents go beyond intellectual understanding to be able to respond in empowering ways that teach children. 
  4. Learn how to use materials and activities in group settings, parenting classes and individual work with families.

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To Register:

Contact: Yogi Patel,, 858-361-1455

Kelly Pfeiffer,, 864-477-0027

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Kelly Pfeiffer in advance

The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

CES: The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

This program is AMS CE approved!

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop. 

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.

Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 08:30 to Friday, August 4, 2023 - 16:30
United States
Event Category: 

Online Learning

Positive Discipline offers online learning options for parents, teachers, and parent educators. Learn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You have unlimited access to our online streaming programs, so you can watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like.