Yoga, Mindfulness, and the Classroom: This week we will explore chair yoga and mindfulness. We will examine how yoga and mindfulness supports students’ physical health, emotional wellness, mental health, and social relationships. We will also introduce how the brain develops and stress response occurs, and how mindfulness can influence these domains.
Lesson Planning: Learn the fundamentals of lesson planning for a children’s chair yoga class, including how to create relevant lesson plans to the age group you are teaching and how to lesson plan to meet standards. You will also learn about your chair yoga tool belt.
Chair Yoga Breathing, Poses, Brain Breaks, and Relaxation: This week we will learn our yoga tools. We will practice children’s chair yoga breathing exercises, yoga poses, brain breaks, and relaxation. Lessons will be interspersed with the benefits of each tool, demonstrations, and tips to put what you learn into practice.
Implementation Strategies: Dive into how to implement yoga and mindfulness into your classroom. You will look at optimal frequency, dosage, and how to get started. You will learn how to create a classroom action plan to support you in getting started.
Course Finale: This week we will explore the teaching philosophies that inform your work as a Yoga Educator. We will discuss the impact and importance of these philosophies for effective teaching. Topics include behavior management, positive behavior strategies, and creating a calm classroom.
You will have access to the online platform with all course material for one year from the time of enrollment. Within the course, you will find curriculum, premade lesson plans, and teaching resources that are digital downloads. You will have lifetime access to those once you download them.
The community gatherings for this course will be held on the second Thursday of every month at 4:00pm Pacific | 7:00 Eastern. Each gathering will be one hour long. They are optional and will be recorded for you to watch on your own time.
You may choose to extend your course access beyond 1 year by enrolling in the Yoga Ed. Membership for $12/month or $99/year. Course access will be extended for as long as your membership remains active, including all instructional videos, community discussion boards, and community gatherings for ongoing instructor support. Enrolled in more than one course? Not to worry, your membership will extend access for all courses you’ve enrolled in.
In addition to course access, our training graduates love the Yoga Ed. Membership for continuing education. Download premade lesson plans and instructional scripts from 400+ on-demand classes. Watch and learn how course instructors bring lesson plans to life. And enjoy unlimited access to our growing resource library with additional lesson plans, toolkits, and webinars for deeper learning.
Our courses are suitable for all levels. Whether you’re new to yoga or have your 500-hour certification, our courses are a great fit for anyone who wants to learn how to teach yoga and mindfulness to the children and teens in their life.
No, this course is designed for anyone who works with children (or would like to work with children). Yoga teachers, parents, nurses, counselors, mental health professionals, youth services support staff, and many other professionals have gone through our course and found the knowledge to be invaluable to the youth they work with.
Upon completion of our courses or program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. Many school districts honor this as CEU credit. We recommend reaching out to your administrator ahead of time to ask if they will honor Yoga Ed. courses. We also offer Graduate Level Professional Development Credit through LMU.
We are happy to help you with this! Please email [email protected] to request more information about the course(s) you’re interested in, or to schedule a phone call with our team.
Upon registration, you will get access to the following materials on the online platform…
6 online modules, with interactive video lectures, experiential activities, reflection questions, and practice teaching opportunities
5 hours of instructional videos
70+ yoga and mindfulness practices, including breathing exercises, poses, brain breaks, and relaxation
Monthly community gatherings, hosted by course instructors to dive more deeply into topics of interest and ask any questions you may have. Each gathering will be one hour long. They are optional and will be recorded for you to watch on your own time.
Personalized instructor feedback on your final project
Lifetime Access: Downloadable classroom guide with full instructions for all yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques
Lifetime Access: Certificate upon completing course requirements
Eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) *Optional course credit add-ons
What you’ll learn
What if the children in your life could learn simple practices that to help them feel better at any time of the school day? A tool for when they feel stressed. Or overwhelmed. A tool for when they can’t focus. We’re here to help you do just this. With chair yoga, you will have a tool not only for any setting you work with children but also for any situation – overwhelm, stress, tiredness, transitions – and for any outcome – to restore calm, focus, joy, and engagement.
Educators sharing mindful moments and brain breaks with their students
Pediatric mental health professionals introducing mindfulness techniques in therapy settings to children
Parents seeking ways to calm and connect with their children
Yoga instructors expanding their practice
Anyone who would like to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to kids and teens
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Why learn with us
Start sharing yoga and mindfulness with the youth in your life today.
Chair yoga is short.
These practices can be adapted to any time frame to quickly reduce stress and increase focus. Depending on how much time you have in your schedule, you can choose to share 3, 5, or 10 minute chair yoga mindful practices.
It has proven benefits.
Chair yoga mindful practices improve cognitive function by boosting oxygen flow in the brain, improving learning retention, and supporting overall neurohealth.
No extra equipment or experience required.
Simply clear your desks, push your chairs back, and take a brain break with chair yoga mindful practices.
What students are saying
I loved this course for many reasons.
I loved working at my own pace.
The content was excellent and provided a good balance between theory/research and practical.
As a first grade teacher for many years, and a 200 hour certified yoga instructor who teaches group fitness classes, I can tell you that your course will provide a wonderful launching point for those who chose to explore teaching chair yoga.
This course is helpful for those who may be uncomfortable or unsure about how to get started with teaching yoga in their classroom. The techniques are easy to learn and very teachable to all levels of learners.
I just wanted to thank you for being such an amazing instructor. You were so patient, thoughtful and kind to me. Your feedback was always an eye opener and a “Aha” moment for me. I learned so much from you!
The Yoga Ed. training was FABULOUS. I am thrilled to have these resources and training and start trying to implement and practice.
At The New School, the university I work at, equity, inclusion, and social justice are ingrained in all that we do and it is a privilege to be able to participate in a program that champions that.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and inspiring instruction. It has been extremely helpful as I prepare for school in the fall. I can’t wait to try out all these wonderful activities, poses, and breathing techniques.
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