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 stress response occurs, and how mindfulness can influence these domains.
Lesson Planning: Learn the fundamentals of lesson planning for a teen’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. We will also learn about the chair yoga tool belt.
Chair Yoga Breathing, Poses, Brain Breaks, and Relaxation: This week we will learn our yoga tools. We will practice teen’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. We will examine 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 brain development, behavior management, positive behavior strategies, and creating a classroom community.
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. You will also have lifetime access to a community board of graduates for ongoing peer guidance, support, and connections.
Community gatherings will be hosted on the 4th full week of the month. The community gatherings for this course will be held on Monday of every month at 5:00pm Pacific | 8:00pm Eastern. Each gathering will be one hour long. They are optional and will be recorded for you to watch on your own time. Please see the community gathering schedule here.
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: A private community group of all Yoga Ed. training graduates, for ongoing peer guidance, support, and connections
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 teens 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 teens, but also for any situation – overwhelm, stress, anxiety, tiredness – and for any outcome – to build confidence, self-awareness, self-management, kindness, empathy.
Educators sharing mindful moments and brain breaks with their students
Pediatric mental health professionals introducing mindfulness techniques in therapy settings to teenage clients
Parents seeking ways to calm and connect with their teens
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.
Backed by research
Our programs have been the focus of studies by Harvard, Tulane, and Cal State Fullerton, with measurable results in physical and mental health outcomes for children.
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.
Global community of learners
Join a global movement of individuals dedicated to improving the health of their communities through yoga. 48 countries, 80K+ classrooms, and 15M+ students worldwide.
What students are saying
I truly enjoyed the course and participating in the group lessons eat week. I have learned a lot about myself and the practice of chair yoga. I look forward to running my chair yoga afterschool program with my students and sharing what I have learned.
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.
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.
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