WORKSHOP AIRED LIVE ON
Thursday, April 29
@ 6PM ET | 3PM PT
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here’s what you’ll learn in this roundtable discussion
✓ Understand what is trauma, and how the collective trauma we are experiencing from the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted our school communities and caregivers.
✓ Learn chair yoga and mindfulness tools to support transitions into and out of the classroom, test-prep practices, & how to reset the climate of the classroom or session, e.g. bring energy up or down
✓ Explore how to teach yoga and mindfulness tools in physical or virtual space; at home or in school.
✓ LIVE Q&A with our Ed Specialists and Educators to answer all of your questions about Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and mindfulness practices with your students
✓ And a whole lot more!
Cierra Valles, Panelist
Cierra Valles, MM, RYT and RCYT is an experienced Chicana educator, scholar, consultant, and musician based in Detroit, MI. Cierra specializes in anti-oppression and decolonization practices toward a culturally conscious and community-centered wellness perspective. Throughout her nearly 15 years working in public schools, universities, and community colleges, Cierra has been fueled by her passion for equitable, inclusive, and accessible education and healing.
Megan McWilliams, Panelist
Megan McWilliams is a full-time social worker in Austin, TX. Megan has spent her career in the education system providing individual, group, and family therapy in schools. She received a dual Masters degree in Social Work and Public Health from Tulane University where she developed a passion for the mind-body connection. As a Certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher, she hopes to bring the many benefits of yoga to her students, schools, and families.
Jennifer Nitz, Panelist
Jennifer Nitz, MSW is a passionate and driven School Social Worker in Beloit, Wisconsin who lives out her daily work (or calling, as she sees it) spending time with students who are no strangers to poverty, violence, drug abuse, homelessness, and much more—and helping them to rise above their circumstances. For nearly 20 years, she has worked in the trenches with at-risk youth and has seen first-hand the impact of stress and trauma on both her students and staff. Beyond her MSW, this led her to advance through the 200-hour yoga teacher training, and most recently, the RCYT program with Yoga Ed. Jennifer has taken that training into the school setting, introducing yoga to both her students and staff. She is excited to share her journey with you and hopes that it will inspire you in your own practice.
Moderated by Brynne Caleda, Co-Founder
Brynne Caleda, M.Ed., E-RYT is a leader in the field of yoga education. As CEO of Yoga Ed., Brynne champions the efficacy of innovative, evidence-based yoga programs for schools to establish lifelong foundations for student’s fitness, wellness, and productivity. Over the past decade, Brynne has worked closely with educators, health professionals, and parents to enrich school communities with yoga tools to more authentically and effectively teach to their students and children.
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You’ll leave this webinar with a better understanding of trauma-sensitive chair yoga and mindfulness tools for students near and far.