How Yoga Ed. Benefits Education Degree Candidates

Our interdisciplinary, evidence-based Institutes will provide your students with an experiential foundation in yoga education. Your students will learn comprehensive and practical tools to enhance their teaching, as well as to improve the outcomes of the children and teens they’ll teach.

As Education students learn to integrate yoga into the classroom, they will also learn to embody the emotional intelligence, resilience, and self-regulation skills that will help make them leaders in education as they enter the job market. Learn more about the benefits of yoga in the classroom below.

Motor Skills

Students develop gross and fine motor skills, as well as greater physical control, coordination, and spatial awareness through music, movement, and play.

Self-Awareness

Yoga supports students in observing and acknowledging their feelings, emotions and opinions, and encourages them to communicate them respectfully.

Self-Regulation

Students begin to explore their emotions and bodily sensations as they move through yoga poses and interact with their peers, and learn to use breath and movement as a way to process and manage their thoughts and feelings.

Executive Function

Interactive lesson plans get students interested in how things work and challenges them to use logic and critical thinking to solve problems.

Self-Image

Yoga helps to plant the seed for a positive self-image and high self-esteem, encouraging students to have self-compassion and promoting non-judgement.

Resiliency

Yoga helps students navigate their emotions and develop the self-assurance and positive attitude to face adversity with confidence.

Mental Health

Yoga gives students the tools they need to mitigate their stress and anxiety, allowing them to sleep better, live happier, and thrive in school.

Peer Relationships

Yoga cultivates a culture of non-judgment, increasing positive social experiences and feelings of social connectivity between peers, while reducing bullying behaviors.

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