learn how to teach chair yoga and mindfulness breaks to children ages 3 to 12.
Gain the confidence to identify challenging times during your in-person or virtual school day and to learn how to teach chair yoga breathing, postures, brain breaks, and relaxation exercises to build connection, engage your students, and shift them into a more learning-ready state of mind. In this training, all pre-recorded lectures include closed captioning and our live weekly meetups will be facilitated in American Sign Language by Sara Lev, Yoga Ed. Trainer, and Jessalyn Akerman-Frank, Yoga Educator.
Duration 6 weeks
Focus Ages 3-12
Skill Level Beginner
Language ASL, English (cc)
Access 1 Year
In this course, you will explore how to safely and effectively adapt yoga poses to the chair and how to use the chair as a prop to stretch and strengthen the body. The tools shared in this course support learning at home, in classroom environments, and in therapeutic settings. Upon completion of our course, you will be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to help children improve focus, reduce stress, and regulate behavior through chair yoga and mindfulness practices.
what you can expect
Learn the theory and practice of teaching chair yoga to deaf and hard of hearing children in this 6 week course.
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.
1-hour sessions each week on Mondays at 4:30pm Pacific | 7:30pm Eastern via Zoom to connect with your cohort and course instructor. All sessions are optional and recorded so you may watch on your own time.
Join a global movement of individuals dedicated to improving the health of their communities through yoga. 46 countries, 79K+ classrooms, and 15M+ students worldwide.
Our program is evidence-based, meets national and international Physical Education standards, and is approved by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.
Chair yoga is the most effective, adaptable, flexible practice that you’ll take with you in any setting where you work with youth, online and in-person. It works in classrooms, therapy settings, at home, in the car… anywhere.
The check-ins are at 5:00pm Pacific | 8:00pm Eastern on Mondays. They last for 1 hour.
Yes, this course qualifies for the following credits:
+ 24 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance
+ 2 semester hours with Loyola Marymount University – view eligible states here; MUST CHOOSE “Earn Academic Credit with LMU” option at checkout
+ 24 CEUs towards your ISSA certification with International Sports Science Association
Click here to learn more about course credit options.
Lastly, feel free to check with your local school or district to see if they will accept course credits.
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 have a partnership with NYC Public Schools. We also offer Graduate Level Professional Development Credit through LMU.
Yes! Email us at [email protected] so that we can support you. Please note that all POs must be received at least 1 week prior to the course start date.
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 instrumental in supporting their ability to teach yoga to children in the unique environments they work in.
Our courses are differentiated to meet the needs of adult learners with a variety of yoga experience. Whether you’re new to yoga or have your 500-hour certification, we think 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. If you’d like to learn more about a course, feel free to email [email protected] for more information or to set up a call with someone from our team.
The short answer is both and very relevant! The longer answer is this course contains two types of learning material: self-paced and live. The self-paced content includes prerecorded videos, which cover general principles and practices that can be applied across situations. The Certificate course includes live weekly check-ins, where we will dive into specific applications, discussions and practice teaching opportunities to make the learnings as relevant as possible to the various settings you may teach in, online and in-person. We also provide ample opportunities within check-ins where you may ask any questions that you may have about how to apply the principles and practices to the current events in the world.
Yes, absolutely. Something that makes our curriculum unique is that it can be used in face-to-face or virtual settings.
Yes! We offer discounts for groups of four or more. Please email us at [email protected] to get your discount code.
Yes. The course is open to hearing participants who work with Deaf or hard of hearing children. Please note that the live weekly meet-ups are facilitated in American Sign Language (ASL) so to participate fully in the course, you will need to understand ASL.
The live weekly meetups are led in ASL, and the focus of the live weekly meetups with your course instructors will be to deepen your understanding and confidence in tailoring all practices to your work with Deaf or hard of hearing children.
If you choose to enroll in the certificate option, you will receive access to live weekly check-ins with your cohort. We offer weekly check-ins on Thursdays to share thoughts, answer any questions you may have, and connect you with your cohort of yoga educators.
No; one of the best parts about this course is that it’s designed for you to go-at-your-own-pace 🙂 All check-ins are optional and they are all recorded so you can watch the recording(s) if you are unable to make the live meet-up.
Simply watch course videos, submit 2 Exercises during the course, and complete your final teaching project. All course work must be completed and submitted by two weeks after the end date of the course.
After submitting your final project video to your instructor, you can expect to receive feedback and an electronic copy of your certificate for the course within 14 days if all course requirements have been met and your payment for the course is complete. This certificate shows you completed a 32-hour training (mat yoga courses) or 24-hour training (chair yoga courses). Depending on the setting in which you will teach yoga, we recommend checking to find out the training and certification they require.
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.
Please email us at [email protected] and we’re happy to assist you!
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