In-Service Professional Development for Schools
Yoga 4 Classrooms: Tools to Improve Self-Regulation, Learning and Classroom Climate
Full-day (6 hour) workshop to be held on-site at your school, is open to the entire school staff. Includes materials downloads and certificate template. An online questionnaire may be used to customize the presentation to the unique interests and goals of the school.
Increasing numbers of students across the country lack the skills of self-regulation, impulse control and focus negatively affecting their behavior, ability to learn and overall well-being. These critical life skills, essential to success at home, in school and throughout life, can be learned when taught in a developmentally appropriate, engaging way. Sharing yoga and mindfulness techniques, specifically designed for the time and space crunched classroom, is a convenient, engaging and effective way to promote these skills while cultivating a positive, peaceful productive classroom climate.
Through the framework of - Noticing, Mindful Choice, Practice, Reflection, Integration - you will learn how to empower your students and yourselves with increased self-awareness, the foundation for the development of skills of self-regulation and cognitive control. You will recognize signs of imbalance, and will have the confidence and skills to effectively implement 67 yoga and mindfulness-based activities, specially chosen for their suitability for the typical classroom space and schedule. This means all activities can be done standing beside or sitting at desks, while hands and bodies remain off the floor, away from dirt, germs and chemicals. Yoga 4 Classrooms is easy for teachers, students, parents and therapists to use, and helps to create a more harmonious, learning-friendly school day.
Participants will learn to:
- Understand the neuroscience of stress, the symptoms, and how it affects learning and behavior
- Integrate 67 simple, classroom-friendly yoga and mindfulness techniques into your class day to support self-awareness, self-regulation, social and emotional learning, and resilience
- Facilitate learning readiness which can improve student achievement
- Improve classroom management while supporting students' individual needs, cultivating a positive, peaceful, productive classroom climate
- Become a more effective educator as you lead and practice these tools with your students
What Participants are Saying:
Dozens of schools across the country have participated in Yoga 4 Classrooms Professional Development since its implementation in 2010:
- On average, 100% of educators surveyed agree that Y4C will be beneficial to them as a teacher and to their students, and 99% that it will also benefit them personally.
On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being highest, this workshop is consistently rated at 10 for content, presentation and materials.
- Read what participants are saying...
6 hr. Interactive Workshop for your entire staff
- Program Manual Download*
- Note-Taking Guide Download*
If your participating staff already has copies of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck, they can simply bring them along to the workshop. Otherwise, schools should plan to pre-order card decks enough for each classroom and specialist at our special school rate: $5 off for orders of 10 or more ($27), $10 off for orders of 20 or more ($22). Schools can order the card decks using the order for schools found at the bottom of the card deck page here.
Contact us today to discuss arranging an on-site Yoga 4 Classrooms Professional Development Workshop at your school.
Online-Based Professional Development Workshop for School StaffThere is no replacement for an in person learning experience. However, an online, video-based delivery is available for schools overseas or otherwise unable to have an in-person, in-service delivery. The online format is especially suitable schools without a set professional development day available, or when distance is a limiting factor. Full school staffs or teams typically set up a series of four or five meetings of no more than 1.5 hrs. at a time. Materials downloads are provided in advance and school participants gather at these meetings to view segments of the workshop together and discuss interactively using a projector screen or SmartBoard.
As with the in person format above, the Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck is a recommended resource and schools should use the school order form on the card deck page to ensure their school discount. See above.
Pricing is relative to how many staff members are participating. As we encourage full staff participation, significant discounts are offered for large groups, including entire school staffs or even full district participation.
Contact us today to discuss arranging a Online-Based Yoga 4 Classrooms Professional Development Workshop for your school staff.
Continuing Education Credit
For both the on-site and online workshops, attendees may be eligible to receive Professional Development Points(PDPs) or Continuing Education Hours(CEs). As each school and/or state level credentialing organization has their own requirements, staff members should confirm their training hours will apply toward their degree or continuing education requirements.
Registered yoga teachers are eligible for Continuing Education Hours through Yoga Alliance when the workshop is presented by an E-RYT (check the Trainer bio for confirmation of this designation).
Contact hours for live workshops only are also valid toward Yoga Alliance specialty designation of Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) by completing ChildLight Yoga's 95hr. Children's Yoga School.