Yoga 4 Classrooms®

Tools for learning. Lessons for life.

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.

 
Description:

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
This fun and informative workshop will relax and inspire the adults in your school community while preparing them to share the program with their students.Absolutely no yoga experience is required. In fact, participants are encouraged to wear regular, comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes to the workshop as we'll be simulating a classroom experience.

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.
Learn more about how the Yoga 4 Classrooms®® Workshop addresses educator, student and school needs HERE.


Includes:

  • 6 hr. Interactive Workshop for your entire staff
  • Program Manual Download*
  • Note-Taking Guide Download*
Required Resource:

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 Staff

There 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.

"Thank you so much for the best PD day ever! I enjoyed every minute of it and my colleagues did as well. Several of them came to me yesterday to say how much they enjoyed it and how they are looking forward to implementing the techniques... look forward to continue working with you. Thanks so much!!" ~ J.M., MEd, High School Guidance Counselor

This workshop is a must for all 21st Century teachers!
–J.B., Teacher

"Teaching is so stressful and hard sometimes. This will help both myself and my students feel more joy and less stress every day. Thank you for sharing this gift!" Gretchen M.G., Teacher

“Our teachers were engaged and excited to learn how to implement yoga in their classrooms.  During subsequent observations in classrooms, I witnessed many teachers using different mindfulness techniques, yoga poses, and calming strategies with individual students as well as the whole class.  Our whole school has really benefited from the experience! Thank you!” B.W., Interim School Principal


“I love how Y4C us designed for everyone and can be integrated seamlessly into the school routine.” 6th Grade Special Education Teacher

"Best professional development experience I have had in a long time!" Sarah W.G., Teacher

"Yoga 4 Classrooms seems is the missing link our schools need to bring all types of learners together.  Present, grounded and ready to learn!" J Gauer, ADHD Coach

"I truly gained an appreciation of the value of yoga at school & became much more aware of balance, mindfulness, and so much more! I'm feeling really inspired and can't to implement TOMORROW."  A.J. Fagan, Teacher

"Your evidence-based, standard meeting presentation of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Program with the 4 tiered support, and easy card deck function is the  program that I feel will be most easily assimilated into our School System." L. Escobar

"I was not familiar at all with any types of yoga. When I read the description that this was yoga to benefit children in the classroom and needed no special equipment and or the floor activities, I was interested. I wanted another positive avenue to use with my students. Inspiring workshop! I am so looking forward to using the relaxation, transitions, exciting pump ups, everything with my children."

–K.S., 1st Grade Teacher

"It's the only workshop I've ever been to that feels good to participate in!" 

            - E.S., Grade 4 Teacher

I can't believe how user-friendly, well-written and informative the manual is. It is so well-thought out and everything from the additional ideas for each activity to the different sequences enables teachers to differentiate and meet the needs of every child in their classroom. An amazing resource…will be used daily!

–K.B., Grade 5 Teacher

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