Yoga 4 Classrooms®

Tools for learning. Lessons for life.

Professional Development Training for Schools

Yoga & Mindfulness in the Classroom: Trauma-Informed Tools to Support Social & Emotional Learning, Student Success and Positive Climate

Full-day (6 contact hours) training can be presented in person at your lcoation, in a live remote format (in one or more sessions) or via our self-paced format. Includes materials downloads and certificate of completion. An initial consult or questionnaire is used to customize the presentation to the unique interests and goals of your school community.


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 trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate, and engaging way. This course is designed to empower you with simple, accessible 'mindful moments' that are classroom-friendly (for home or office. too), require no prior experience or equipment, and can be integrated easily into distance learning or the physical classroom.

The Yoga 4 Classrooms program includes include a mix of standing and chair yoga practices, brain boosting movements, breath exercises, relaxation and visualization, mindfulness activities, creative movement and community-building games to your support students...and your own well-being. 99% of course participants agree that integrating the program in their curriculum has a significantly positive effect on their students and their own personal and professional lives, with many claiming a "transformative impact."

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 learn to recognize signs of imbalance and have the confidence and skills to effectively implement 67 yoga and mindfulness-based activities, specifically designed for the typical classroom space and schedule. This means all activities can be practiced standing beside or sitting at desks - no extra space, equipment or experience required. 

Yoga 4 Classrooms is easy for teachers, students, parents and therapists to use, and helps to create a more harmonious, learning-friendly school day while providing students (and themselves!) with essential tools for well-being.  

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the mind-body connection and how stress and trauma affect learning and behavior.
  • Evaluate the physical, cognitive, social and emotional benefits of yoga and mindfulness-based inventions for children in schools.
  • Determine signs of imbalance in yourself and your students and identify opportunities to take "mindful breaks" during the school day.
  • Describe the 5 critical steps to integrated self-regulation and its relationship to the science of neuroplasticity.
  • Implement over 67 simple, engaging, classroom-friendly strategies designed to support stress management, focus and attention, social and emotional learning and resilience. 
  • Design outcome-focused sequences based on time available: calming, focusing, energizing, community-building, etc.
  • Crosswalk MY-SEL (mindfulness, yoga, social and emotional learning) with a variety of school roles and standards as well as school and district wide goals and national educational policy.
  • Become a more effective educator, counselor or therapist while supporting your own well being.
  • Find and navigate the growing evidence base supporting the integration of yoga, mindfulness and meditation at school.
  • Access and utilize a variety of tools and resources to support sustainable, school wide implementation.
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:

Hundreds of schools across the country have participated in Yoga 4 Classrooms Professional Development Trainings since its inception in 2010. 99% of course participants agree that integrating the program in their curriculum has a significantly positive effect on their students and their own personal and professional lives, with many claiming a "transformative impact." 

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


  • 6 hr. Interactive and Engaging Training for your entire staff
  • Workshop Guide (PDF be printed on site for participants)
  • Certificate of Completion 
  • Post-Training Bonus Resources
  • Eligibility to move on to the Advanced School IMPLEMENT Leader Training

    Additionally CEs, PDPs may be earned for a variety of professions including AOTA, and you may choose to earn 1-3 graduate-level credits from the University of the Pacific (see below).

Recommended Resources

Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Cards
If you do not already have a copy of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck, we highly recommend purchasing a copy in advance of starting the course so that you have them for reference during the training and for use in your classroom thereafter. You can order a deck directly through Amazon here. Bulk orders and those requiring use of a purchase order may be purchased directly through Yoga 4 Classrooms. Order now.

Classroom Essentials Kit 1
Our most recommended classroom tools to supplement the Yoga & Mindfulness in the Classroom foundational training, Kit 1 includes the Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Cards above, a Focus Chime and a Breathing Ball - all you need to implement Y4C with ease and impact. Order now.

Classroom Essentials Kit 2
Kit 2 is recommended for preschool and K classrooms, special education, OT, PT, after-school programs and other contexts where teaching and learning take place with a bit more space than is typically available in a traditional classroom setting. Kit 2 includes the essentials from Kit 1 - Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Cards, Focus Chime and Breathing Ball, PLUS Lisa's Yoga for Children book, supplemental Yoga for Children Yoga Cards, as well as the I Grow With Yoga CD.  It's everything you need to teach and engage your students in yoga and mindfulness! Order now.

Continuing Education Credit

CE's, CEUs or PDPs may be available through your employer or credentialing organization. As each credentialing organization and school district has its own requirements and application process, you should confirm that your training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements prior to registering. 

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: 
ChildLight Education 
Company and Yoga 4 Classrooms is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #10896. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills, Activity Demands. Occupational Therapy Process of Intervention and Outcomes. Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends.  Partial credit will NOT be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

Registered Yoga Teachers earn 6 Continuing Education Contact Hours for this workshop when presented by an E-RYT / YAECP. Contact us to verify your presenter is an E-RYT / YAECP prior to registering. Contact hours for this workshop are also valid toward the the Yoga Alliance specialty designation of Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) for those working to complete ChildLight Education Company's 95hr. Children's Yoga School.

Graduate Level Credits

1-3 Graduate-Level Credits may be earned for all Yoga 4 Classrooms courses and trainings for an additional fee through the University of the Pacific. 
Learn more and apply now!

NOTE: This workshop does not lead to a certification to teach yoga and mindfulness to children or to train others, but rather to share techniques with your own students in your own classroom or client sessions. For children's yoga certifications, please visit our affiliate 


"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 materials are. 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. Amazing resources…will be used daily!

–K.B., Grade 5 Teacher

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