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.



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.


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

If your staff already has copies of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck, simply bring them along to the workshop. Otherwise, schools should pre-order card decks through Yoga 4 Classrooms at our special school rate: $5 off for orders of 10 or more ($27), $10 off for orders of 20 or more ($22). Once workshop has been booked and contracted, school will be provided an order form.


Please contact us to discuss arranging an on-site Yoga 4 Classrooms Professional Development Workshop at your school.

Online Professional Development Workshop for School Staff

As an alternative to the On-Site Professional Development Workshop for Schools facilitated in person by a Licensed Yoga Trainer, a video-based format is now available to schools in locations, such as overseas, where a Licensed Trainer is not available. 

This online workshop can be completed in one full day by viewing 18 video segments (5 hours) in a group setting on a projector screen. Alternatively, week-long access can be granted to all school staff members such that they can view the video segments individually at their convenience. At the end of the viewing, the group will gather for an interactive follow-up Q&A session online with Lisa Flynn, the Founder and Director of Yoga 4 Classrooms.

Please contact us to discuss arranging access to the Online Professional Development Workshop and materials 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 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 who attend are also eligible for Continuing Education Training Hours through Yoga Alliance.

"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 some of the techniques... look forward to continuing working with you. Thanks so much!!" ~ Jennifer 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

“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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