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
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 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 StaffAs 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.