Yoga 4 Classrooms®

Tools for learning. Lessons for life.

In-Service Professional Development Workshop for Schools

Yoga & Mindfulness in the Classroom: Trauma-Informed Tools to Support Social & Emotional Learning, Student Success and Positive 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 how stress and trauma affect learning and behavior.  
  • Identify the 5 critical steps to integrated self-regulation and its relationship to the science of neuroplasticity.
  • Learn over 67 simple, classroom-friendly yoga and mindfulness techniques to support learning readiness and the development of social and emotional learning competencies and resilience.
  • 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.
  • Find and navigate the growing evidence base supporting the integration of yoga, mindfulness and meditation at school.
  • Improve classroom management and reduce behavior referrals by recognizing and proactively addressing group and individual student needs
  • Become a more effective educator, counselor or therapist while supporting your own well being.
  • Access and utilize a variety of tools and resources to support buy-in and funding for 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:

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
  • Workshop Guide (digital file to be printed on site for participants)
  • Certificate of Completion Template
  • Post-Training Bonus Resources

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.

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, training organizers should confirm their training hours will apply toward their degree or continuing education requirements. We can provide helpful tools for your application upon request.

Registered yoga teachers are eligible for Continuing Education Hours through Yoga Alliance when the workshop is presented by an E-RYT / YACEP. Read the trainer bio or contact us to confirm your trainer has this designation.

1-3 Graduate-Level Credits through University of the Pacific will also soon be available. Contact us to be notified.

Contact hours for live workshops only are also valid toward Yoga Alliance specialty designation of Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) by completing ChildLight Education Company'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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