Yoga 4 Classrooms®

Tools for learning. Lessons for life.

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



Who Should Attend:

This professional development workshop is appropriate for K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, special educators, school counselors, school social workers, occupational therapists, SLPs, physical therapists, physical education teachers, health educators, and paraprofessionals.

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:

  • 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.

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. This fun and informative workshop will relax and inspire you.


Course Includes:

  • 6 hr. In Interactive Workshop
  • Workshop Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Post-Training Bonus Resources

Required Resource:

If you already have a copy of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck, please bring it along to the workshop. Otherwise, you can purchase a deck through Amazon.com. Bulk school/org orders (10+) are available at a discount and can be placed through this page.


Course Tuition: $150 - $249pp
Please click through the registration link to view specific pricing for locations below. Note that many of our hosting organizations offer early bird pricing and/or group discounts, thus the wide range of pricing. Click through to review info or to inquire.

SAVE $25 on all PESI sponsored workshops below - use code 25YOGA.

Upcoming Training Dates & Locations


Portland, ME - Monday, February 24
Fireside Inn & Suites
Register via PESI 

Manchester, NH - Tuesday, February 25
Executive Court Conference Center
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Burlington, VT - Wednesday, February 26
Hilton Burlington
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LIVE WEBCAST - Wednesday, February 26
Broadcast live from Hilton Burlington
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Grand Rapids, MI - Wednesday, March 18
Delta Grand Rapids Airport
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East Lansing, MI - Thursday, March 19
Marriott University Place
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Ann Arbor, MI - Friday, March 20
Hilton Garden Inn
Register via PESI

Portsmouth, NH - Wednesday, March 25
University of New Hampshire - Portsmouth
Register via UNH 

Plymouth, WI (Green Bay area) - Saturday, April 25
Lakeland University, 8:30-4
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Mt. Laurel, NJ - Wednesday, April 29
Clarion Hotel
Register via PESI 

King of Prussia, PA - Thursday, April 30
Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
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Wilmington, DE - Friday May 1
Doubletree Wilmington
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Hartford, CT - Monday, May 4
CREC Central
Register via CREC 

Neenah, WI (Appleton area) - Wednesday, May 6
Doubletree by Hilton - Neenah
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Madison, WI - Thursday, May 7
Hilton Madison Madonna Terrace
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Wauwatosa, WI (Milwaukee area) - Friday, May 8
Crowne Plaze Milwaukee West
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Dover, NH - Tuesday, August 11
Yoga 4 Classrooms Headquarters, 8:30-3:30
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Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for Y4C's policies and waivers.

Continuing Education Credit:

CE's, CEUs or PDPs may be available through your employer or credentialing organization. As each credentialing organization has its own requirements and application process, you should confirm that your training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements. Note that all on location workshops sponsored by PESI, CREC, and UNH are valid for a CEs for a variety of professions. Please click through to individual registration pages for more information.

Registered yoga teachers are eligible for Continuing Education Hours through Yoga Alliance when the workshop is presented by an E-RYT / YAECP. Contact us to verify your presenter is an E-RYT / YAECP.

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 are also valid toward the the Yoga Alliance specialty designation of Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) for those completing ChildLight Education Company's 95hr. Children's Yoga School.


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. 

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

"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

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

"I was not familiar at all with any types of yoga, when I read the description that this was a yoga to benefit children in the classroom and needed no special equipment and on 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 this relaxation, transition, exciting pump up with my children." –K.S., Teacher

"I just took the Yoga 4 classrooms training and LOVED it. I am already using it with my students and seeing results!"  - J.C. Preschool teacher

"Yoga and mindfulness education needs to be a key component in social emotional ed for today's children. As a school counselor, I am committed to the importance of incorporating this as part of our social emotional education initiatives."

"My greatest challenge is parents who have such lofty expectations of their children-even in kindergarten.  To be sure, I can use these techniques as a personal "centering" and focus activity-especially before the parent program to discuss standardized testing results!  I am keenly aware and try as best as possible to model calm and positivity.  I hope to extend this to teachers whom, without being aware, communicate the wrong message to their kids. As you say, planting seeds and modeling is key. Thank you!"

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