Yoga 4 Classrooms®

Tools for learning. Lessons for life.

Self-Paced Online Course

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

There is no replacement for attending a live training in person or via Zoom as the more interactive experience is likely going to be more engaging, informative and beneficial for most. However, for educators and other school professionals who are overseas or otherwise unable to attend a workshop in person due to COVID-19 or otherwise, the self-paced online course format provides a wonderful alternative!

Who Should Participate

Similar to the workshops held on location, the online course is designed for
K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, special educators, school counselors, school social workers, occupational therapists, SLPs, physical therapists, physical education teachers, health educators, school or district SEL coordinators, 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 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.  


Participants will

  • 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.

Absolutely no yoga experience is required. In fact, participants are encouraged to wear regular, comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes as we'll be simulating a classroom experience. This fun and informative course will relax and inspire you!


Course Includes

  • 18 video-based modules (6 non-contact hours) to be viewed as is convenient for the participant. Upon registration and payment, participant will be emailed access to the digital course content. Participants have an opportunity to ask questions through the 'contact us' feature as they work through the course.
  • Online Course Reference Manual + Bonus Materials 
  • New!  LIFETIME ACCESS (for registrations received by December 31, 2020)
  • Certificate of Completion to be provided upon successful completion of the quiz and evaluation
  • Post-Training Bonus Resources!
  • Eligibility to apply 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).
Required Resource

If you do not already have a copy of the Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck, it is highly recommended that you purchase one in advance of starting the course. You can order directly through Amazon.com. Bulk school/org orders (10+) may be purchased at a significant discount directly through Yoga 4 Classrooms here. Purchase orders are welcome.


Additional Recommended Materials

Also recommended are Lisa’s book, Yoga for Children  (Spanish version here) and Yoga for Children: Yoga & Mindfulness Activity Cards as additional helpful tools for working with younger grades, specials classrooms, physical education, and for OTs, PTs, SLP’s and special education as there is often a bit more space available than in a typical classroom. As well, a Zenergy Chime and a Mini Hoberman Sphere (Breathing Ball) are often used and referenced in the program. Individual items are available on Amazon. Bulk school/org orders (10+) are available at a discount through Yoga 4 Classrooms and can be placed through this page. Purchase orders are welcome.

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 online course training hours will apply toward your degree or continuing education requirements. 


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 Non-Contact Hours for this pre-recorded online course.

Online course hours are not applicable toward completion of the ChildLight Education Company''s 95 hour Children's Yoga School.  Please see On Location or School In-Service live presentation options which are valid toward the Yoga Alliance specialty designation of Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) for those completing ChildLight Education Company's 95hr. Children's Yoga School.

Graduate Level Credit 


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


Online Course Tuition
There has never been a time when this course is more relevant and important. To make it as accessible as possible, Lisa is offering 35% off and LIFETIME ACCESS for those who register by December 31, 2020 at midnight. Happy learning!

$149 pp - 1 to 10 participants, same school/organization - $99 until December 31, 2020
$129 pp - 11 to 19 participants/same school or organization - $84 until December 31, 2020
$109 pp - 20 or more participants, same school/organization - $71 until December 31, 2020



REGISTRATION

Note that access to the online course will begin when registration as well as payment (or purchase order) has been received and processed.  

Prior to registration, please review to our Terms and Conditions for our policies and waivers.


INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
  

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION USING A PURCHASE ORDER


GROUP / SCHOOL TEAM REGISTRATION (with or without a purchase order)
To register a group with or without a purchase order, please download and complete the group roster template with school/org and individual participant information and follow the instructions therein to submit the registration (and purchase order, if applicable).



"Highly recommended! It does not take a lot of time and I liked the way it was broken down into small segments of 15/20 minutes. It demonstrates very well how you can slowly implement the Yoga tools in your classroom. Doing the poses and breathing, etc. in front of your screen with Lisa and the other teachers are really helpful. I love the simplicity and effectiveness. Teachers are busy, they don't want to spend hours and hours to studying a new method, so this format and your materials are brilliant!" ~ UK Participant

“I would definitely recommend this online workshop to others. This workshop is one of the most practical workshops I've ever taken. I have already begun to implement many of the strategies and exercises in the classrooms.”

“Teachers always need ideas. And not everyone can get to a workshop, particularly when the school year gets busy. Thank you.”

“I have recommended it to others even before taking it and now I will encourage many others to do it as it allows people the chance to do a training when not able to attend it in person.”

“What a nicely done online workshop! Very high quality and easy to follow”.

“After taking five kids instructors courses (and thousands of dollars later!) I still found that they all weren't exactly what busy teachers in busy schools with high-energy students and busy administrators needed!  I finally was able to take your online course and I loved it! Especially because it takes the logistics and the pre-planning and researching component of delivery out of our already too busy mandated curriculum objectives.”

“I am excited about this new venture with your magnificent program Y4C. I was able to experience the online workshop yesterday and it was eye opening and very well presented”.

“Even though I was not at a live training, I felt connected to the presenter and other participants. I liked the breakdown of different modules which allowed for taking breaks or reviewing since we were not able to ask questions. Chunks were manageable and information clear. Well done!”

"I just want to express my gratitude for this online program.  I thought the videos were effective and the exam gave me time to reflect upon my learning and organize my thoughts on classroom application.  I have been practicing yoga for many years, and I am so excited to be implementing it into my classroom.  I hope to inspire other teachers in my building to use the program.  I know there are plenty of teachers doing yoga and reaping its benefits in their own personal lives.  Wouldn't it be fabulous for more students to experience the all encompassing beauty of yoga?!  Thank you for an amazing program!"

"I'm in love with your program. I am teaching in Colombia in schools. These children come from various backgrounds mainly children where the parents are drug addicts or prostitutes. Thank you for this amazing online resource! It's helping me to really reach these traumatized kids."

"One of the best professional development experiences I have had in a long time!"

" I think with the resources given and by taking a step by step approach, the program is really plug and play. it gives us the flexibility to use activities that relate to students in a given moment in time and adaptable to many school environments."

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