Yoga 4 Classrooms®

Tools for learning. Lessons for life.

 Professional Development Workshop for Educators & School Professionals

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

Who Should Attend:

This 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.


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 accessible, fun and informative workshop will relax and inspire you.

What Participants are Saying:

Thousands of educators, counselors, therapists and other school professionals from around the world have participated in Yoga 4 Classrooms Professional Development on location, online, and as in in-service training for schools/orgs since its inception 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, our trainings are consistently rated at 10 for content, presentation and materials.
Learn more about how the Yoga 4 Classrooms Workshop addresses educator, student and school needs HERE.


  • 6 hr. Interactive Workshop
  • Workshop Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Post-Training Bonus Resources
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for policies and waivers.  

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 Bulk school/org orders (10+) can be placed at a discount here.

Continuing Education Credit

CE's, CEUs or PDPs may be available through your employer or credentialing organization. As each credentialing organization and school district has its own requirements and application process, you should confirm that your 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 Contact Hours for this workshop when presented by an E-RYT / YAECP. Contact us to verify your presenter is an E-RYT / YAECP. Contact hours for this workshop 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.

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. 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. 




"By far, the best professional development I've ever attended. Ever."

"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!"

"I am a social worker in a low income elementary school with significant behaviors. I can’t express how beneficial the workshop was for me. I was not a huge yoga person before but left feeling so inspired…Thank you so much for some hope! Your training was the first one I’ve been to in years where I left with something to do the next day. You are truly gifted at what you do! Thanks for everything!"

"Finally, a resource that I can quickly and realistically implement to get my students moving, centered and self-regulating!"

"Anyone who works with children would benefit from having students who are more calm, self-assured and focused.  To be able to bring the skills taught in this program to my students will definitely enhance the classroom environment.  Based on common sense as well as research, I know that incorporating yoga in the classroom will result in better academic achievement for my students."

"I love that I can use this for myself as much as for my students. In fact, it starts with me...such an important reminder!"

"My challenge is to meet the needs of 20 or more very busy, very active and sometimes behaviourally challenged children.  I often find myself exhausted and stressed by the end of the day.  I think that by taking breathing/movement breaks together with the students, it settles me and gives me the calm and the energy to make it through the day.  Also, the information in the Be Well section  (i.e. to drink lots of water, eat well, get sufficient sleep) are all helpful reminders of what I can do to support myself in a challenging job. Thank you!"

"I can feel the difference for myself - I am inspired to implement Y4C in my classroom tomorrow! "

"This is an absolute must for all 21st century educators."

“This helps my kids to learn about and tune into their emotions and become more self-aware which in turn makes self-regulation so much easier. Teaching skills is great but self-awareness has to come first. Your approach to 'integrated self-regulation' makes so much sense. Great program!"

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