Yoga 4 Classrooms
Are you a teacher, administrator, school counselor, therapist or other education professional interested how simple yoga and mindfulness techniques could help you create a more peaceful, productive classroom day? Yoga 4 Classrooms® is an evidence-based, low-cost, simple, effective and sustainable tool designed for classrooms, which facilitates students’ physical, mental, emotional and social personal growth. Y4C is anchored in well-validated evidence-based classroom pedagogies, developmental science, cross-sectional research in cognitive affective neuroscience, tenets of positive psychology and secular contemplative practices.
Yoga 4 Classrooms Provides Ready-to-Use Tools for Educators
Y4C workshop participants learn to lead a yoga motor break
The Yoga 4 Classrooms®
Professional Development Workshop is a full day workshop that covers 67 yoga and mindfulness-based activities you can put to use in your classroom immediately
. Y4C includes a mix of yoga postures, brain boosting movements, breath exercises, visualizations, mindfulness activities, creative movement and community-building games. The Y4C curriculum is focused on social, emotional, and attentional self-regulating strategies and skills, grounded in mindfulness and yogic practices and developed to systematically cultivate well-being, resilience and lifelong learning.
Yoga & Mindfulness Activities Designed Specifically for the Classroom Setting
Elementary school students practice a breathing exercise for focus
Yoga 4 Classrooms activities are divided into six categories: Let’s Breathe, At Your Desk, Stand Strong, Loosen Up, Imagination Vacation, and Be Well. Each activity includes illustrated instructions, discussion points, sub-activities, and educational tie-ins, for a total of more than 200 beneficial classroom practices. The activities were specially chosen for their suitability for the typical classroom space and schedule and can be implemented in a variety of contexts. All activities can be done standing beside or sitting at desks, while bodies remain off the floor, away from dirt, germs and chemicals. Though there are many worthy children’s yoga programs, none are entirely suitable for the classroom environment and/or there is too much emphasis on yoga stretching and too little on addressing the whole child: social, emotional and physical. Y4C was developed to fill in the gaps, and simply and practically address the needs communicated by teachers, administrators and parents.
Workshop participants learn a simple and fun partner activity
Yoga 4 Classrooms Professional Development Workshops
The Yoga 4 Classrooms® Professional Development Workshop is the first step in learning about the Y4C program, its components and curriculum. Absolutely no yoga experience is required. This fun and informative workshop will relax and inspire you! Contact Jen about setting up a workshop at your school. Tuition of $180 includes:
- Interactive workshop
- Fully-illustrated, 230 page Yoga 4 Classrooms Teachers Manual
- Yoga 4 Classrooms activity card deck
- Certificate of Completion for 6 contact hours
- Possible PDP or CEUs and reimbursement from your school. Workshops with Jennifer are eligible for PDUs through the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent Early Childhood Division.
Included Yoga 4 Classrooms activity card deck
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