Registration: 8:00 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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
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.
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
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
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.
THURSDAY AUGUST 13, 2020 - REGISTRATION 8:00-8:30 AND PRESENTATION 8:30AM-3:30 PM