We believe that the best yoga and mindfulness teachers are also practitioners who come to know the benefits and joys of the practice firsthand.
With this in mind our training programs educate your staff in the areas of yoga and mindfulness, enabling your teachers to experience, appreciate and understand the practice and its benefits before learning how to relay our engaging and award-winning curricula to your students.
Each of our school-based training programs will provide your staff with sustainable teaching tools for easily integrating yoga and mindfulness into daily classroom life.
Trainings and modules are taught during in-service days, after school hours and at select conferences. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a school-based training program or mindfulness module for your staff.
The Mindful Teacher Training
The Yoga Child Training
Modules of Mindfulness
A Comprehensive Mindfulness and Mindful Movement Training
For K-12 educators.
Yoga Child’s Mindful Teacher Training enables your entire staff to experience the benefits of mindfulness, before equipping each staff member with the tools, lessons, and necessary knowledge to teach mindfulness and mindful movements to their K-12 students. At the conclusion of the training, teachers will be mindfulness practitioners and able to integrate skillfully, five, ten, or fifteen-minute mindfulness lessons and practices into the school day as needed.
This training program is based on our PEP model, which PREPARES your staff through experiential learning of mindfulness and deep relaxation, EQUIPS them with the skills and knowledge to engage children through mindfulness, and through role playing and in-class observation, allows them to PRACTICE their new teaching skills while working under the guidance and supervision of a Yoga Child educator.
Includes a downloadable link to two Yoga Child Workbooks:
- Mindful Minutes For Teachers and Practitioners, and
- Cultivating The Mindful Classroom
At the conclusion of this training teachers, will be fully prepared to teach mindful breathing and mindful movements, drawing upon mindfulness techniques to manage classroom behavior, improve self-regulation, student attention, and to cultivate compassion within the classroom community.
Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness To Your Early Childhood students
For Pre-school through Grade 5 Educators
During these twenty-one hours of in-class instruction with Yoga Child’s lead RCYT’s and E-RYT’s, your staff will acquire an in depth understanding of how to teach yoga and mindfulness to children. We’ll draw from the Yoga Child Teacher Training manual, our Parents Choice Recommended musical compilation of magical meditations, and the award winning Anh’s Anger children book trilogy.
21 hrs for Pre-School Staff Training
33 hrs for K-5 Staff Training
Includes a downloadable link to The Yoga Child Teacher Training Manual
At the conclusion of the training program your staff will be able to use the Yoga Child curriculum to confidently and skillfully teach thematic yoga and mindfulness classes that are safe, fun and developmentally tailored for specific age groups within the range of ages three to ten.
Professional Development, Mindfulness and Mindful Movement Modules
Select one at a time or any combination of modules to suit your staff and school needs. Each module comes with a downloadable link to its own set of workbook materials drawn from our Mindful Teacher Training.
ACT 48 Professional Development Hours and CEUS
ACT 48 professional development hours are available for all of our training programs and modules for teachers in Pennsylvania. Pursuant to ACT 48 , educators can earn ACT 48 professional development hours from attending Yoga Child’s programming so long as your school recognizes our activities as consistent with the goals and objectives of its own professional education programs. If you are attending a conference off of your school site, please check with your school regarding approval.
CEUS are pending for occupational therapists and speech therapists. Please contact Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.