Presented in collaboration with TMI Education
Thursday, November 16, 2017
8:30 Registration and Continental breakfast
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.
Would you like to try yoga in your classroom? Have you tried it and would like to learn more? This workshop will address methods and benefits of using mindful yoga in the classroom in support of emotional and cognitive development. Methods will cover K-12 hands-on approaches in parallel workshops for teachers. Discover the research that supports the academic and emotional benefits of Yoga in the classroom.
The keynote speaker, Lisa Flynn, is the Founder and CEO of Yoga4Classrooms, an evidenced-based yoga and mindfulness program for schools that promotes whole child wellness, learning readiness and a positive school climate. . Come prepared to move! Absolutely no yoga experience is required.
- Understand the neuroscience of stress, and its effects learning and behavior
- Understand the neurology of yoga and mindfulness and its benefits
- Learn about recent studies to use as evidence in promoting yoga in the classroom
- Leave with simple yoga and mindfulness techniques to support self -regulation, developing compassion, and cognitive development at the various grade levels
- Facilitate learning readiness which improves student achievement
- Improve the climate of your classroom
- Develop techniques to be present for your students
Integrating yoga into the classroom curriculum grades K-5, 6-12 and Yoga games and resources for the classroom
$149 / $99 for Consortium members
- 4 hrs of Interactive Workshops
- Take-away resources
- Certificate of Completion
- Online resources
The keynote speaker, Lisa Flynn, is the Founder and CEO of Yoga4Classrooms and ChildLight Yoga, which provide evidenced-based yoga and mindfulness program for schools that promotes whole child wellness, learning readiness and a positive school climate. The simple and effective strategies she shares promote resilience, positive perceptions, good health habits and mindful awareness, empowering children to excel at school, at home and in life. Her trainings and products have inspired thousands of educators, parents, kids yoga teachers, therapists and others to share the transformative gifts of yoga and mindfulness in schools and communities worldwide.
Rita Anandpara, RYT 200, has been teaching yoga since 2013. She is also a Certified Children’s Yoga Teacher, and holds diplomas from Ramapo College of New Jersey and Super Yogis’ Schoolhouse. She most recently completed an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at Ramapo. From 2014 to 2016, Rita taught yoga to elementary school students in the Englewood school district. Her classes focus on promoting self-confidence and gaining a more positive internal perspective. She aims to lead students onto their own paths of self-discovery, starting with the knowledge that yoga lives on well beyond the mat. Rita teaches weekly yoga classes in Bergenfield, NJ.
Continuing Education Credit:
Registered yoga teachers are eligible for Continuing Education Hours through Yoga Alliance when the workshop is presented by an E-RYT (check the Trainer bio for confirmation of this designation).
Contact hours for Yoga Alliance specialty designation of Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) when completing Ramapo’s 95 Hour Children’s Yoga Teacher Certification.
All participants will receive 5 professional development credit hours.
Mindful Yoga in the Classroom Schedule
8:30-9am Trustees Pavilion Lobby Registration, Breakfast
9-10:45am Group Session in Pavilion 2/3
Carol Bowman Welcome and Introduction
Lisa Flynn Mindful Yoga in the Classroom-Tools to improve self-regulation, learning and classroom climate
11am-12:40pm Session Breakouts
Pavilion 1 | Carol Bowman, Ann Marie Dugan and Rita Anandpara
Best Practices for Elementary and Middle School Yoga in the classroom.
Pavilion 2/3 | Lisa Flynn | More Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom-Go a little Deeper with Experiential Learning.
12:45-1pm Pavilion 2/3
Carol Bowman Closing Remarks
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