An Integrated Approach to Wellness 2: Physical Connections to Learning continues to expand and deepen knowledge of 20 physical activities to safely develop strength, flexibility and health awareness for children of all ages. Using highly experiential activities, participants will also develop ways to unite their classroom community through the Five Yoga Calm Principles of Stillness, Listening, Strength, Grounding and Community. Course includes detailed instruction in alignment, sequencing adaptations for diverse abilities, including special needs students. Participants will create Integrative Lesson Plans within small groupings by grade level and discipline that can be used right away in their work with students. No yoga experience necessary.
Participant Learning Objectives
Building upon requisite learning from An Integrated Approach to Wellness 1: Introduction to Yoga Calm, the following primary objectives will be met:
a. Learn how to successfully bring the benefits of mindfulness, yoga-based movement and social/emotional activities to classrooms/therapeutic settings
b. Develop teacher best practices involving classroom behaviors, cognitive strategies, adaptations for specific populations, and applications for attention deficit hyperactivity, anxiety, depression and autism spectrum disorders
c. Recognize, support and deepen physical and emotional health and well-being
d. Analyze how the techniques and activities of Yoga Calm impact teaching/therapy and classroom/therapeutic practices as well as student achievement and health awareness
e. Discuss the use of yoga-based movement as an intervention for populations with sensory integration challenges
f. Experience elements of respiration, the diaphragm’s role in breathing and the impact on emotional regulation
This course is designed for PreK-12 educators, college professors, parents, counselors, treatment center staff, occupational therapists, yoga teachers, and any other adults that work with children.
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Our new hybrid course design allows you to begin your coursework as soon as you register, with online videos, readings and resources. It’s a great way to learn at a convenient time and location and to repeatedly watch and practice activities. Then you will be ready to deepen your knowledge with a full day of experiential activities and Q&A sessions when we meet in person.
Coursework applies toward the Yoga Calm Youth Instructor and Adult Instructor (Yoga Alliance RYT-200) Certification programs. Washington State Clock hours available. Certificate of training hours provided.
Prerequisite: Completion of Integrated Approach to Wellness: Introduction to Yoga Calm
Required textbook: Yoga Calm for Children.
No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Yoga Calm is a program of Still Moving Yoga, LLC
More info: www.generation-wellness.com and www.yogacalm.org
Lyndsay Morris, MED, RYT-200 is the founder of Generation Wellness. She is a Certified Yoga Calm Trainer/Teacher and a Registered Yoga Teacher who has a passion for teaching mind/body techniques for optimal learning and living. She has worked with thousands of children and adults, using Yoga Calm in after-school programs, classrooms, groups, individual counseling, and trainings. Her teaching and school counseling background laid the foundation for teaching and training people of all ages, with a kind, compassionate heart. Lyndsay received the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award in 2011 for her innovative, active, and relational ways of teaching life skills and counseling children and teens. Lyndsay passionately believes that everyone can live successful, happy, and balanced lives if they are taught the tools in which to do so. To learn more about Generation Wellness and Yoga Calm, visit www.generation-wellness.com and www.yogacalm.org.
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902 Wilson St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501