Third in a series, this course introduces participants to 20 new social/emotional skill development games and wellness activities from the award-winning Yoga Calm program curriculum. Developed from over 30 years of school teaching and counseling experience, teachers, counselors and related support staff will learn new tools for directly addressing the need for social/emotional guidance and support in school/therapeutic settings.
Case histories from social work counseling will also be used to highlight and develop successful strategies and techniques useful for working with a broad range of student needs. The use of story-telling and symbolic language will also be covered. In small groupings by discipline and grade level, participants will develop Integrative Lesson Plans to support and deepen healthy emotional expression that can be used right away in participants’ work with students.
Participant Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this class, the participant is expected to be able to the following:
a. Introduce and experience Social/Emotional games and processes
b. Reflect on and discuss the most effective use of social/emotional games and processes in classroom/therapeutic settings
c. Teach and practice skills in communication, respecting personal boundaries, recognizing and responding to
feelings, as well as how to use physical activity and breathing techniques to manage emotions
d. Develop best practices involving classroom behaviors, concentration, adaptations for specific populations and applications for attention deficit, hyperactivity, anxiety, depression and autism spectrum disorders
e. Design an Integrative Lesson Plan
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.
Start Learning Now!
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
Lyndsay Morris, MED, RYT-200, is the founder of Generation Wellness. She is a National Yoga Calm Trainer/Teacher and a Registered Yoga Teacher who has a passion for teaching brain-based learning, mind/body techniques + social/emotional skills. Lyndsay has shared her teachings with thousands of children and adults in classrooms, after-school programs, offices, universities, and trainings across the country. 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. She left public education in June 2014, with a burning desire to share these techniques and "renovate" the educational system, bringing it up to speed with the needs of our teachers + students in 2015.
To learn more about Generation Wellness and Yoga Calm, visit www.generation-wellness.com and www.yogacalm.org.
If your employer is paying, have them send a purchase order/voucher or a check to:
902 Wilson St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501