Mindful Practices for the PreK-5 Classroom (6-Week Course)

Increase focus, reduce stress, and regulate behavior through yoga and mindful practices for children.

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This course will empower you with the tools and confidence to teach chair yoga and mindfulness breaks in your classroom to children ages 3 to 12.

Through this six-week course, you will learn mindful practices and chair yoga tools to improve your and your studentsโ€™ physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness. Together, we will explore how to safely and effectively adapt yoga poses to the chair and how to use the chair as a prop to stretch and strengthen the body.

You will gain the confidence to identify challenging times during your school day and mindful practices to shift your classroom into a more positive state of mind through ample opportunities to embody and practice teach breathing, chair yoga postures, brain breaks, and relaxation exercises throughout the course.

Upon completion of our course, you will be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to help students improve focus, reduce stress, and regulate behavior through chair yoga and mindfulness practices.

Perfect for beginners. No prior yoga experience or extra equipment required.

Training At a Glance

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Flexible online course structure allows you to learn at your own pace and repeat practices as often as you like
๐ŸŽ Start self-paced coursework immediately upon registration
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ Learn with experienced educators Brynne Caleda, Julia Bond, and Lisa Malinowski
๐Ÿง  Dive into the evidence behind how mindfulness and yoga support the body and mind
๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Learn how to recognize difficult times during the school day and address student needs with mindful practices to improve learning outcomes
๐Ÿ“ Includes Yoga Ed.'s evidence-based curriculum, 12 premade lesson plans, and teaching resources
๐ŸŽ“ Get course credit through the Yoga Alliance (CEUs)
๐ŸŽˆNo previous yoga experience necessary
๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Space is limited to 50 students each session

What You'll Learn

How It Works

  • This course takes place over six weeks.
  • Each week includes 2-6 hours of course material (module).
  • Modules include video lectures, live check ins, interactive exercises, downloadable lesson plans, reflection questions, quizzes, and key teaching points for each grade group.

In a new, self-paced format, this training allows you to learn at your own pace and repeat lectures and practices as often as youโ€™d like!

Next Session: November 21, 2019 - January 2, 2020

Get a headstart on coursework.

You will receive access to all self-paced coursework as soon as you enroll.

Weekly check-ins will be held every Thursday at 2:30pm PST, with the exception of the first week on Tuesday, November 26 at 2:30pm PST and the last two weeks on Fridays, December 27 and January 3 at 2:30pm PST.

Click here to view the syllabus or download an information packet to learn more about this training.

Course Curriculum

  Week 4: Yoga and Mindfulness Tools
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Meet Your Instructors

Brynne Caleda
Brynne Caleda

Brynne Caleda, M.Ed., E-RYT is a leader in the field of yoga education. As CEO of Yoga Ed., Brynne champions the efficacy of innovative, evidence-based yoga programs for schools to establish lifelong foundations for studentโ€™s fitness, wellness, and productivity. Over the past decade, Brynne has worked closely with educators, health professionals, and parents to enrich school communities with yoga tools to more authentically and effectively teach to their students and children. A pioneer of yoga education in Hawaii, Brynne is also the founder of Stretch Your Imagination, a non-profit that creates sustainable yoga programs for Hawaiiโ€™s schools. When not at home in paradise with her two year old son, you can find Brynne leading trainings and empowering educators to integrate yoga into schools across Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Julia Bond
Julia Bond

A strategist by trade and scientist at heart, Julia earned her degree in Human Biology with a focus on the Brain & Behavior at Brown University. While studying in Providence, Julia joined the Britton Lab to examine the effects of mindfulness-based practices on emotion and affect in teenage students. Through her research studies, Julia witnessed the power of teaching life skills from an early age and now deeply believes its potential to transform the holistic health of future generations. Julia is currently the head of operations at Yoga Ed. and strives to leverage technology to share yoga education with communities worldwide.

What Past Students Have Said...

First Grade Teacher
Nevada, United States

โ€œThe [Yoga Ed.] training was FABULOUS. I am thrilled to have these resources and training and start trying to implement and practice.โ€

โ€œI am walking away with a refreshed mindset and now tools that I can use and share with others. Thank you so much!โ€

Third Grade Teacher
Hawaii, United States

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Looking to Earn Academic Credit with LMU?

Register for the course directly here. Please note you must register for LMU credit prior to the course start date. Course credit will not be granted after the session begins.

Frequently Asked Questions

It says it is self-paced, but there are dates. Why?
We offer weekly check-ins on Thursdays at 2:30pm PST to share thoughts, answer any questions you may have, and connect you with your cohort of yoga educators.
What if I miss the weekly check-ins? Will I miss the bulk of this course?
No; one of the best parts about this course is that its designed for you to go-at-your-own-pace :) All of the calls will be recorded so that you can listen in as your schedule allows.
What do I have to do in order to get a certificate of completion?
Simply watch course videos, score a cumulative 80% or higher on all corresponding quizzes, and complete your final teaching project. All course work must be completed and submitted by two weeks after the end date of the course. Your certificate of completion will be mailed to you one month after the end date of the course.
Does this qualify for credits?
Yes, this course qualifies for 24 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance. If you are looking for course credit with LMU, please register for the course by clicking this link.
Lastly, feel free to check with your organization or school district to see if they will accept credit for this course as well.
Are group discounts available?
Yes! We offer discounts for groups of four or more. Please email us at [email protected] to get your discount code.
Do you accept purchase orders from schools?
Yes! Email us at [email protected] so that we can support you. Please note that all POs must be received at least 1 week prior to the course start date.
How long do I have access to this course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.