This course will empower you with the tools and confidence to teach chair yoga and mindfulness breaks to children ages 3 to 12.
Through this six-week course, you will gain the confidence to identify challenging times during your in-person or virtual school day and to learn how to teach chair yoga breathing, postures, brain breaks, and relaxation exercises to build connection, engage your students, and shift them into a more learning-ready state of mind.
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. Over six weeks, you will have ample opportunities to embody and practice teach mindful practices and chair yoga tools to improve your and your children’s physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness.
The tools shared in this course support distance learning at home, in-person modified classroom environments, and in therapeutic settings.
Upon completion of our course, you will be fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to help children improve focus, reduce stress, and regulate behavior through chair yoga and mindfulness practices.
Perfect for beginners. No prior yoga experience or extra equipment required.
How It Works
Flexible course structure to meet your schedule demands.
Our flexible online training integrates two types of course material - self-paced and instructor-led - for an engaging, interactive learning experience.
Learn at Your Own Pace
Start your self-paced coursework today.
Self-paced coursework means you can learn at your own pace and repeat lectures as often as you need to absorb the material.
By signing up early, you'll get that much more time to dig into the self-paced coursework so you can make the most of the instructor-led coursework when it begins.
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Next Session: October 1 - November 12
Each week, we'll deliver weekly emails straight to your inbox with assignments, due dates, and live check-in access details. Instructor-led coursework lasts six weeks from October 1 - November 12.
Each week is 1-4 hours of course material.
Live weekly check-ins will be held every Thursday at 3:30pm - 4:30pm PT | 6:30pm - 7:30pm ET during our six weeks together.
All weekly check-ins are recorded so you can choose to listen on your own time.
What Past Students Have Said...
Nevada, United States
“The Yoga Ed. training was FABULOUS. I am thrilled to have these resources and training and start trying to implement and practice.”
“The yoga training was excellent. Everything was very practical and easy to use. Teachers felt they'll be able to use these tools right away. The course instructors were very warm, kind, knowledgeable, and efficient. I always love your genuine spirit. It makes people comfortable. ”
Georgia, United States
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StartChair Yoga Practice for You (10:10)
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Meet Your Instructors
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 student’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 Hawaii’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.
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.
Lisa is from Flint, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Business where her passion was creating positive, memorable experiences for others. Lisa learned the practice of yoga while studying abroad for a semester in the Netherlands, and she fell in love with the art of mindful movement. She became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2015 and teaches a variety of yoga in a local studio and throughout the community. As an avid runner, yogi and mindfulness advocate, Lisa joined the Crim Fitness Foundation in Flint as a Mindfulness Educator and a Yoga Ed. Trainer and Educator in 2017 where she weaves the art of play into her everyday life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
+ 24 hours continuing education units with the Yoga Alliance
+ 2 semester hours with LMU - view eligible states here; MUST CHOOSE "Earn Academic Credit with LMU" option at checkout
Lastly, feel free to check with your local school or district to see if they will accept course credits.